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Exkiwiforces

PE for Aoshima 1/700 HMS Illustrious

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I’ve managed to get hold of a bundle of 1/700 models on EBay for $35 Aus

x1 HMS Illustrious by Aoshima

x1 E Class Destroyer by Tamiya 

x2 O Class Destroyers by Tamiya and 

x1JapaneseDestroyer which I’ll flog off to some

 

As the heading says, I’m a PE set for my HMS Illustrious. So is there a PE set out there in our dark art of Ship Modeling World?

 

P.S The other ships that I’m building are on hold as the Northern Australia wet season Monsoon rains have disappeared, so I’m outside a lot more working or down at my bush estate getting ready for this years fire season during our Northern Dry Season.

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How about:

 

Toms Modelworks #793 Illustrious Class Carriers


For the new Aoshima HMS Illustrious and HMS Victorious kits but will work perfectly well on the HP resin kits or the old Aoshima kits. Contains parts to detail the kits as built and also as fitted for service with the British Eastern and Pacific Fleets in 1944 and 1945.

 

Illustrious_PE_1_1024x1024.jpg?v=1525955

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Frankly, any such would be lipstick on a pig.  However, I do have Gold Medal Models British Aircraft Carrier, but you will also need replacement main and secondary armaments.  Replacement aircraft would also help.

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If Exkiwiforces has the old-tool Illustrious I'd agree but if it's the new one it should be worth the effort to upgrade. It's a better starting point anyway whilst we're still waiting for Flyhawk to release the one they announced a few years back.

 

Mike.

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21 hours ago, MikeR said:

If Exkiwiforces has the old-tool Illustrious I'd agree but if it's the new one it should be worth the effort to upgrade. It's a better starting point anyway whilst we're still waiting for Flyhawk to release the one they announced a few years back.

 

Mike.

Cheers for the feedback,

 

I’m going for Toms Modelworks PE and a new weapons fit out from 3D Model Parts at this stage. I’m not sure about the Aircarft atm or who does good quality aftermarket models and can anyone point me in the right direction? 

 

As for the Kit it self, I really haven’t got a clue if’s the old tool or the new tool? But since I got it almost at Mates rates, it could very well the old tool one?  Either way with a bit of PE, a new weapons fit out and some good quality aftermarket aircraft should make it good a lot better than coming straight out of the box.

 

My reference books are going to be from David Hobbs, Neil McCart and Alan Raven

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Best thing to do is check the box art, if you have it, or the picture on the instructions. If it matches the pic in my first link, it's the old one, but if it matches that in the second, it's the new one. As an extra here are the box arts for the OLD and NEW versions of the Victorious model, just in case it's that one and not the Illustrious.

 

Mike.

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