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Aircraft carrier Shokaku-class

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Category:Ships - Aircraft carriers
Ships - Aircraft carriers
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Used from:1938–1944
Used by:Military
Manufacturer:JP Various
Model:Aircraft carrier Shokaku-class

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February 25, 2021

Steven Van Dyck added a new photoalbum.
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Project: Zuikaku
1:350 IJN Aircraft Carrier Zuikaku (Fujimi 60032)1:350 1/350 WW2 IJN Aircraft Carrier Shokaku/Zuikaku wood deck (Shipyard Works 350017/18)1:350 Judo tournament on IJN ship, WWII (North Star Models NSA350515)7+
33 | 6. October 2020, 15:48
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Steven Van Dyck
Thanks, David. Now I painted the guns and some airplane surfaces. The ship's extremities got some pre-painted railing, which was shaped on a spare deck part.
17. February, 23:19
Steven Van Dyck
The deck markings , the anti-fouling and the planes were painted yesterday.
22. February, 16:49
OttovonLindberg
How did you mask the deck lines and aircraft canopies?
22. February, 17:47
Steven Van Dyck
Fujimi provides a deck masking set for most of the markings. The aircraft I masked with kneadable gum, I use that for a lot of purposes.
22. February, 17:56
David Taylor
Looks brill.
22. February, 19:26
Steven Van Dyck
Thanks, David. Today the showcase was collected at my pet store. It's a glass case measuring 85x25x20 cm. I intend to build the bottom like in the Princeton build, with a self-made wooden frame and a plastic interior base.
23. February, 17:39
Slavo Hazucha
Looks very good - If my stuff had this level of micro-detail, I´ll consider showcases sealed with vacuum inside... :)

Lovely work on the deck camo and all the aircraft
23. February, 18:10
Steven Van Dyck
Thanks, Slavo. And don't go modest on your level of micro-detail... The last two days were spent on building the showcase frame and almost finishing the airwing. I used the Hasegawa decals, that have a more reddish hinomaru color, but some of the tail signs are Fujimi's. I did this before I painted the cowlings, but this was no problem due to a coat of Daco Strong on the decals. Panelline washing will be possible over the decals now. And the large pot of paint is not because I needed more green on Zuikaku, it's for restoring my hobby room floor, so I can find back little pieces of PE easier! I decided to replace the incomplete 4th side of my showcase frame with a new plank. The gold spray-can is for the chrysanthemum sign on the bow.
25. February, 18:42

September 23, 2020

Steve Grant added a new project.
23. September 2020, 13:32
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