1/72 US aircraft carrier deck?

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  1. B29WereWolf

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    I recently purchased the Academy 1/72 P-47D (Razorback) kit, want to build a diorama depicting when P-47s were ferried to the Marianas on escort carriers. The 318th group P-47s launched off the Manila Bay because of Japanese aircraft in the area.

    Has anyone scratch built an aircraft carrier deck in 1/72? I'm looking for tutorials and any other forms of help. Even original dimensions for the decking would be great.
     
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    GrauGeist Well-Known Member

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    We have a member that recently built a diorama of the Akagi during ops, including a portion of the flight deck, the tower and several aircraft preparing to launch.

    The downside to this, is that most of his photos of the progress were lost at his photo-sharing site. The upside, is that there are several photos of the project nearing completion and of the finished job.

    The thread is here: www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/start-to-finish-builds/akagi-rei-sen-carrier-37233.html

    Photos from this point onward: http://www.ww2aircraft.net/forum/start-to-finish-builds/akagi-rei-sen-carrier-37233-15.html#post1123432
     
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    I have a book about WW2 U.S carriers but I'm 5 days from home. If nobody pipes in by then I have a look when I get back.

    Geo
     
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    That deck needs patching
     
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    Have you Google what you are looking for? I swear I saw Squadron selling pre-made diorama bases like ww2 and modern USN flight decks as well as soviet airfield.
     
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    Thanks for all the replies. I've seen the aftermarket items and I want to try to build one on my own. The video link posted above is my inspiration for the build.
     
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