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  1. v2

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    That is huge! Nice model though.
     
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    I wouldn't call that a model. I'd call it a yacht with cannons!

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    Impressive. Wonder how many man-hours went into that. Couple of questions though. I'll show my ignorance of ships here so bear with me.

    What is this on the port and starboard aft? Is this just a large door for machinery maintenance?
     

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    ...and what are these gun-less armoured turrets used for. There appear to be multiple types and locations.
     

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    Cool model. Luckily for the US, the Japanese built Yamato, Musashi, and the bastardized Shinano rather than 10 more Shokakus...
     
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    ...or Bukakkes. Not sure what you were on about mkloby.
     
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    What??? :confused:
     
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    What was your point? Your knowledge, and my ignorance, resulted in me having to Wiki Japanese names to figure out your point. Dumb it down for me please. :)
     
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    The hangers are where the seaplanes were stored with their wings folded.

    Swung out along the overhead gantry then lifted up to the catapaults by the crane.

    The "gunless" turrets are AA directors.
     
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    Thanks, K9. I had guessed the gunless turrets were AA directors, but assumed that there would have been obvious optics exposed. They seemed too... armoured, I guess.
     
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    Shokaku class carriers were exactly what the Japanese Navy needed in WWII - large, fast carriers, able to absorb some punishment, decent AA Guns, and able to operate a large carrier group, weighing in at roughly 25,000 tons, completed in 1941. Just in terms of metal - the three Japanese juggernauts above were almost 200,000 tons. Very poor use of resources.
     
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    Awesome model! Was it a movie prop prehaps?
     
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    Very cool model! They must have spent years working on it.
     
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    Now I have to change my X-mas wish list AGAIN......
     
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    Nah dude - go for a giant Iowa class...
     
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    This is me in front of one of the 6" guns taken off of the IJN Musashi and placed on Corregidore.

    Sorry for the quality of the pic.
     

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    :thumbup: Gotcha. Thx.
     
  19. genkideskan

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    Well the big doors left and right are to bring out the small launch boats. Note the big rail in top of the boet. There you couldt lift the boat up and down and bring them on board. They dont want any small boats and rafts on deck because the gun blast wouldt destroy them. Float planes couldt bring in too.
    The range finders where armoured but the optics are covered with a blind uncovered under battle.
     
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    BTW,
    I read the scale shouldt be 1/10 so the model is app. 30 yrd..
     
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