Started by seadude, December 11, 2016, 01:00:23 PM
Quote from: sandiego89 on December 11, 2016, 01:52:50 PMWow, great gift!- he made a good start on it. I think the gun tubs near the bow look a bit odd. Great project!
QuoteThen of course you have to consider the air wing! Bearcats and Flying Flapjacks.
Quote from: rickshaw on December 11, 2016, 06:00:14 PMYou will of course, do a "follow-on" rebuild with an angled flight deck, improved radar and a great deal more light AA, won't you?
Quote from: Thorvic on December 12, 2016, 03:20:54 AMhttp://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,7220.15.htmlThere's a bit on our Sister site that puts the Freidmans US Battleships as a primary data source with Wayne Scarpaci's Iowa Class Conversion projects as a 2nd.Not a lot in Wayne's book just a side profile and one of his paintings as efforts were better used in building the Essex Class and developing the Midway class than modifying the two incomplete Iowa's to a Carrier configuration that was less capable than the Essex class.Should be a nice build once you correct it, I suspect your friend got carried away with the fit applied to the Essex class for his adlibs, plus a bit of the minds eye modelling, where your mental image overrides what your references actually show.
Quote from: seadude on December 26, 2016, 09:53:18 AM But be warned: I don't have an airbrush. I do all my painting with a spray can and/or by brush painting.
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