I used the Gakken book as well but had no proper white dashed line decals and cutting and aligning 30 dashes seem like way too much work. If I had it to do over, I might order some decals from 1250 Decals. One other thing, Gakken book shows the forward elevator but all references say that these two had no hangers much like the MAC conversions such as Gadila and Macoma. Perhaps the just lowered out of service aircraft below to free up limited deck space above.
: Very nice Charles. I am working my other type
: 2TL to a different armament configuration
: based on some pics and 1/700 models
: (probably like the Kyokuun Maru) I have
: seen. I have just cleaned the carrier
: models and will begin working those soon. My
: flight deck markings will probably differ
: from yours based on what I have seen in my
: "Perfect Guide, The Aircraft Carriers
: of the Imperial Japanese Navy and Army"
: published by Gakken. Interestingly, in the
: "Visual Guide of the Japanese Wartime
: Merchant Marine 2" by Tashiro Iwashige
: shows a flight deck painted dark gray with
: no markings and the drawing above it shows
: some striping on the flight deck. However,
: as the ships were never completed. so any
: idea on what would have been applied
: operationally is purely speculation.
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