This is an example of my taking photos too late in the morning. The sun has washed out the colors, which are actually darker than the photos show. Your other comments are good and perceptive. Mea culpa.
p.s.--I had forgotten that I had done Ibuki for you. Another mea culpa is in order.
: I recently made a commissioned model of IJN
: Ibuki, Japanese Navy CVL, as she was
: designed. Modifications to the design
: during the construction period were
: proposed, but never implemented. My
: references indicate that she did NOT have a
: camouflaged flight deck during construction,
: though one might have been applied if she
: had been completed. Here's the result--
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