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Re: Questions for Paul Jacobs
Wow, I did that model so long ago that I actually had to look at the article in order to remember it.
I think that the only parts that should come off if you strip the model are the deck edge antennas. I think everything else was part of a one piece mold. According to my data base, I did this model back in 2002. I don't recall stripping the model. I believe that the decals came from a custom sheet done, by another collector at the time, but it was so long ago now that I don't recall. I don't know if anyone makes number sheets for 1:1250 WW II carriers, maybe one of our other readers knows. If not, one possible source are decal sheets that are made for model railroaders. There are sheets that are made with just numbers and letters, in all different fonts and different sizes. You might find something there.
I was reviewing an article you wrote for this forum some time ago on converting a Neptune Essex to Hornet. Like yours, my Essex is the old style with glued on flight deck. I have successfully removed the flight deck, and stripped it of paint without problem.
I am now considering stripping the hull and superstructure, as the original paint job will not appear as fresh and new as the refurbished flight deck. I intend to keep her as Essex in the her 1943 appearance, so I will not need any further modification. My questions are:
1. Did you strip your hull and superstructure, and if so did you find that some of the small parts came loose in the process?
2. Where did you source the decals in black for the flight deck? I know a set of such decals was produced in the UK some time back, but are long out of production. Unfortunately all of the decals produced by Starfighter in this scale are post 1950 vintage.
Thank you in advance for your response.