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Decals. You are in luck! Re: Questions for Paul Jacobs
A set of 1:1250 Essex WWII decals made by Peddinhaus of germany is available on evilbay at this very moment!! Go here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Peddinghaus-1-1250-USS-Essex-CV-9-USN-Aircraft-Carrier-Markings-1942-WWII-3277-/172722378218
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.