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Re: Why Hyperdetail in Error
They only needed blueprints to confirm without a doubt.
An example was the detail sets put in place two hatches on the bustle of the turretóbut the hatches went (and were sized for) on either side of the center line.
In fact, the main hatch is on the centerline, while the emergency hatch is offset to the right.
The detailing looked particularly odd on turret two where the set had the platforms under the hatches but they wind up bunched together.
It's hard to answer this question without knowing what the discrepancies are that you found. Is it possible that those discrepancies may not be noticeable to someone who has not been aboard an Iowa? Especially if they require blueprints to verify they are wrong.
(BTW, I've been aboard Missouri, Wisconsin and New Jersey myself.)
A few days ago I watched a YOUTUBE video of a guy using a hyperdetailing set for the 1:200 Missouri. Having been on three of the Iowas, a number of the details did not look right. I checked my photos and saw a lot of discrepancies.
Jim Slade sent me some of his measured drawings that clearly showed the discrepancies. When I pointed them out to Jim, he sent excerpts of blueprints showing that they clearly were discrepancies.
This makes me wonder, what is the point of hyperdetailing in error? I'd think that you'd be better off with no details than wrong details.
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