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Re: Exeter - 1941/42 Configuration
Also, take a look at the second image. The walrus does not appear to be in a camo pattern at all. Anyone know the date of the picture?:
Thanks Tim! As I wrote earlier this was not an attempt to get everything spot on accurate - but to hone my skills again after a nearly 2 year layoff from building due to one thing or another.
Also, yes! this is the picture I used to model the Walrus. I was told this was 1941 - HMS Exeter in Calcutta.
Jon wrote "I cannot vouch for the accuracy", so this is not a criticism of his model - however, Exeter's configuration differed from that depicted. Aoshima's Exeter kit shows RDF (radar) Type 285 on both for'd and after HA.DCTs, and RDF Type 282 on pompom directors on the after superstructure. Although photos show the framework to take the aerials on the HA.DCTs, I've seen none showing the actual aerials for 285, or 282 arrays - and printed references show only Types 279 and 284 being fitted.
Were these sets (285, 282) fitted when she was lost?
I know of one photo taken after Exeter's damage repairs (http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/download/file.php?id=117811&mode=view) showing a Walrus in what appears to be a silver colour scheme, but most photos of the period show camouflaged aircraft. Incidentally, in this photo, nothing can be seen in the tubs intended for pompom directors, or the zarebas on "B" and "Y" turrets.
to complement the HMS Exeter.
I have the old Samek offering, but it lacks detail... oh well...
...now, if only someone would do an HMS York , in 1/700th, and plastic.
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