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The two Majestics completed largely to the original design (Magnificent and Sydney (ex-Terrible)) had larger lifts than the Colossus class, a standardised all-40mm armament and improved radar fits, but were otherwise very similar to the Colossus class - at least externally. The other three completed members of the class, with angled decks and other improvements, are, of course, much more difficult to convert from a Colossus class kit.
Colossus and Majestic are different. Lots of differences and too much work to convert former to latter even ball park accurately.
Wait 'til someone actually offers a Majestic, but don't hold your breath.
I Do have an L'Arsenal 1/700 Arromanches to build out to a _______________ (put nation in) carrier. I going to have to look at those builds closely. AND it seems that they do their best in making a mast and radar sets for those ships!!!
I have to look into my stash, because I BELIEVE I also have some 'garage' Colossus-class ship to convert that into I think it will be a INS Vikraat. I have to look.
Hi Mario, from time to time I thought about converting Heller's 400 scale Colossus/Arromanches into the Melbourne. I don't suppose it matters too much that Melbourne is actually Majestic class?
one of the ships that eluded me!!
Thanks, Lars for the post. Thanks Nick Shipp for the Conversion, I'll check out your work!!
Nick Shipp converted another of IHP Colossus class carrier kits, this time to HMAS Melbourne (1980s):
HMAS Melbourne (1/700) by Nick Shipp
The complete collection:
Colossus class special
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