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Re: re: infor on the 1/200 scale ARIZONA
Wikipedia tells me that SOC Seagulls were introduced in November, 1935. Navsource does not have dates for when they went aboard Arizona, but does show she had them. And though she had other, earlier "colorful biplane"-types, they are "obscure" in the model world, and would be a serious challenge to find (if they even exist.) The SOC Seagull was more common, and "legendary," making models of them more likely.
And indeed of you google/run a search for-->1/200 SOC Seagull Yao's
You will find Yao's Studio kit number Lyr200220--which is a printed Seagull--and Lyr200220dx, which is a kit of a Seagull with a catapult. They will turn up in your search available from various eBay vendors. Choose whichever one you want to order from. Be careful...this kit is offered in multiple scales. Be sure you are getting the 1/200 version you want. Verify the kit number. Lyr200220 is 1/200 scale. Lyr144220 would be 1/144 scale, Lyr700220 would be 1/700 scale, and so forth. So, pay attention.
I would like to know if the experts on this board can assist me. I am contemplating the purchase of the 1/200 scale ARIZONA. However, I am not interested in doing her as she appeared when lost at Pearl Harbor but rather in her earlier and more attractive 1930's light grey livery. The questions....are there aftermarket parts to backdate her? Most importantly, I would like to give her the colorful biplanes instead of Kingfishers, which were added later in her career. Does any company make those as well in 1/200?
Thanks for any assistance.
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