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zuiho
05-10-2004, 07:19 AM

zuiho
05-10-2004, 07:19 AM

TimTam27
05-11-2004, 03:29 AM
Hi Zuiho,

My favourite IJN carrier is the Shoho. But then I might be biased, at present I am part of a team that is building a 1/48 scale model of her.

zuiho
05-11-2004, 11:49 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TimTam27:
Hi Zuiho,

My favourite IJN carrier is the Shoho. But then I might be biased, at present I am part of a team that is building a 1/48 scale model of her.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

A 1/48 model of the Shoho? Beautiful! You will post some pics in internet after you complete the flat-top?

owlwatcher
05-11-2004, 12:42 PM
Depends on the battle.
Like the Kaga (big air group) but slow.
Akagi Nice all round.
Shokaku-Zuikaku When used together.

Shinano slow small air group. would be nice I guess if there were other CVs to work along side.

Voodoo__01
05-11-2004, 12:45 PM
which was the one that was based on the Yamota battle ship kee? They built it but it never saw action, it was sunk by a US submarine while on a shakedown cruise....

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zuiho
05-11-2004, 02:01 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Voodoo__01:
which was the one that was based on the Yamota battle ship kee? They built it but it never saw action, it was sunk by a US submarine while on a shakedown cruise....
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She' s the Shinano and she was sunk by the sub USS Archerfish on 29 november 1944.

TimTam27
05-12-2004, 12:20 AM
Hi Zuiho,

I will make sure to post photos of the 1/48 Shoho on the net when we are finished.
There are already some WIP photos up but these show the model in a fairly early stage with a mock-up of the deck and minus all the side platforms.
I will post the URL later.

TimTam27
05-12-2004, 12:29 AM
For WIP pics of the 1/48 Shoho.

1/48 Shoho WIP Photos (http://groups.msn.com/japanesemodelaircraft/largescaleshohoproject.msnw)

Aztek_Eagle
05-12-2004, 03:36 AM
hope u dont have childrens near by

http://www.angelfire.com/art2/robertosgallery/CORSAIR8.JPG

zuiho
05-12-2004, 04:02 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TimTam27:
For WIP pics of the 1/48 Shoho.

http://groups.msn.com/japanesemodelaircraft/largescaleshohoproject.msnw<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Simply fantastic!

zuiho
05-12-2004, 04:02 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TimTam27:
For WIP pics of the 1/48 Shoho.

http://groups.msn.com/japanesemodelaircraft/largescaleshohoproject.msnw<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Simply fantastic!

zuiho
05-12-2004, 04:02 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TimTam27:
For WIP pics of the 1/48 Shoho.

http://groups.msn.com/japanesemodelaircraft/largescaleshohoproject.msnw<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Simply fantastic!

zuiho
05-12-2004, 04:04 AM
Scuse for the repetition, but i have a problem with my PC. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/1072.gif

matkal80
05-13-2004, 12:57 PM
Akagi and Kaga, nice geometry

Capt._Tenneal
05-18-2004, 01:00 PM
voted Shokaku - Zuikaku

For looks : Taiho.
Going against the typical Japanese carrier design, with an enclosed hurricane bow.

JTFM
05-18-2004, 06:48 PM
I confess, I'm an IJN ****--I'll take any one of them! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif But, if forced to choose, I have to fall back on the perennial classics, AKAGI and KAGA. There's something about the SORYU I love, too.

Ankanor
05-19-2004, 02:59 AM
Zuikaku, from the first to the last battle, she was always there. Especially, the tough 1942. It was tough for both sides, thats why I like 1942. Coral sea, Midway, Eastern Solomons, Santa Cruz...

Enterprise will be the American favorite, just for the same reason-Always in the thick of the battle.

O, how I want to hold you,
To feel your breath
And hear your laughter in my ears.
To look into your eyes
And see myself in there.
Caress you with my lips.
To hold your hands in mine
And find the hidden smile in your dimple
That makes you irresistible
And stops the breathing in my chest.
To be with you when you are weeping,
To wipe away the tears and take away the sorrow.
To watch you while you are sleeping
Like there is no tomorrow.

And with a tender kiss to wake you up.

Essen,23.02.2004 20:53

Ankanor
05-19-2004, 03:03 AM
BTW, we have already seen Akagi http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif(or was it Kaga) in the E3 pics http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif. Lets see something else http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

O, how I want to hold you,
To feel your breath
And hear your laughter in my ears.
To look into your eyes
And see myself in there.
Caress you with my lips.
To hold your hands in mine
And find the hidden smile in your dimple
That makes you irresistible
And stops the breathing in my chest.
To be with you when you are weeping,
To wipe away the tears and take away the sorrow.
To watch you while you are sleeping
Like there is no tomorrow.

And with a tender kiss to wake you up.

Essen,23.02.2004 20:53

WereSnowleopard
05-19-2004, 12:23 PM
When I see that title before open message, I already made my decison...Shinano. I knew it is much late date carrier and was intended that she operate as both a carrier and a replenishment vessel that carry few aircrafts than other Japanese carrier. as I should select Shokaku-Zuikaku.

Cheers
Snowleopard

[This message was edited by WereSnowleopard on Wed May 19 2004 at 11:40 AM.]

sugaki
05-19-2004, 01:10 PM
I voted Shinano for its coolness factor--at 62,000 tons, she was the biggest carrier in WWII, and most heavily armored. I love such lavish impracticalities.

As for operational and overall, I'd have to say Shokaku. Less operationally quirky than the Kaga, Akagi, faster, more nimble, and simply had an overall better design.

If 3-4 Shokaku's were built instead of the Yamato and Musashi, the war might've panned out differently.

-Aki

I_Jg3_BARKHORN
05-19-2004, 01:46 PM
Are you taking your quater scale shoho to the nats in phoenix?? Wow!!! Being a builder I can appreciate a project of such magnitude. Tell that you had the hull lazer cut from foam??
S!

WileyCoyoteJr
05-19-2004, 08:31 PM
Somehow I have the impression that the Akagi was the only carrier with the Superstructure on the Port side of the ship/flightdeck.....Was that the case? Or did I come across some sort of reversed image photo...or two...??

Cage50
05-19-2004, 08:40 PM
I think maybe the Hiryu too?

TimTam27
05-20-2004, 01:38 AM
To Barkhorn-JG3,

the 1/48 Shoho will not be seen at the Nats in Phoenix because it is being built in Australia!!! However, if somebody would like to pay to ship it there and back it could be done. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

On your second point, he hull is not made from foam, it is plywood over a wooden frame.

The model is not completely static as there will be a number of A/C on deck that will start and run their engines, complete with sound effects ( hopefully really loud )and the rear elevator will rase and lower. These features will be activated by the veiwers through an interactive computer program. Also for a bit of fun the steam wind indicator on the forward part of the flight deck will also be simulated.

Ruy Horta
05-20-2004, 04:40 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WileyCoyoteJr:
Somehow I have the impression that the Akagi was the only carrier with the Superstructure on the Port side of the ship/flightdeck.....Was that the case? Or did I come across some sort of reversed image photo...or two...??<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Both the Akagi and Hiryu had portside bridge structures.

Ruy Horta