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  1. Those instructions are very obvious when you’ve destroyed that piece of PE and finally figure out what they meant
  2. If they made them! There are some shapeways stuff but they are the same price as the whole kit.
  3. If I could find some relevant 1/350 German Helicopters is use them too. There were no end of pipe dreams available
  4. So apparently it was supposed to work in the shallow Baltic? You can’t see them but there are manoeuvring impellers under the bow, I cut in the doors but are not visible. also hardly visible, the end of the flight deck (underside) with air tanks for the catapaults.
  5. So, apparently it could catapult a set amount of aircraft using compressed air but would then have to await the compressors to build up air again but the aircraft could take off normally using a full length of the deck. Apparently it was fully tested and worked.
  6. No, it predates that by a fair ways. IJN ships had them so I suspect there is some cross training involved. It appears they are pulled up by block and tackle as the blueprints show no mechanics for it. The IJN ships seem to have lattice work underneath them but the DKM has steel under the wooden deck.
  7. No, it predates that by a fair ways. IJN ships had them so I suspect there is some cross training involved. It appears they are pulled up by block and tackle as the blueprints show no mechanics for it. The IJN ships seem to have lattice work underneath them but the DKM has steel under the wooden deck.
  8. This is what I meant. This is pretty much all the instructions given. Pretty much like jet blast deflectors.
  9. Pretty much standard equipment really for anchors really. Even Kagero books has a guess and they usually just make stuff up. The Infini Models upgrade has really nice Capstans but nowhere near the details on the other parts such as the catapults. Research i I just can’t find is how the wind defectors on the deck were deployed.
  10. I replaced all the anchors with North Star Models German anchors as unlike the kit ones, actually look like anchors. I added anchor chain brakes, a wooden strengthening plank (which was standard to protect the deck from the chain on German ships; most other nations used metal), chain stoppers and capstan handles i now need to weather it a tad, but you can see with the overhang of the deck this will all be hard to see.
  11. Back already Pat! That seems awfully quick. Working on the front and back decks, very lite details are on the kit, and the upgrade does not give much more. The rear wooden deck is supposed to be added before painting but I had to cut it down a bit to fit. The rear anchor has a hawser (circles) that does not exist in any plan or photo.
  12. Just be careful with the salt; it does not come off so use it very sparingly.

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