Monday, October 12, 2015

Now that's an aircraft carrier!!

I've just finished applying the flight deck decal by to the Japanese carrier Akagi. Even in 1/2400, this thing is one BIG ship!

And here's what I've finished, still sans aircraft for the moment:

If the model is this impressively large, imagine what those US Dauntless pilots thought as they dove on this thing and it rapidly mushroomed into their canopies!!

As an aside, WW2Central makes deck decals for the six main Japanese fleet carriers (Akagi, Kaga, Hiryu, Soryu, Shokaku, and Zuikaku) that reflect the very early period of the Pacific War (which I've used), as well as decals for their decks as they looked during the Battle of Midway. For the two survivors, they also make late war camouflaged deck decals. I don't have any association with WW2Central. I just think they have a fantastic product!