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Izumo CV
« on: June 07, 2019, 03:17:46 PM »
First of my entries: Converting an Izumo class DDH into an F-35 carrier.

Working from tamiyas 1/700 kit of the fictional Ibuki DDV featured in the manga and live action movie Kubo Ibuki.

Current plans: move the forward elevator to the side, maybe think about either reducing the size of the island or spliting it in two.

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Re: Izumo CV
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2019, 06:24:54 PM »
Oh, thank God! :icon_alabanza:

It was getting lonely & embarrassing out here! :-[
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Re: Izumo CV
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2019, 04:13:50 AM »
Isn't the JMSDF already planning to convert the Izumo class DDH s into F-35B capable ships?
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Re: Izumo CV
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2019, 11:36:43 PM »
Isn't the JMSDF already planning to convert the Izumo class DDH s into F-35B capable ships?


Iirc they've said they're not going to but that if absolutely necessary they could (even thought it would breach the constitution).
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Re: Izumo CV
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2019, 04:43:35 AM »
So they are, but they won’t keep the planes on board all the time and they are only ‘defensive’ aircraft carriers. I knew there was some Constitution-bending going on somewhere....
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Re: Izumo CV
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2019, 01:07:27 PM »
Preliminary planning:
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Re: Izumo CV
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2019, 02:47:52 PM »
I prefer the 2nd (middle) superstructure model but there are benefits & trade-offs to both the 1st & 2nd variants for combat effectiveness & survival.

Nice work! :smiley:
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Re: Izumo CV
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2019, 12:39:54 AM »
Cool!

Have you double checked that the elevators are large enough for the F-35? They look kinda small.

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Re: Izumo CV
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2019, 02:47:35 AM »
Looking good.
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Re: Izumo CV
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2019, 03:15:19 PM »
Final plan: going to do the large single island one, because it looks like a logical progression of the izumo hull which is what I was originally going for. I do think the twin island looks cool, the elevator positions aren't optimal and to make them optimal would require too much work.

A look at the F-35s that come with the kit, 10 total - 2 VTOL config - 8 normal.
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Re: Izumo CV
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2019, 07:33:59 AM »
It is my understanding that the elevators and below deck space was built with F-35s in mind.

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Re: Izumo CV
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2019, 11:21:11 PM »
It is my understanding that the elevators and below deck space was built with F-35s in mind.
Cool.

Re: Izumo CV
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2019, 11:45:11 AM »
Progress at last!
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Casted the second elevator nook, bit crude but will have to do.

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Re: Izumo CV
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2019, 07:28:21 PM »
Off to a good start. Should be interesting.

Re: Izumo CV
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2019, 01:09:41 PM »
A little more progress:
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Re: Izumo CV
« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2019, 02:33:43 PM »
Very good  :smiley:
Am relating to this from Mega Carrier building.  Elevator vertical travel was reduced.  Started with twin islands then switched to one.
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Re: Izumo CV
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Re: Izumo CV
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2019, 02:26:00 PM »
Rudimentary interior:
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Re: Izumo CV
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2019, 08:34:38 PM »
Woh! :icon_surprised: Good stuff! :D
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Re: Izumo CV
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2019, 01:47:37 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Izumo CV
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2019, 07:26:54 PM »
Enjoying this  ;)

Re: Izumo CV
« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2019, 07:52:33 AM »
Getting there:
Untitled by BTSpolygon, on Flickr
Untitled by BTSpolygon, on Flickr

Hopefully 1-2 days for hull assembly, 1-2 painting and about 1 day for bits and bobs and done on Friday.

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Re: Izumo CV
« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2019, 09:08:55 AM »
Good luck! :smiley:
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Re: Izumo CV
« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2019, 02:36:14 PM »
Finished! Finally.

Photo quality not the best as the sky is full of cloud.

Still doesn't have a name though. Thought about naming it Rakurai, Japanese (according to google) for lightening strike - a bit of a pun for the F-35. Or realistically it would be named after a provence or location that just happened to also be the name of a WWII warship, maybe Hosho or perhaps Akagi.

Presenting DDCV-192:
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Untitled by BTSpolygon, on Flickr
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Untitled by BTSpolygon, on Flickr

Didn't add lighting but there is space to do it in the future.
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BTSpolygon, on Flickr
Untitled by BTSpolygon, on Flickr