Thanks for the portside pic. Answered my upcoming query - did Illustrious' Bofors have a shield. I have Norman Ough's book, with excellent detailed drawing of the gun, but no way can I get all that detail made at 192 scale.
Hi. Not sure if the attached pictures will help.They are not all from Illustrious but do show some good detail.The pictures of the book pages are of HMS Victorious,sister ship.May be of help to you. regards Bill.
Hi.I am building a working model of HMS Victorious,circa 1941 (sister ship) and have a lot of pictures and plan drawings.Please give me a couple of days as I am away but I will get back to you. Regards Bill.
Hi, Thanks. What scale are you building to? I had originally intended to build to 1-96, but my workshop facility would not be able to cope, and my wife also pointed out I have enough sailing models already! So waterline to 192. Norm
Hi Norm. I am building to 1/128th Using a Fleetscale basic format but making lots of the fittings.I attach a few pictures which may help.I have a lot more if you wish me to send the via post plus some reference books details.The picture of port side with crew on deck is circa 1949 so quite late.I am lucky to have a good size workshop so space is not a problem.
Hi Bill, Thanks. The flightdeck pic is a beaut. Trouble is she underwent so many alterations, mainly of course to the island. I have so many very poor photos taken off the net, and I don't think two are the same! I am afraid my model is going to be a hybrid over ten years. I am putting up a couple of pics showing my space problem. One problem I have is that the damp emitted by the washing machine and dryer tends to rust things.
In fact I manage okay, but my wife occasionally complains it is difficult to get to the dryer. Have another query. Attached pic taken from Wikipedia. What is the structure below the curve down end of the flight deck? It was taken in 1940 so probably original build.
Hi, there's also a gantry running underneath and of course the girder work supporting the roll down. here's a somewhat later pic, Landing On view. On my Ark Royal plan it's very similar. cheers Doug 😎 PS Note Blackburn Buccaneers on deck!