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CV-8 : USS Hornet - 30 seconds over Tokyo
Gremlin56
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Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 02:42 PM GMT+7
Frosted is the best description. Seem to be meant more to let light through than to be a sort of window.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 04:16 PM GMT+7
Ahoy Julian

Truly impressive sized project indeed.

Watching with real interest on this one.


Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 04:11 AM GMT+7
Most impressive piece of kit there Mr Swallows I had my eye on this one but was not sure about all the chat about not being the right shape and this and that wrong that some people find to complain about.In your opinion is it worth the effort to try and get it past the Missus or can I put the tin hat away
Cheers Keith
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 10:56 AM GMT+7

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Ahoy Julian

Truly impressive sized project indeed.

Watching with real interest on this one.


Cheers


Sean



Hi Sean,
yes, she's huge. Looks like a fun build though,
Gremlin56
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 11:03 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Most impressive piece of kit there Mr Swallows I had my eye on this one but was not sure about all the chat about not being the right shape and this and that wrong that some people find to complain about.In your opinion is it worth the effort to try and get it past the Missus or can I put the tin hat away
Cheers Keith



Hi Keith,
Difficult question. If you get your kicks out of measuring kits instead of building them don't think there is much on offer
The flight deck is apparently the wrong size and the hull is apparently the wrong shape according to the "men who stare at rivets".

On the other hand Merit's rendition doesn't have 5 elevators or an angled flight deck or a swimming pool behind the bridge so I don't think there is a serious risk of anyone mistaking the kit for the Titanic or the Cutty Sark.
It looks to me reasonably similar to the CV-8 USS Hornet and the aircraft supplied seem to bear out that surmise

All comes down to what you are looking for, and this model went from store to my car in 5 minutes flat when I saw it so you can gather that I liked a lot

If you do buy it good luck smuggling it past the Boss
Gremlin56
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Posted: Friday, January 24, 2014 - 10:37 AM GMT+7
January 25th update:
Filling up the ejectorpin marks on the forward elevator shaft. A hefty construction that shows how big those elevators were in reality. Also blackening the shiny gold anchorchain with the "Uschi von rosten" blackening liquid which I can thoroughly recommend. Capstans, bollards etc. starting to show up on the focsle- and poop deck. I bought what I thinks should be the necessary paint for the Hornet. I have deliberately bought a shade lighter of most colours because the recommended Vallejo paint looked too dark for the model:









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Posted: Friday, January 24, 2014 - 11:32 AM GMT+7
Keep up the good work! I keep coming back for more updates! I'm dying to see what she will look like when finished!

Cheers!
Gremlin56
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Posted: Friday, January 24, 2014 - 03:34 PM GMT+7
No need to hurry Mike, this will take a while
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 05:23 AM GMT+7
Keep up the good work Julian, watching with interest.

Si
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 06:15 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

January 25th update:
Filling up the ejectorpin marks on the forward elevator shaft. A hefty construction that shows how big those elevators were in reality. Also blackening the shiny gold anchorchain with the "Uschi von rosten" blackening liquid which I can thoroughly recommend. Capstans, bollards etc. starting to show up on the focsle- and poop deck. I bought what I thinks should be the necessary paint for the Hornet. I have deliberately bought a shade lighter of most colours because the recommended Vallejo paint looked too dark for the model:





Hi Julian. I just can't begin to imagine how much paint will be required to complete her!
Gremlin56
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 07:27 AM GMT+7
Hi Russell,
The Big B took 1 jar of Lifecolour Hull red and 4 jars of Lifecolour Hellgrau. It also took about 1 jar Dunkelgrau and a jar of black. The Vallejo needs thinning so goes quite a way.
I'll see how far this goes
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 07:28 AM GMT+7

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Keep up the good work Julian, watching with interest.

Si



Thank you Simon,
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 07:43 AM GMT+7


I managed to get hold of the rather ancient movie
Enjoyable except for the saccharine sweet scenes before the Hornet sets off to teach the Japanese a lesson.
Interesting footage though and enjoyable to see it again after all these years. If you can find a copy buy it, a painless way to spend 90 minutes.
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 08:38 AM GMT+7
[Quoted] Enjoyable except for the saccharine sweet scenes before the Hornet sets off to teach the Japanese a lesson.

Conventional Hollywood wisdom was that they needed a 'love interest' to entice women to see the picture. It still beats the hell out of "Pearl Harbor" and its version of the Doolittle Raid. Al
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 11:04 AM GMT+7
Yes, things have changed a lot since then If I poked my wife on the nose and asked her "how come you are so cute" I would probably get a knee in the nuts
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 11:05 AM GMT+7
Saturday update:
Fist paint on, hull red, lots of it. Screws are fitted too:








Still pristine,


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Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 07:31 AM GMT+7
She is a big beast Julian,

Nice job on the red, which paint did you use?

Si
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Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 07:34 AM GMT+7
Vallejo Model colour Hull Red, has a nice dull brown/red tint.
Took half a bottle thinnned down so very economical too
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Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 09:15 AM GMT+7
January 26th update:

Underwater hull painted and protected with a coat of Vallejo matt varnish. Work continues on fore- and aft elevator shafts.
Interesting to see the internal construction of this huge ship.









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Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 03:18 PM GMT+7
Looking impressive Julian,

keep up the good work,

Si
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Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 01:17 PM GMT+7
Thank you Simon, not much happening this week, rather vicious week at work, very busy. Planning to get the grey base on this weekend, maybe the dark grey too
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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 02:48 AM GMT+7
Hi Julian,

Just come across this build - impressive !!

Like the colour of the props . . .

Will be keeping an eye on you

Cheers Kev
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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 11:36 AM GMT+7
Hi Kev, early days yet on this build. Hope to make some progress this weekend,
cheers,


Props are Alclad "exhaust manifold" drybrushed with Vallejo "Liquid metal Old Gold".
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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014 - 04:29 AM GMT+7
Coming along nicely, Julian
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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014 - 05:53 AM GMT+7
Thanks Russell, you Liberty turned out a genuine masterpiece, really excellent.