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CV-8 : USS Hornet - 30 seconds over Tokyo
Gremlin56
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Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014 - 07:56 AM UTC
Hi Jan, thank you ! How are things? All ok?
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Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014 - 06:07 PM UTC

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Hi Jan, thank you ! How are things? All ok?



Ok, but busy with work and 1:1 scale rebuild - the so called RLI or Real Life Intrusion

Going to Heiden this weekend - gonna be a great weekend!

Take care!

I like your hangar bay - how dark will it be with a painted deck on ? - you can get some LED light strips to illuminate it ?
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Posted: Monday, March 24, 2014 - 09:16 PM UTC
Looking absolutly fantastic so far!
Company Tetra Model Works released their fantastic upgrade set now consisting of lot of PE and brass parts ....!
BR
Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 03:55 AM UTC

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Hi Jan, thank you ! How are things? All ok?



Ok, but busy with work and 1:1 scale rebuild - the so called RLI or Real Life Intrusion

Going to Heiden this weekend - gonna be a great weekend!

Take care!

I like your hangar bay - how dark will it be with a painted deck on ? - you can get some LED light strips to illuminate it ?


Have fun in Heiden Yes, real life can really rain on your parade at times, know the feeling.
How dark? still a difficult choice, the flightdeck is made of matt clear plastic, (shower door style). Lets light through but that is about all. Lighting? no thanks, had those adventures with the Wasp.
Gremlin56
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Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 03:56 AM UTC

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Looking absolutly fantastic so far!
Company Tetra Model Works released their fantastic upgrade set now consisting of lot of PE and brass parts ....!
BR
Michael


Thank you very much Michael, very kind of you and thank you for the tip, I'll check it out. I have been waiting for Mk 1 designs to produce something but nothing so far.
Cheers,
Julian

That is a very nice looking PE set Michael, only wish I had seen it sooner. Tempting though.......................:-)
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Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 08:18 PM UTC
Hi Julian,
I received my set yesterday by DHL (wow I was happy about it) and it is really amazing.... all the walkarounds made of fine mesh.... the armory highly detailed (I am fearing the thousands of small parts already)...
Now I am waiting for my wooden deck (Nautilus Models) to start it

No worry about having not seen it earlier - your Hornet is fantastic also without these .... I love it!
BR
Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 10:09 PM UTC
That sounds really good Michael, hurry up and start your blog here online soon, be great to see the PE version of the Hornet.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 04:47 AM UTC
March 26th update:
Working on some staining and weathering on the hangar bay deck, (no, I didn't sneeze while taking the photos. Oil leaks would be wiped away immediately but would still leave a stain on the deck). Also fitted the center elevator bay:







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Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 08:17 PM UTC
Hi Julian,
looks fantastic again!
Do you know if all the small airplanes were stocked on board during the Doolittle Raid?
I am thinking about adding all the small stuff in the hangar bay and the B25 on the flight deck .....
BR
Michael
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Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 04:59 AM UTC
Hi Michael,
according to the references I have found the normal complement of aircraft was kept on board in the hangar. The B-25's stayed on deck of course. A nice detail is that 4 Wildcats were kept on the flightdeck just forward of the windbreaks so that they had some fighter cover in case of emergencies.



This is of course a very temping way to display the model. Do you have Warship pictorial # 9: the Yorktown class carriers? A nice reference and I also got hold of Shipcraft # 3: Yorktown class carriers by Roger Chesneau for a very reasonable price from White Ensign Models. Might be of interest to you.
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Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 10:07 PM UTC
Coming on nicely Julian,

The hanger is looking good, seems almost a shame to put the flightdeck on.

Keep up the good work

Si
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Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 11:39 PM UTC
Hi Simon,
yes, it is really. I was hoping the translucent deck would reveal more but it doesn't. Shame because there is a lot going on below decks.
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Posted: Friday, March 28, 2014 - 01:31 AM UTC
hi Julian looking great so far have you thought about cut-away sections of the deck so that you can see all of your hard work below

Keith
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Posted: Friday, March 28, 2014 - 03:48 AM UTC

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hi Julian looking great so far have you thought about cut-away sections of the deck so that you can see all of your hard work below

Keith



Hi Keith,
Well yes, that is one of a couple of options I am mulling over at the moment. Would only be able to do that forward due to a sort of a rugby scrum of Mitchells parked all over the deck, 16 of the little guys................
Gremlin56
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Posted: Friday, March 28, 2014 - 03:53 AM UTC
March 28th update:
The aircraft factory is running at full blast:





This due to the test run with flightdeck support beams. Once these are fitted it will be impossible to fit the aircraft in:




Compliments to Trumpeter/Merit on this model: the fit is so unbelievably good. The flightdeck supports slotted in beautifully, no trimming, no problems................
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Posted: Friday, March 28, 2014 - 05:39 AM UTC
Good luck with all those aircraft Julian.

The flight deck support beams look very neatly moulded, hope some of them will be visible on the finished opject.

Great job.

Si
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Posted: Friday, March 28, 2014 - 11:17 AM UTC
Wow ! Impressive detail in the hangers, going to be such a shame to cover it all up

Cheers Kev
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Posted: Friday, March 28, 2014 - 05:35 PM UTC

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Wow ! Impressive detail in the hangers, going to be such a shame to cover it all up

Cheers Kev



Thanks Kev, strange you should say that, I seem to remember somebuilding a very impressive MAS interior
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Posted: Friday, March 28, 2014 - 06:11 PM UTC
Hi Julian,

As allways very nice progress you show. I'm not in the position to react on technical issues, because these vessels only impress me on visual aspects. I like the little planes that go with the carrier. Very nice and clean builds.
Good to see Trumpeter does make super kits after all.
I hear a lot people complain about the brand.
I'll be waiting for a new update...

Regards,

Robert Jan
Gremlin56
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Posted: Friday, March 28, 2014 - 06:43 PM UTC
Good morning Robert Jan,
I think it is mostly a question of what you are satisfied with. The "Men who stare at rivets" seem to enjoy ritually slaughtering new model offerings more than building them
Trumpies Hornet appears to resemble a Yorktown class carrier to me and if it is a couple centimeters off I am not too worried
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Posted: Friday, March 28, 2014 - 06:56 PM UTC
Hi Julian.

That's the spirit!

RJ
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Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 07:33 AM UTC
This structure of girders remains tremendous!! It is a pleasure to see your work!! There continues my friend

Questions ... today that came are you going to uncork??....

Daniel
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Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 08:51 AM UTC
Not everyday can be a party Daniel
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Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 04:14 PM UTC
She has come along beautifully Julien. My Hat is off to you......Cheers Mark
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Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 07:34 PM UTC
Thanks Mark