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USS Hornet CV-8
« on: 10 Jan , 2010, 08:04 »
Just started this build (still in info gathering stages). I need some scans of the plans showing a profile veiw of where the frames go, and also cut away veiws of the frames. I pland to build a plank on hull 1/350.

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Re: USS Hornet CV-8
« Reply #1 on: 11 Jan , 2010, 00:04 »
ahhh, very nice. Hopefully someone will ahve som info for you. This will have to be a pic diary of course
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Re: USS Hornet CV-8
« Reply #2 on: 11 Jan , 2010, 15:02 »


Started work on my USS Hornet CV-8 on Jan 1st by washing all of the plastic and resin. I noticed in the kit that I only have 2 of each F4F, TBD, TSD, and B25b. They don't look the best, Where should I go for some nice aircraft? Does someone make some nice resin or should I stick to plastic.
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Re: USS Hornet CV-8
« Reply #3 on: 13 Jan , 2010, 01:01 »
I don't know where to send you, but I wouldn't think you'd have a probem with resin at all.
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Re: USS Hornet CV-8
« Reply #4 on: 13 Jan , 2010, 02:05 »
Hi wildspear, are you planning on showing the Hornet circa 1942?  If so, are you planning to so her with TBD or TBF Torpedo Bombers?  I know Squadron.com has Trumpter aircraft sets for sell in 1/350 scale.  I am pretty sure Sprue Bros does also.

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Started work on my USS Hornet CV-8 on Jan 1st by washing all of the plastic and resin. I noticed in the kit that I only have 2 of each F4F, TBD, TSD, and B25b. They don't look the best, Where should I go for some nice aircraft? Does someone make some nive resin or should I stick to plastic.

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Re: USS Hornet CV-8
« Reply #5 on: 14 Jan , 2010, 01:28 »
Grr images not appearing from photobucket...
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Re: USS Hornet CV-8
« Reply #6 on: 14 Jan , 2010, 02:30 »
Sorry, I think I moved the photo from one album to another. I'll get it fixed today.

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Re: USS Hornet CV-8
« Reply #7 on: 16 Jan , 2010, 00:52 »
Ahh, a pic showed up....mmmmmmm eehhhksellent!
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Re: USS Hornet CV-8
« Reply #8 on: 24 Jan , 2010, 14:30 »
In the book "The Ship That Held the Line", on page 171 they mention storing F4F carcasses in the storage bays above the gallery deck. Does anyone have some pictures that might show some of that?

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Re: USS Hornet CV-8
« Reply #9 on: 23 Apr , 2010, 22:03 »
Trying my hand at details that my not be seen;




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Re: USS Hornet CV-8
« Reply #10 on: 24 Apr , 2010, 03:16 »
wow, cool stuff, worth it I think
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Re: USS Hornet CV-8
« Reply #11 on: 24 Apr , 2010, 05:31 »
I read where they would store spare plane carcasses in the rafters. Thought that might be a neat thing to try and show.

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« Reply #12 on: 24 Apr , 2010, 18:28 »
yes, very much. Love those details
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Re: USS Hornet CV-8
« Reply #13 on: 01 May , 2010, 16:22 »
Anyone happen to have some spare planes to sell? I need all of them since the kit didn't provide enough. I need F4F wildcats, SBD Dautless, TBD Devestators, and of course B25b's.