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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:54 pm 
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MatthewB wrote:
Something I have been wondering, Model Monkey:

Have you ever thought about doing a combined set of 3D printed parts, and integral PE?....

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 2:21 pm 
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The design for USS Hornet CV-8 in 1/350 scale is complete. Here are the three Yorktown class island designs side-by-side. You can see that Hornet is considerably different than her older sisters.


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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 2:47 pm 
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Very nice Steve. My wallet hates you.

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 3:03 pm 
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Excellent work. I presume you will re-scale in 1/200 also???? Please????

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 5:23 pm 
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Thanks, Martin and Gene!

I hope to have the island rescaled to 1/200, 1/487, 1/500, 1/600, 1/700 and 1/719 soon.

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Features:
- fully assembled
- overall dimensions accurately scaled from the official builder's plans drawn by Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Company, dated April 5, 1940, adjusted for 1942
- details specific to USS Hornet confirmed by careful study of builders plans and period photographs of the real ship
- properly asymmetrical Pilot House, a feature every plastic kit manufacturer gets wrong
- accurately sited Tripod and Fighting Top (Hornet's was further aft than the tripod of her elder sisters)
- open Primary Flight Control "PriFly" windows
- open Battle Lookouts, aka "Vision Slits"
- open doors, ready for your favorite photo-etch (not included)
- accurately shaped decks
- accurately shaped splinter shielding with interior rib detail
- properly shaped funnel cap
- properly sized and located, open, scale 16" and 12" diameter portholes
- properly scaled smokepipes passing through the entire island - forward smokepipe at the correct slope
- delicate exterior electrical cabling
- heavy structural deck support details (light supports omitted, ready for your favorite photo-etch
- aft cutout for crane

Here are some closeups of the design:


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Fantastic................. :woo_hoo: :woo_hoo: :woo_hoo:

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 6:43 pm 
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Yes it is - for us 1/350th modelers. Sorry, Gene. Maybe someday . . .
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AWESOME!!! Thanks, Steve!! :woo_hoo: :woo_hoo: :woo_hoo:

I can't wait to get one (or 3) of these in various scales!!!

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 9:18 pm 
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Thanks, Gene, John and Kelley!

Hornet island in 1/700 (Trumpeter, HP-Models, Mini Hobby Models) is ready and available.

1/719 (Tamiya) will be ready shortly. [edit: done!]

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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 6:09 pm 
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Hornet CV-8 islands in all popular scales from 1/719 through 1/200 are ready.

All scale designs passed Shapeways design analysis software. [edit: all scales have printed successfully].

Thanks for all the advice and encouragement in making these designs!

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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 10:03 pm 
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An island for USS Enterprise CV-6 in 1/200 scale is ready, now, too.

It's enormous. It's truly "Big E".

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"Big E" continues to be available in 1/719 (Tamiya), 1/700 (HP-Models, Mini Hobby Models, Pit-Road/Skywave, & Trumpeter), 1/600 (Aurora), 1/487 (Revell), and 1/350 (Trumpeter) scales.

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Hello Steve,

yesterday my Enterprise 1/700 scale and the Saratoga / 44' , 1/700 scale islands arrieved me finally.

Absolute stunning and impressive work really a masterpice! :thumbs_up_1:

Thanks Steve for your work to do this!

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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 7:34 am 
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Thanks, Chris!

You're going to love Hornet, too.

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Question for anyone who's ordered these islands: How easy is the material to cut and sand? I want an island for the Tamiya and Revell CV-5 kits, but I'll want to back date them to pre-war. Just curious if this material lends itself to well to manipulation.

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pre-war sept 39 or pre-war dec 41?


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DavidP wrote:
pre-war sept 39 or pre-war dec 41?


As she appeared in 1940. Big black Y era.

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Devin wrote:
Just curious if this material lends itself to well to manipulation.


Devin,
I have the CV5 island for the Revell kit but haven't started sanding/modifying it yet. I will be working on the 1/350 version first and hopefully this weekend I can get started. I was told as far as cutting to use a very thin razor saw blade while supporting the piece/area being worked. I also heard that drilling out portholes were possible.

I purchased a CentralPneumatic Air Eraser Kit from Harbor Freight that Steve mentioned others have used (with baking soda as the medium) to sand/smooth out areas of the mold. It cost me about $27.00

As soon as I'm able to get started and have some results with air eraser, sandpaper and cutting, I'll let you know.

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Just received my MM 1/700 Yorktown Island I ordered for my Tom's Modelworks Yorktown. What a stunning piece of work! Thank you Model Monkey!!!


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jabarry wrote:
Just received my MM 1/700 Yorktown Island I ordered for my Tom's Modelworks Yorktown. What a stunning piece of work! Thank you Model Monkey!!!

Thanks so much! I hope it will be a great addition to your build.

More superstructures and islands coming.

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Steve,

I received my 1/200 Hornet Island today. I am Utterly speechless..................... :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:

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