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 Post subject: 1/350 CV-12 Hornet
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:01 pm 
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Here is the beginnings of my 1/350 CV-12 Hornet project. It has started life as an Intrepid kit, a lot of research, looking at photos and a lot of help from Jodie Peeler has put me on hopefully the right track.


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 Post subject: Re: 1/350 CV-12 Hornet
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:09 pm 
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More images.
I am going to re-skin the whole deck to correct the catapults and cover the joins from moving the elevator and re shaping the aft end of the flight deck.


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 Post subject: Re: 1/350 CV-12 Hornet
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:11 pm 
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Progress has been slow but here is a small update. I printed a new section to replicate the roller door setup on the starboard forward sponson. I will cut the kit piece and join it to this so it continues along as intended in the kit.


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 Post subject: Re: 1/350 CV-12 Hornet
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:38 pm 
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That looks to be a pretty ambitious project, mate. Modifying a WWII-era Essex-class kit into a specific ship would be difficult enough, but taking one from the angled-deck era and doing so sounds like a daunting proposition indeed!

Will be keeping a lookout on this one. :wave_1:

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 Post subject: Re: 1/350 CV-12 Hornet
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:06 pm 
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It will be a long term project, I know it won't be 100% accurate, but I think it will be close.


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Some shots of the deck progress. Re-skinned with .010 sheet, every tie down point drilled out by hand. I am yet to cut out the foward elevator.


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 Post subject: Re: 1/350 CV-12 Hornet
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:27 am 
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Thanks for sharing, this is fun to watch.

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 Post subject: Re: 1/350 CV-12 Hornet
PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:33 am 
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That flight deck looks great! :thumbs_up_1:

How did you determine the location of all the tie-down holes?

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 Post subject: Re: 1/350 CV-12 Hornet
PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:16 pm 
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marijn van gils wrote:
That flight deck looks great! :thumbs_up_1:

How did you determine the location of all the tie-down holes?

Cheers,

Marijn


I am lucky enough to have a brother who is a civil engineer with access to a massive paper printer, he drew the whole deck to scale and then drew a criss cross pattern over the whole deck at 7mm intervals. The intersections were where the tie downs are. I cut the paper pattern out, glued it to some .010 sheet and drilled and scribed the details and cut to the shape of the deck. Once it was done I soaked the whole lot in water until the paper and glue washed away. I have actually removed the front section as I was not happy with it, I have some more sheet on the way to re do it.


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 Post subject: Re: 1/350 CV-12 Hornet
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Thanks! That sounds like the perfect way to do this.
The result certainly looks more perfect than measuring and drawing by hand probably would.


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 Post subject: Re: 1/350 CV-12 Hornet
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Thanks Marijn, It worked surprisingly well which is great because I have had to strip the whole lot off again. I realised the holes for the deck tie downs were too big for scale. The intrepid deck has them roughly sized at 0.7-0.8 mm which is what I replicated. Scaled out this makes them around 25cm-30cm in real life. The new holes need to be around 0.3mm to be more accurate.


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 Post subject: Re: 1/350 CV-12 Hornet
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I was not pleased with the first deck, the tie downs were out of scale so I took it off and started over. I chose to scribe the catapults and elevators on this time, I think once its in primer it will come together nicely.


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 Post subject: Re: 1/350 CV-12 Hornet
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Some primer on the deck helps bring it together.


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 Post subject: Re: 1/350 CV-12 Hornet
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Progress has been slow on this one but here is a small update. I have 3 out of 4 of the starboard sponsons on, the Hornet ones are very different and smaller compare to the Intrepid. I have added the aft roller doors and recessed that part back as best possible, it won't be 100% accurate but it's close.
*edit* I dont know why the images are upside down, they open the right way when you click on them,


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R32WA,
MAn that scratch work is looking great the images though made me feel a bit dizzy, just kidding but again your work is looking great and can't wait to see more.

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 Post subject: Re: 1/350 CV-12 Hornet
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It has been a while since I have had any bench time but got some recently. Here are the updates sponsons and the crane sponson mounted. The port forward doors have been replaced with the 3 roller doors that the Hornet has. Soon I think I will be at the stage where I can mount the sides permanently and then move on to the island etc.


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Ambitious and impressive work!

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 Post subject: Re: 1/350 CV-12 Hornet
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Some more bench time this weekend.


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 Post subject: Re: 1/350 CV-12 Hornet
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I finally got around to getting some bench time and managed to get some photo etch work done. I have the Model Monkey Hornet island on order, that should be the final piece I need.


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 Post subject: Re: 1/350 CV-12 Hornet
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Finally some more bench time, so here is some updates.


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