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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:02 pm 
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The silver would have been the pre-war carriers and we don't know when its use was stopped, so it's possible that Hornet was commissioned with white bulkheads and overheads. It's something the modeler is going to have to decide on their own at this point as we don't even have documentation that proves silver paint, let alone orders discontinuing its use.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:29 am 
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Thanks for the feedback Tracy. Attached are a couple of photo's of the Hornet around commissioning time that I found. The overheads in both photos appear to be metal and not white. The bulkheads I'm not sure.It would be great if we could one day find the documents proving one way or the other.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:44 pm 
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If going strictly by probabilities, what would the most likely color be? The ship was ordered late and commissioned so close to wartime, that if they new there would be a transition in colors coming, they would have for sure tried to stay a step ahead and paint it via what the new regulations would require.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:11 am 
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Difficult to tell, but in the last pic I posted, the more I look at it the more I think the overheads are metal and the bulkheads are white.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:22 pm 
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HORNET WRECK PHOTOS

I now have all Hornet wreck photos taken by the Petrel. So does Martin Quinn.

As with Juneau for anyone willing to accept facts and photos there was no repainting of the hull. The island paint is pretty deteriorated or coated in crud.

If you want the photos email me.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:13 pm 
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A few stills, all courtesy of RV Petrel:
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File comment: 1.1 inch gun under forward end of flight deck
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File comment: Forward bow and hull number. Note the "scalloped" camo coming DOWN from the deck. Most modelers miss this on their Hornet models.
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File comment: Portside forward 5 inch gun tubs. Note the stripe camo on the sides of the gun tubs
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File comment: Portside forward 5 inch gun tubs. Note the stripe camo on the sides of the gun tubs
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File comment: Portside forward 5 inch gun tubs. Note the stripe camo on the sides of the gun tubs
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File comment: Note how the camo is on the aft side of the gun tub as well. This is mirrored on the starboard side
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:16 pm 
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File comment: 20mm guns on the port side hangar deck, somewhere before the break in the hull
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File comment: 20mm guns on the port side hangar deck, somewhere before the break in the hull
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File comment: 20mm gun tub on the aft port quarter of the flight deck
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File comment: Looks like primer on the bulkhead behind the 20mm
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File comment: Bomb hole in a deck. I think this is inside the hangar deck
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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2020 10:02 pm 
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Incredible pictures! Thanks for posting them, Martin. Hornet looks to be in great condition... :thumbs_up_1:

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Yes, considering the pounding she took, parts of her are in great shape. And all the thanks goes to Fred, for pestering Petrel for access to these! All photos courtesy of RV Petrel.

I had downloaded a few more, which I neglected to post. Here is the first batch.
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2020 5:50 pm 
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Last few....again, courtesy RV Petrel
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