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Here I go!!!! This afternoon, starting (FINALLY!) on my 1/350 USS Hornet.

February 10, 2020 10:19AM
Been putting it off but also getting everything JUST right with research on colors / camo etc. The model is made by Trumpeter. Pretty good quality. I even bought extra sets o1/350 TBD Devastators. I intent to have 15 of them on the deck in honor of Torpedo #8 at Midway. The REEEEEAL challenge is gonna be getting the wavy camp pattern along the waterline and stripes up the island JUST RIGHT. IMO, it will make or break it. I also bought brass photo etched railings and replacement parts such as the radar and a more detailed deck crane. Unlike my 1/350 USS Lexington, I do not plan on spending over a year and a half on it. I do better work when I get into a groove. With the Lex, I would find myself going 2-3 months and not touching it.

I have wanted to build this kit for YEARS. My Wife surprised the hell out of me when she bought it 2 years ago. I wanna get it right!! And that means.......There will be profane words used as I move along! LOL

  Here I go!!!! This afternoon, starting (FINALLY!) on my 1/350 USS Hornet.

Ramgator76February 10, 2020 10:19AM

  Here's the real thing.... Attachments

Ramgator32February 10, 2020 10:25AM

  Here's the Trumpeter kit.... Attachments

Ramgator35February 10, 2020 10:29AM

  Here's the outcome I'm hoping for Attachments

Ramgator35February 10, 2020 10:30AM


sstrams27February 10, 2020 10:39AM

  Do we get to blow it up with firecrackers when your done?

SeattleRam30February 10, 2020 10:49AM

  I did that all the time to my brothers models

ferragamo7932February 11, 2020 01:16PM

  HA!! My Birthday, 1976, I got the AMT kit Hindenburg.

Ramgator32February 12, 2020 05:48AM

  hey Gator , have you ever toured one of those WWII carriers

IowaRam31February 11, 2020 07:00AM

  I've been on the..

sstrams32February 11, 2020 07:55AM

  Submarine's , nope , not happening

IowaRam31February 11, 2020 06:46PM

  Been to the Yorktown several times!

Ramgator32February 11, 2020 09:01AM

  Would have loved to have toured the USS IOWA

IowaRam27February 11, 2020 06:23PM

  Been on the Lexington......

Arkansas Ram38February 11, 2020 03:54PM

  Though I'm ex USAF, I REEEEALLY wanna see USN Museum in Pensacola.

Ramgator30February 12, 2020 05:45AM