|USS Hornet "Doolittle's Raid" by Kelly Quirk|
|AddOns:||Gold Medal Models PE Sets, White Ensign Models color coats.|
Here is my 1/350
scale USS Hornet, made by Trumpeter. Also used were the two photo etch sets made
by Gold Medal Models. The general fittings set, and the Gold Plus set. The Gold
Plus set gives you all perforated catwalks, arresting gear parts, LSO platforms
and many other very fine details.
The kit's splinter shields are too short, so all new shields were made from strip styrene, wrapped around a dowel and dipped in boiling water. Then cut to size and applied.
The model's hull was
sprayed with a base coat of 5-0 ocean gray, then the wave pattern was hand
brushed in 5-N navy blue. The island got a coat of 5-H haze gray, and again the
pattern was hand brushed in 5-0 ocean gray. All paints used came from the White
Ensign Model's Colourcoat line.
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Photos and text © 2005 by Kelly Quirk
September 13, 2005