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For modelers who prefer photoetch catwalks, this version does NOT include 3D-printed catwalks or searchlight platforms. A version that does include 3D-printed catwalks and searchlight platforms is available separately (click here).
Recommended to help build USS Hornet CV-8 from the following model kits:
No photo-etch metal parts are included with this product. This island design is more expensive because it includes multiple 3D-printed parts.
This accurately shaped and highly detailed model represents the 1942 appearance of the island of celebrated US Navy aircraft carrier USS Hornet CV-8, veteran of the Battles of Midway, Guadalcanal and Santa Cruz, and ship that launched the Doolittle Raiders to fame over Tokyo.
- this is a three part kit. CA "superglue" is one type of adhesive that can be used to assemble the parts
- 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 (remove from sprue)
- 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 - photo-etch parts are not included)
- aft cutout for crane
These 3D-printed acrylic parts are designed to accurately represent features of the actual ship. They are not 3D-printed copies of plastic kit parts. Some adjustment to your plastic kit's parts or other aftermarket parts such as photoetch or wood decks may be necessary for best fit. To fit this acrylic island to your plastic kit's flight deck, please remove the raised locator strips on the kit's flight deck part. A simple cuticle cutter can cleanly and easily remove these raised locator features.
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© Model Monkey Book and Hobby. This 3D-printed item may not be copied or recast.