These are some photos taken of Trumpeter's 1:350 scale CV-8 Hornet. I am new to model ships and I was not sure whether 1:350 or 1:700 "was for me". I first built Tamiya's CA-35 Indianapolis in 1:700 scale using Tom's Modelworks photo-etch and I have to say I really enjoyed it! Then when Trumpeter released their 1:350 kit of Hornet I couldn't wait to get started on it. That was almost two years ago, and I have only just finished it, although I was working on other models at the same time. I "went to town" with White Ensign Models photo-etch sets for this one. Steve Wiperís book "Yorktown Class Carriers" photo album was an invaluable reference. I know some modelers find flat-tops boring, but I don't share that view! So many thanks to Trumpeter, WEM, Classic Warships Publishing and all others that make this such an enjoyable pastime!

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Patrick Camp