Here is my latest ship model submission, it is the 1/350th scale Trumpeter, Essex Class Carrier, completed as the USS Hornet CV-12, as she appeared in 1944. It is painted with Floquil Marine colors in the Measure 33/3A paint scheme, of Navy Blue (5-N), Haze Gray (5-H) and Pale Gray (5-P). It carries a complete air group on board, a total of 92 planes. 40 F6F's, 33 SB2C's and 19 TBF's/TBM's.

CV-12 06RB.JPG (30463 bytes) CV-12 07RB.JPG (55706 bytes) CV-12 08RB.JPG (57995 bytes)
CV-12 09RB.JPG (66556 bytes) CV-12 20RB.JPG (52572 bytes) CV-12 16RB.JPG (27825 bytes)
CV-12 03RB.JPG (90888 bytes) CV-12 12RB.JPG (76908 bytes) CV-12 17RB.JPG (26634 bytes)

The hanger bay is detailed with overhead bracing and bulkhead details. I used 3 different photo-etch sets to detail this model, Gold Medal Models, White Ensign Models and Tom's. I had a lot of fun building this model with the worst part being the assembling, detailing and painting the 92 aircraft. I spent more time doing this then actually working on the ship.

CV-12 01RB.JPG (53211 bytes) CV-12 02RB.JPG (52648 bytes) CV-12 04RB.JPG (63280 bytes)
CV-12 05RB.JPG (56907 bytes) CV-12 13RB.JPG (27853 bytes) CV-12 18RB.JPG (26182 bytes)
CV-12 15RB.JPG (24113 bytes) CV-12 11RB.JPG (70497 bytes) CV-12 14RB.JPG (25327 bytes)

Rick Bellanger

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