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1/485 Revell CV8 Hornet

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  • Member since
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  • From: Western No. Carolina
1/485 Revell CV8 Hornet
Posted by gene1 on Friday, October 11, 2019 9:32 AM

These are my first pictures of my Revell CV8 Hornet to go with my Revell Yorktown. I will probably do the Enterprise too as I would like to have all 3, especially since I was in school with a friend who was on the Yorktown when it went down. He was only 16 or less. 

I forgot to paint the Island with the dark stripes. I already had it on .

I will do some more pics as it is finished since these.

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    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, October 11, 2019 9:56 AM

Nice looking build Gene Yes

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  • From: Philadelphia Pa
Posted by Nino on Friday, October 11, 2019 10:56 AM

Gene,

     You made that OLD kit look terrific.  The colors are spot on. And don't sweat the island camouflage. Add it in at your leisure. I've seen your brush work so it will turn out fine.

  And you already know how much I like your work on the 5 inchers.

Are you still thinking about trying your hand on a one seven hundredth scale kit?  Your wife will love it as it'll likely take up less space than most of her "Novelties".

 

    Jim.

 

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    February 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Friday, October 11, 2019 11:21 AM

Thank you Jim & Steve. I have been absent lately, but I think I am getting back on building. . Jim, I am barred from any more models upstairs . I snuck up in the foyer a cabinet with about 50 Ferraris in it  & my original wall with my 10' cabinet with 7 sailing ships + my 36" cased wood Constitution 2 big riverboats & abbout 150 1/48 fighters from WW1 to now. & a 1/350 USS Missouri. After them I am barred from anymore,  Mean women, tough too. 110# of tiger I don't argue with.

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    February 2019
  • From: Peoria, Illinois
Posted by jadowning17 on Friday, October 11, 2019 12:47 PM
Gene, your Hornet looks great, all those little airplanes are really well detailed! The wood bases you use make for a professional looking result. I love the WW II ship models. Built a few Revell ones in my youth. Planning on picking up a few for when I need a break from sailing ship rigging. I finished my Brig of War in July, need to get pics of it up soon. Current builds: Lindberg Gouda Lifelike Constellation Lindberg St. Louis Love seeing pictures of your builds, Gene! Cheers! -Jon
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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, October 11, 2019 12:59 PM

Looks great!

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by gene1 on Friday, October 11, 2019 7:08 PM

 Jon & Don , Thanks. Jon ,I make my own bases, but my son in law routs them for me. I built about 20 sailing ships in the last couple years & Airfix's St. Louis was among the prettiest. Love to see your pictures of all yours.

   I am hot on carriers right now.. Don's little 1/700 was absolutely beautiful.That 1/600 Academy Enterprise CV 65 was as good a kit as it gets. Fun to build all the way.

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, October 11, 2019 9:15 PM

excellent work as always gene . was starting to worry about you , as I haven't seen you on the forum for a while . good to see you back , mate .

 

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  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Monday, October 14, 2019 9:54 AM

Mate, you don't get rid of us old guys that easy, I just had a lot to do. Boy we have been busy & it took me forever to finish this Hornet. I jus took it's final pictures.

I think Doolittle is actually taking off there. I will have to find the picture of my Brother in Law, an Air Force Col.. having dinner next to Dolittle. Back after that raid happened, we had a girl in our class whose brother was on the raid. I had a lot of family & friends in the war.

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:14 AM

How is the plane taking off suspended?  Clear small diameter acrylic rod, or fine wire?

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 9:33 AM

Don, Just a brass wire painted black.

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Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 11:59 AM

Beautiful finish, Gene!  You show what can be done with that classic kit.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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    April 2019
  • From: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 3:08 PM

Yes

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.“  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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  • From: North Carolina, USA
Posted by Model Monkey on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:04 PM

Nice work, Gene, well done!

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Posted by gene1 on Friday, October 18, 2019 3:38 PM

Thanks guys.

       Steve, I signed in for your catalogue. You really have some neat stuff. I should have used your Hornet & Yorktown Island castings. . I have been building models forever. I even built a  wood Monogram P 51 kit in Air Force Basic training back in the late 1940's. I won first place with it in a contest ther.

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    February 2018
  • From: North Carolina, USA
Posted by Model Monkey on Sunday, October 20, 2019 10:24 AM

Thanks for your compliments, Gene, and thanks for your service!

I bet a wood Monogram P-51 Mustang would be quite the collectors' item today.

The Revell kit has some wonderful features, including an accurately shaped hull, something other kits lack.  You did a wonderful job with the kit. 

I built the kit twice as a kid.  There is one in the stash today in a Revell Germany "Battle of Midway Carrier" boxing.  I'm torn as to which ship to build her as.  Really like the kit.

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    April 2005
Posted by ddp59 on Sunday, October 20, 2019 11:21 AM

Steve, i've got 4 of those carrier kits in the stash including the B-25 carrying Hornet plus the non-B-25 Hornet that i still have that i built about 40yrs ago. the intention is to do all 3 carriers of the Yorktown class of different periods of the war plus kitbash the other 2 kits into the Ranger & Wasp like i'm doing with my Arizona OBB kitbash thread.

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    February 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Sunday, October 20, 2019 11:58 AM

Steve, thanks & I guess I will have to look for an Enterprise so I can have all 3. I would rather get the Enterprise Revell kit than build it from the Yorktown. I don't know why. I remember all those battles because I even had the one friend who was on the Yorktown at Midway.

      I had a lot of friends , a few years older, that were in the war including my brother. The only time he showed any emotion about the war was when he told how he left the Tokyo Surrender site to bring 1000 Jap prisoners home after the war. I often wondered if our neighbor who was a Jap prisoner & had his leg cut off 2 weeks before the surrender, was on his Battleship coming home. He had his leg crushed in a Jap coal mine & they cut it off with no anesethetic on a kitchen table. He did live a happy life after tho.He was captured at Battan.

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Posted by ddp59 on Sunday, October 20, 2019 12:41 PM
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Posted by scottrc on Monday, October 21, 2019 1:37 PM

Very clean and fantastic build of this wonderful Revell kit Gene.  

Scott

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    February 2016
  • From: Western No. Carolina
Posted by gene1 on Monday, October 21, 2019 8:07 PM

ddp59, I did look at all the lists he had. I have seen hi before. I generally ask nino, Jim, if there is anything I want know. He has a list of ship kits that is really good.

                               Gene

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