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Trumpeter 1/700 USS Hornet Doolittle raid

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  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Trumpeter 1/700 USS Hornet Doolittle raid
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 3:16 PM
I forgot to post my completed build of the 1/700 USS Hornet last month.

 

Anyway here it is. It took me probably a total of 3 weeks off and on to complete her. Showing the Doolittle launch. The water was made my usual way with acrylic gel and cotton. If interested, the WIP can be found in both the Secret Santa and FSM’s New Year’s Resolution GB’s.
Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Hasegawa C.202 Folgore (Thunderbolt GB)
1/32 Hasegawa Mk Vb Spitfire (RAF GB)
1/72 Hasegawa A6M5 Type 52 Zero (RAF GB)
1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston (Shelf of Doom GB)

In Que

1/72 Airfix B5N2 Kate (Coral Sea and Japanese GB's)
1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate (Midway GB)
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao (Japanese and 1942 GBs)

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    December, 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 5:58 PM

Fabulous job! I like the way you've represented the plane taking off and I admire your Hornet and the whole diorama immensly.

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 5:59 PM

Bow Down

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 6:44 PM

Thanks guys.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Hasegawa C.202 Folgore (Thunderbolt GB)
1/32 Hasegawa Mk Vb Spitfire (RAF GB)
1/72 Hasegawa A6M5 Type 52 Zero (RAF GB)
1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston (Shelf of Doom GB)

In Que

1/72 Airfix B5N2 Kate (Coral Sea and Japanese GB's)
1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate (Midway GB)
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao (Japanese and 1942 GBs)

  • Member since
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 7:33 PM

Got 3 pictures in B&W from CAF, looking for donations.  Think I'll send them on to you.  Show Hornet and aircraft, along with the camo pattern. Will give some provenance to you build.  I still have you addy in my PM box.

As I said earlier, the low shots really show her off.

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Posted by Revenant on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 8:48 PM

Stick out tongueNot bad...

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Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 8:56 PM

this might seem like an idiotic question goldhammer , but acrylic gel ? when I try to google it all I get is finger nail stuff , is there a specific brand you use? .

by the way love your work mate

steve5

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 9:58 PM

Hi Steve,

Look for Liquitex or Golden Gel Medium in craft stores. I go over the whole surface with acrylic varnish for shine and depth.

    

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Hasegawa C.202 Folgore (Thunderbolt GB)
1/32 Hasegawa Mk Vb Spitfire (RAF GB)
1/72 Hasegawa A6M5 Type 52 Zero (RAF GB)
1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston (Shelf of Doom GB)

In Que

1/72 Airfix B5N2 Kate (Coral Sea and Japanese GB's)
1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate (Midway GB)
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao (Japanese and 1942 GBs)

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    July, 2013
Posted by steve5 on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 11:30 PM

thank's modelcrazy , I intend having a go at that type of dio some-time soon , the pic's were a real bonus thanks .

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 9:12 AM

Very nice! Love the B-25 being launched.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 11:06 AM

Really well done.

Thanks for posting the info about gel. It really is the way to go.

it hasn't come up here in a while, but modelers often tried silicone sealant. That's not nearly as successful.

 

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 1:29 PM

Thanks Don and GM!

GM, I never tried silicone, but when I started researching how to create water it was clear (no pun intended) that it was not the way to go. I ran across a few build that used the acrylic gel, tries it myself and was sold.

Information on how to make water on the internet for scale ships is nigh impossible to find.

I will be doing a YouTube video how to do it sometime soon.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Hasegawa C.202 Folgore (Thunderbolt GB)
1/32 Hasegawa Mk Vb Spitfire (RAF GB)
1/72 Hasegawa A6M5 Type 52 Zero (RAF GB)
1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston (Shelf of Doom GB)

In Que

1/72 Airfix B5N2 Kate (Coral Sea and Japanese GB's)
1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate (Midway GB)
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao (Japanese and 1942 GBs)

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    December, 2015
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Posted by templar1099 on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 2:03 PM

Just beautifully done, I've come to expect nothing less.Eyes on for the H2o tutorial.

"le plaisir delicieux et toujours nouveau d'une occupation inutile"

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, February 16, 2017 2:50 AM

Fantastic!!!  Fantastic!!!  Fantastic!!!

Toshi

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, February 16, 2017 1:19 PM

Thank you Templar and Toshi. I really appreciate it. I was going to do a tutorial for this one or the Johnston but will probably do it for the Takao since I an making a multi vol video for the Takao build anyway.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Hasegawa C.202 Folgore (Thunderbolt GB)
1/32 Hasegawa Mk Vb Spitfire (RAF GB)
1/72 Hasegawa A6M5 Type 52 Zero (RAF GB)
1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston (Shelf of Doom GB)

In Que

1/72 Airfix B5N2 Kate (Coral Sea and Japanese GB's)
1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate (Midway GB)
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao (Japanese and 1942 GBs)

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, February 25, 2017 8:41 AM

Well;

 Being as how I just love the Hornet anyway , I think the ship and aircraft are awesome . I have always liked your water surfaces .So , I copied ya ! So There ! Great stuff and let's you be daring .    T.B.

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, February 25, 2017 9:03 AM

Thanks TB, your opinion is always valuable to me. 

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Hasegawa C.202 Folgore (Thunderbolt GB)
1/32 Hasegawa Mk Vb Spitfire (RAF GB)
1/72 Hasegawa A6M5 Type 52 Zero (RAF GB)
1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston (Shelf of Doom GB)

In Que

1/72 Airfix B5N2 Kate (Coral Sea and Japanese GB's)
1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate (Midway GB)
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao (Japanese and 1942 GBs)

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    August, 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Saturday, February 25, 2017 9:16 AM

Your Hornet is absolutely amazing! I'm talking eye popping, jaw dropping amazing. I really do love your work and the more I see it the more I get inspired to get real with getting out one of my ship models and giving it a go. Thank You so much for sharing your pics and your techniques. 

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, February 26, 2017 10:02 AM

Excellent.

 

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    July, 2014
Posted by Nino on Sunday, March 12, 2017 7:56 PM

Really Great Dio!
It Looks to represent Lt.Col. Doolittle taking off just as the Bow dipped into the Sea. Great detail!
Some other details ...
I noticed the B-25 taking off seems to be a bit closer to the Starboard side then I would expect.  I thought the smaller of the 2 White lines was for the Front Wheel to be lined up on during take-off to ensure they cleared the Island.  The Pictures appear to show the Bomber was not lined up on the Line. Could be the photo's perspective fools my eye. I also thought the Smaller White line did not continue as far to the Bow like the Wider Line. Note that I have yet to build a CV and never a Sea-Scape! Yours is spectacular.
     Jim.

B-25 taking off from HornetHornet Deck  Doolittle raid

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, March 12, 2017 11:35 PM

Thanks for the complements Jim.
Yes, he's a little to the starboard on that takeoff. I need to move him over a tad to port. Shouldn't be too much of a problem.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Hasegawa C.202 Folgore (Thunderbolt GB)
1/32 Hasegawa Mk Vb Spitfire (RAF GB)
1/72 Hasegawa A6M5 Type 52 Zero (RAF GB)
1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston (Shelf of Doom GB)

In Que

1/72 Airfix B5N2 Kate (Coral Sea and Japanese GB's)
1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate (Midway GB)
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao (Japanese and 1942 GBs)

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    October, 2003
  • From: Canada
Posted by sharkbait on Monday, March 13, 2017 11:51 AM

Perhaps?

A small left turn after lift off so as not to be run over by the ship in the event of a ditching. They lifted off well below Vmc ( minimun control speed with one engine out and the other at takeoff power ) so if one donkey resigned closing the throttle of the remaining engine and ditching may have been the only option.

 

Beauty model...well done indeed.

You have never been lost until you've been lost at Mach 3!

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  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Monday, March 13, 2017 1:38 PM

a belated -WOW for your fine work.

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, March 31, 2017 12:50 PM

Thank you Sharkbait and Duster!

I finally got a chance to move Jimmy over a tad to line up better with the photos and remove a little of the nosewheel guide stripe from the bow.

Thank you everyone who took a look and commented. I appreciate it very much.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Hasegawa C.202 Folgore (Thunderbolt GB)
1/32 Hasegawa Mk Vb Spitfire (RAF GB)
1/72 Hasegawa A6M5 Type 52 Zero (RAF GB)
1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston (Shelf of Doom GB)

In Que

1/72 Airfix B5N2 Kate (Coral Sea and Japanese GB's)
1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate (Midway GB)
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao (Japanese and 1942 GBs)

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    March, 2003
  • From: Northern New Jersey
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, March 31, 2017 2:18 PM
What others have said bears repeating,just awesome work.

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, March 31, 2017 2:34 PM

Thanks Tojo!

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Hasegawa C.202 Folgore (Thunderbolt GB)
1/32 Hasegawa Mk Vb Spitfire (RAF GB)
1/72 Hasegawa A6M5 Type 52 Zero (RAF GB)
1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston (Shelf of Doom GB)

In Que

1/72 Airfix B5N2 Kate (Coral Sea and Japanese GB's)
1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate (Midway GB)
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao (Japanese and 1942 GBs)

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