The kits for the
class came with a hull, flight deck, island, mast, main crane and boat crane.
The only difference between the kits was the islands, all other parts were the
same. The flight deck configuration looks to be as for the Hornet as it has a
1.1" mount to the side of the flight deck instead of two just aft of the
island. I made a casting of the 1.1" mount, removed the mount from the
flight deck and put the cast piece aft of the Island on my
model. All were painted with Model Master maritime paints.
is in MS-12 with Sea Blue (5-S), Ocean Gray (5-O) and Haze Gray (5-H).
is in MS 21 with Navy Blue (5-N). Hornet
is in MS-12 modified with Navy Blue (5-N), Ocean Gray (5-O) and Haze Gray (5-H).
All flight decks are in Norfolk 251 Flight Deck Strain and decks are in Deck
Blue (20-B). Basis for painting is Warship
Class Carriers, by Steve Wiper, Classic