This time only 6 hours. I must be getting better.
: Have you hit the 'I wish I had never started
: this' pain barrier yet?
: --Previous Message--
: First the bad news it is great deal of work
: shave down the Trumpeter hangar deck to fit
: the narrow Trumpeter Yorktown hull. The
: process eliminates the locator pins for the
: hangar bulkheads which leads to more
: nightmares of alignment considering the
: Yorktown hull is longer that that of Hornet.
: I tried all variations this morning using
: the Yorktown hull, an old HP hull and Tom's
: hull with Trumpeter Hornet flight deck. I
: was disappointed to learn Trumpeter's Hornet
: flight deck masks the 5"38 positions on
: Tom's hull.
: The good news is I studied the hangar
: bulkheads of Trumpeter Yorktown and Hornet
: and they are exactly the same. Yes I said
: same. Don't know enough about them to know
: if there were any differences in platforms
: or openings. The next good news is Yorktown
: of June 1942 and Hornet of April had nearly
: the same catwalk gun positions port side
: while starboard was far different for both.
: I will cut bow/stern portions of the
: Yorktown flight deck to appear as Hornet
: then its a matter of proper alignment of the
: Hornet island and proper gun lay out along
: the catwalks. Since the hangar bulkheads
: are two big strip pieces for Yorktown its a
: matter of following Hornet's gun catwalk
: layout. Unfortunately Hornet's gun catwalks
: are far to narrow to be used with Yorktown
: flight deck, they will buried under. Though
: the 20mm positions of the Yorktown are wider
: both walk wise and height of shield there is
: not enough of them to do a Hornet of April
: All in All, cutting the flight deck and
: scratch building (bashing) the catwalk gun
: arrangement is probably the fastest way but
: certainly not the cheapest way to convert
: Yorktown into Hornet.