Yes it is a great kit.
: Planning my next project a 1944 Enterprise. I
: purchased the excellent kit from Tom's
: Modelworks. This kit was reworked from the
: old HP kit and I must say the detail is
: excellent and accurate. Actually quite a
: I was dry fitting flight deck to hull when I
: noticed the flight deck masks all the
: 5"38 mounts both bow and stern P/S. I
: struggled with this for awhile. The beam is
: to narrow and flight deck to wide.
: Obviously the the guns had to be unmasked.
: Since my scratch building skills are limited
: I thought of leveling the mounts with a file
: and replacing the gun decks with Trumpeter
: gun decks from either Yorktown or Hornet.
: They are to large and the splinter shields
: are squared. I also had Tamiya's Enterprise
: gun decks which fit like a glove but the
: splinter shield were squared as well.
: Luckily Tom's kit provides enough spare tubs
: for a Sept.1945 fit. to provide rounded
: splinter shields
: So some minor surgery is required of filing
: down the bottom of Tamiya gun decks and the
: rounding of their splinter shields and then
: careful insertion over the 5"38
: sponsons of Tom's kit. This will allow me to
: extend the gun deck about 5mm and unmask the
: The rest of the kit will be finished with 3D
: printed planes (by Jack Kelbach), Fine Molds
: 40mm quads and twins, Blue Ridge 20mm guns,
: 3D Model Parts 5"38s, Rangefinders and
: MK-51 and of course Tilly (SNAFU), jeeps and
: moto-tugs (BaconfistModels).
: If you work with resin always be prepared to
: work a little at it.
: Thank you Tom's Modelworks for an excellent