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Re: Speaking of Academy 1/700 Enterprise and 1/700 Trumpeter Hornet.
If the Academy upper hull is as bad as the Trumpeter Hornet upper hull, how then does it mate with its own slender lower hull? If what you claim is true, it should mate with the Trumpeter lower hull, and the photos show that is a different animal. I have lots of trouble with what you claim in this. The photos do not match what you are stating with that sentence.
The rest of what you write here is correct enough. Trumpeter Yorktown and Enterprise uppers are better than the Trumpeter Hornet, so it is possible to use them to correct the Hornet kit in a waterline configuration.
The upper Academy hull in 1/700 is that of Trumpeter Hornet. I donít use lower hulls. But if I am reading everybodyís complaints properly the upper hull was just a bad as the lower hull on Trumpeter Hornet. The Trumpeter Enterprise and Yorktown has a slender upper hull as compared to Trumpeter Hornet.
It is possible to create a better waterline Hornet of Doolittle Raid using the Trumpeter Enterprise hull. The flight deck forward and aft would have to be modified. Some 20mm tubs removed. Use the Trumpeter island or if Model Monkey offers one. A bit easier if you wish to do a Hornet of Santa Cruz as gun mounts of Enterprise and Hornet almost mirrored each other.
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