"…The pictures of the Yorktown bow are very informative.They confirm my assumption that the (Revell) kit's bow is too short. I would have considered to lengthen it. That would, however, also mean to lengthen the flight deck. But how would it look without those molded-on tiedown points? I guess there would be no other way than bashing two kits, and I was glad to get at least one."
Yes, I hear you Falk - that's exactly why this kit needs a decent upgrade set. And in its development it shouldn't be hard to copy Revell's flight deck texture on the forward extension required. The hardest part will be in choosing a seam which can be filled both easily and without knocking out those raised depictions of the tie-down points.
I'm sure it can be done. (Plus, you can bet any Matty's Models upgrade is going to get rid of that awful seam right through the emergency conn portholes, forward!) Thanks for the comments and will definitely keep you - and everyone - posted, buddy!