This time it’s a 1944 and 1969 USS Hornet (CV/CVS-12). The former is pretty much an out of the box Dragon Essex (CV-9), which approximates Hornet’s wartime appearance better than their Hornet does, actually.
The latter is a heavily kitbashed Trumpeter Ticonderoga (CV-14). At this point we’ve got the major hull and stern alterations done and new flight deck installed, and about half the gallery deck. It’s looking much more serious with the brand-new Model Monkey island.
I can already tell I messed up by adding the waterline plate – it doubles the problem of a kit that already had the ship a good six scale feet too far out of the water. But it might be able to sand it down – and a thick boot topping stripe never killed anybody. It also has me thinking about a water based – for a waterline model. That might be fun …