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    1/350 scale USS Massachusetts, and CV-8 USS Hornet
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    📝 CV-8 Hornet update
    5 months ago by 🇺🇸 BW3 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well , trim tests are not going well …this hull sharpe/ model has the center of gravity to high and thus is very unstable , something I did not figure on as much as it is …..So my solution is to place a weighted keel and a smaller Lipo battery to try to stabilize this build ,if this does not work .Then my solution will be to add what would be an outrigger in the form of a correct scale and class of Destroyer and simulate a bosun’s chair crossing at sea …Dragon makes / made such a kit and I have it ordered…..just in case a weighted keel is not possible. Always something to keep the rabbit’s tail short ….

    📝 1/350 scale USS Massachusetts, and CV-8 USS Hornet
    5 months ago by 🇺🇸 BW3 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Still not in a scratch building mind set I set out and converted the Trumpeter Kits of USS Massachusetts and CV-8 USS Hornet to RC , inspired by the prospect of use of an indoor swimming pool by the Marine Models of New England club this coming March.The availability of light weight and small electronic over the counter makes such things easily possible . I am presenting the Hornet as she looked for the Doolittle Raid , with 16 B-25 b’s on her deck just before launch …she is still a work in progress and will up date

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    5 months ago by 🇺🇸 BW3 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I happen to have two 1/200 scale Trumpeter kits in my stash , Bismarck and HMS Rodney , …but a follow club member has set the bar high with his rendition of a very high functioning Bismarck…
    https://youtu.be/oFcnckUHBA4?si=qZGImW8uf6wioArJ
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    💬 Re: 1/350 scale USS Massachusetts, and CV-8 USS Hornet
    5 months ago by 🇺🇸 jumpugly ( Commander)
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    Fantastic work PW3, keep the pix coming! Is converting to r/c one of those monster 1:200 kits on your wish list? 😉
    💬 Re: 1/350 scale USS Massachusetts, and CV-8 USS Hornet
    5 months ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Now THAT would be REAL COOL Ross👍😮
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    💬 Re: 1/350 scale USS Massachusetts, and CV-8 USS Hornet
    5 months ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Aaah! PLASTIC MAGIC😀
    A man after my own heart!
    Looking forward to further progress reports and pics with great interest.
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    5 months ago by 🇨🇦 RossM ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    BOAT IN THE WATER? Heck, I want to see the Mitchells launch!!😁
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    5 months ago by 🇬🇧 Scamp ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Great looking model, looking forward to seeing it on the water.
    Scamp👍
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    5 months ago by 🇺🇸 Peejay ( Midshipman)
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    When I was at the Naval War College in Newport, the first Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday fell on our first weekend, so we visited Fall River and the Massachusetts. Good memories.
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    5 months ago by 🇺🇸 BW3 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The Club has a Facebook page …and is based out of Sharon Ma. , but our members number close to 40-45 from all over New England . I have visited SpareTime Hobby Shop and will miss their closing . I have several other kits and projects in need of repair / restoration…so it becomes more of an issue of $$$ than time these days . Your DE 1040 is looking great ,one of our members , Eric, is the owner of Homeport Model Ships , Peabody Ma. … his work is exceptional
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    5 months ago by 🇺🇸 Hhager2 ( Midshipman)
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    Looks great. I’m from MA Where is that club located? Sparetime hobby in Marlboro closed last month. He had add ons for the carrier. I visited the BB many times in Fall River nice ship. See if scaleshipyard has a fiber glass larger hull for both ships. I got the DE 1040 Garcia hull from him. Added 3D parts I made n rest flat plastic card. Try a bigger version it could be fun on the pond


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