So as not to clog up the Flattops Campaign thread I will be putting a bit more detail on this build log of my Intrepid build.
The base kit is the Trumpeter USS Hornet.
with the Pontos upgrade.
Main reference is
So I should be able to capture the most of the differences between the two vessels.
Also I will be adding an extensive air wing, I accept it will be 100% correct, but it was what I could source, and quite a lot will be in the hanger.
Mould seams on the bow of the lower hull, and the stern of the upper section.
The keel laid.
Not a bad fit at all, a little clean up needed,but not the half a tube filler.
The hanger decks test fitted, all good - Warspite is alongside for scale.
The forward elevator will be down, (along with the deck edge one) The after elevator will be up, since I am going to have the hanger side shutters open I creating a simplified well the elevator would sit in in the lowered position.
Chain drilling the well, the mould line for the postion was drawn in with fine marker pen so i could see what I was doing.
cut out, cleaned up,and given a bit of depth with plastic strip.
a plasticard floor added to the well, and the hanger deck section fitted in place.
The fo'c's'le section, with the bulkheads of the forward hanger well bulkeahd in place, bit of fettling needed here, and I need to be careful as this could throw out the fit of everything else.
Right I will of up into the workshop to try and fix that shorttly.
Test fitting the hanger deck section