Yesterday I have visited the Intermodellbau in Dortmund. There I have meet
Harald Pöpcke and bought by him
of HP's NEW Yorktown and Hornet by Christoph Mentzel
the new kits of the Yorktown-class carriers.
HP has realized the three ships of this class as they looked in 1942.
CV 5 USS Yorktown
CV 6 USS Enterprise
CV 8 USS Hornet.
Next month follows the 44 version of the USS Enterprise with a new
hull and island.
All of the now realized ships have the same hull and the middle section
of the flight deck. The islands, plattforms, bridges are all different
and for my first impression shows the differences at that point of all
three ships. The bow and stern of the flight deck a sperate parts and the
flight deck of the Hornet is a different one. All of the other parts are
the same. The kits include 12 resin aircrafts. Wildcat/Dauntless and Avengers.
I think that these are the same as from Tamiya only in resin. The hangar
is detailed and the roller door thin so it is possible to be removed
if you wish to show an open hangar. The flight deck is very finely scribed
to show the wooden planks. The hull and the hangarsides a very detailed.
Overall there is not much of resin to sand most of the parts are on a thin
Up to now I think it is good kit and I'm happy to have them.
ModelWarships.com -- -- April 2005