Rick Cotton of the Lone Star State, did some heavy lifting to convert the Trumpeter 1:350 scale USS Hornet into the USS Enterprise CV-6 in her late 1944 fit. Rick's Big E sporting the 1944 MS33/4Ab paint scheme was certainly a head turner at the
2019 US IPMS National Convention. Torpedo bulges were added with card stock, hangar doors were opened, scratch-built gun tubs were added and the entire anti-aircraft armament was reposition to reflect the late 1944 locations. Also the island and
flight deck were reworked to fit the time period. Additions include
L'Arsenal 40mm guns, late 1944 air group including Corsair night fighters on the hangar deck, Eduard crewmen and brass photo-etch from Gold Medal Models and Tom's Modelworks.