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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:26 am 
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Hi together :wave_1:

we have some very nice finished Hood here in the Gallery (Bernd Villhauer, Frank Spar, Jim Bauman) .
Especially bcuz we got one here under Construction by EPinniger i felt free to ad some Shots from my Slipway too.
Here is a Pic from my Augsburg-based "Bavarian Naval Yard" :big_grin:

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and some Pics from the very Beginning to now.
The following two are taken from the Port Screw Section. The Trumpeter Kit makes Use of much Putty necessary.

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Starboard Side

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Some Tools to drill Holes for the Hawsepipes

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The Anchor Chains are now able to be pulled trough the Navel Pipes

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Main Armament made from Resin (Lion Roar) before brushing.

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and preinstalled at Barbette A and B

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fitting out the Forecastle

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Construction of the Shelter- and Centerdeck. Very Spicey......

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the Fitting out Continues....

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Parts of Funnels and Superstructure

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Forward Superstructure almost completed

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Construction of the Mainmast

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some Shots of the Forward Superstructure. Rangefinder is mounted movable

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POM POM in PE/Plastic Combination

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Heavy High Angle and Long Range AA

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Pom Pom Mounting

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Some Corrections of Turret X

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some Superstructure of the former Rear Fire Control Center

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In the Moment i fit out the Center- and Boatdeck. Its Fun to build it. There are some crispy Nuts to crack and its good to improve Skills in Preparation to a following Project.



I have Question to you Guys:
Does anyone know a good Online Source of the Way to bring Signalflags in the right Position? There are Differences of flying a Flag during Battle or Mooring. Does anyone knows about the Principles?
It would be very interesting for me to know more about.



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GREETZ&CHEERS!


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:43 am 
Nice work! Keep those pictures coming. (As a picture mod, I deleted a few double posted pics)

If you still can (not painted and such) you could take another look at X-turret. The etch set is completely wrong here, the actual platform looks like this:

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very detailed!!

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Hi Foeth,

i studied your X-Tower alreday very intensive. Great Piece of Work! I decided to use two Sources for the May 1941 Config.

The first is the "External Profile and Plan as in May 1941" from the "Anatomy of the Battleship, The Battlecruiser Hood" Revised Edition by John Roberts.

The Second is the Rendering by Thomas Schmidt.
http://www.3dhistory.de/hmshood3d/index.htm

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I hade to decide for one Version. Sources dont speak the same Language unfortunately.


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I decided to use two Sources for the May 1941 Config.

The first is the "External Profile and Plan as in May 1941" from the "Anatomy of the Battleship, The Battlecruiser Hood" Revised Edition by John Roberts.

The Second is the Rendering by Thomas Schmidt.


Both are wrong, though Schmidt's model is incorporating more of the newer finds ;) Here's a pic from the official HMS Hood site

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As you can see, it's a frame consisting of 8 crosses. The center two were removed, although I don't know why the rest were still on the turret (not on this picture, but later). The frame overhangs as on the pic, though I think it was about 1mm too long on my model.


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Hi Foeth

good Work of Research! I was checking some pics of Thomas today and found out that he changed his Graphics.


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I dont know if i gonna change my Turret. Probably not. I could try to make some Crosses and a Frame around it, by using some Plastics from my "Special Box". Maybe it looks more crap as the PE Pieces then. Maybe it looks better. The Turret is not fixed at the Model and i give my self Time to think about a Change.
We ´ll see. But thank you 4 the Input anyway! :thumbs_up_1:



oh...btw... do you know something about the After Superstructure? Took some Exhaust Vents Place where the Windows was?
It looks like that @ the Graphic

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:03 am 
He, indeed the model has changed. The dimensions of the rack on X-turret is still not entirely correct, two crosses should fit between the forward and aft rack. Anyway, it's close. (and, this was a find of Frank Allen of the Hood site)

Those grey areas on the aft searchlight platform are the windows covered by canvas covers. So, add some cover to the windows and paint it painted canvas (I think it was near hull-color). Note that the aft pompom platform has a bulkhead at the rear and at the port side.

I see Thomas also has a blue admirals barge. I'm not sure this is correct, but this is how I am going to model it as well. I like the color.


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That's a fantastic looking Hood :thumbs_up_1: :thumbs_up_1:

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A Masterpiece is coming !!!



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amazing details on that ship! It always makes me feel a bit inferior seeing models of this quality...lol

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@Foeth
TY for that great References! My Thoughts are still divided....
I mean this is not a Micro- or Bulleye kinda -Piece. Its a Part of the Superstructure which brings a good Effect and stands for good Research.
Hm...... :scratch:
i should give my self some Time.....

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Thanks for the Compliments! In this Case a big Part of the Trophy goes to Lion Roar and their lovely PE Brass Set. I just try to control the Glue :wave_1: :lol_1:
ok, with some small changes...... :eyebrows:


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Ahoi Moelders

thanks for the kind words--my model was built in 1997...-basic kit was WEM-in its day probably State-of the Art and built with my old skills--if I built it now... with the help of the internet... and all my e-friends here at MW...

Can you drop me a line at

jbys1@tiscali.co.uk?

I tried to PM you--but had a a problem...

I have a suggestion for you for your build!

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I'm drooling all over me already :big_eyes: , it's a masterpiece indeed


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@Jim
u have Mail. TY!!!! :thumbs_up_1:

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maybe its not so amazing it looks like. I discovered a fatal Mistake at the Mainmast just in the Moment.

Because:

I forgot the Lower Gaff. Jesus Chr...... :doh_1:
Where i should fly the Ensign Halyard then? :scratch:
Gotta fix it....should not be a Prob.... :wacko:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:29 am 
Should be very easy. The gaff is added to the rear of the platform just below the aft star fish. Just take some rod, and you're done. Small errors always happen. You just *don't* want to compare Lion Roar's etched part of the main crane rigging with the actual ship. Half the cables are going to the wrong pulley ;) These things happen. Perhaps I'll post a page with all errors in my own Hood model I don't bother fixing! :eyebrows:


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Foeth wrote:
...Those grey areas on the aft searchlight platform are the windows covered by canvas covers. So, add some cover to the windows and paint it painted canvas (I think it was near hull-color). Note that the aft pompom platform has a bulkhead at the rear and at the port side.

I see Thomas also has a blue admirals barge. I'm not sure this is correct, but this is how I am going to model it as well. I like the color.


TY4 the Information with the Canvas. Ill brush the platform first and add it then.
Bulkheads for aft PomPom is displayed in the Kit. They re both at the Backside. Guess this was for Ammo backup and Shell Disposal.

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Absolutely superb work! It looks like you've made a great job of an excellent kit + detail set.

As for why I only posted a reply to this thread today, rather than earlier, I have only just (yesterday) set up a broadband Internet connection on my PC, so I was avoiding most image-heavy threads before then (this thread now takes approx. 10 seconds to load rather than 5-10 minutes...)

One question, what was the frame on X turret for, and was it fitted to Hood in late 1940? I don't think the AotS plans depict this frame (the drawings in this book - at least the early edition I have - are a rather random mix of different "fits")

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:38 pm 
Note that the AOTS book is relatively old and many nice photographs have resurfaced over the years. There are many errors in the volume. The frame was meant to be a start on an aircraft launched platform which was abandoned. I don't know what it should have looked like and why they never removed the entire frame. (Don't even now when it was fitted but some time before 1940).


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The "X" gunhouse frames date back to at least the mid 1930s...the exact date slips my mind right now. I do know however, that we have a number of photos of the ship dating from her time with the Mediterranean Fleet in which the frames can be seen.

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