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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:08 pm 
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EJFoeth wrote:
This pillar definitely has rope work though


Here's an example of an interior pillar in a forward mess that appears to have had similar rope work. It either has a shiny looking wrap around the centre or that section is painted a dark colour.

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Perhaps in response to the imminent Flyhawk release, Trumpeter's re-released their 1941 Hood kit with a full suite of PE/turned brass/wooden deck parts for the ridiculously low price of $35 USD: https://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/data/3zwih ... 1610521194


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AOTS Hood appear to show an expansion joint on Hood’s shelter deck that runs athwart ships between the funnels. Does anyone know if the expansion joint is exposed metal, or if it is covered with linoleum?

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Metal strip.


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Thought I would share this for the HMS Hood Forum

https://www.shapeways.com/product/XS3C4 ... 0&li=shops

Just had this designed to replace the poor nameplate Trumpeter supplied
Its a custom designed nameplate is for use with the Trumpeter 1/350 HMS Hood.
It can also be used with other model manufacturers for the 1/350 scale HMS Hood.
It features a more robust design over the kit offering with more definition to the raised lettering.

This nameplate is 2.75mm thick, 30mm tall, and 140mm wide.

The included stands can be glued onto the back of the nameplate using a small amount CA glue of your choice. With the stands attached, the name plate will sit at a 22.5 degree angle for viewing.

Two type of materials are available:
White Versatile Plastic: Has a very slight texture to it and is recommended to use a filler/surfacer primer before paint.
Smooth Fine Detail Plastic: Ready for primer and paint, may show some print lines in areas with high angles.


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I'm just figuring out the positioning of the 4" ready use lockers to the stbd side of the after control position on my 1/200 build with the Pontos set. Pontos show just 3 lockers for the stbd mounting rather than the 5 that I think each mounting had. I believe there should be 2 next to each other on the S bulkhead of the after control position but if fitted one of them covers the door and fwd porthole provided in the replacement etched bulkhead. (This revised configuration was pointed out to Pontos in the other thread during the development of their set). I think the aft mountings were added after the door revision to the ACP so I wonder if the lockers associated with the new mountings were simply positioned over the door? I wonder if anyone has any thoughts?


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Hi All

Hi Mr Hewitt, the only reference I have is the board of inquiry drawing showing the locker positions. That appears very much like the Trumpeter kit placings.

According to the inquiry drawing there are two lockers against the starboard side of the after control position, which begin past the door you mention (rather like the port side arrangement on the pontos instructions and as per the original Trumpeter positions).

Two are placed in a tight L shape surrounding the hatch parts 443/444, and one is under the 0.5 inch gun mounting platform, but unlike the port side which has it placed forward of the mount the starboard locker is placed abaft the platform.

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I'm just figuring out the positioning of the 4" ready use lockers to the stbd side of the after control position on my 1/200 build with the Pontos set. Pontos show just 3 lockers for the stbd mounting rather than the 5 that I think each mounting had. I believe there should be 2 next to each other on the S bulkhead of the after control position but if fitted one of them covers the door and fwd porthole provided in the replacement etched bulkhead. (This revised configuration was pointed out to Pontos in the other thread during the development of their set). I think the aft mountings were added after the door revision to the ACP so I wonder if the lockers associated with the new mountings were simply positioned over the door? I wonder if anyone has any thoughts?


I concur with what Cag posted. Here is an admittedly poor photo of the graphic to which he referred, but hopefully it helps:
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On a related note, speaking of shelter/boat deck lockers, there are a few you should NOT install! You may or may not have seen the post concerning this, but we've determined that there were no small lockers/boxes located just ahead of the two forward UP mounts. These are not in official plans nor are they present in any decent photos we've seen from 1940/41. I'm not sure how they ever appeared on old drawings to begin with. Presumably someone might have thought they were extra lockers for the UPs, but in reality, the extra lockers were one deck below in the side batteries.
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Speaking of Pontos (an EXCELLENT detail set I might add!!!), as you may or may not already know, we've uncovered some previously overlooked details in recent months. So, these are things that are not addressed in their set. If you are already familiar with these, please disregard:

1. The centre/rear segment of the Admiral's Bridge was railed (the rest had a metal bulwark around it).
2. You can remove many panel lines on the forward outer edges of the shelter/boat deck. The panels represent corticene...but the outer areas of the deck were no longer corticene covered by 1941. They were likely semtex (and if the 1939 film is any indication, the colour was not dark grey). The image above shows the areas in question.

Speaking of the Trumpeter 1/200 kit and the Pontos set, there is a truly EXCELLENT build underway on YouTube. I highly recommend this to everyone: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWLcXWGXVcO3LZEJiwETkJ9eY_GZJBfI2 . Between this build and the excellent programming released by Drachinifel in recent weeks, there is some excellent Hood content out there on Youtube now!

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Hi Frank. Thanks for the confirmation about the 4" lockers and the Fwd UP lockers. The You Tube build you refer to is actually mine and I'm grateful to the help I've had in getting the model to the stage it is from this site (and this thread in particular) and the work of the Association.

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Updated blog with some pics of the launch of HMS Hood: https://ontheslipway.com/

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A few question regarding Hood’s boat storage, circa 1924:

1. For open topped boats that are stowed in nested stacks, such as the 32 foot cutter, 30 foot gig and 27 foot whaler, is each boat separately covered by its own tarp, only the top boat is covered, or is the entire stack covered by a single tarp?

2. For open topped boats with rudders mounted on pintles, are the rudders unshipped when the boat is stowed and covered? Or are the rudders left in place?

3. Are the sea boats hanging under davits for quick deployment also covered by canvas while the ship is at sea? How about their rudder? Are they stowed in a manner that allow them to be instantly swung out under the davit and dropped in water for use? Or are they also covered and secured like the boats in the middle of the boat deck? If for example they are needed to retrieve man overboard, it seems problematic if they must first be uncovered and shipped with their rudder.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:55 pm 
Chuck,

The practice as observed in photographs and in use as late as the 1960's/80's appears to have been, or was, as follows:

1. Boom boats intended to be nested would generally have all shared one cover, however, as I believe that I uttered elsewhere on this site, individual boats may well have had their own covers for use should it have been necessary to re-locate them.

2. If it was possible to un-ship the rudder in a relatively small boat like a cutter or a whaler, then it was considered seaman-like to
un-ship the rudder. The rudders of larger open boats would probably have remained shipped but centred in the "midships" position with the tiller un-shipped if not "fixed."

3. You raise a good point! Seaboats; which were intended to save life and were only then referred to a "lifeboats," were never covered at sea (other model-makers of British and Commonwealth navies, please NOTE)! The rudders of these boats were always shipped with their tillers attached to them. The practice was that the tiller was lightly "stopped" in the boat towards the side of the parent ship, thus when the boat was dropped and with way on the ship, the boat was momentarily sheered away from the ship by being towed by the boat rope thus allowing the coxswain a brief moment to ensure his personal safety by dodging the falls and crew life-lines that were hanging down. Thereafter, the coxswain broke the stopping with a sharp tug and took over steering the boat. If there was some way on the ship and there might be if there was some way to go to the point of rescue, you could get something similar to what the American whalers called a "Nantucket Sleigh-ride:" it was quite exhilarating!


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Thank you.

Another question, Some drawings show anchor chain chaff plates were painted hull color. That seems somewhat odd since one might think it would be painted the same darker gray used in other horizontal surfaces that are frequently trod upon. Photographic evidence seems ambiguous.

What is the consensus?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:33 pm 
Chuck,

I am not a HOOD "fan," however, what were the ship's "scotchmen" (the correct term for a cable chaffing plate, by the way): it has nothing to do with the Scots, made of: metal or wood? If of metal they would have been painted either black or dark grey (the shade might differ from that of the hull or elsewhere. This could have changed with each Commission, depending on the whim of the commanding officer or Commander (Executive Officer in American parlance); who was the second in command and largely responsible to the captain, for the ship's appearance.

The ship was well photographed, I would go with those but Frank Allen might have more accurate information on the HOOD website.


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