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 Post subject: Jamie's HMS Hood 1/350
PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:39 am 
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Disclaimer - it's not quite finished - I still have to add the nightlife bouys, paravanes, flag staffs and a handful of other tiddly bits like that, plus a paint touch-up here and there. It'll be complete by the weekend though.

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The crane was bothering me which I sorted out last night
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Rather embarrassingly, it was pointed out to me that I had 2 of her screws on the wrong side. That's not normally the sort of error I would make but I fixed that this morning before ironing a shirt to go to work
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It's miles from perfect, I know that. It's the first ship model I've come close to finishing in close to 20 years though despite dabbling in many WIPs in between, so I'm going to cut myself some slack on it.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:04 am 
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Very, very nice, and just in time for Perth!!

(See you there!)

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:43 am 
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Thanks Jabb :)

We will indeed see you there. :thumbs_up_1:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:41 am 
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Love it. :big_grin:

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Impressive!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:36 pm 
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Truly nice build.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:31 am 
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well done, nice Model


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:22 am 
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I'm calling this one done now.

It's the now aging Trumpeter 1/350 kit #05302. The kit does need a bit of work but it's the only game in town for Britain's favourite warship and is therefore worth the effort. The turrets were replaced with Flyhawk HMS Hood Super Upgrade Set FH350099 which also came with range finders, UP launchers, blast bags and search light platforms. I started off detailing it with Flyhawk 350098 which whilst nice where it's nice, is also lacking in many ways in terms of the parts themselves. The instructions were poor by current standards. Happily White Ensign Models found a new owner before I got too far in so set PE3514 for HMS Hood was also used instead of Flyhawk in most areas, although the Flyhawk Pom Poms were nicer with turned barrels etc. The Vickers quad 0.5in guns on Hood were represented with 2-dimensional photo etching by both White Ensign and Flyhawk, and the plastic kit parts are vaguely shaped blobs. Happily, I met Park Yong-Joo who owns Tetra Modelworks at Telford last year and was so impressed with his little Vickers gun sets SA-35010 complete with turned barrels for the full 3-dimensional look that I left with some in my pocket as trade samples which are now fitted to Hood (I had to check the quality :smile:). The wooden deck is Pontos Model 35020WD1 which as usual comes with anchor chain and dry transfer draft markings. The rigging is all made from Infini Model Super Fine Black Lycra Rigging (40 denier - or 0.068mm diameter) with the exception of the main crane which I ruined the PE cables for and used the 110denier version of the Infini Line to re-rig instead. All paints are (I'd hope obviously!) Sovereign Hobbies Colourcoats enamels. The primary shades used are RN02 - 507B, RN19 - WW2 RN Anti-fouling red although this was heavily distressed for a weathered look rather than a builder's model, RN24 - Corticene, RN01 - 507A, C02 - Matt Black, C03 - Matt White.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:59 pm 
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A beautiful piece of workmanship. :thumbs_up_1:


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Beautiful work. The rigging is awesome. You should be proud.

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A truly outstanding piece of modeling. A show stopper to be sure.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:28 pm 
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Very nicely done. Great rigging and awesome workmanship. A beauty!

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I concur with the others... beautiful work. How did you solve the problem with the wires on the crane?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:13 am 
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Thank you all for your kind words :)


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I concur with the others... beautiful work. How did you solve the problem with the wires on the crane?


To get around the crane problem I cut the PE cables away using a pair of nippers but leaving the pulleys in place. I then re-rigged it using Infini Model 110d rigging line. Due to the lack of stiffness in the boom it proved important to be careful to take the sag out of the rigging line without going on to stretch it, because the next stretched line would sag the one fitted before it. It wasn't difficult actually, but it needed a bit of care and patience. The evidence of the PE cables is still there, but I think it looks better than before so I'll put it down to experience and try not to screw that up next time!

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I've since coloured the crane rigging dark grey. The white was too stark. I could have used black, but that would have meant raiding more stock and I already had a white roll opened :)

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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 12:16 pm 
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Really nice build!!!!

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