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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:29 am 
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Hello everybody

Does anybody can help with HMS hood hull? I have in my shipyard model from polish publisher Haliński in scale 1:200 and I'm looking for hull plating (shell expansion) to make an imitation of hull plating (underwater part of hull).

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:59 am 
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Hi, me too! :thumbs_up_1:

I would also appreciate greatly information of the condensator water inlets, and other bigger openings below the waterline, how they look at outside. I think, those seacocks are only cone-shaped holes in outside bottom?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:01 pm 
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chuck wrote:
Why leave a gaping hole in the middle of a platform?

We don’t know, but we see evidence not only in the official plans but in at least one photo...so sensible or not, it was there. It’s not the only odd feature on Hood.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:06 pm 
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chazi wrote:
Hello everybody

Does anybody can help with HMS hood hull? I have in my shipyard model from polish publisher Haliński in scale 1:200 and I'm looking for hull plating (shell expansion) to make an imitation of hull plating (underwater part of hull).

thank you for help
best regards
chris


Hi Chris,

Just curious, but did you ever get my email response from last week? You had contacted our association directly, and they asked me to answer you, which I did. I have had no reply from you, so I am checking to see if you every got my email. Please let me know.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:03 am 
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Hello Frank

I recived email from You even 3 :))). Thank You very much for fast answer an sa high detailed.
I hope for help for my bulding model.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:45 pm 
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chazi wrote:
Hello Frank

I recived email from You even 3 :))). Thank You very much for fast answer an sa high detailed.
I hope for help for my bulding model.
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Chris


You got all three? I am sorry for sending so many...but my email program was giving me a lot of trouble. My final email had the most updated information (the one with the links).

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:04 pm 
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Hi Frank

It's not a problem. Thank you very much for huge help :))
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What is the typical interior deck color on the Hood?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:46 pm 
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chuck wrote:
What is the typical interior deck color on the Hood?


I asked several Hood veterans this very question many years ago. The basic gist of their replies was that they didn't precisely remember. In fact, I can only recall one chap, Ken "Nobby Clark (we REALLY miss him), being able to provide any detail. He told me that the engineering spaces had grates in some areas and checquered plate in others. No mention of colour (he did tease me be saying "this is what colour the inside was" though...he had part of a rivet that was sheared as a result of a near bomb miss...it was white, albeit yellowed with age). I can completely understand the ambiguity as it was 60 years on. Heck, I can't precisely remember the floor or wall colours of the HQ SAC BB complex and that was my first major military assignment...and that was only 30ish years ago (Awful Offutt...yuck).

As for photos, we do have a handful showing Hood interiors over the years (a few of which are posted below). They don't seem to show great detail with regard to the deck though. The main problem is that we're dealing with old B&W photography (so its the whole pan/ortho thing all over again). The deck looks darker (edited this...I accidentally said "lighter" orginally...no idea why!) than the bulkheads, but of course it would as those were white. Is the colour mid-grey, dark grey, corticene? Hard to say. I know Nobby was right about the checquered plates in the Engine Room (Wright and Logan photos show this). The only other "interior" area for which we the exact ype of flooring, is the rearmost reaches of the focsle deck (near the large rectangular openings in Hood's rear screen...near the Admiral's quarters). Those were planked with teak (see photo below). Other than this, the only info I recall about decking is that tiles were used near the Captain's quarters- I seem to remember seeing tiles through the rusticles in the wreckage near the bell. I really need to get a hold of the raw footage to be sure though.

Of course, all of this aside, I wonder if its safe to assume that the decks would be similar to those on surviving contemporary British-built warships? If so, then perhaps "Belfast" and "Haida" might help: During my visits, I saw dark grey non-slip in some areas, a brown linoleum in other areas (Belfast's Compass Platform for instance), chequered plate, and even alternating white/brownish-red tiles. Of course, one must bear in mind that these were newer vessels and saw service after the war...so its possible things had changed (though perhaps not THAT much). Of course, this brings up another point- Hood's deck coverings may or may not have changed over the years between her commissioning and her loss. For example, we know they applied semtex (not the "kaboom" type, but the textured decking) on the boat deck in the 30s...perhaps there were changes inside as well. Hard to say.

Hopefully Maurice Northcott will see this. He may know if deck covering are mentioned in Hood's cover or her ship's books (I don't recall...and I don't think we've fully transcribed those docs yet...they're a bit of a nightmare).

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Just to point out to the Forum - that my review of the 1/350 Flyhawk Super-detail set
went live on the HMS Hood Association website at the start of this month and is visible here
http://www.hmshood.com/hoodtoday/models ... ode=350098

Note I also sent high quality scans of the Flyhawk Instruction sheet - so hopefully this can be badded at a later date
( or perhaps was omitted due to website space limitations ) - it would detail the problems of the lack of detail on how
to exactly assemble some bts of photo-etch ( as others have commented ) and also the very good print quality
of the Flyhawk instructions themselves

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