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HMS Hood 1941 - Trumpeter 1/350 + Lion Roar
RussellE
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Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 04:00 PM GMT+7

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Thanks Russ!!

Very small steps indeed, but anything is better than nothing. I hope I get that PE fret in place as desired...

Cheers,
Jan



You can do it Jan! A bit of annealing to soften it up, then get the folds just so, then hit it with CA and accelerator before it moves.
JJ1973
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Posted: Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 04:59 PM GMT+7
Okay, here we go -
I managed to squeeze some bench time in before office a few times, and actually last weekend was not to bad - a break during my moving places, and luckily I decided to move my shipyard late, so as to have a little distraction whenever time allows.

So a lot of small stuff, North Star RN bridge equipment and searchlights (10 and 20 inches), and even the smallest parts need construction and PE...

Here some impressions:

Basic parts for a 20" searchlight



building:















Next to the kit's part:





Nice improvement I would say.

The 10" one:



And just a few random pics of other small stuff, before and after painting. My improvised closed railing as well.













The HACS Mk III (Shapeways):





Altogether



Work on the closed railing - filling - sanding and repeat. Not perfect, but I'll leave it at that before I risk havoc...









Sanded down bullseyes replaced



And several small stuff shipped. Pictures at random pre/after touch ups. And a lot more touch ups required...

















And finally - another level added to the forward superstructure. Next will be more touch ups, and possibly a little filling and sanding.











So much for now, I should post some final pictures before I start moving my shipyard, but I don't expect much progress. We will see...

Thanks for looking in,

Cheers,
Jan
RussellE
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017 - 01:25 AM GMT+7
Wow Jan!

What an update! Your nano engineering skills on those searchlights are exceptional! It's those little details that make a ship pop and draw the viewer's eye in! Great work mate!

good to see also that the dockyard is still up and running till your move is complete! Very substantial progress there and will reap much rewards as the bridge tower builds up!
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Posted: Monday, September 11, 2017 - 09:00 PM GMT+7
Everything Russ said, especially good to see the dockyard back in full swing.

cheers
Michael
JJ1973
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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 05:02 PM GMT+7
Russ and Michael,

thank you very much for still sticking around, following and for your kind comments!!

Well, I wish the yard would be in full swing, however, it's not - it is just a temporary uprise in activity before the whole yard will move.

And here's the final update from the current location, I squeezed in some bench time between packing boxes and preparing my move, that will take place over the next four weeks.
God thing is that there is not so much stuff to move around this time, still plenty though...bad thing is I have to do it all by myself and my car, on the weekends. So one trip per weekend, that's why it takes four weeks...so glad when I'm done with that...

But something more positive - a little progress...

That's how I left her last week



I figured that some small parts are missing, that don't show on any instructions - in particular rails around the ladders.
Two lengths of Lion Roar railing (which is extremely fragile) bent around one 'tooth' of my bending tool that fortunately has exactly the right size.

















And on to the next level of the bridge.



However, that looks wrong, there should be railing facing forward and some ladders to the upper area. Well, I do know it's not correct as I did it, some gizmology, but I think it's better than before.













Started on the outer breakwaters, more supports needed, only the middle one installed so far.



On the lower bridge only some defectors and the carley floats missing (and some railing). Slowly getting there.

Here's where things are at the point where I stop building but start moving my HMS Hood and the whole shipyard. So next update from a new shipyard (or the old one in a different place), probably not before late October / early November.













So much for now, and I hope you'll still be following in a few weeks!!

Cheers,
Jan
RussellE
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Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 11:59 PM GMT+7
good to see you still chipping away at her Jan.

And a nice touch too with the railings around the ladder openings. I think the only time I've seen an aftermarket company mention them has been with Eduard, although i could be wrong?

Good luck with the moving, hope nothing gets lost or broken along the way and we all will be waiting for the next update from the new, old, "Jansen Shipyard"
JJ1973
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Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017 - 03:56 PM GMT+7
Hi Russ

and thanks a lot!!

- I do have the Eduard set for the Hood (as the older Lion Roar - but the Ed set is quite ancient, too, for that matter - so they may have introduced the rails around the ladders later on)

Work on dismantling the shipyard will commence soon, and the good Hood herself will move either this Friday or next week...I really hope she'll get there unscratched. She will have the passenger's seat all for herself, gently buckled up - the same way as I moved HMS Repulse from Brussels to here over three years ago...

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 06:25 AM GMT+7
Jan,

I know I have been absent for quite a while but I have been following along as I could. Amazing work. My desire is to one day reach the level of detail and care that you have achieved with this build. Simply amazing

Good luck with the move and as Russell said, I do hope everything makes the transition in one piece.

Dave
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Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 07:02 AM GMT+7
Great work going on here.
ChurchSTSV
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Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017 - 05:43 AM GMT+7
Awesome stuff, man. Can't wait to see it all finished. Good luck on the move!!!!
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Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 03:21 PM GMT+7
Hi Jan,
This is a first for me since I have only just [past year] started ship building. I have searched many sites and can only congratulate you on the patience and standard of your build of the Trumpi 1/350 Hood.
I too have bought this kit and having followed you from the beginning [thus discovering problems with the kit], I have bought after market products to enhance the model.Gold Medal Models; WEM; Pontos,North Star and Shapeways to name a few.
I noted you have Shapeways ships boats set, and having scrolled through their website I cannot find boats relating to HMS Hood. I sent an enquiry to Shapeways customer service and they could not help me. My question is: what boat set did you buy and what was the reference number?
I hope you can assist, and keep up the excellent modelling.
Kind regards
Brian Kilonback Auckland New Zealand address@email.com
JJ1973
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Posted: Monday, September 25, 2017 - 04:34 PM GMT+7
Hi Dave, Ken and Charlie,

thanks a lot for your kind comments, Charlie, welcome onboard and thanks for joining in!!

A little good news - sorry, no progress - but a least HMS Hood arrived home safely, she's resting on a shelf in my office (next to HMS Repulse, HMS Prince of Wales, HMS Belfast and others) for the time being, what was (and will become again in a few weeks) my model shipyard is entirely blocked with boxes and stuff from moving...





So I need to ask you some more patience before work will re-commence.

Brian -

welcome on board, thank you very much for your kind remarks and thanks for following my build!!

As for your question, there are a couple of sets on Shapeways for different RN Boats, quite amazing that they could not point you in the right direction. Maybe it is because they are not labelled 'Hood' and all they do at the customers service is check their search engines. Well, I'd imagine not so many warship enthusiasts or shipwrights there...

So here are four different sets, you get them with or without mounts:

https://www.shapeways.com/product/759LRL8QR/1-350-ww2-rn-boat-set-1-with-mounts

https://www.shapeways.com/product/AG93QYAS3/1-350-ww2-rn-boat-set-2-without-mounts

https://www.shapeways.com/product/V8PUJWYJL/1-350-ww2-rn-boat-set-3-without-mounts

https://www.shapeways.com/product/GSJ4LL96U/1-350-ww2-rn-boat-set-4-without-mounts

For my 1941 version I picked set 1 without mounts and sets 3 one each with and without mounts; that, to the best I could get from my references, gave me the needed boats in sufficient quantity. For an earlier version you will need to look into the other sets for the steam barges etc., which, as far as I could find out, were removed some time before the battle of Denmark Strait. I might stand corrected on this one, if anybody has better information. If so - please do!!

I hope that helps!
- and, best of luck and fun and enjoy your HMS Hood project, sounds like a great project with all the stuff you got!!

Cheers for now,
Jan