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HMS Hood 1941 - Trumpeter 1/350 + Lion Roar
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Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 11:44 PM UTC
Hi Si!

That you very much for your kind comment and great to see that you're still with me after this long silence...

One thing I forgot to mention in my update, the carley floats - I decided to go mainly with the kit's parts, without replacing the net by etch. The parts don't actually look all the bad, and the idea is to paint the 'nets' dirty brown with a hairy stick and add oars, so that will be well concealed.

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 11:14 PM UTC
Nice to see you back with an update Jan.

Funnel rigging looks very good, good to see them both funnels in place.

The level of detail you are achieving is excellent, really adds depth to old girl.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:59 PM UTC
Hi all!!

I'm still alive I can't believe my last entry here dates March 4, so seven weeks ago... I remarked then that I would be rather busy over the next weeks, and I was (sadly not with modeling), but that it would be seven weeks...

But here we go, and I even had a rather productive weekend.

I continued work on the funnels and their bases:









Cable reels I had done earlier





The funnel in place



This compact part of superstructure allows to do the rigging before bringing it on board the ship, that's making it a lot easier. I am using Si's copper wire method that I have come to like.











That was not possible for the forward funnel, but it worked here, as well. Forward funnel installed and rigging in progress.





And finally, aft funnel installed, too. So that's where I stand, the glacier started to move again...









Now I will have a look around at all your fine work and try to catch up with what's going on on MSW - please forgive me if I'm slow in commenting or miss out on some threads...but I should be back more frequently now...

Thank you and cheers,

Jan
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Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2018 - 02:10 AM UTC
Great to see you get a bit of bench time in Jan!

All these tiny details even now hint at an eye catching model!

Looking forward to seeing your next update mate, even though it will be some time off!

We'll be here and waiting!
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Posted: Sunday, March 04, 2018 - 12:47 AM UTC
Hi Jan,

I know what you mean about busy, next few weeks will cut down my rate of posting.

Great work, the funnels look good, and the etch work is very tidy indeed. Great job mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, March 03, 2018 - 11:50 PM UTC
Mark and Russ,

thank you very much for your kind comments!!

And here is another update, not as much as I was hoping for, but I'm getting back into the build.

Sprayed the funnels, and test fitted:







A whole bunch of cable reels and some carley floats ready for spraying. I decided to omit the brass 'netting', but later to put some short oar into them, so there will not much to be seen of the nets.





Work on the superstructure that's underneath the aft funnel. PE ladders and doors installed, and North Star winches. Starts to look business...







Finally some color on. Not ready jet, but getting in the right direction...





So much for now, and sadly, the next break is coming up, I will be rather busy with real life things over the coming weeks...I will see what I can squeeze in, but I can't promise much.

As always, thanks for looking in, comments and particularly your patience with this slow glacier...

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 07:56 AM UTC
Jan,

Nice work on those funnels, those spider legs PE can be a real challenge to fit correctly.

Mark
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Posted: Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 03:09 AM UTC
Great to see Hood receiving some bench time Jan!

Those Trumpy issues are a challenge, but you're handling them very nicely!

Hope you were able to get a bit more done over the weekend!
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 11:42 PM UTC
Still alive!!

Thank you all for you kind comments and encouragement

Well, I was hoping to get some time last week - didn't happen. This week actually was planned as a weekend away, but I made it home and found some time - should find some more tomorrow.

Here are a few pictures.

Original:



after cleaning for PE



same for quite a few more...

Some structures (after funnel area) assembled





The pipes opened a little bit, I hope to get the right impression with some color



and finally - refilled the oil for the compressor and got the windy stick back to work...



Masking and grey will follow tomorrow, as will - I hope - some more progress.

Thank you all,

cheers,

Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 01:42 AM UTC
Hi Jan,

I agree with Michael about the commonness of the problem with vent pipes on styrene kits. I don't find fixing these simple but time consuming problems to be the most engaging part of model building, but I guess it is all part of the game! Anyway, your solution works quite well, and once painted up an in place alongside all the other details no one will be the wiser!
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Posted: Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 05:47 PM UTC
great solution on the pipes Jan

Keep plugging away mate, all these little steps will eventually get you to the finish line!
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Posted: Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 06:30 AM UTC
Good start to 2018 Jan!
I think your pipe problem is very common in styrene kits. I am surprise given the growing complexity of the aftermarket kits that those manufacturers havent looked at resin or brass replacements given they are such a prominent feature.
Your fix looks good and will no doubt be fine under some paint.

Cheers
Michael
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Posted: Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 12:11 AM UTC
Good to see some progress Jan,

Nice fix on the funnels, they will look just fine once you have some paint on.

Good luck with the vent grills.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 12:02 AM UTC
Thank you very much, Russ and Si!!

A quick update - I spent quite some time thinking about the piping with no smart result. In the end I did a pretty pragmatic approach, not really smart, rather fixing it somehow. Even if the gaps are clearly visible, even standing out, they are small and there is not much material needed. So I came up with the idea of cutting gun barrels from older kits that were replaced by turned brass barrels in small slices and try to fit them in. Good thing that I almost never throw modeling stuff away...

So it's mainly 6" and 5,25" barrels in small, uneven slices, glued in place with gator glue and some surfacer. After some careful sanding and touch ups it should look ok...





Then I started working on the superstructure underneath the aft funnel. Lots of sanding, fit is mediocre at best. Doors, ladders etc. sanded away for PE replacement, and some surfacer on.







Thanks for looking, I should be able to find some bench time and have an update next week!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 05:29 PM UTC
Happy New Year Jan!

Great to see some progress here too!

Those pipes! What can I say? Trumpeter! Arrgh!

I reckon your best chance is to cut them off below the bracket and cut some extruded stock to the correct length with the angle sanded on the bottom and just glue them in...

Keep chasing that glacier mate.
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 02:39 AM UTC
Great to see some progress Jan,

It is disappointing when you get poor components like that, especially when they are prominent spot like.

Sure you will come up with something,

Keep up the good work mate,

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 12:30 AM UTC
Dear all,

I wish you all a happy new year and all the best for 2018!!

And thank you all for following along in the new year, too!

Real life does not allow all that much modeling time, but I have a small update to show, the funnels are almost done - some touch ups, and one correction I have to come up with a good idea yet to be done. And painting.

Here are some pics:

The pipes need some extensive cleaning, this all reminds me of issues Russ had with the Prinz Eugen kit...



Pipes installed, second funnel build and all PE added. You can clearly see the main issue I have - the pipes are too short. I have to come up with some smart solution here...











And both test fitted:





So that's it for now, and I won't have much time during the next week, so I hope to have the next update ready in two weeks. My glacier has a slow start...

Thanks for looking,
Cheers,

Jan
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Posted: Monday, December 25, 2017 - 03:19 PM UTC
Glacier race? You're on, mate!

Hope you had a great Christmas!
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Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 11:46 PM UTC
Dear all,

thank you so much for all your kind comments!! Thats really great

I am so happy for myself that I got the work at least recommenced still in the old year! Next year should see my shipyard back in full swing again - well, you all know that I'll never be the fastest one (glacier race, Russ?!? )

A Merry Christmas and a happy New Year once more to you all in this dear and kind MSW community!

Jan
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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 09:37 PM UTC
Hi Jan,

Looking great, looking forward to more in 2018! Happy Holidays!

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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 02:29 PM UTC
I know the satisfaction of achieving little projects! And they all help towards the build so nice work on the funnel.

Merry Xmas Jan and hope 2018 sees Hood move out the dry dock on to the shelf.

cheers

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 01:57 PM UTC
Very nice work on the funnels Jan. And can I say, it's great to see you back at the bench mate.

Those extra details provided by Eduard really are worth the extra effort and time. Gosh they even included eyelets! Little details that really make a first class kit!

Merry Christmas mate and a happy new year!
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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 06:46 AM UTC
Jan,

Excellent work on that funnel. I always have a hard time with the PE to make the grill at the top. I must say you nailed it perfectly.
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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 04:31 AM UTC
Hi Jan,

The funnel bands and grills, though seemingly small improvements, are the sorts of details that really give depth and resonance to a ship model. So what if it takes a while? Your funnels are looking great!
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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 02:12 AM UTC
Hi Jan,

Good to see some progress mate. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too.

Cheers.

Si