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HMS Hood 1941 - Trumpeter 1/350 + Lion Roar
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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 01:46 PM GMT+7
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 - 11:31 AM GMT+7
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 - 09:12 AM GMT+7
Hi Jan,

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

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 06:01 AM GMT+7
Dear all,

today I have something very rare and strange to show. I believe you could call it an update...

Well, not a substantial one I admit, but I wanted to get things started in 2017, and so I decided to spend at least some time at the shipyard. No chance to really get into things, to continue where I stopped will take some more time. So I started with a new subassembly, the funnels.



parts are rather clunky and especially the grid is very solid and needs some robust work. Fit is ok, but the parts simply are not clean and smooth.



So it is helpful that the funnel gets a clean shave and all parts are replaced, mainly from Eduard etch.



The grid is rather fragile, but in two parts at least you can get the 3-D bend right.





The eyes on the bands lifted and the grid prepared







And finally some test-fitting in place







That's already all...but at least one final update for 2017!

With that I wish you all Merry Christmas, happy holidays and a a happy New Year!

And once again, thanks for bearing with me and my glacier pace...2018 should see better progress!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, December 10, 2017 - 10:42 PM GMT+7
Looking forward to seeing the dockyard back up and running soon mate
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Posted: Saturday, December 09, 2017 - 08:44 AM GMT+7
Wow, just about another month past since my last entry here...

Still busy with all kinds of things. But I got everything squared away and I hope I get one small update up next weekend, at least one before Christmas and New Years standdown (aka leave)

Jep, essential supplies always handy to my right...the shelfs are stronger than they look!
One more crucial investment - after I had unboxed all my stuff and moved in, I found out that I have no suitable chair for my shipyard...not quite hard to realize, but with too much going on I kinda missed that...

So thank you all for still bearing with me and for your comments on my new workplace! I hope it will be busy soon!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 02:43 PM GMT+7
Hi Jan,

I too appreciate your man cave/shipyard setup - handy, and so much tidier than my own! I look forward to more Hood progress too...

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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 01:09 PM GMT+7
Beautiful work all around Jan! Love the display...awesome!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 06:53 AM GMT+7
Ahoy Jan

Very tidy and concise workspace.

The sink is very handy indeed for cleanup etc.

Looking forward to the next update.


Cheers


Sean
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 09:34 AM GMT+7
Very nice man cave and shipyard Jan,

I understand about lack of progress. After Telford I am will be good to get the shipyard up and running again.

Also looking forward to seeing some progress on the Hood.

Cheers mate,

Si
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 10:24 PM GMT+7
Good to see the shipyard back on line Jan!

And like Micheal says, it's good to see you've got the essential supplies close at hand!
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 08:18 PM GMT+7
Very tidy set-up Jan. Good to see the critical supplies to the right of you. I hope those shelves are robust

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 05:40 PM GMT+7
Hi all,

thanks for still bearing with me...all is progressing but slower than planned.

However, a small sign of life - the shipyard is slowly coming back online. But work has not commenced again yet, and I have some more real-life busy weeks ahead of me...

Here's my men cave - somehow it feels as if my improvised places were bigger than that one. Well, it's moving back home after five years, and during those years my idea of modeling has changed significantly - and with it my demands for the shipyard. Will see that I get everything squeezed in there and find a working routine...





Cheers for now,
Jan
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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 07:12 AM GMT+7
Hi Jan,

Great work on the Hood, she is coming on so well.

Love your fleet too, some impressive work there mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 08:56 PM GMT+7
Thanks for sharing the fleet Jan

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 03:58 PM GMT+7
Thanks Russ

and Tim,


Quoted Text

Hi Jan,

There's room for both the AMS ("Advanced Modeler's Syndrome") builds that have everything but also seem to take forever and the quick and dirty fun builds too. I'm sure you agree - as long as we're having fun, it's just right!

Nice collection, Jan!



I agree 100%!!

All of the model shipyard has been successfully moved but is still in multiple boxes. This moving isn't actually fun, but I am forced to re-organizne everything and thats certainly a chance. The yard was getting more and more chaotic, with a myriad of things eating up space that I'm never going to use again. And the compressor received a long overdue und well earned cleaning and fresh oil...

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017 - 03:58 PM GMT+7
Hi Jan,

There's room for both the AMS ("Advanced Modeler's Syndrome") builds that have everything but also seem to take forever and the quick and dirty fun builds too. I'm sure you agree - as long as we're having fun, it's just right!

Nice collection, Jan!
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Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017 - 10:30 PM GMT+7
off topic, maybe, but soooo good!
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Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017 - 08:30 PM GMT+7

Quoted Text

Indeed the fleet does look stunning. You need to stand back and give us the wide angle view of the whole.

cheers
Michael



All right then - off topic:













Upper shelf is the later builds, all of them I have shown here, at least briefly: HMS Repulse, HMS Prince of Wales (no build log but pics), the current build HMS Hood, the two subs IXC and VII C, HMS Belfast, and the Graf Spee (no Build log on MSW).
Lower shelf is a fleet of Heller 1/400, all OOB, most painted with a hairy stick and marking my re-entry in the hobby of ship modeling several years ago. They were quick and dirty fun builds. Comparison between the Heller Hood and my current build is quite remarkable, as is the comparison of the two PoW`s and Graf Spee`s...

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 09:37 AM GMT+7
Hi Jan,
Thanks for the 'heads up' on the Hood ships boats. Have ordered three sets, and since I am modelling the 1941 version did not go for the steam types.
Your shipyard looks amazing hope I can achieve similar results over a period of time.
Cheers Brian
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Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 09:30 AM GMT+7

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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

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Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 06:29 PM GMT+7
Indeed the fleet does look stunning. You need to stand back and give us the wide angle view of the whole.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 04:15 AM GMT+7
Thanks man!! Glad to be aboard!! The fleet looks stunning!
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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
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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