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HMS Hood 1941 - Trumpeter 1/350 + Lion Roar
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 10:25 AM UTC
Nice progress Jan,

Getting close to commissioning.

One thing I recall from my seagoing days, when you paint canvas it weathers very quickly, a suggestion, a dry light dry-brush with a lighter grey, and a wash with a slightly darker grey. It would show how paint weathers differently on different materials.

Mind I do agree with Tim, does look cool.

Cheers

Si


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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 06:53 AM UTC


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...Not my favorite look - I would have liked the blast bags in some dirty white canvas color, but references show that in May '41 they were indeed all grey... Makes painting simple, though...
Jan



Jan, If you want to vary things a bit you could brush paint the blast bags a slightly lightened version of the turret color to suggest the look of the same paint on a different base material ...but for what it's worth, I think your turrets look perfect as they are!
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 04:18 AM UTC
She is looking great Jan - all your efforts pay off now! Grüße aus dem Süden.

Thomas
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 03:13 AM UTC
Karl, Si and Russ,

thank you very much for your kind comments!!

Moving slowly ahead - main railings are on.
I decided against the stanchions that would hold the canvas on official functions and the like - Hood was in shipyards hands not too long before the Bismarck chase, so I would think those to have been cut and removed, they are more a peacetime feature. And I can't find them on the photographs from April/May 1941...
However, I installed the three davids. Not sure that is correct, either, but they are nice and give a busy look, and they could have still been there...









Cheers,

Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 10:52 AM UTC
Great to see the Hood getting some attention mate

Even though real life can be a pain from time to time

Those props look amazing and the big guns look the business!
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Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 08:39 AM UTC
Great work Jan,

Loving your method of getting the cables through the Hawse, very seamanlike.

looks really good with the after turrets in place.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 08:15 AM UTC
Spectacular work, love the shiny propellers.
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Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 06:08 AM UTC
Gentlemen,

that you once again for sticking with me here and your kind comments!

And yes - here's another update!!

First I installed the anchors, they are replacement parts from North Star.
Some copper wire to help get the chains through the hawsepipes and installed:







And anchors in place.









Next the ships propellors.







...and the aft big guns




















And that's where I am at - still more to do than it looks...

Thanks for looking in and cheers,

Jan
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Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 01:46 PM UTC
She is looking mighty fine Jan. Lovely work so far.....Cheers mark
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 09:20 PM UTC
Keep chipping away at her Jan!

We're with you all the way!
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Posted: Friday, March 01, 2019 - 07:34 AM UTC

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Gentlemen,

thank you so much for following and your kind comments!!

Once more, real life kept me away from the workbench. I'll try to squeeze in some time this weekend but can't promise. So take this as a sign of life and yes, HMS Hood WILL continue!!
I'll catch the glacier eventually...

Cheers,

Jan



Hope you are lucky and get some bench time this weekend.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 08:40 PM UTC
Gentlemen,

thank you so much for following and your kind comments!!

Once more, real life kept me away from the workbench. I'll try to squeeze in some time this weekend but can't promise. So take this as a sign of life and yes, HMS Hood WILL continue!!
I'll catch the glacier eventually...

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 10:09 AM UTC
Jan,

Those forward turrets look great. I sure with some weathering that grey will look just right.

Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 08:01 AM UTC
Excellent work so far and its awesome to see her with her teeth!
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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 05:45 AM UTC
Wow, looking good Jan!
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 09:38 PM UTC

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Forward turrets look the business in place Jan!.

The etched details really stand out.

Great to see some progress.

Looking forward to the next instalment, however big / small.

Cheers

Si




Jan, what Si Said!
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 04:01 AM UTC
Forward turrets look the business in place Jan!.

The etched details really stand out.

Great to see some progress.

Looking forward to the next instalment, however big / small.

Cheers

Si

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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 02:19 AM UTC
Dear all,

just a little progress over the last weeks - not really all that much work and bench time possible, but I do like the look of it. That's why I could not resist posting quite a lot pictures for a rather small update...

Forward turrets with PE and the UP Launcher:

















And paint on - apart from the red/blue circles on 'A' turret, they are all grey. Not my favorite look - I would have liked the blast bags in some dirty white canvas color, but references show that in May '41 they were indeed all grey... Makes painting simple, though...



















So much for now - hope to get the after turrets done soon...

Cheers,

Jan
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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 05:36 PM UTC
I see what you mean about the turrets guys!

The AM parts are much more realistic
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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 07:04 AM UTC
Hi Jan,

The WEM turrets do look a lot better than the kit parts, the detail looks crisper, there is more of it, and it is more accurate.


Hope you get some bench time soon.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 03:07 AM UTC
Sorry, no update today - as I already anticipated, no bench time during the weekend...

However, I shot some pictures of the resin and the kit's turrets:







Main difference as far as I can tell are the turret tops, way overdone on the kit's parts.

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 07:30 PM UTC
Si, Mark, Russ, Tim and Mark -

thank you very much for your kind comments, that's most appreciated!! Yes, I think I'm really about to catch that glacier. So it's still pretty fast - I don't know yet wether I'll find bench time on the weekend...

As for the turrets, one point are the way over pronounced rivets (or whatever they are) on the kit's turret top. I'll post some pictures withe the AM turret compared to the kit's ones.

Thanks again,

Cheers,

Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 10:24 AM UTC
Jan,

Have to agreed the kit rangefinders are better than the resin one. Nice job matching them up.
Your other works look wonderful also.

Mark
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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 01:33 AM UTC
Jan,

She's really coming together! The Lion Roar turrets look great; the well sculpted blast bags especially catch the eye; maybe it is the softer shapes among all the straight angles? Anyway, I am continuing to enjoy your most impressive build!
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Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 09:58 PM UTC
Ooo, yes! That's definitely a light in the distance Jan! I bet it's the same glacier we've been chasing for a few years now. I reckon you're gonna catch it first mate!

The turrets looks great! Good choice to use the kit range finders.

I'm a bit ignorant on this but everyone seems to replace the kit turrets with AM. Is there a major issue with them?