All right, here comes an update - after quite some hiatus, as Si says at his Warspite build. Here quite the same. At the same time, please apologise for not commenting on all your great builds and build logs - I have to catch up some time soon.
With my HMS Hood, somehow over the last couple of weeks, I failed to get "in the zone" (another quote from Si), and that might be at least partly due to all the small stuff I'm working on. However, I have the feeling that, would I allow myself now to start with i.e. the big guns, I would neglect the myriad of small stuff I still have to do.
The 44" searchlights from NorthStar were not helpful - excellent pieces they are, but pretty fiddly to build.
So here's some progress.
Removed the kits parts of the anchor windlasses:
and new ones in place.
I tried to glue some oars on top of those Carley floats, but there are now fitting ones. I cut some to fit, but I don't like the look of it, simply odd. I removed that again, no oars on the floats....
More small stuff underway....
And 44" searchlights. At build no. four I came up with a way to properly joining those "crossbars" in fron of the lens. Fixing one part in a PE bending tool, then adding the second part.
Searchlight impressions. I think I'm getting better with the later ones.
Well, still time to improve - somehow I was certain I would have to do four - when I finished No four, I put them back into the box, only to see that I need six. Oh well....
So, finally, four searchlights in place (two more to come).
Finally, I put some bridge equipment in place - pure fantasy and for effect of looking busy. IŽd feel those parts could make some sense as I installed them, but honestly, I did not make any reality checks, I just think it looks nice and busy. I hope you let me get away with that...
So that's it for today!
Thank you once more for your patience, thank you for following and all comments, which I really appreciate. They help staying on the topic!