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HMS Hood 1941 - Trumpeter 1/350 + Lion Roar
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 11:21 PM UTC
That is some very nice work so far Jan.....Cheers mark
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 11:03 PM UTC
Gentlemen,

thank you so much!!!

Well, I've another small break ahead of me, I hope next update should be in two weeks. However, yes - commissioning is not near yet, but I can see it coming up on the horizon!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 01:48 PM UTC
Jan,

Nice work on getting that ladder made and installed. She is really shaping up nicely.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 10:06 AM UTC
great update Jan!

those little details like ladders between decks add interest. Always great to look over models with pen lights and discover these hidden gems!

Keep up the good work mate!
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 06:57 AM UTC
Excellent progress Jan,

The after superstructure has nice busy look about it.

It is always nice when you get the feeling that the end is in site, even if you need binoculars too see it.

Keep up the good work mate.

cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2018 - 06:36 AM UTC
Dear all,

another two weeks gone, but finally I've to show a few more things...

Four ladders added down from the Quraterdeck







A little tricky to get them into correct position on the deck below, but - even if concealed most of the time, I like to know that they are there.



And added some equipment and the last HACS director to the after platform.







So here's some motivation picture for me - that's where I'm at, all prior steps completed. -only that there are a myriad of steps that are not in the kit's instructions, but even on the aftermarket instructions, I could cross out quite a few things. So there should be light at the end of the tunnel...



Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Friday, November 09, 2018 - 12:47 AM UTC
Tim, Michael, Mark, Si and Russ,

thank you so much for your kind comments and encouragement, that is very much appreciated! And again, thank you all for your patience and still sticking around with me on my HMS Hood build!

I hope to have another update in a little more than a week from now - sorry, no bench time this weekend, busy and away...real life stealing modeling time again...

Thank you again and cheers,

Jan
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 09:08 PM UTC
Great update Jan!

All those little details bringing her to "life"
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 02:35 PM UTC
Jan,

That's a lot of ammo lockers. Your Hood is shaping up very nicely. Looking forward to the next post.

Mark
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Posted: Monday, November 05, 2018 - 07:05 AM UTC
Very nice work indeed Jan,

Great to see all that detail going on.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 06:31 PM UTC
Jan, great update. You have clearly been working hard offline esp. with those ammo lockers. Nice solution with the ladders too.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 10:52 AM UTC
Wow, Jan, I've been enjoying watching your Hood progress up to now, but with this last post the extra detail is really coming together! It just goes on and on; thanks for the update.
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 08:07 AM UTC
Hello everybody!

Well, that's been quite a while, I had to search for my own build log....but I can proudly present an update!!

So here we go!

Rope reels installed, carley floats and preparing the ammo lockers...









Ammunition lockers shipped - this is getting the deck quite busy, and for sure I would not have wanted to be there when the first 8" shell from Prinz Eugen hit and at least part of that ammo was going off...











The last four winches installed, again North Star. They are not really fitting in the wooden deck, but I think it is sufficiently concealed..





The ladders from the Admirals Quarters down - using Eduard etch, rather fragile. Platforms first.



Those platforms rather nicely conceal the issues I had early on with the plastic deck that was awkwardly standing in the opening. I mostly fixed that, but with those platforms I think it's not visible any more.

The ladders - the rails don't fit with the platforms, I had to cut and glue some part of a railing in.











Slowly looking like HMS Hood...



As always, thanks for watching and your patience!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 10:28 AM UTC
nice update/progress Jan!

Interesting to note in the overall shots of Hood she has what seems to be quite a clean appearance with little clutter, but upon close inspection she was quite a "busy" design by the standards of her day

Seeing how good she looks almost, I say again almost, makes me think about adding her to my "list"... But then again, I Must. Empty. Stash!
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 08:10 AM UTC
Very tidy etch work there Jan,

The ladders look the part, still appears to be laods of detail to go. Keep up the good work.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Monday, September 17, 2018 - 06:42 AM UTC
Russ,

Thank you very much Mate!!

Already busy and away from home again, I'm just posting a bunch of pictures from the latest progress on my laptop...

In general the pictures should speak for themselves - small stuff like ladders, additional railings, working on Carley Floats and ammo boxes. I decided to omit the offered PE fronts to the boxes, since the molding is actually quite good and the PE parts a slightly too big. Therefor the ejector marks on the back of the boxes requires attention.

So here are the pictures...





































So much for today,

Cheers
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 10:28 AM UTC
Hi Jan!

I second what Tim and Si have said!

Don't beat yourself up over the small things, mate.

Your Hood is looking great and is a huge improvement over the kit parts.

And, like you said, sometimes we feel the need to move the build on, and it's important to get a sense of progress on a build.

Bring on the next update!

ps. Real life is a pain sometimes, but we know you'll comment on our builds when time allows
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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 07:08 AM UTC
Hi Tim and Si,

thank you so much for your comments and encouragement! That's very kind. And yes, it is improvement over the kit's parts, and after two days I start liking even the control top...

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 05:12 AM UTC
Hi Jan,

Control top looks the part in place Jan, the distinctive look of the Mighty Hood is there mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 01:29 AM UTC
Jan,

Don't beat yourself up about any less than perfect details - your Hood's spotting top, starfish, and "face" are HUGE improvements over the kit parts! I continue to enjoy watching your mighty Hood come together.

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Posted: Sunday, September 02, 2018 - 12:19 AM UTC
Russ, Mark and Michael,

thank you so much for your kind comments!! That's highly appreciated!!

I'm feeling bad by now since I still have not commented on all your great builds out there on MSW, but somehow, after struggling for a while, I feel the urge to use my spare time at the work bench. This is the last day of my leave, back to work tomorrow, and that will cut down my bench time significantly. However, I'll make good what I missed out on MSW during the week....

So here is what I managed on my HMS Hood. Mainly working on the spotting top.



Starfish with yardarms and additional railings fitted.





Adding some more depth to the antenna arrays on top of the spotting top: cut and bent pieces of railing to form a half pipe that I added on the back of the antennas.









So here's the spotting top. Some touch ups still to do. I am not so happy with how the 'window row' turned out, from close up it is all to clear that it is a piece of PE glued to the plastic. Concealing that would have meant quite a lot extra effort. I don't know...possibly should have tried harder. But I feel some kind of urge to get on with my project....and from a little distance the impression is ok.





And installed on the starfish and an overview. Need to do some touch ups and probably add a few details, such as ladders and access etc..., nothing in the instructions, but I think there's some on other references.











So much for now, as always thanks for looking in, and thanks for all comments, especially as I am slow right now in valuing all your work!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 10:42 PM UTC
I Like that starfish platform! Certainly a big improvement over the kit piece which is what make us do it of course. It always seems worth it in the end.
Sloppy instructions seem to be par for the course for etch suppliers, something I am struggling with at the moment from Infini.
Keep up the progress Jan.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 11:40 AM UTC
Man that platform looks massive on that Tri-pod.

Mark
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Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 09:41 AM UTC
Hi Jan!

Welcome back from your holidays! Sounds like you had a great time! Hopefully the was cold and the weather warm!

Great to see you back at the bench and the Mighty 'ood progressing! That PE starfish looks good, but as always the Trumpy bug continues to bight, hey?

Never mind, you can do it mate! Nearing the finish line now
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Posted: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 07:44 AM UTC
Hi Mark and Si,

thank you very much for your kind comments! I managed to get a little bench time today, here the results.

Some parts shipped on board, and more work on sub assemblies. Got the air and the hairy sticks back to work...









Dry fitting the Trumpi parts for the forward lookout / artillery control. Arrrgh...



Eliminating the plastic "windows"



and preparations to install the Eduard PE, painting the background black and of course surfacer...





Starfish platform installed - it is slowly getting the characteristic an unique look







Cheers and thanks for looking,

Jan