Its been a long time since my last post which was in August 2014, and sadly the Hood and my other models have found themselves a long way down the priority list gathering dust, along with my sailing sessions.
All this was due to starting a new business, multiple household chores and the recent loss of a close member of the family who had been in hospital for the last few months.
But now the winter months are approaching and work has settled into a routine, I have been able to spend a few hours a week bringing my models up to date.
My last post was about the plywood panels at the bow of the ship, this also had to be mirrored at the stern, the previously glued plywood panels being carefully removed and packed out by 1.2mm (2 layers of 0.6mm veneer) before being glued back.
As far as I can tell this has completed the majority of the hull planking and I can return to completing work on the shelter deck, some of this work has already been completed and I will update later in the month.