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The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Navy - Military - Battleships: => Topic started by: timmer on November 17, 2014, 09:11:11 pm

Title: hms hood 1/128
Post by: timmer on November 17, 2014, 09:11:11 pm
Ok so ive been given the green light by the boss to get myself an xmas present. Im looking at the fleetscale 1/128 HMS Hood semi kit. Its about the size im looking for and should give me plenty to reserch and get my teeth into for 2015. I just wonder (before i part with so many hard earned ) if anyone has dealt with fleetscale and what their Hulls are like etc etc. Any help would be very much welcome.

cheers

Tim
Title: Re: hms hood 1/128
Post by: rob on November 17, 2014, 11:39:48 pm
Never had a problem with Fleetscale myself.
Give them a ring, I'm sure they will belay any of your fears.

Title: Re: hms hood 1/128
Post by: John R Haynes on November 18, 2014, 08:29:09 am
I have just completed   a 1/128 HOOD for a client . Took the best part of this year ! My build with Fleetscale's terrific hull is in my Portfolio section on my site [ www.johnrhaynes.com ]
 I developed many fittings which are shown on the model. Its a BIG model to build .
Title: Re: hms hood 1/128
Post by: rob on November 18, 2014, 08:35:21 am
Beautiful job
Title: Re: hms hood 1/128
Post by: timmer on November 18, 2014, 04:00:23 pm
Thankyou for the advice gents. I've ordered the hull and extra fittings set today.  :-))
Title: Re: hms hood 1/128
Post by: timmer on January 26, 2015, 08:04:03 pm
   What with xmas and all that has come along ive been a bit rubbish at updating and taking photos but i thought now would be a good time to update everyone with where i am. The build is as difficult as expected but im loving every minute of it. As you will see by the pictures, ive got all the internal electronics and running gear sorted. Just got to install the rudder servo. I didnt realize there would be so much space to play with in the bow section so i think it would be an injustice if i don't get at least one of the turrets moving and maybe a working anchor winch. Anyway my build skills are quite novice but im improving so really looking forward to progressing with this bulid. Hope you enjoy.

timmer :-))

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Title: Re: hms hood 1/128
Post by: Stavros on January 26, 2015, 08:12:37 pm
Cant help noticing one little boo boo if you want to call it that......seriously it is not good practise to use crimps on the motor connections.............WHY...well if there is ANY movement at all it will cause arking and it will eventually lead to a failure of a motor or even all of them....YES I know it is slim but whilst you got no deck on her solder the wires on to the motors ...it iwll only take a couple of mins
 
 
Dave
Title: Re: hms hood 1/128
Post by: timmer on January 26, 2015, 08:18:08 pm
Thanks dave. My plan was to solder them but the moters have been in and out and in again so much that the crimps have stayed. Will certainly be soldering them now though. I didnt realise that it could have caused such a problem. Thank you again for the advise  :-))
Title: Re: hms hood 1/128
Post by: ballastanksian on January 26, 2015, 08:41:45 pm
The electrics are impressive! I like the frame work as well.
Title: Re: hms hood 1/128
Post by: derekwarner on January 26, 2015, 08:59:32 pm
Hi timmer....is that a 100 diameter cooling fan over the power yoke board?...and is it sucking or blowing?

If it is blowing...the hot air will be forced onto the component on the PORT side of the power yoke board.......

To make good use of air transfer convection you really need a form of open exhaust x approx. twice the [total] surface area [diameter] of the fan...thus to minimize pressure drop due to restriction

Again from memory...DM [Inertia] provided a table here on MBM on optimal core sized motor wiring for low voltage DC applications  O0 ...would be worth reading :-))....

Derek
Title: Re: hms hood 1/128
Post by: timmer on January 26, 2015, 09:56:52 pm
Thanks Derek

   I can kinda see where your coming from. Do you think it would help if I vented the superstructure and maybe incorporated a fan blowing down into the hull?

Cheers

Timmer
Title: Re: hms hood 1/128
Post by: ballastanksian on January 26, 2015, 10:08:00 pm
If it is in the right place perhaps one of the funnels would act as an outlet?
Title: Re: hms hood 1/128
Post by: derekwarner on January 27, 2015, 12:50:02 am
timmer... as suggested by ballastanksian .... one of the open funnels could be an ideal exhaust as it would also contribute to a venturi effect which is preferable and more effective to an open hatch or skylight

Alternatively your thought of an additional smaller fan possibly in the other chimney pushing/drawing air into the superstructure sounds fine

We can also see the smoke foggy unit just aft of the power choke board...would warm air assist or hinder the effect of this unit?

Now I am not suggesting you commence smoking cigarette's  <*< but the only real way to confirm air direction and draw function is to use some form of smoke  ;)

You have plenty of choices...so carry on with the good work  :-)) ...& keep us posted with more results & images as you progress ...... Derek
Title: Re: hms hood 1/128
Post by: timmer on February 03, 2015, 05:59:29 pm
Been getting on with the superstructure. Ive had to employ a bit of artistic licence to fit in the access to the hull but i think it looks ok.
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(http://i1332.photobucket.com/albums/w603/Tim_Mason-Hambidge/hood11_zps2fb307d5.jpg) (http://s1332.photobucket.com/user/Tim_Mason-Hambidge/media/hood11_zps2fb307d5.jpg.html)
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Title: Re: hms hood 1/128
Post by: ballastanksian on February 03, 2015, 07:11:22 pm
ooh, that is coming along sweet. Keep on inspiring us!
Title: Re: hms hood 1/128
Post by: radiojoe on February 03, 2015, 07:32:50 pm
Hi Timer, some fine styrene work there, and very neat cutting out of openings, I know that's not easy, as for artistic licence I don't know where I'd be without it,  %%  following your build of this iconic ship.   
Title: Re: hms hood 1/128
Post by: timmer on February 11, 2015, 02:36:46 pm
havent done a great deal to the ship over the last few days but i now have a nice clean workshop :-)) :-))

I did manage however to get a test tank built in the garden. (hood wouldnt fit in the bath)

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Title: Re: hms hood 1/128
Post by: ballastanksian on February 11, 2015, 09:57:02 pm
Will the holes have spyglasses in them so you can see what the hull does underwater or will they have cocks to drain the water out?

It looks bloomin brilliant, I will suggest this to a friend who only has a shower!
Title: Re: hms hood 1/128
Post by: timmer on July 26, 2015, 08:51:19 pm
I know its been a while but Ive been very busy with a lot of other things so the Hood unfortunately has had to take a back seat. Finally for the first time in a long while Ive managed to clear the shed and make some time to carry on.  Hope you like the pics. There will be more to come.....hopefully

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(http://i1332.photobucket.com/albums/w603/Tim_Mason-Hambidge/IMG_0235_zpsnhx6s1d5.jpg) (http://s1332.photobucket.com/user/Tim_Mason-Hambidge/media/IMG_0235_zpsnhx6s1d5.jpg.html)
(http://i1332.photobucket.com/albums/w603/Tim_Mason-Hambidge/IMG_0236_zpsreqnittv.jpg) (http://s1332.photobucket.com/user/Tim_Mason-Hambidge/media/IMG_0236_zpsreqnittv.jpg.html)(http://i1332.photobucket.com/albums/w603/Tim_Mason-Hambidge/IMG_0237_zpshjz3hmhn.jpg) (http://s1332.photobucket.com/user/Tim_Mason-Hambidge/media/IMG_0237_zpshjz3hmhn.jpg.html)
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Title: Re: hms hood 1/128
Post by: Tug-Kenny RIP on July 26, 2015, 09:02:31 pm

I have removed your first post with the missing pictures   :-))

ken
Title: Re: hms hood 1/128
Post by: timmer on July 26, 2015, 09:12:47 pm
Thanks ken. Been so long i forgot which thing to press on the website.  ok2
Title: Re: hms hood 1/128
Post by: Shipmate60 on July 26, 2015, 10:15:35 pm
Just 1 small comment that I noticed when looking at the first pics.
The Aeriel for the receiver looks low in the hull and surrounded by metal.
Could you raise it higher within the hull?


Bob
Title: Re: hms hood 1/128
Post by: Dan.Lord on July 26, 2015, 10:47:48 pm
Really nice looking build  :-))  very neat superstructure work , most envious  :embarrassed:  Looking forward to seeing her progress  O0
Title: Re: hms hood 1/128
Post by: timmer on July 26, 2015, 10:50:09 pm
Hi Bob

   Thanks for the observation. I've already raised the receiver so it  sits just inside the opening. I'm thinking of bringing it up a bit further along with some power switches so I've no need to keep opening hatches to turn on.
Title: Re: hms hood 1/128
Post by: radiojoe on July 27, 2015, 12:26:16 pm
Hi Timer. Your work maybe slow, but I can't fault the quality, I always have the RC switch on deck, I connect a rod to the switch below decks the rod passes though the deck and I disguise it with a mushroom vent that doesn't look out of place just about anywhere, then just lift the vent to switch on.  :-))
Title: Re: hms hood 1/128
Post by: timmer on July 27, 2015, 02:44:55 pm
Thanks joe.

   Thats a great idea. That would save a lot of trouble trying to wire new switches in. Ill have a look if its possible (switch location and all) tonight when i finally get out of the office. :-)) :-))
Title: Re: hms hood 1/128
Post by: timmer on July 29, 2015, 05:44:42 pm
A few more pics of my progress. Im trying to get as much done as possible before starting on the dreaded bridge superstructure  {:-{

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(http://i1332.photobucket.com/albums/w603/Tim_Mason-Hambidge/IMG_0248_zpsccohobne.jpg) (http://s1332.photobucket.com/user/Tim_Mason-Hambidge/media/IMG_0248_zpsccohobne.jpg.html)
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all will need a good tidy up and paint in the correct colour before i add any of the real detail :-))
Title: Re: hms hood 1/128
Post by: ballastanksian on August 02, 2015, 09:57:57 pm
Sorry if this has been suggested before, but is the Italeri kit of the Hood accurate enough to give you any references as to the shape of the superstructure decks or are you OK for information?

She's looking good:O)
Title: Re: hms hood 1/128
Post by: timmer on August 03, 2015, 03:23:14 pm
I've got the plans which are pretty detailed, also bought a copy of 'anatomy of the ship' which is helping no end. Once I get started it should be ok
Title: Re: hms hood 1/128
Post by: timmer on February 03, 2016, 07:11:27 pm
As you can see I have not been around since August last year. Unfortunately that means nothing has happened to the build either. I'm afraid to say it doesn't look like anything will any time soon either due to work and family commitments. That said, I just want to put out there that I'm open to offers if someone feels they would like to take over from where I left off. Even if it means just using the 'stuff on the inside' and scraping the rest. Please feel free to drop me a message if your interested. Like I said I'm open to offers. Thanks guys

 :-))
Title: Re: hms hood 1/128
Post by: Unsinkable 2 on February 03, 2016, 08:31:14 pm
That is so sad. I love HMS Hood  (see my avatar) and would love to carry on your good work..... BUT, (there's always a but) I have something else to finish first and don't live so local either......... Massive shame. I doubt it but once I've finished my current project I'll be back to check if it's still here.


I'd prefer to see you finish it though, it's looking so good.......... It doesn't matter how long!   


Good luck....... U2
Title: Re: hms hood 1/128
Post by: timmer on February 08, 2016, 04:23:26 pm
Ild love to finish her myself but unfortunately since starting I've got a new job, new baby and considerably less spare cash to continue. Ild hate to see her gathering dust in the shed but at the moment that's all that's going to happen.  <:(
Title: Re: hms hood 1/128
Post by: SailorGreg on February 08, 2016, 04:41:32 pm
Well, there are plenty of cases of models sitting in a cupboard for 5, 10 or more years then being resurrected and finished.  Of course, your Hood is going to need a pretty big cupboard, which might be an issue - but maybe pop her into the loft in a big plastic bag...?  Shame to let her go if you can possibly hang  on to her.