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Colin Bishop

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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #125 on: April 03, 2009, 12:32:00 pm »

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Supposedly Lord Fisher, during Jutland

Jacky Fisher was not at Jutland, he had resigned from the Admiralty the year before and his seagoing career was over many years before that!

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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #126 on: April 03, 2009, 03:03:23 pm »

oops sorry thanks for straightening out a yank
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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #127 on: April 03, 2009, 04:53:09 pm »

Good one RickF, I`ll go along with that :-))
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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #128 on: April 04, 2009, 08:24:44 am »

damned Alzheimer kicking in again!

What I meant to ask was from what I read about dogger bank that the battle cruisers broke the line and turned towards the German BC's and advanced.  The explanation I read was that the admiral (I had thought Jackie Fisher) had tried to inspire the sailors with the quote from Nelson at Trafalgar.
'England expects that every man will do his duty' http://www.hms.org.uk/nelsonsnavyee.htm
But the code book had been changed and caused the Battle Cruiser line to turn towards the Germans and advance for something like 15 minutes before he (the admiral) could stop them.  Is that true?
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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #129 on: April 04, 2009, 10:35:30 am »

No it isn't!

For an account of what happened look here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Dogger_Bank_(1915)

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MartinH-K

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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #130 on: April 11, 2009, 08:01:30 pm »

Back to the build....! New shot from today. {-) Lots of little bits added...
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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #131 on: April 11, 2009, 08:04:39 pm »

And another...
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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #132 on: April 13, 2009, 03:24:57 am »

Martin, you've made a lot of progress since I last saw it, it's awesome, will be quite a site to see on the water.  I see Foo discovered your build, Hello Foo.  There's going to be a demand for escorts soon, I hope someone else is building a 1/35 scale DD or DE because I doubt mine will be ready in time.  Keep up the great work and more photo's too!  Cap
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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #133 on: April 14, 2009, 12:32:46 am »

Took all the sections apart today and turned the midships upside down. I then glassed the seams with fast glass and P40. Should be dry tomorrow and ready for... another layer! It all came apart (properly, not falling apart) in about 15 minutes. :-))
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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #134 on: April 21, 2009, 08:55:46 pm »

Finishes fibre glassing the seams. Now planking away!!!  %%
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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #135 on: April 22, 2009, 02:06:10 pm »

Martin
I always found it easier to do the edgeing planks/spurn water first and cut the longitudinal planks to sit inside each 'area', ymmv.

Don't envy you doing that planking!!

It's looking well.
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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #136 on: April 22, 2009, 02:23:43 pm »

Hello Martin,

That is one huge model, and it also starts to look good!!! :-)) :-))

Is the hull painted, or is there still some paintwork to do on the hull?
Appears to me that it would be easier to first have all the paintworks done and then start planking and placing windows, 'cause when there comes paint on either one of them that will look nasty.
Or is there another reason for doing it this way?

Greetings Josse
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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #137 on: April 22, 2009, 03:00:13 pm »

Hiya Josse
Your point is valid and, yes there is a reason to do it this way though most of the hull painting is now done. :-))
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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #138 on: April 22, 2009, 04:25:19 pm »

Hi Martin,

What is that reason?
It is not that i doubt about if it's working or not, but just to learn more ways to build a model.

Good luck with this huge model.

Greetings Josse
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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #139 on: April 22, 2009, 04:30:28 pm »

The hull will be getting several coats of HARD (but flexible) car body paint courtesy of my mate Dorian who owns Autobodycraft here in Bristol. The decks etc will be (largely) taken off for that exercise and anything that cant be removed will be very well shielded. And that's my reason.... :D
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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #140 on: April 22, 2009, 05:04:34 pm »

Martin

Inspiring little craft :}
The planking oddessy you are setting out on makes me wonder if you could arrange a "plank-in" for mayhemmers.  You would supply warm, weak beer and planks and massed ranks of andrews/andys(maybe an andre) could make light work of the deck :}

Not sure how much of the mighty 'oods deck was tree-wood?  bow to breakwater and quarterdeck?  or is it pretty much the whole enchilada?

If Foo can do stories I can mention that my landlord during my university days in the 60s was a cook on the Hood but was taken off with appendicitis as she left on the last voyage.

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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #141 on: April 22, 2009, 05:05:46 pm »

Hi Martin,

Thanks, that indeed also is a way to do it.
Will the decks remain removeable, or is that just untill the hull is painted?
When you leave them removeable you got plenty of room to get inside the hull to repair or change things out there.

Greetings Josse
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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #142 on: April 22, 2009, 05:34:11 pm »

Most of the decking will be removable- screws hidden inside bollards etc. As I'm only using 3/16 ply on the sides, it seemed sensible to have some access! As far as the planking is concerned, most of the flat deck had trees on it (at least in 1931- my build date) but I'm learning all the time with this stuff. Like... don't get your fingers in the way of the circular saw when your making very small cuts or the cuts will be in your hands and not in the wood! <*< I would certainly supply beers etc to anyone who wants to help with this "xxxxx" but, I tell you, I just sanded some of the planks and MY GOD, don't they look sweet! ;) I will put some more pictures up later to show you what I mean.
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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #143 on: April 23, 2009, 11:24:26 am »

... supply warm, weak beer and planks and massed ranks of andrews/andys(maybe an andre) could make light work of the deck :} ...

 :o Ummmm...you may have to count me out. My planking days are nearly over, and I don't want to ever see little strips of wood again.

(Well, for a month or three...)

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MartinH-K

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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #144 on: April 25, 2009, 01:48:52 pm »

Planking... I HATE planking....
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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #145 on: April 25, 2009, 01:54:51 pm »

Looking good  :-))
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fooman2008

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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #146 on: April 26, 2009, 07:27:01 am »

Rules I learned the first day of working as a carpenter; (these were pointed out to me with the four fingers on his hand by the foreman)
1) Don't hit the pink things!
2) Don't cut the pink things.
  A) The saw is always sharper than your fingers
3) Always go home with the same number of pink things as you started the day with.

Pretty much for any job I've ever had those rules work pretty well follow them and life is so much easier (I tried to remove my right forefinger a week before Christmas on 07 with a skillsaw).

One thing I am surprised about was how big the turrets on Hood were and how close the guns are together.  Must have been a real joy to work in those things!
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« Reply #147 on: April 26, 2009, 10:32:49 am »

That's really quite funny as well as being good advice!  %%
It almost looks wrong with the barrels being so close together but... they obviously knew what they were doing....
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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #148 on: April 28, 2009, 08:32:14 pm »

So... here's the first bit of pine planking. I will stain it and the different ages of the pine will mean a slightly different density so each plank will soak up a slightly different amount of stain... that's the plan anyway. I now have a plank production line! That's REALLY sad isn't it?:o
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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #149 on: April 29, 2009, 03:46:53 pm »

The deck planks certainly look good! The slight variation in plank colour looks quite effective. What materials are you using for the planks, and where do you get them?
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