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MartinH-K

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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #150 on: April 29, 2009, 05:07:06 pm »

The section forward of the first breakwater is teak taken from HMS Powerful (broken up in 1927) famous for the relief of Ladysmith in 1897. The rest of the bow section is... pine shelving that I will stain to the same shade as the forward section.  {:-{ I just went over 1000 for this build so I have to use what is to hand or what I can get. Pine would not have been my first choice but it looks better than I thought it would. Also, if you are careful in selecting the sections, it can look quite close grained. ok2
Additionally, I'm sanding them so they are flat and then will use body filler on the cracks, brushing surplus of before dry. When I stain it, the diferent density of the wood and filler will make the lines stick out. %% That's the plan anyway...
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MartinH-K

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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #151 on: April 29, 2009, 05:17:04 pm »

Meant to add today's planking shot! :D I feel like a plank at the moment...
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MartinH-K

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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #152 on: May 01, 2009, 08:32:02 pm »

okaaayyyy.... slight but irritating (though fixable) booboo! I got so carried away with my planking that I wasn't paying close attention to my planking plan and planked the wrong bit- the 'red' section. It needed to be thicker anyway so I will simply body fill and re-paint. Don't be concerned about the different shade of plank- teak and pine... the pine is to be teak stained soon. I will have to add piccies one at a time...
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MartinH-K

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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #153 on: May 01, 2009, 08:33:13 pm »

and the other two... ;D
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kiwi96

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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #154 on: May 01, 2009, 09:15:48 pm »

Nice build so far. Too much planking for me. maybe thats why I do not do it on my models. Any chance of a photo of you along side so can get an indication of the correct scale. Hard to comprihend in the photos. Cheers, Adrian.
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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #155 on: May 01, 2009, 09:27:14 pm »

...or better still sitting in it?
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MartinH-K

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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #156 on: May 01, 2009, 10:11:55 pm »

You're wish is my command but I'm off to Devon tomorrow so it will have to wait a couple of days. :-))
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Capricorn

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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #157 on: May 02, 2009, 05:16:06 am »

Looking pretty sharp Martin.  You a natural planker, should be done in no time, just keep going and build yourself a nice deck and deck chairs, maybe a garage too O0.  Cap
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MartinH-K

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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #158 on: May 02, 2009, 07:18:05 pm »

That may be so but I am getting a little 'board' with it... ;) I 'wood' give it up only I need to nail it down... :D Perhaps we should get all the plankers together and form a 'splinter' group?  %% Enough!!!
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MartinH-K

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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #159 on: May 05, 2009, 11:53:53 pm »

Couple of new planking shots. Did some filling and sanding of the part that should not have been planked- needed to be thicker so there's a silver lining or at least, not a complete disaster! >>:-(
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MartinH-K

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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #160 on: May 05, 2009, 11:55:23 pm »

Oops... adding shot of being a plank! %%
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MartinH-K

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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #161 on: May 05, 2009, 11:58:24 pm »

Will show 'repair' in next installment! ok2
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MartinH-K

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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #162 on: May 09, 2009, 08:35:11 pm »

I was REALLY not looking forward to doing the anchor holes... and it went really well AND I made the anchors as well!!! :-))
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MartinH-K

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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #163 on: May 09, 2009, 08:36:21 pm »

Oh... the last shot is of the 'jack staff'... O0
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MartinH-K

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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #164 on: May 10, 2009, 11:21:56 pm »

Some more piccies... %%
One at a time!!!
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MartinH-K

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« Reply #165 on: May 10, 2009, 11:22:58 pm »

Another... :-))
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MartinH-K

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« Reply #166 on: May 10, 2009, 11:23:46 pm »

And another.... :-))
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MartinH-K

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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #167 on: May 10, 2009, 11:24:28 pm »

And finally... :-X
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MartinH-K

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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #168 on: May 12, 2009, 12:57:08 am »

Just a couple of 'ladder' shots today... not to say that's all I did but I'll bang some more up tomorrow. The ladders were made from an old metal file tray. Let's recycle!!! ;D :-)) :-)
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MartinH-K

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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #169 on: May 12, 2009, 07:52:53 pm »

I just measured her again... I think she's growing... well, she is in the garden!!! Latest measurement is just over 8m! That makes her just under 27 feet!
I put her together (without bolting etc). JUST FOR FUN I put up a very temporary mast so I could fly her brand new Battle Ensign. Had to have a major clear up as the Evening POst is coming in the morning to put it in the paper...
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Edward Pinniger

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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #170 on: May 13, 2009, 01:41:55 pm »

Looks very good - the model is definitely taking shape quickly! It's hard to appreciate the sheer size of the model in the earlier closeup photos.

Is that the Trumpeter 1/350 Hood on the boat deck? {-)
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MartinH-K

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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #171 on: May 13, 2009, 02:21:34 pm »

Thank you Sir! The model is the Airfix 1/400 scale. I used it to get a general hull shape in the early stages and latterly to give some perspective. The story should be in the papers - Bristol Evening Post- in the next couple of days. :-))
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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #172 on: May 13, 2009, 04:39:21 pm »

Hi Martin,

This model is scale 1:35, isn't it?
I've calculated the length in that scale, and i came out at 7,5m length.
Are you aware that your model might be too long?
Can you still do something against it?

Greetings and good luck with this incredible model, Josse
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MartinH-K

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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #173 on: May 13, 2009, 05:25:08 pm »

Hi Josse... the base level keel length is 7.42m which puts her exactly right. However, what is not clear is that the deck length was somewhat longer- our naval architects can guide us but isn't the ship's overall length based on the laid down keel length? The deck length comes out at just over 8m and, yes, it's too late to change if I'm wrong.  %)
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dan

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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #174 on: May 13, 2009, 06:01:29 pm »

great looking build  :-))
a couple of questions,
how are you going to transport it? I'm guessing you have a van or something similar,
and what are you going to use to power it? is it going to be a small out board motor?
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