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MartinH-K

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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #175 on: May 13, 2009, 06:18:46 pm »

Thank you.
It is to be transported in three parts, hopefully racked in either a van or in a horse box or similar. She will be powered by 1-2 Minkota electric outboards mounted inside a concealed well toward the stern.
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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #176 on: May 13, 2009, 06:20:23 pm »

intresting, im looking forward to seeing pics of it on the water once its done  O0
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« Reply #177 on: May 13, 2009, 09:05:10 pm »

Hi Martin,

I'm sorry to say, but length overall is really length overall, so that means that the length of the decks really are included.
The thing i hoped for you that could be changed was the scale.
Otherwise, she looks a bit too long, but i think there won't be much people who notice that.
For as far as i can see on your pics, it isn't very well visible that she is too long.

Greetings Josse
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MartinH-K

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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #178 on: May 13, 2009, 09:45:06 pm »

Well... I will do an accurate measure tomorrow. Maybe it'll shrink in the rain... :D
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« Reply #179 on: June 08, 2009, 10:40:45 am »

Hope this hasn't come to a halt. Eager to hear more.
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« Reply #180 on: June 08, 2009, 11:47:22 am »

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.  %)

I am afraid Josse is right Martin according to the Hood Associations dimensions your Hood should be 7.5M overall.

http://www.hmshood.com/ship/hoodspecs1.htm

Will anyone notice though ?
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MartinH-K

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« Reply #181 on: June 08, 2009, 01:52:08 pm »

Nope... we're ok. I hadn't got one of the sections entirley together so it is actually 7.42m. I think you will find if you do the math that that is pretty much on the money. If it isn't, then a tolerance of 8mm (Less than half an inch) is not something I will lose sleep over. :D
I've been out of work for 5 weeks so I couldn;'t afford to buy what I needed- loads of time though...
Started another contract last Friday so will be resuming work soon. :-))
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steve pickstock

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« Reply #182 on: June 08, 2009, 02:24:35 pm »

Great news!
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« Reply #183 on: June 09, 2009, 01:51:38 am »

I am amazed by the gumption you've shown with this build...a 7.42m model! :o

I spent years building an 8m steamlaunch!.....good for you!

Dave
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« Reply #184 on: November 18, 2009, 04:39:41 pm »

Hello Martin,is there any progress on your HMS Hood?I have been without a computer for the last 5 months until now.Thanks Walter %%
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« Reply #185 on: February 03, 2016, 11:57:44 am »

I'M BAAAACK!!!!!
So much has happened since I last posted about my 'Mighty Hood'... well, it has been nearly SIX years!
Well... I was within weeks of beginning sea trials. My marriage ended, the Hood went into Yellow Box storage and over the next three years, quietly rotted away...
I learned a HUGE amount with this build and, two weeks ago, I started again. Base measured, cut and in position... personal relationship rock solid, power tools in position, all materials in hand, build schedule ratified... okay... I've got until 21st May to finish and THAT deadline is immovable. 75 years since the sinking in the Denmark Straight. HMS Hood Association annual dinner in Portsmouth - the plan is a flotilla of manned models - if we can arrange it... Anyone in the Barnstaple area want to get involved?
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« Reply #186 on: February 04, 2016, 01:00:55 pm »


Here's where we're at today - should change dramatically by Monday night!
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« Reply #187 on: February 04, 2016, 02:38:57 pm »

Welcome back Martin.   The picture didn't show.   
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« Reply #188 on: February 04, 2016, 08:30:58 pm »

Oh no <:( You trooper Martin, I would be inconsolable, if after spending that dort of wedge, it rotted away.

Were you able to salvage anything from the original? I hope you managed to get something off of it.

I look forward to seeing some pictures soon.

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« Reply #189 on: February 05, 2016, 12:54:59 pm »

Go Martin, I suspect we are all with you on this one!!!
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« Reply #190 on: February 09, 2016, 12:46:02 pm »

Duncan... You "xxxxx"!!! You could have told me! Just found Das kleine Schiffsmuseum! That guy is just insanely talented! Here's me (in my arrogance and ignorance) thinking I was going to build the biggest Hood model ever and it's been done and better than I could hope to... and he's done four!!! ah well - not stopping now!
Guys... You have GOT to check this out! www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSIH4hl650E
You won't regret it...
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« Reply #191 on: February 09, 2016, 12:55:15 pm »

Why will it not allow me to upload an image and just gives me this instead?
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« Reply #192 on: February 09, 2016, 01:42:54 pm »

Sorry Martin , I thought you knew via MMSI   :embarrassed: . I tried to track them down on the web. The last I heard was that they are stored in a military museum of some sort in a town near Lake Garda in Northern Italy. Not open to the public. >:-o   Maybe one of our Italian speaking members could help via a model boat forum in that country ?   Any offers?  Fancy a holiday to chase them up ?
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« Reply #193 on: February 09, 2016, 01:46:51 pm »

Absolutely! Let's go get them! :}
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« Reply #194 on: February 09, 2016, 03:10:03 pm »

If you`ve got the money, I`ve got the time {-) oh and a 30ft trailer.
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« Reply #195 on: February 09, 2016, 05:49:54 pm »

Sorry Martin , I thought you knew via MMSI   :embarrassed: . I tried to track them down on the web. The last I heard was that they are stored in a military museum of some sort in a town near Lake Garda in Northern Italy. Not open to the public. >:-o   Maybe one of our Italian speaking members could help via a model boat forum in that country ?   Any offers?  Fancy a holiday to chase them up ?
   Correction to this, the museum IS open to the public but the model ships are not on view, in fact I don't know if they are still there.  www.museodellaguerra.it  Interesting for military fans and housed in a fine medieval castle on major road and rail links .
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« Reply #196 on: February 11, 2016, 02:35:39 pm »

Just emailed the museum superintendent - toe in the water so to speak. I thought, let's ask for the ships and see what they say? It WAS a good letter though...
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« Reply #197 on: February 11, 2016, 04:46:11 pm »

....in Italian language of course ?  %)
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« Reply #198 on: February 15, 2016, 10:45:12 am »

I wrote it in English then Google translated it and sent off both. I'm glad I did as I then translated it back into English... it was awful - like one of those Nigerian scam letters suggesting splitting this huge amount of money! If I've heard nothing by Friday, I have a very good Italian friend who could phone them for me... fingers crossed! :-))
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« Reply #199 on: February 15, 2016, 11:06:27 am »

Local language is always better, they may even reply in English. If they offer a commission to free Mussolini`s hidden gold, just refer them to your Mombasa bank.   I wonder if a dedicated website for manned models is possible ?   The idea has been mooted on the Yahoo Group  Manned-Model-Ships-International by the Canadian chap who has kept it going for a while but feels there a many models like the Italian fleet hidden away  just corroding in barns. A grand review has been suggested.   Hope you are progressing withe the Hood.
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