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grantl

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Trumpeter 1/350 H.M.S Hood - Any comments
« on: January 11, 2008, 08:35:15 pm »

I'm thinking about buying the Hood model with a view to adding R/C and was wondering if anyone had bought one and had any comments.
The box looks wonderful but 70 is a lot for a plastic kit, even with PE parts. (I'm half Scots, can you tell?)

Regards,

Grant.
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Re: Trumpeter 1/350 H.M.S Hood - Any comments
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2008, 08:30:18 am »

Built one last year was a nice kit went together well quite a pleasant build
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Re: Trumpeter 1/350 H.M.S Hood - Any comments
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2008, 01:48:38 pm »

hello Youngat65

I have the kit will be starting to build in few months as another kit under way,  never tried to convert to R/C  any tips you can
provided would be appreciated .

Mick
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Re: Trumpeter 1/350 H.M.S Hood - Any comments
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2008, 12:09:36 pm »

Hood had a bit of a reputation as a wet boat, and models tend to follow suit.  My first kit conversion was the Airfix 1:600 version when it first came out (a while ago) obviously a straight runner without radio.  Another was the Bismark.  The Hood had access via the removable main deck which always meant that there was water on board, the Bismark was obviously designed to have models made of it - the superstructure is amenable to being made removable and fitted over a coaming and was a much drier boat. 
In the larger scale, Hood should be possible to fit with a coaming around the access hole, and possibly a false floor to mount everything on.  Because of its great length to freeboard ratio and very fine entry, the forward deck is always going to be liable to collecting some water, so a sealed deck tat it can run off is a good thing.  The after deck is also a bit of a problem area so that access to the rudder linkage will need a bit of forethought.
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Re: Trumpeter 1/350 H.M.S Hood - Any comments
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2008, 01:52:39 pm »

Thanks for the tips Malcolm  lots to watch out for.

I will need to give this one some thought at least I have some starting points thanks should you remember any more points
and have time it would be appreciated,  Just wish there was a kit out there Maybe Deans Marine might do one, not sure if there
would be enough call for one ??

MICK
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Re: Trumpeter 1/350 H.M.S Hood - Any comments
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2008, 03:41:13 pm »

Hi Grant

We Scots are not tight, just thrifty and like a bargain.

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Re: Trumpeter 1/350 H.M.S Hood - Any comments
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2008, 08:38:05 pm »

Thanks for the review link.

It's probably better to look at http://www.hmshood.com/hoodtoday/models/trumpeter/trumpeter.htm
The other link is the 1/700th, whereas this is the 1/350th, which is the one I fancy.
(Actually I'm dreaming of a 1/200th scratch build, fat chance with my present skill level.)

Regards,

Grant.
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Re: Trumpeter 1/350 H.M.S Hood - Any comments
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2008, 09:36:09 am »

Thanks  everyone for all the info, I am now frighten to death.  But have learnt one thing already my kit has no instructions  other
than a a 2 page sheet showing the parts with arrows pointing to were they go  hope thats not what the call the instruction sheet

Still looking forward to getting started.

Mick
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