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Re: Tom's HMS Hood

Postby tom1992 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:33 pm

Hi Guy's,

A quick update,

Now finished up to issue 21, just about to start the planking :dance: Just need to file the frames to the right shape ( I forgot the proper word :oops: :laughing-rolling: )

Here's the little reinforcement pieces all glued up.
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And the rear decks in position.
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(I have glued the decks to each other making one large removable section. I am debating whether to glue the sternward removable deck with the bowward removable deck to make one big one (like I've done with my Bissy) or to keep them seperate??????? I am thinking about the latter more.)

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Cheers,
Tom.

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Built: Tiger Tank, Bismarck, 'O' gauge Canal boats, Titanic
Currently building: Hood
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Re: Tom's HMS Hood

Postby tom1992 » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:56 pm

Hi all,

After almost a month without doing anything to any of my models (due to being extreemely busy :cry: ) I have finally made time to work on them again :D

On the Hood I am starting to sand down the frames to accomodate the planking. to do this I have made myself a new sanding stick. please see pics,

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Pretty cool innit?
If any of you were interested, it is actually made from a bit of Bismarck deck ply with some sandpaper superglued to it. the handle is made from (again Bismarck) deck support blocks with a couple of strips of spare planking glued to it. :D

I shall show you pics of the finished sanding prior to planking soon,
Cheers,
Tom.

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Currently building: Hood
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Re: Tom's HMS Hood

Postby tom1992 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:16 pm

Ahoy all!

yes! I am back after many years I know to finally finish my HMS Hood model! :D apologies for the time it's taken me to get back to this model and also for the fact all the old photos have disappeared... this is due to me shutting down my photobucket account (as it started charging me) and having to sever all the picture links. but I'm compressing them all direct from my file so it shouldn't happen again... :shifty:

Anyway, so since I last posted, she has now had her frames chamfered and the planking has started to go on. (as I type I've actually finished the planking but I may as well continue where I left off the diary! ;) ) she has also had her decks fully glued down as I have no intention of converting to R/C.

You can see the size comparison between her and the Bismarck and the Titanic. a little bit longer. I also have my reference material ready in the form of the book 'Anatomy of the ship: HMS Hood' by John Roberts and a full size (1:200) plan taken from the cover of said book and enlarged to be 1:1 scale, this helps with comparing elements of the build before installing them. :geek:
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Cheers,
Tom.

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Currently building: Hood
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