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Tom's HMS Hood

Postby tom1992 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:22 pm

HI everyone,

This is my build log of the hachette partwork HMS Hood.
here is where it all starts issue 1
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The results after issue 1 is completed. Luckily my newsagent and the fist 7 issues in his shop randomly so i aquired all 7 at the same time so they will be posted in quick sucsession. but from then on it is a long wait between each issue :evil:

Anyway, Issue 1, i havent bothered doing a centre line on the keel plate or the frames this time as so far they are all a nice tight fit lucky me :mrgreen:

to start with i have glued the little deck supports (A) in position as per the instructions but i think i will probably remove them because they seen unnessesary! :think: we shall see!

apart from that no problems.

issue 2 will be posted once i have done it, till then.....

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Re: Tom's HMS Hood

Postby chill » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:46 pm

Good solid start there. Good luck that they fitted snugly. But I still would draw the centre line to allow correct allignment for all the false keel pieces.
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Re: Tom's HMS Hood

Postby tom1992 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:55 pm

Hi,

Your probably right i shall get right on that,
thanks for looking,

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Re: Tom's HMS Hood

Postby chill » Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:46 pm

No worries we all here to help.

Or hinder in my case! :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Tom's HMS Hood

Postby tom1992 » Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:40 pm

Here is a photograph of the completed issues 1,2,3 and 4.
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Issues 2 and 3 are more of the same of issue 1 and went smoothly with no problems so hav'nt mentioned those.
In issue 4 i decided to glue some of the frames to the keel sections as i recieved hte reinforcement part to hold them strait. also i have joined the two keel sections together. You cant see it in the photo but I have now drawn a line down the keel sections for alignment. (suggested by the guru's) :oops:

also the deck beams were located without gluing and reinforcement planks fitted.

stay tuned for more additions.

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Re: Tom's HMS Hood

Postby tom1992 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:38 pm

Hi Guy's,

i have now finished up to issue 7, plz see pics.
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Now then the descriptions,

so all the issues i bought from my news agent are now done!!! which means from now on i have to wait for all my issues :evil:
anyway, as i said in my first post about the "A" pieces, i have now removed them as i see no need for them. i am not going to throw them away as they may be needed for their intention. (or for some other use i may find for them :D)

and now a question? as you can see from the first picture, there are some mysterious slots in the bow keel frame! does anyone know what they are for or what goes into them (for anyone ahead of me) or did the laser cutter sneese :laughing-rolling: ???????
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Re: Tom's HMS Hood

Postby chill » Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:01 pm

Maybe for locating some support pieces for the deck?
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Re: Tom's HMS Hood

Postby tom1992 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:05 pm

Hmmmmmm possibly, time will tell :think:

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Re: Tom's HMS Hood

Postby chill » Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:35 pm

Probably around Christmas time !!!
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Re: Tom's HMS Hood

Postby Mark » Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:55 pm

Have a look at Colin's (Zeptrader's) blog. I think they are for some horizontal brackets.

http://buildhmshood.blogspot.com/
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Re: Tom's HMS Hood

Postby tom1992 » Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:29 pm

Hi,

thats useful, thanks for that mate,

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Re: Tom's HMS Hood

Postby chill » Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:11 am

Some very interesting pieces of hull being added.
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Re: Tom's HMS Hood

Postby tom1992 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:21 am

Hi,

Yes, looks like its going to be a interesting build next week :D

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Re: Tom's HMS Hood

Postby tom1992 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:46 am

Hi all,

The next set of my magazines have now arrived :D 8-11,

stand by for more updates on the build diary, :)

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Re: Tom's HMS Hood

Postby tom1992 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:13 pm

Issue 8 is now complete, please see pics.

the support pieces in issue 8 came as 3 pieces these were nice and easy to fit. thus meaning i did a good job getting the other frames square :D pat on the back to myself ;)
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stand by for updates on issue 9

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Re: Tom's HMS Hood

Postby chill » Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:03 am

Your build is coming along a treat now.

Excellent stuff.
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Re: Tom's HMS Hood

Postby tom1992 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:03 am

cheers chill,

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Re: Tom's HMS Hood

Postby tom1992 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:16 pm

Hi all,

I have now finished up to issue 11. :D and now the loooong wait untill my next set of issues arrives :evil:

here are some pics of my work to date.

These are pics of issue 10's stern frames in position.
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and here are the pics of issue 11's stern framework in position.
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and now we wait............................. :evil:

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Re: Tom's HMS Hood

Postby tom1992 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:44 pm

Hi,

Ive just been down to the print room and got the 1:400 scale drawings fetured on the inside cover of the anatomy of the ship Hood enlarged to 1:200 scale :D
and just like zeptrader I will be using these as a nice reference when building my model. Hachette may supply a 1:200 drawing at some point like they did with the bismarck but thats later is'nt it..... :lol:

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Re: Tom's HMS Hood

Postby WaverleyJamesieboy » Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:40 am

Hi Tom was just wondering what the other boat was in some of your pics, your build is looking good.
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