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  1. Well I have given in to temptation and brought this little bad boy, I will build her (when / after I have finished my Waterloo Dio) in her Battle of the Denmark Straits set up, that as we know during her battle with Bismark led to her catastrophic loss when her magazine blew up. The last time I built a model of Hood was the old 1/600 Airfix kit back in the 70's so I am full of excitement to build this one. These are the screen shots from the Flyhawks advert. OC.
  2. I was searching various sources for 1:700 HMS Hood accessory/upgrade sets when I found the I Love Kit version of the 1:700 scale HMS Hood on Amazon. The kit immediately caught my attention as it contained every upgrade component you would want to fully update the Trumpeter model, plus the kit itself! All of this was a bargain price of around $60 shipped when I bought mine in May. At this time, I can no longer find it for sale on Amazon, however there is a dealer or two on Ebay who are selling it for just a little bit more than I paid for mine. This being said, let's move on to see what you get. When the model arrived, the first thing I noticed was the weight of it. It was unusually heavy for a 1:700 scale ship model weighing in at just under 2 pounds. What I discovered is that much of the weight is in the heavy duty cardboard box it comes in. Very sturdy and substantial box that found it's way from China to Florida without any damage. A plus! First the box art: Where it gets remarkable is when you get inside the box. All the molded plastic components are contained inside two more internal boxes: Then when you open the full color high quality instruction set and realize what you get is a complete Pontos Detail Set inside! Here are all the component parts inside: I am looking forward to starting this model in a few more days.
  3. Having finished my Prince of Wales (Tamiya 1:350) I am now starting a new project. In the end of my previous build log Canute recommended Trumpeters 1:350 Hood. Thanks Canute. I have now bought that kit from my local supplier. The kit looks very nice. I think this is the first MSW build log of a Trumpeter Hood 1:350. As you can see on the box it is a long ship (75 cm) which is about 10 cm longer than Prince of Wales, i.e. 35 m in real life. Commissioned in 1920, as the last battle cruiser for the Royal Navy, the profile looks differently compared to other large WW2 ships. The mighty Hood as she was called was in service between 1920-1941 as she was sunk by Bismarck. The kit can be built as a water line model as well as a full hull. I think my Hood will be a waterline version. I have not tried that before. Maybe a diorama...... I now some pictures. Regards Henrik
  4. here a new build I'm going to be doing this is a plastic model which I have done lots of these I've had to put my other ones aside right now cant wait to get stared
  5. Hi all. Here's the start of my latest Card model - HMS Hood, at the time of her short-lived battle with Bismarck. She was sunk on 23rd of May 1941. Information on Hood can be found on Wikipedia HERE. The kit is from Halinski in Poland, a kit manufacturer that I've had some experience with (see "IJN Amatsukaze" in my signature). I had a lot of fun with that kit and found every aspect of it from design, printing and even the instructions to be excellent. A bonus in this kit is that there is a separate sheet of instructions in English, so I won't be needing Google Translate this time. Although I rarely looked at the written instructions anyway , mostly I just used the photos. There are 20 sheets of printed parts. The number of parts on each sheet range from 5 to well over 250, depending on their size : I also bought the Laser-cut set of frames etc. There are 14 different sheets, but also about 6 of them have two identical sheets - some or most of the parts are probably glued together to double their thickness : I also bought the Metal Barrel sets, and whatever PE Halinski had for this ship (12 sheets). However, NO railing was supplied in the PE set, so I will need to buy the Railing Set from Eduard's for the plastic Trumpeter kit - hopefully I won't need to modify too many pieces : I've finished all the initial preparations. I bought two A3 size Display Books to hold all the separate sheets of parts : The instructions are mostly in the form of computer rendered pictures which I found much easier to work with than the very poor line-drawings in the Bismarck kit : My final preparation - and one I've found to be invaluable on previous Card kits - was to spend two days cataloguing every part on all the sheets into a Spreadsheet sorted into numerical order with the Sheet Number next to the part. This is quite a lot of work (there are 6 pages of the spreadsheet), but it saves A LOT of time later when searching for parts. Rather than search through all 34 sheets for one small part I can find it in seconds by knowing which sheet to look through : On with the REAL work . Danny
  6. Hello all, I am taking a bit of a gamble and going to attempt the Hachette partworks model of HMS Hood. I say a gamble because this was first published four years ago and I will be purchasing editions of the magazine from eBay, Gumtree and other assorted online resources. I think locating and buying the editions will be as much of a challenge as building the ship itself! I have today managed to buy issues 1-7 and 26-32 from a supplier on eBay for £3 each. I also have a beady eye on listings from 8-19 which are on a bidding basis ending tonight. Watch this space! Of course if any of you are desperate to donate / sell any unwanted editions this would be very welcome. ;) As some of you know I am in the process of moving house (eventually) and so I suspect actual construction will probably be delayed until I move and build my new workshop but I will try and squeeze something in before then if I can.
  7. Hello all, I have been working on my Mikasa and today I worked on the display. I am going to do the torpedo nets AFTER it's in the case. It's too fragile to move around. In the meantime.... I thought I'd start a log on my next project which I recently started. I did some work on my HMS Hood. As per the Mikasa, I am NOT going to paint the PE. AND, I'm going to paint the ship in rainbow colors! Just kidding. But I am going to seriously deviate from your typical warship. It's going to be mostly black, except for the hull and the PE, which will be brass. When I was young, I fell in love with a 1/8 scale model of the John Player Special, made by Entex. I absolutely loved that black and gold. It's affected me throughout the years. Just love that brash contrast. So I will paint my Hood like that. Hope I don't offend too many, and most of all, I hope many like it. Tonight I worked on the "After Structure" as Pontos calls it. Here we go:
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