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HMS Hood by Dan Vadas - Halinski - 1:200 - CARD - FINISHED

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impressive just doesn't quite cover it.........this is going to be one hell of a colossal model by the time your finished :)    I can't wait to see her then.......perhaps then I'll have the ultimate word for you............for now,  I'll just gesture.........:imNotWorthy:

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3 hours ago, Tigersteve said:

Sharp! How long is she?

Steve

1350mm long.

 

3 hours ago, druxey said:

Just don't leave the masking tape on too long, Dan!

No problems with this particular tape David. It's been on for about 3 months and still comes off without damage.

 

Danny

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I am slowly (very slowly) working up the courage to take on a paper ship model due to Dan's beautiful work. Although I am totally aware he's making the difficult look easy when it's really not. The clean, neat finish of his models are remarkable. It's hard to believe it's paper.

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On 07/07/2018 at 9:20 AM, CDW said:

I am slowly (very slowly) working up the courage to take on a paper ship model due to Dan's beautiful work

I suggest you start with a relatively simple free download model to build up your new skill set. Print out two copies of each page of parts - you WILL need extras ;) :).

 

Thanks for the comment Richard :).

 

There are 35 of what I assume are 4-door lockers scattered around the ship. Some of these are adjacent to the already fitted sub-assemblies, so it's a good idea to fit these before the deck starts to get cluttered. I'm fitting all the smaller parts from the "inside" outwards as much as possible.

 

The lockers have a PE face, and on that are the four PE door edgings. A day and a half's work making all of these :

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Once all the PE was glued on I gave them a light spray of grey, there was a bit of paint removed in the fitting process :

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Another step that needed doing now was to fit the funnel rigging. I really SHOULD have done this earlier, some of it will be missing as it's impossible to drill holes in a few places with the fore and aft superstructures in place :

Funnel Rigging (1).JPG

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Danny

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2 hours ago, yvesvidal said:

Fantastic work Dan. I just cannot wait to see both titans (Bismarck and Hood) next to each other.

What a beautiful display that will be.

 

Yves

Thanks Yves. Here's a "preview" from the model show I went to last weekend :

Port Macquarie Show (5).jpg

 

Danny

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2 hours ago, popeye the sailor said:

  the 'Bizz' is a monster!

Hood is actually 20mm longer than Bismarck. The camera angle makes her look shorter. Biz is a bit wider though :).

 

17 hours ago, Old Collingwood said:

 there is no way you would guess these are not high level plastic or wood projects.

 

OC.

I'd like a dollar for every time I heard that same comment at the show :D.

 

Danny

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So, at 1:200, that means the Hood was 4 meters longer than Bismarck? I didn’t realize the Hood was that big! But, I suppose that’s why she was ‘enemy no 1’ for the Kriegsmarine- large size, but fast and agile because of the slender hull and lighter displacement.

 

Of course, the lighter displacement was because of less armor, so that ended up being somewhat problematic....

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Many small Vents, scattered around the deck :

Vents (3).JPG

 

These tiny Bollards are only 0.8mm in diameter :

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Two of the Platforms for the 4 Barrel Guns :

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A Boom swivels on the aft mast. This would have been very difficult to fit and rig further down the line :

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Danny

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Thanks guys :).

 

Making and fitting the Bulwarks, and especially their braces, has been rather tedious - a bit like tying Ratlines :D .

 

First I cut all the braces for the particular bulwark I was working on :

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Then I worked out which ones went where. There is only a minute amount of difference in the length of some them, but if you get it wrong it stands out like the proverbial dog's whatsits ;) :D. I marked them from one end to the other on a piece of card and used double-sided tape to hold them down :

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Working from one end I glued them into position according to their letters. I did this off the ship, after first doing all the folds in the bulwark :

Bulwark Braces (2).JPG

Bulwark Braces (1).JPG

 

Danny

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There are 10 Ship's Boats on Hood, all of varying types.

 

Below is the construction process for the first ones. This is typical of the way they are all built, so I'll only show it once unless there are any major differences in some of the others.

 

1st step is to cut out all the required pieces. Next I shape the hull skins using a rounded stick and a piece of high-density foam :

Ship's Boats 2 (1).JPG

 

Then the bow edges are glued together :

Ship's Boats 2 (2).JPG

 

Next the transom :

Ship's Boats 2 (3).JPG

 

These boats have a reverse curve foward of the rudder, so that section gets glued and clamped with self-holding tweezers :

Ship's Boats 2 (4).JPG

 

The rest of the keel can now be glued :

Ship's Boats 2 (5).JPG

 

The thinner interior lining is glued in place after first shaping in similar fashion to the outer skin :

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Next comes the keel. Once this is glued in place the hull can be finally reshaped using the rounded stick from inside. :

Ship's Boats 2 (8).JPG

 

Fitting out the interior is the last step, and doesn't require a detailed description :

Ship's Boats 2 (9).JPG

 

A Gunwhale finishes off the edges nicely :

Ship's Boats 2 (10).JPG

 

Here is one of the next two boats, with the gunwhales still to be fitted. These are a little larger than the first, but of a similar style. They are motorized :

Ship's Boats 1 (2).JPG

Ship's Boats 1 (3).JPG

 

And the first of these four fitted to the deck :

Ship's Boats 1 (4).JPG

 

Danny

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