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HMS Hood by Old Collingwood - Flyhawk - 1/700 - as she appeared in 1941


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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.

 

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  • ccoyle changed the title to HMS Hood by Old Collingwood - Flyhawk - 1/700 - as she appeared in 1941
1 hour ago, lmagna said:

should be quite the build. Display, or Diorama?

You know Lou  - I'm not sure, the  moulds are seperate  - Waterline upper/Bootline section/Lower Hull   so it leaves  it wide open  to  build as a  full ship on a stand  or a waterline,   I will be  Rattle Can  painting it  as I think  brush painting  will not  bring out the  delicate  details,  so I will be able to spray those  sections seperate  without  having to mask along the hull.

 

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25 minutes ago, Canute said:

I'm in, mate. And it's a fave, despite the story. I too built the Airfix kit, back in the day.

Most welcome Ken,    will be a wait  though  I need to finish my  Waterloo  Dio first  and frankly can see that taking me the rest of the year, but guess  I have this  post started now  so I will be able to return to it when I am ready.

 

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Just now, king derelict said:

Good reminder OC. I just ordered my wooden deck for Prince of Wales

Alan

Yep, it's  a  shame they are not included  with the Delux  kits  - but deffo worth getting  (I found that out on my 1/350  HMS Warspite build)   the wood decks just  make all that difference.

 

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26 minutes ago, Haliburton said:

I was looking at the flyhawk website and there is a letter from the HMS Hood Association posted stating that they believe this model is the most accurate ever produced and reflects the latest in research. Very impressive endorsement.   Scott 

Thanks Scott,   yes I read that also  -  will be brilliant if true.

 

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I wish that the ships I was interested in building came with the painting research you posted above! The part about the below waterline being painted anti fouling gray instead of a reddish color is something new to me. I wonder how many other British ships were also painted with this gray color? 

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7 minutes ago, lmagna said:

I wish that the ships I was interested in building came with the painting research you posted above! The part about the below waterline being painted anti fouling gray instead of a reddish color is something new to me. I wonder how many other British ships were also painted with this gray color? 

You know Lou  - I'm not sure,    I was supprised to read that  as I was under the Impression that Anti Fouling Red was a standard  lower hull application throug out the Royal Navy  and Red of different shades being  normal  with other navies  - wonder what the logic/thinking behind Grey was?

 

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13 minutes ago, mtaylor said:

Maybe someone felt the 'red' conflicted with the camo and could allow the enemy to spot her easier?    It is weird though on color but that Association I would think is filled with experts.

I am doing some reading up on it as we speak Mark,   would be good  if any of our family on here  might come forward with some  insight into it as I guess we are all  just guessing at the moment.

 

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I quote from the the Official HMS Hood website  - 

 

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  • Below Waterline: Precise information is lacking. The only confirmed colour is Peacocks & Buchan's antifouling grey in 1920 and 1925. For the remainder of the time period, no colour was specified. Additional details follow below.
  • 1920-1936: As commissioned, Hood's bottom, to include the propeller shafts and rudder was anti-fouling grey (per ADM 136/13). Painting details are scarce, but she is also known to have had grey bottom paint in 1925. Based on the manufacturer used, we assume she remained grey, but we cannot rule out the possibility that Hood may have also had a black bottom during some periods. We are fairly confident that she was not red below her waterline.
  • Wartime/As Sunk: We have no confirmed colour information. We assume Hood was still using anti-fouling grey based on her previous history and her wreck (the stern appears dark grey/faded black underneath and shows no sign of red). There is anecdotal evidence to suggest black was used, but its also possible that it was dark grey.
  • Detailing Suggestion: Although she tended to have her bottom re-coated annually, the coating did get very worn over the course of the year. As a result, unless you are modelling Hood as "freshly painted" you might want to slightly lighten and/or weather the underside with a bit of grey. You can also add worn spots as well as chipping, barnacles and sea grasses if you so fancy.
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