Jump to content

HMS Hood 1941 by CDW - FINISHED - I Love Kit - 1:700 Scale


Recommended Posts

Thanks for the research OC. I see a lot of "speculative" statement qualifiers in the text, though I cannot clearly make out all of it, it's blurry. I like the looks of the gray anti fouling and may go with that. it's just odd to me I don't see photos where modelers have followed this scheme. Usually, modelers are fairly hard core when it comes to color, but that certainly doesn't make them infallible.

In the long run, no one who visits my home and sees the paint scheme on my Hood model will know the difference one way or another in any event. I have not attended or entered a contest with judges in years. If you did, the info you found would be valuable to back up a gray interpretation.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)
3 hours ago, CDW said:

Thanks for the research OC. I see a lot of "speculative" statement qualifiers in the text, though I cannot clearly make out all of it, it's blurry. I like the looks of the gray anti fouling and may go with that. it's just odd to me I don't see photos where modelers have followed this scheme. Usually, modelers are fairly hard core when it comes to color, but that certainly doesn't make them infallible.

In the long run, no one who visits my home and sees the paint scheme on my Hood model will know the difference one way or another in any event. I have not attended or entered a contest with judges in years. If you did, the info you found would be valuable to back up a gray interpretation.

I have dropped Jamie from Soverign  a message  about this   - hope he come back to me.

 

Its interesting  - where they trialing a new paint in 1941,  did they simply run out of Red in her refit before her last encouter with Bizzy?

 

OC.

Edited by Old Collingwood
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

Some interesting info back from Jamie at Soverign  -  his understanding from some very in depth research, is that Grey was most likely the main bottom colour for RN ships  and red was probably  introduced either mid to late WW2  or even possibly   after WW2.

 

Well that puts a spanner in the works for all this WW2  painted RN ships we all built over time, and did our bottoms Red.

 

OC.

Edited by Old Collingwood
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)
4 hours ago, Old Collingwood said:

Grey was most likely the main bottom colour for RN ships  and red was probably  introduced either mid to late WW2  or even possibly   after WW2.

Just speculation, but the red lower hull could have been introduced on British capital ships as a result of many of them being sent to the US for refits and overhauls after the outbreak of the war and red anti fouling being plentiful here.

 

If I remember correctly Then HMS Rodney was in route to the US for refit when she was diverted to join the search for the Bismarck. I don't believe the Hood was ever refitted in the US. The KGV could have undergone a US refit at one point or another. Possibly more than once.

 

Note: I stand corrected. The KGV never even came close to having a refit in America.

 https://www.naval-history.net/xGM-Chrono-01BB-HMS_King_George_V.htm

 

Edited by lmagna
Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, lmagna said:

Just speculation, but the red lower hull could have been introduced on British capital ships as a result of many of them being sent to the US for refits and overhauls after the outbreak of the war and red anti fouling being plentiful here.

 

If I remember correctly Then HMS Rodney was in route to the US for refit when she was diverted to join the search for the Bismarck. I don't believe the Hood was ever refitted in the US.

Thats a good point  you raised there lou,  and a possiblilty.

 

OC.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Just now, popeye the sailor said:

your progress on the Hood Craig looks very good !  the deck came out super as well :)   I just bought a can of Mr Surface......having never used it before,  how would it be best used........before or after paint?

It's a great primer/leveler, so first coats should be Mr Surfacer. They make it in 500, 1000, 1200, and 1500. The lower numbers give the greatest fill capability for small scratches and imperfections, but it can obscure fine details. I used black1500 on the Hood.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Deck wood treatments applied, now ready to begin adding the various superstructure and gun details to the decks.

Going to need a larger shadow box for photos of battleships and aircraft carriers. This one was built for model cars not ships, but they are cheap and easy to make from Dollar Tree products.

 

7DAEA942-B51B-4895-8E1F-2F37E6A0B89A.thumb.jpeg.96c0a795337257fe88001ec180a446a5.jpeg5BFCF5D2-1F0C-4213-BC65-35BB095D534A.thumb.jpeg.6f800ad5df9052b35a9a2e71c13e84f3.jpeg3E6E3532-9C21-46A2-9E44-93AC88B95F9D.thumb.jpeg.0ca6ef851b7735954146edc9011af343.jpeg0539E39A-F464-42CB-BFF8-024DC4E48726.thumb.jpeg.f561cd4400eaeded2c493f519de4e6f6.jpeg9D25D053-97E6-40FD-8E06-E1E0DE6A0953.thumb.jpeg.76e2405c5d12c2f9faccfc368d3c2b81.jpeg3AF4ECD3-831C-4F90-BD6B-625FC7B9EEAF.thumb.jpeg.542b3366c642c4ab6c232feb2479a647.jpeg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm really enjoying this build Craig and you've done a great job in provoking research into the (almost) mysterious dark grey antifouling paint. I shall certainly use dark grey for my Hood(s). I bought the same "I love Kit" but also want the Flyhawk offering which is now available. I'm waiting before ordering the Flyhawk though, don't want it arriving here while I'm on holiday next week - also there will be the usual customs duty to be paid before I get my stickyhands on to it! I intend building both Hood kits in parallel, learning from each kit as I progress.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, RogerF said:

I'm really enjoying this build Craig and you've done a great job in provoking research into the (almost) mysterious dark grey antifouling paint. I shall certainly use dark grey for my Hood(s). I bought the same "I love Kit" but also want the Flyhawk offering which is now available. I'm waiting before ordering the Flyhawk though, don't want it arriving here while I'm on holiday next week - also there will be the usual customs duty to be paid before I get my stickyhands on to it! I intend building both Hood kits in parallel, learning from each kit as I progress.

 

Thanks Roger. I am anxious to see how Flyhawk renders the details in their amazing tooling and injection molded plastic. Their work in that regards eliminates the need for a lot of tedious photo etch work to correct deficiencies in the original plastic molded parts.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

Hi Craig,

I own the Flyhawk Bismarck which I originally wanted to be my next build. However, I have only had one previous experience with airbrush, weathering and photo-etch - all three of which I intend to implement fully on Bismarck - and so I first built the Meng 1/700 version which is now finished - no painting necessary!!!!  as a prelude to Flyhawk's massively superior 1/700 offering. . The Meng kit is a simple 'click together kit' much like Revell's click together Titanic which I have already built but I am entering new areas of expertise and as a perfectionist (whenever I can - and am able to be!) I thought a less demanding project was the route to take before embarking on the Rolls Royce of 1/700 kits.

But I think Hood will be my next project - why?

!. I've built one (Meng) Bismarck, which incidentally had me on my hands and knees for hours on end searching for AWOL microscopic parts as discussed earlier, and I felt the next project should be a Brit ship and well, Hood and Bismarck in the same scale was the obvious choice.

2. You inspired me to buy the very reasonably priced I-love-Kit which is excellent and classes above the Meng Bismarck if not quite up to Flyhawk's almost unbelievable standards. So I did buy it - absolutely no regrets. ☺️

3. The Flyhawk Hood is now available, so before the 1st batch is sold out, I'll add that to my collection and hopefully do it justice.

 

My last project was a Revell U-Boot in 1/144 scale with a Griffin photo-etch update. In addition to PE and airbrush, this also saw my first ever attempts at weathering. Perhaps I should post a few pics in the gallery though the standards there are soooo high!

 

Whatever. I love the forum and am so grateful that you post so many pics and details of the build as it progresses. I learn so much from this kind of presentation and I slowly learn about the structure of the ship which is priceless when you come to have to decide when and what needs to be done or  painted next.

Once again, many thanks and keep up the good work.

Kind regards

Roger

PS I will have just a few questions when I get started on Hood so be warned!

Edited by RogerF
Forgot to add
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Really nice work mate  - really  got me anxious about my Flyhawk build (when I start it that is)   as you know I am not a  airbrush owner/user  and so far have not been pulled in to needing to get one, my intention  for my Hood build was  to try to get away with using the closest colour I could find to 507A  in Tamiya rattle cans  and the same for the anti fouling, and  something for the  semtex/corticene  on the deck, I also have the wood deck coming with the kit as I brought that seperate from the same company.

Its just the inconvenience of rattle can painting  - needing to paint outdoors at the mercy of the weather - dust/flies  etc, needing to man handle the parts carefully, finding a place for the parts to dry and de gas before being able to get them out on the table  - I always said this takes the enjoyement out of the build.

So  - some thinking of what to do.

 

OC.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My grandson and I were looking at the Hood model tonight and comparing it with other battleship hulls in this scale. From top to bottom is Hood, Scharnhorst, Bismarck, Montana (a drawing board ship).

Interesting.

 

A2CD2955-E05D-4FBA-BC6A-79B1CFD4CF6C.thumb.jpeg.3c8218b98aa66107db90c0c239f93fd5.jpeg
 

The Montana would have been a monster size ship had the war continued on longer. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • ccoyle changed the title to HMS Hood 1941 by CDW - FINISHED - I Love Kit - 1:700 Scale

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...