HMS Hood - scaled down Halinski 1/250

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  1. barry

    barry Active Member

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    Hood funnels and guns

    Hi All

    At long last I think I can fix anything else that goes wrong, the guns need a lick of paint in places and the barrels need gluing in place. I added a cross type former inside the funnels to hold the shape better. I also painted the insides of the gun tubs which improved things a bit the main guns could have done with an internal set of formers but I think they will do.

    It's taken a while to get to like this model, but I'm getting there now the characteristic shape of Hood is discernable.

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    barry
  2. bfam4t6

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    The ship is coming along great Barry. You shipbuilders amaze me so much that I been thinking a lot lately about ordering my first ship kit. Since I basically know nothing about ships, I'll probably just buy the one that looks the "coolest" :lol: Anyways, I will continue to watch your build thread. Maybe I will end up building the same kit :wink:
  3. Jim Krauzlis

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    Wotcher, Barry! :D

    My, she is looking better with each update, mate!
    I love the look of those big guns coming together, they do provide that distinctive profile, if I may say.

    I notice you are using a bit of reinforcement in the construction; is that something you felt the is necessary because of the weight of the paper you are using? What paper did you decide to use in printing out the parts?

    Whatever you are doing keep it up, my friend, she's coming along brilliantly.

    Cheers!

    Jim
  4. barry

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    pompom bandstand

    Hi

    This took forever mainly because I tried to fit the barrels in last again they should be built into the box first I think. Rolling the miniscule barrel thickeners was just about impossible for human fingers and sliding them into place no better, next time it's roll them onto the barrels first.
    From a distance they look OK.

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    barry
  5. Jim Krauzlis

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    They came out great, Barry!

    Welcome to the world of working in miniature! :wink:

    Those guns look brilliant, I don't see any problems that you mentioned. I gather they are built up from two tubes, the after one a bit larger than the barrel itself? Is it all paper or did you cheat like I do and use wire for the smaller barrel, and wrap the recoil tube around that?

    However you built them they look fantastic, nice detail work!

    Looking forward to more, mate!

    Cheers!

    Jim
  6. barry

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    Hood bow

    Added a few bits here and there mainly on the bow section still building ready use lockers. I've decided the forward mast legs need extended so it will be a chance to try some tight rolling in longer lengths.

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    barry
  7. barry

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    Hood secondary guns

    Hi All

    Some additions to the secondary guns on Hood, looks like the ready use lockers could do with some better lids. The gun shields fit together very well.

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    barry
  8. Jim Krauzlis

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    Looking real good, Barry! :D

    I'm watching with much delight as the little guns and other details are added...keep it up, mate!

    Cheers!

    Jim
  9. barry

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    16 barrel uplifter

    almost too much for my eyesight I think. Looked ok until photographed, second pic shows barrels more or less the same length. There did not seem to be a part in the kit to hold the barrels so I made a 4 x 4 sandwich out of card and paper. The first pic gives an idea of the size.

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    barry
  10. rkelterer

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    hi barry,

    nice pictures :lol: let your eyes rest or use more light 8) i need a lot of light for myself :oops:

    cheers from sunny on now rainy on no sunny ..
    from austria

    raimund
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    Hood fighting top

    Hi All

    Finally got the masts to meet in more or less the right place in space and they must be square because the fighting top (half built) is just balancing there. When building the bridge for Hood you have to remove the mast sheer legs, glue a deck in place and then replace the sheer legs to check it is still in line because there is a bit of tension in the structure.

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    I think you are right an anglepoise would be nice, another bit for my wish list.



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    Hi

    Went back to Hood for a change and built the last of the main turrets Hood seems to have given the distinctive profile. The pics are not good again, just an overall impression maybe the sun will shine but somehow it is difficult to capture this ship from any angle but beam on.

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    I took off the top of the armour belt because I keep catching it.

    barry
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    Hi Bazzer

    Great to see this back on the go, missed it

    As we both want a good day tomorrow to do some photo's it will chuck it down for shure :roll:

    Looking good and as always MORE

    Rob
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    Great return to the build sir. As always looking good, very anxious to see more.
  15. Jim Krauzlis

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    Go, Barry, Go! :D

    What a classic profile, and some very fine work, mate.

    Beautiful work, Barry, as usual.

    More when you can, rain or shine, mate. :wink:

    Cheers!

    Jim
  16. barry

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    Hood

    Hi

    Look Rob blue sky and that's the only reason for this post. Then the wind got up so it was back inside before she sailed off over the Church.

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  17. Jim Krauzlis

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    Hi, Barry! :D

    I find myself praying for sunny weather in your neighborhood these days so we get more photos of this excellent build.

    Brilliant work, mate!

    More when you can, please.

    Cheers!

    Jim
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    B gun vents and breakwater

    Hi

    Have a change a bit on Hood.

    If anyone has built this ship please what vents fit around A gun it just is not shown on the diagram. I am thinking of using painted pins.

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    barry
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    Hood details

    Hi

    Added more of the fire control towers and vents etc

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  20. Jim Krauzlis

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    Hi, Barry! :D

    Good to see Hood coming along so well, mate.

    What did you decide about the vents about A gun?

    Keep at it, mate!

    Cheers!

    Jim