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HMS Hood 1941 - Trumpeter 1/350 + Lion Roar
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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 07:29 PM GMT+7
Great update Jan and I'm sorry I didn't look in earlier. I had the same issue on the Shapeways Sopwiths I bought for the stalled HMS NZ. It was quite difficult to get paint to stick the surface even after using primer and certainly masking tape removed any paint it touched. Nothing wrong with the old ways though, hairy sticks and all

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 04:40 PM GMT+7
Gentlemen,

thank you all very much for stopping by and especially for your kind comments!!

It's always great to hear that the work is inspiring! Thank you for that!!

And it's particularly interesting to read about your hairy stick and steady hands skills - I thought I was, well, not alone, but not in such good company-! I try to avoid this free-hand painting by all means, and t get those results was quite painful and took me the full weekend...with uncounted corrections and touch ups...

Thank you all again,

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 06:07 AM GMT+7
Amazing work Jan

As others have said, my steady hand is not so steady when it comes to the hairy stick, I avoid it as much as I can.

Your "Armada" looks great. Looking forward to seeing them mounted.

Dave
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Posted: Monday, June 19, 2017 - 05:52 AM GMT+7
Build is looking good Jan!

I'm not a steady hand either, but you're doing great by the looks of it!
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 06:46 PM GMT+7
Awesome work that may supply also some inspiration to my rather stalled Hood build.
The boats, gun quads and winches are really a major improvement over the kit parts.
Your way of applying the wooden deck is interesting and shows a lot of skill.
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 09:38 AM GMT+7
Great work on the boats Jan!

My hairy stick skills are almost non-existent, but yours are crisp and neat!

The RN sure knew how to clutter up their boats, with, well, ahem, more boats, didn't they

You're right calling it an "Armada"

The Northstar pumps look great and all those little details on deck are really popping!
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Posted: Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 06:19 AM GMT+7
Thank you very much, Si!

Well, boats.

I did have a plan, however, that collapsed when I found out that masking is not good with those 3D-printed boats. Possibly the slightly uneven surface makes the tape stick to the protruding parts...anyway, here's what changed my plan for the weekend (plan was - mask a stripe around the boats, use the angled areas/shadows to spray on white and let it cure).



Well, not going to happen - instead, break out some new 2/0, 5/0, and 10/0 hairy sticks and doing some painting.



Actually, I'm not really good at that, somehow I have no steady hand when it comes to free painting. The pronounced shapes of the printed boats helped, but still it became an endeavour that kept me busy the entire weekend-benchtime.

Work in progress...







So I abandoned the plan to paint the lower hull of the motor boats white - I read they where, but sources differ. Now it doesn't matter, hulls will be one color only...

Here are the motor boats. Very fine detail. Yes, you can see they were printed, but only on the pictures, to the naked eye, this is almost invisible...



















And the open boats.
Grey/brown/blue is sprayed on and corrected with a brush, withe is entirely brushed on on the boats above.















So here's my little fleet. In the end, I am quite happy with the result, even though it's not perfect.



For now,

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017 - 08:10 PM GMT+7
Nice work Jan

The boats are coming to life with paint on. The North star winches look excellent down, as does all the deck detail.

looking forward to your weekend update.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Friday, June 16, 2017 - 09:13 AM GMT+7
Hi Dave,

thank you very much!!

So, a few days late - last weekend no bench time, but got something done 'in between' - I hope to have a substantial update by Sunday or Monday...

Painting the boats - grey and 'wood'-brown



blue (what blue?- the only source I could find, HMS Hood association, mentioned blue/navy blue, but I can't find anything closer, so I choose a flat blue from Tamyia. So all these pictures of course show work in progress, masking and further painting to follow...



While this is curing to sustain masking tape, I installed some hatches and winches on the ship:















Right - my glorious production line did not take into account that some of the hatches are on the darker colored shelter deck...but that should be an easy fix...

Cheers for now,

Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 - 04:32 AM GMT+7
Jan,

Amazing progress. As Russell mentioned, the assembly line is looking quite efficient. Completely understand the issue (time consuming) with all the fiddly parts. But as you said, the small parts leave the big impressions.

Looking forward to seeing them come together.

Dave
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Posted: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 04:30 PM GMT+7
Hi Si, Mike and Russ,

thank you very much for your kind comments and following patiently along my glacier speed build!!

With over a year into the build right now - well, I'll have to double-check, but I'm almost positive the real HMS Hood had progressed farther at that point...

Small stuff is really taking up time, and there's so much more to come. But essentially the small stuff makes the impression in the end.

Thanks again and cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 06:21 AM GMT+7
Great stuff Jan,

All the small stuff is important, it what is what adds the depth.

Loving the shapeways boats, they will look superb with paint on.

Keep u[p the great work.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 - 03:16 AM GMT+7
The Hood is looking great Jan!

Can't wait to see more updates!

Cheers!
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Posted: Monday, June 05, 2017 - 09:52 PM GMT+7
Great progress here Jan!

A real production line you've got going on there!

the pumps look great!

I have to say, I'm very interested to see how the boats come up under some paint.
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Posted: Monday, June 05, 2017 - 04:38 PM GMT+7
Thank you so much, Russ and Si!

Yes, some surfacer and sanding was required, but not too much.
Some more small stuff done, need to start installing it.

This stuff is 'eating up' time - I had a feeling that I did not all that bad over the weekend, but looking at the final output - well - hmmm...

Okay, here are just a bunch of pictures of my ongoing small stuff battle...





























And the Shapeways Boats, some paint next, hopefully in a week or so...










Thanks for looking in, more in about a week!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 10:11 AM GMT+7
Great work Jan!

looks like you'll be in for more filling/sanding on some of the structures for the shelter deck, but not too much!

Those winches look great!
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Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 08:30 AM GMT+7
Very nice work Jan,

Great etch work, the etched grills will really add depth.

Keep up the great work mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 05:49 AM GMT+7
And some more progress - last week it was working the ship, no it's back to small stuff...

Structures for the shelter deck - probably some surfacer needed, I will give them a coat of paint and then I'll see...











North star winches - will need some alteration to the wooden deck once in place, they are different sizes than the original ones...









Work on the main breakwaters started. Whatever that stuff on the outside might be - Pontos has it in their 1/200 as well (downloaded their instructions, can be helpful for my build, too) - wow, that's some small and fiddly work with the Eduard PE set...













Doesn't look all that bad, I hope it still looks good under a coat of paint.

All in all, I am more and more using the Eduard vice the Lion Roar stuff...the Eduard is a pretty smart set!

That's it for now, and I have to take another break, so next update in early June...

Cheers and thanks for looking in!!

Jan
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Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 05:41 AM GMT+7
Hi Tim and Stephen,

thank you so much for your kind words!! That's most appreciated, I am really happy that you like the build!!

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 12:28 AM GMT+7
Great work on that deck, Jan - it takes guts to cut up those beautiful, expensive wood deck parts! Your approach of cutting the deck into more manageable sections for installation makes a lot of sense. And the results are stunning! I too am enjoying your posts and pictures very much.
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Posted: Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 12:07 AM GMT+7
Really good work! I am enjoying your posts very much.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 04:14 PM GMT+7
Mike, Dave, Si and Russ - thank you so much for your kind comments and continued support!! That really helps keeping up the motivation on this marathon build.

But it's really good to have some really visible progress. I am pretty happy with the wooden deck! And I should get some more done over the coming weekend!

Thanks again and cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 03:39 PM GMT+7
Coming along very nicely Jan!

A neat solution with the timber decking, cutting it into smaller more manageable sections. I too struggle with wood decks around the barbettes.

Another major milestone reached-well done mate
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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 08:08 AM GMT+7
Great stuff Jan,

Like the idea of cutting the deck into sections, worked very well. I have found it can be fun fitting sections over moulded on barbettes and the suchlike.

The etched vent boxes look very neat indeed.

Keep up the good work mate.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 06:36 AM GMT+7
Jan,

Amazing work. I like the method for the wooden deck, I may need to steal that idea when I begin to tackle the IJN Fuso again.

Those Eduard parts are a great improvement over the kit parts...amazing what a little PE will do to the beauty of the build.

Great work my friend.

Looking forward to seeing some more.

Dave