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HMS Hood 1931

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HMS Hood…

This is a small build which I did for my dad’s birthday whilst we are renovating our house, which was quite a challenge, since that’s taken most of my time lately.

Everyone by now knows the story of H.M.S. Hood so no need to go into it here.

The kit is done in the museum style, so no ‘diorama’ or ‘weathering’ so to speak, but a nice timber base to dress it up a bit, and clear acrylic cover to stop dust attacking the model.

Paint is Humbrol, PE is WEM and the rigging is Caenis thread. The Caenis thread is absolutely great for those of us without the knack for stretching sprue to the thicknesses required at this scale. I take my hat off to all of you who work in 1/700 scale regularly!

My preferred scale is 1/350 and I must say that this was a real challenge. The only thing I’d change was the final outcome of the deck color, which turned out a bit too orange for my tastes. Live and learn as they say.

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About the Author

About Russell Eames (RussellE)
FROM: VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA

It would seem that my interest in modeling resides in 1/350 ships, 1/72 WW2 aircraft, 1/72 Star Wars and the odd 1/24th Airfix aircraft!


Comments

Overall you've managed a rather nice job, the slightly orange tinge isn't so much of a problem as to what is surrounding it which painting again would only prove a problem. If, and I do say if you want, you could alway try a black wash, you'll find MIG do a 1st class range, earth and even rainmarks, and as I said black. The rigging looks great. Thank you for sharing, although I would have like to have seen more close up shots. Still, can't have everything eh.
JUL 10, 2011 - 09:59 AM
Cheers Al. I've still a ways to go to getting the kind of deck finish I'd like , but it's all part of the fun The Caenis rigging definitely is the way to go, but the plastic kit masts need to be replaced with brass rod first otherwise the tension in the caenis will end up bending the plastic kit parts over. More close up pics for the next build for sure as it's a 1/350 u-boat...
JUL 11, 2011 - 11:36 AM
Nice build! You did a great job with the rigging also!
JUL 11, 2011 - 12:41 PM