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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Hood Build - Week 20 (Scratch)

A small deviation from the official build, I didnt get Issue 20 last week, a cock up with my newsagent, he then tells me it could take 3 to 4 weeks..just brilliant eh!, so I decided to build my own deck featured in this issue, using my plans and some wood of similar thickness.
If and when this issue comes in then I'll updated this post with the correct parts..IF and only if it comes before the hull planking come into contact with the deck area and I have to make a choice of either waiting or continuing.

Planking starts at Issue 22. You may notice a new smaller Issue banner (above), I'm trying to freshen things up a little, there is no need I think to have such a large image to show what's in each Issue and especially with on some occasions the issues only have small amounts of wood and or work to do. So let's see how I get on with this new banner.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Hood Build - Week 19

I'm a little late with issue 19 but finally I've managed to find the time. This issues is a continuation of issue 18 and the forecastle compartments, nothing too taxing but just take the time to get the parts square, either follow my ideas or your own but time taken now will be worth it, pity they still call the parts 'wall pieces'..oh well!

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Hood Build - Week 18

The first Issue of 2012 bring us more superstructure or as the magazine would have it 'Wall Piece', come on Hachette!!! give us more than that, I'm lucky in that I have many superb reference's books to guide me in where and what these parts are, I'm no expert but it would be nice if Hachette could at least do their homework and go further than the vague description of the parts up till now. Anyway onwards with the build.