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PostPosted: Sat 06 May 2006 15:43 pm 
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Geoff's Hood, first build in 20 yrs. First time ive used PE, hope you like

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Wow  :shock:  That etch makes a great improvement  :!:

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Cheers, had lots of fun doing this and made lots of  mistakes which I changed for the Mauri build, feel a lot more happy using PE now and other aspects like rigging, most of the enjoyment came from research.  Ive got the TRUMPETER 1/350 in my stash and will go for that after a few more at 1/600, Scharnhorst is next after Ajax.


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Scharnhorst looms large over the bow of Belfast for me  :twisted:

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great work both ships look brill  the etch really makes it chippy
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Finish this the other week now doing Nelson and Revell's Scharnhorst
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Fresh off the slipway is my Hood, complete with aircraft pinched from a built-up Ajax.

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Very nice!

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Excellent build Spudgun!!  :D

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PostPosted: Tue 08 Apr 2008 15:16 pm 
Ayup Chaps...

ALL your builds are very, very good. well done. We really do have some talent here at ATF... Well Done again.


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here is my build oob
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There's more drama to show:
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Hope you'll enjoy them,
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Now that is seriously dramatic stuff but whilst not wishing to be a damp squib I would suggest that it didn't quite happen that way. The main explosion was in the after magazine which destroyed the rear part of the ship and the stern section broke off and then sank. The main remaining part rolled I think to starboard then back to port- one survivor got off from there as the upper shelter gun deck reached almost sea level. Then what happened? Two other survivors went out through the door and window of the upper admirals bridge position. One of those-Ted Briggs was dragged down by suction but then burst to the surface and thought he came up on the other side if the ship- he then saw the bows vertical and A and B turrets slumped over sideways as it went down. The Germans also saw the bows vertical and reported a salvo fired as they went up.
So I think much of the ship was under water and only the bows forward of the tower reared up and were visible when this happened especially as the after part had been blown to bits- a huge section of the after hull is missing on the wreck- witnesses described one of the rear gun turrets (900 tons weight) thrown into the air.
There is a good UTube 3d animation of the action that recreates this moment.
Fantastic and imaginative attempt at recreating this fatal moment!
cheers Stuart:D
ps everyone will want to know how you did it?


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Hello, Stuart:

My friend, I really appreciate your comments and I just want to add that just like you I'm a big fan of WWII history, especially naval history, HMS HOOD and other ships involved in the Battle of Denmark Strait and own and frequently read/watch several books, videos, browse internet webpages and fora regarding this event. I guess that you realize that a diorama captures only an instant  of the event and I have to add that I was probably too much  inspired by this picture:

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On the other hand, my main focus was not the historical aspects of this event, but  ship modeling, specially centered on the "special effects" (fire, smoke, shell plumes, water splashes and sprays..) that in my humble opinion, and as far as I know,  are somehow neglected and poorly developed in ship modeling world but are of special interest to me ( by the way, I anyone visiting this thread can point out any reference on this subject to me it would be greatly appreciated).

For all those that ahve expressed kind words regarding my diorama, including you Stuart, my greatest appreciation and as a gift, here there are some aditional pics:

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Happy modeling,

Jorge Augusto

P.S. I have posted pics showing mostly HMS Hood only since the model I used for HMS Prince of Wales is not an Airfix kit.


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That is masterful, absolutely superb  :notworthy:  :clap:  :Clapping: .

How did you achieve the effects ?

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