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Grizly

Trumpeter Plus Pontos 1/200 HMS Hood

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The Trumpeter kit is good and the Pontos Detail Up set is fantastic. Combine both and you have a 1/200 model of HMS Hood that is BIG - over 50 inches long. I know, I still have to add the rigging but, being that is not my favourite aspect of the build, it will have to wait until I'm in the mood.

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Very nice indeed! I've never seen a roundel on 'A' Turret before, you learn something new every day! when did they put that on? Were the blast bags grey or white?

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If you look closely at the attached photo taken on her way to rendezvous with the Bismarck , you can see the roundel on the forward turret. Presumably, it was a recognition feature for aircraft just like the Germans were prone to painting swastikas on the decks fore and aft. The attached illustration from the Hood Association website also shows the roundel. The same website, to which I referred to continuously during my build, indicates that the blast bags were, at that time, grey.

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Thanks, like I said, you learn something new every day! I never knew that we applied roundels on our ships in that way. I makes perfect sense!

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Gidday Grizly, very nicely done, but way out of my league. Like Stealthman above, I never knew about the roundel on "A" turret. And as I wish to do a 'Hood May 1941' in the future it's tips like this that are handy to know. Thanks. Regards, Jeff.

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Not sure if the roundel is two-toned, but it was definitely present with a small 'line' running over the rangefinder hood. It seems to be more towards blue than red from these images (I went for full blue in the end). Some artistic license allowed 😉

 

See: http://www.hmshood.com/hoodtoday/models/tips/hoodpaint.htm

 

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So it looks like Hood had this feature for a good while? It almost looks like it's all one colour as opposed to a roundel with a red centre? I wonder how many other ships had this feature or was it unique to the Hood?

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On some pics in 1940 it's not present, so it's well possible the roundel was re-added? On some pics the roundel is very dark, others not so much (pic below does not show the roundel but the line that is present in the previous pics)

 

 

 

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From that view I wouldn't have thought it was possible to see it?

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