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HMS Hood 1942
goldenpony
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Posted: Monday, February 14, 2011 - 02:19 PM UTC
Ahoy Shipmates!!!

MSW Crewmember Peter Fulgoney [peterf] shares another one of his miniature works of art. This time the HMS Hood as she would have looked in 1942.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
sighbeerguy
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Posted: Monday, February 14, 2011 - 05:43 PM UTC
Umm,

"This time the HMS Hood as she looked in 1942."

Huh?

May 24, 1941 the Hood and a German ship called the Bismarck got into a bit of a tussle.

In 1942 the HMS Hood lay at the bottom of the Denmark Strait. She looked nothing like the model portrayed. By then she was three fairly big pieces of wreckage, and many, many smaller bits.

The model is a conjecture - what the Hood might have looked like had the R.N.
had the time and resources.

Kudos to Mr. Fulgoney, nice work, and I think the Hood would have been a much more handsome ship if the refit had been carried out.

goldenpony
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Posted: Monday, February 14, 2011 - 11:50 PM UTC
That is "would have" looked in 1942.

Sort of a What-If Build.
blaster76
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Posted: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 06:15 AM UTC
V-e-rrr-y Interesting
bigal07
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Posted: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 08:15 AM UTC
Sort of HMS Repulse but with bigger guns ? The backdrop is fantastic.
sighbeerguy
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Posted: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 01:54 PM UTC
Same size guns, just more of them, and a more potent dual purpose secondary battery.
goldenpony
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Posted: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 02:49 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Sort of HMS Repulse but with bigger guns ? The backdrop is fantastic.



Alec,

Take a good look at the back ground. That is the sky. Peter told me once that he takes his builds to the ocean and take pictures of the against the natural sky. I really like the look.

peterf
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Posted: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 07:36 PM UTC

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Quoted Text

Sort of HMS Repulse but with bigger guns ? The backdrop is fantastic.



Alec,

Take a good look at the back ground. That is the sky. Peter told me once that he takes his builds to the ocean and take pictures of the against the natural sky. I really like the look.




Cheers, guys, always very nice to hear from you, and if you're taking photos with the sea in the background you have to choose the right day as it can be very windy down there. What is the big bonus is the real sea and sky background and proper day lighting. Also the sky and clouds reflect onto the model sea to elevate the realism even more.

Peter F