I am currently (when not cranking out miniature Pathans and others) working away with the fellows from the Airfix Tribute forum on a group build.
The Hood in 1931. The Hood could carry a Fairey III seaplane on a steam catapult aft and a Fairey Flycatcher on a platform over the 'B' Turret. Ideally, you'd crank the old girl up to 34 knots, turn into the wind and..... launch!
It's possible I may have bought a few Destroyers and a Cruiser as well.
The topic is Airfix WW2 Royal Navy Warships and I am building HMS Hood. I am using the base kit from Airfix as well as a kind of sticky-backed timber deck overlay and a sheet of impossibly small and fine brass etch to detail this elderly classic.
This has been a very enjoyable effort and one that I intend to repeat.
Herewith a few pix:
|The whole thing dry-fitted together|
|The screens and railings on the Admiral's Bridge|
|The Flying-off platform on 'B' Turret|
|A bit of internal bracing|