I've been asked for a HMS Hood update - my dad's boat hasn't appeared on the blog for a while.
The photo (click for a bigger version) shows the current state of play. Progress has been slow as he's found other things to do, and also suffers from the same lockdown lack of motivation that I've endured.
Anyway, the hull in in high-build primer and ready to be fitted with the mechanical bits. As the person most skilled with the electric sander, I'm due to give it a final smoothing and more primer when the weather warms up. It probably needs a couple more goes and then we'll be happy. The sanding sealer will make it watertight, so no worries there.
After that, there is a growing collection of sub-assemblies, not all of which are in the photo. One change is to replace the gun turret supports with plastic tube rather than the slices of MDF provided for a smoother look.
I like the flotilla of little boats that are part of the bigger model. You are probably seeing them larger than life size on your screen. There are also guns and loads of details waiting to go on.
Maybe this year we'll get cracking. Putting the hull on the water will help, and with a bit of luck I'll get a handle on my workload and enthusiasm and help out. We would love to sail this at our boat club navy day. But then we said that last year!