I've also got myself a new camera (Fuji T200) which has given some excellent results, it's only a small compact but it does have some manual setting and as I workout what they do I can hopefully better my pictures and quality.
What about the live stream the other day at 2844metres down in the Denmark Straight, that was fascinating, for those not aware there is a expedition to recover HMS Hood's bell, located in the debris field of the stern area, the last footage I've see was the ROV come within 10cm of the bell with superstructure overhanging, unfortunately they had to abandon the dive due to bad weather, I hear it starts again on 28th.
Hood Association for allowing me to use this picture. (bottom right) My attempt at this cover, again not glued in position. I have searched the copyright owners for some of these pictures but unable to find anything, please contact me if you are the copyright owner and I will amend them.
(bottom left & right) After drilling the holes in the main turret I squared out the middle one ok, but the two on either side were a problem, so I drilled a hole bigger than I needed and made a 'plug' out of a cocktail stick and used some 'Milliput' to stuff in the hole and use the 'plug' to create the square's you see, leave it overnight and lightly sand to clean it up.
(top right, bottom left, bottom right & centre) With all the books I have I sat and flicked through them to find what I think are the best representation of Hood's blast bags, notice how there is in fact not a massive amount of canvas and the creases/wrinkles change depending at what angle the barrels are. So with this in mind I will wait until all 4 turrets and barrels are complete before going for it again, I think 'GS' works well, just that I need to practice a bit more.