H.M.S. Hood Today - Scale Models & Miniatures of Hood
APS Models' 1/72 Scale H.M.S. Hood
Updated 07-May-2014

This gigantic miniature never went into regular production. Special thanks to Allan Pew of APS Models for the photos and information herein.

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Background
Here is what Allan had to say about this extremely large model of Hood:

"I began building this model in 1972, there was not much data available back then (especially in Australia), so the hull was copied from an Airfix 600 scale kit using dial calipers & calculator.

The 75% complete model had her first radio control sea trials in 1982. Over the next decade the engineering was redesigned about four times until I was satisfied. She now runs on the two outer shafts, with slightly over-scale props (inner props are freewheeling dummies) direct drive to two 24v high torque electric motors.

Being a Master Patternmaker, my chosen method of construction was to build a wooden pattern, then a G.R.P. mould, split along the keel, then I laid up 2 G.R.P. hulls, put 1 aside as a spare and began building on the other.

After many pleasant years of playing with the model & belonging to several scale R.C. clubs, some friends & I formed a new club in 1994 called "Task Force 72" which only caters for 1/72 scale warships & auxiliaries."

The one remaining hull is for sale. The caveat is that shipping is prohibitively high for any locations outside of Australia. That being said, if anyone in Australia is interested in purchasing the remaining hull, please be sure to contact Allan directly at apsmods@bigpond.net.au.

Assorted Photos

Photo of the 1/72 scale APS H.M.S. Hood by Allan Pew
Above & Below- The model "at sea"

Photo of the 1/72 scale APS H.M.S. Hood by Allan Pew

Photo of the 1/72 scale APS H.M.S. Hood by Allan Pew

Photo of the 1/72 scale APS H.M.S. Hood by Allan Pew

Photo of the 1/72 scale APS H.M.S. Hood by Allan Pew
Above- The model's quarterdeck