H.M.S. Hood Today - Scale Models & Miniatures of Hood
Card/Paper Models of H.M.S. Hood
Updated 07-May-2014

Contained herein are brief descriptions on the various paper/card kits of Hood that are known to us.
Please check with the manufacturer or a local/online hobby retailer of your choice for latest prices and availability.

If you would like to write a review or a build article of any of these kits, or, if you know of something we have overlooked, please contact our staff.

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Kartowny Arsenal  1/200 scale Hood cover art Andrzej Halinski (Kartonowy Arsenal)'s 1/200 Scale H.M.S. Hood
From what we've seen and heard about this Polish kit, it is spectacular! It's very large (over four feet) and highly detailed. It's a representation of Hood in May 1941. It has recently been updated and re-issued. From what we can tell, it now incorporates many of the recent "finds" regarding Hood's final configuration.

1200 parts on 18 sheets (A3)
Length of finished model: @52 inches (131.5cm)
Difficulty: 5 (for highly experienced modelers).
Comes with Polish instructions/drawings.

 

Photo of completed Kartowny Arsenal  1/200 scale Hood   Photo of completed Kartowny Arsenal  1/200 scale Hood   Photo of completed Kartowny Arsenal  1/200 scale Hood
Above- Assorted views of a completed original issue Kartowny Arsenal 1/200 scale Hood. We would love to post photos of the updated version...if anyone would like to provide them, please contact us.

 


GPM 1/300 scale Hood cover art Maly Modelarz 1/300 Scale H.M.S. Hood
We believe this is a representation of Hood as sunk in May 1941. It was produced in Poland in 2009. We know little about this kit, except for the following:

Length of finished model: 86.5cm
Difficulty: Unknown (likely for experienced modelers)
Polish instructions/drawings

 

 


GPM 1/300 scale Hood cover art GPM's 1/300 Scale H.M.S. Hood
We believe this is a representation of Hood as sunk in May 1941. It was produced in Poland (but is currently not in production). We know little about this kit, except for the following:

779 parts on 14 sheets (21x29.7cm)
Length of finished model: 86.5cm
Difficulty: Unknown (likely for experienced modelers)
Polish instructions/drawings

 

 


 

JSC 1/400 scale Hood cover art JSC's 1/400 Scale H.M.S. Hood
This is a popular Polish-produced representation of Hood as sunk in May 1941.
Its details are as follows:

864 parts on 10 sheets (A4).
Length of finished model: 65.5cm
Difficulty: 4 (some experience necessary)
Instructions/drawings are in Polish and English

 

Photo of completed 1/400 scale JSC H.M.S. Hood
Above- Photo of a completed JSC Hood


Alternative Reviews/Additional Resources
To learn more about card modeling, check out "Card Modeling FAQ." This excellent resource includes an English/Polish glossary, which should prove quite useful to those who are not fluent in reading or speaking Polish.