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1/200 Scale Hood by Len Roberto
This is Len Roberto's build of the new Trumpeter 1/200 scale model of Hood. The kit prortrays Hood as sunk in 1941, but Len chose to model the ship as she appeared during her time with the Mediterranean Fleet (1936-1939).
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1/700 Scale Hood by Jonathan Scott
This interesting model was built by Jonathan Scott. It depicts the failed launch of Hood's seaplane on 26 June 1931. He used Trumpeter's 1/700 scale 1931 Hood as the basis for the build. He scratchbuilt elements of the superstructure, plus used aftermarket parts such as Aber brass gun barrels, photoetch from Gold Medal Models and Tom's Modelworks plus laser-etched wood decking from Wood Hunter. The ocean base is a hand-painted layer of Liquitex over a blue undercoat. You can read more about the build here.
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1/350 Scale Super-Detailed Hood by Jan Varga
This is another one that is among the best we've seen to date. This heavily detailed and modified kit was built by Jan Varga of Slovakia using a notable amount of scratchbuilding as well as aftermarket items such as the Eduard photoetch set. He chronicled his build in detail on the Czech language Model Forum website. Click on the photos above to see enlarged versions.
1/350 Scale "What If" Hood by Jeff Stevenson
This model depicts Hood as she might have appeared had she received the much needed 1942 large repair/overhaul. The miniature utilises pieces from both the Trumpeter 1/350 Hood kit and the Tamiya 1/350 King George V kit. Jeff also had to incorporate some scratch building to tie things together. Click on the photos above to see enlarged versions.
1/350 Scale Hood by Nick Dogger
This is without doubt, one of the best rendition of Trumpeter's 1/350 scale Hood we've yet seen. Using detailed guidance (to include this website), Nick took great pains to detail the model. He did a great deal of scractchbuilding (ship's boats and numerous other details) plus heavily overhauled multiple sections of the model (vents, funnels, armour plating, windows and portholes, etc.). He used photoetch sets from multiple companies and paint from White Ensign Models. The result is this most excellent depiction of Hood as sunk in May 1941. Click on the photos above to see enlarged versions. You can learn even more about this model build by visiting the excellent Model Warships website.
1/350 Scale Hood by Alberto Virtuani
This rendition of Trumpeter's 1/350 scale Hood is by Alberto Virtuani of Italy. He chose to depict the ship as she appeared at the time of her loss in May 1941. He did a great deal of research and consulted many key sources to include this website. He detailed the model using White Ensign Models photo etch set and paints. Click on the photos above to see enlarged versions.
1/350 Scale 1940 Hood by Colin Swager
Colin Swager of New Zealand sent in these photos. They show his Trumpeter 1/350 Hood which has been backdated to 1940. In additionto making numerous detail corrections (i.e., addition/correction of various vents, internal funnel detail, etc.), he used elements from the Lion Roar, White Ensign Models, Eduard and Gold Medal Models photoetch sets. The model was handpainted using Humbrol enamels. Click on the photos above to see enlarged versions.
1/350 Scale Hood by Mark Cable
Mark Cable sent in these photos of his Trumpeter 1/350 scale Hood. He utilised the White Ensign Models photoetch set and resin gun turrets, along with wooden laser cut decks by K/A Models. He also addded G/Factor proppellers, and replacement Anchors with chain. Click on the photos above to see enlarged versions.
1/700 Scale Hood Diorama by Paul Cadogan
This diorama was built by Paul Cadogan using a Tamiya 1/700 model. It depicts Hood in the Denmark Strait roughly three minutes before her fatal explosion. She is under accurate fire from Prinz Eugen and Bismarck. She's taken damage to her boat deck and spotting top as a result. Click on the photos above to see enlarged versions.
1/150 Scale Hood by David McNair-Taylor
This model was built by David McNair-Taylor, ex RNR Lt Commander and Scale Captain of The Solent Model Boat Club located at Setley Pond. He detailed this very large radio-controlled Graupner model using various sources to include this website. Click on the photos above to see enlarged versions.
1/600 Scale Hood by Stewart Vickers
This is an Airfix 1/600 scale Hood modelled with the ocean and a backdrop. It's actually built into Stewart's bookshelf - when he needs to access his books, he simply folds the model base out and downward (it's attached with hinges). Click on the photos above to see enlarged versions.
1/400 Scale Hood by Frederik-Maurits Verhaeghe
This model was built by 10 year old Frederik-Maurits Verhaeghe and his father. They picked up a Heller 1/400 model kit of Hood in Hong Kong and painted it with Tamiya acrylic paints. Click on the photos above to see enlarged versions.
1/700 Scale Hood by Andrew Johnson
Andrew built Trumpeter's 1/700 scale 1931 Hood. He used the Anatomy of the Ship book and this website as his primary references. He detailed the kit with the excellent Lionroar detail set as well as some scratchbuiding. He painted the model with the Colourcoat enamels from White Ensing Models. Click on the above photos to see enlarged versions.
1/400 Scale Hood by Steve Fowler
Hood is Steve's favourite British warship. He chose the Airfix variant of the old Heller Hood kit. He built this particular model over a period of about three months. He used various photos and film clips as reference. Click on the above photos to see enlarged versions.
1/350 Scale Hood by Imre Somogyi
Imre Somogyi built this superbly detailed Hood over the space of two years. He chose the May 1941 configuration and detailed the kit with various White Ensign Models aftermarket parts. Click on the above photos to see enlarged versions.
1/350 Scale Hood by Phil Reeder
Phil decided to try something different with his Trumpeter 1/350th kit of Hood. Instead of completing Hood as sunk, he opted to depict her during her "heyday"- 1938. This was when she served with the Mediterranean Fleet. To backdate the kit, he had to incorporate over 60 modifications. He replaced the kit's 15" turrets with WEM turrets. He also useds the WEM phootetch set. Click on the above photos to see enlarged versions.
1/350 Scale Hood by Alexander Glass
Alex built this award-winning model (2nd place at the "11th German Model Masters 2009" in Nuernberg ) over several months using a variety of sources to include this website. he used the Lion Roar photoetch set as well as scratch-built parts for detailing. Although he was unable to address all of the changes the model required, he did do most of them, to include the Signalmen's Shelters, canvas rails, rudder indicators, boat details, etc. You can read more about the model at Marinewerft.de or Modelwarship.com. Click on the above photos to see enlarged versions.
1/350 Scale Hood by Tim Hanbury
Tim built this kit over a period of 18 months. His primary references were the "Anatomy of the Ship: The Battlecruiser Hood" by John Roberts, "The Battlecruiser H.M.S. Hood: An Illustrated Biography" by Bruce Taylor and of course, this website. He used Gold Medal Models photoetch as well as White Ensign Models' resin turrets and Tamiya paints to detail his kit. Click on the above photos to see enlarged versions.
1/700 Scale Hood by Paul Cadogan
Paul completed his Trumpeter 1/700 scale 1941 Hood in January 2008. He built it using a variety of sources, to include this website. Click on the above photos to see enlarged versions.
1/350 Scale Hood by David Gatt
Dave detailed his Trumpeter 1/350 scale Hood using WEM's Photo Etch set and Tamiya paints. The main references he consulted were; Hood, Design and Construction by Maurice Northcott,Monografie Morskie 6 Hood, The Battlecruiser HOOD by John Roberts and The Battlecruiser HMS Hood by Bruce Taylor. The vast majority of the kit was built straight out of the box but he did make some modifications: He cut down the signal halyard trunks, parts E32, as they did not have the long tubing under the flaring above deck level. He will eventually replace the kit turrets with the resin replacement parts by WEM. Rigging was done using stretched sprue and mono-filament line. Click on the above photos to see enlarged versions.
1/350 Scale Hood by Dirk Ponge
This is Dirk Ponge's Trumpeter Hood. He built it using the waterline option. He incorporated White Ensign Models photoetch, a backdrop and ultra-detailed water (made from silicon) to make this exciting view of Hood at sea. He also incorporated 1/350 scale figures to represent Hood's crew. For references, he consulted the 3D-images of HMS Hood by Thomas Schmid and Bruce Taylor's book. Click on the above photos to see enlarged versions.
1/350 Scale Hood by Frank Spahr
Frank Spahr of Germany, sent in these photos of his Trumpeter 1:350 model of Hood as sunk. The model was built June–August, 2006 for reviews in two German modelling sites. He used major elements of the White Ensign Models photoetch set to detail the kit and base. For paint, he used various enamels from White Ensign Models (Antifouling Red), Humbrol (#145), and several Revell and Model shades for the wooden decks. He used the painting instructions from this very website. Weathering was minimal, with watercolours being used exclusively. He corrected the turret tops with Mr Surfacer. He rigged the ship with stretched sprue. As a tribute to those who perished, he put only three crew figures on the model. These were positioned in the places where the three survivors escaped the ship. Frank recommends that if you are building this kit with the full hull, you should disregard the instructions and attach the lower hull at the start.
1/350 Scale Hood by Erin Boyd
Erin Boyd of New Zealand sent us these photos of his 1/350 scale Trumpeter Hood model. The model depicts Hood at the time of her battle with Bismarck. Click on the above photos to see enlarged versions.
1/600 Scale Hood by Les Foran
Les Foran sent in these photos of his 1/600 Airfix model of Hood. This build represents during her participation in the International Neutrality Patrols during the Spanish Civil War of the mid-late 1930s. He detailed the model using White Ensign Models photoetch. Click on the above photos to see enlarged versions.
1/400 and 1/600 Scale Hoods by Colin Hall
Hood Association member Colin Hall sent-in the above photos of his 1/400 Heller and 1/600 Airfix . Also shown in one shot is his 1/400 Heller Bismarck. Both models sport an aged appearance which he achieved by applying worn-looking decking colour. He also weathered the ships through the use of several media standard oil paints for the base mixed with an airbrush ink and a tint of whitewash before drying completely. Already nicely detailed, he plans on adding even more detail as time permits. Click on the above photos to see enlarged versions.
1/400 Scale Hood by Tom Sandstrom
Tom built a radio-controlled version of the Lindbergh kit in 1999. It was heavily modified and detailed. This photo shows the model in action on Hauser Lake, Idaho, USA.
1/700 Scale Hood by Mark Hayward
Mark built this Tamiya 1/700 scale kit several years ago. He used the 1984 Scale Models article by MW Williams as a guide. That article was completely wrong about the deck colour of Hood, but it otherwise did offer many bona fide suggestions for detailing. Mark hand-made railings with wire and scored clear plastic strips. He rigged it by stretching sprue. The ocean water is painted Polyfilla. Mark plans on building a large scale Hood (not using the Williams article this time) in the near future.
1/400 Scale Hypothetical Post 1942 Refit Hood by Roger Meadows
Roger built this model using parts from a Heller 1/400 scale Hood kit and Heller 1/400 scale King George V kit. It shows Hood in one of the theoretical configurations she could have attained had she survived and been refitted in 1942. This is a fully working, radio-controlled motorised model. It is equipped with a 130 type motor powers each of the four propeller shafts, and is controlled by an electronic speed controller.
1/700 Scale Hood by Charles Landrum
Charles is a retired US Navy Commander. He built this model for Association member Bob Adamcik. Charles built the 1/700 Tamiya kit and detailed it using White Ensign Models photoetch and Testors Model Masters paint. He fabricated the rigging from brass wire, and the ocean/wave action from acrylic gel medium. This represents Hood in the moments just prior to her loss.
1/400 Scale Hood by Les Foran
Les sent-in these photos (click to enlarge) of his super-detailed Lindberg Hood. He extensively modified it through the use of scratch-built parts and photoetch from both White Ensign Models and Gold Medal Models. This represents the ship after her 1939 refit, but prior to her 1940 refit.
1/700 Scale Hood by Robert Swan
Robert sent us these photos (click to enlarge) of his very nicely done Tamiya Hood. He consulted a variety of sources to include this very website. He used available aftermarket photoetch and also fashioned a water diorama base for the model.
1/700 Scale Hood by Pat Roach
Pat Roach of Illinois, USA sent us these photos (click to enlarge) of his detailed, award-winning 1/700 scale Tamiya Hood. It portrays the ship at the time of her loss. He detailed it using White Ensign Models photoetch as well as resin detailing parts.
1/350 Scale Hood by Mike Taylor
Mike sent in these photos of his excellent WEM Hood. When building the kit, he relied heavily on the Anatomy of the Ship book by John Roberts, photos from the Internet and of course, this website. The results are very good indeed. Click any of the above thumbnail images to see larger versions.
1/700 Scale Hood by Vincent Lau
Vincent sent us these photos of his ultra-detailed Tamiya Hood. He consulted a variety of sources and had to do a great deal of the detail work from scratch. He also used available aftermarket photoetch and supplies from the likes of White Ensign Models, Gold Medal Models and Eduard. This is one excellent model- certainly the most detailed Tamiya Hood we've seen to date.
1/700 Scale Hood by Sami Arim
This detailed Tamiya kit was built by Sami Arim of Walnut Creek, California. He detailed the kit using White Ensign Models' Hood photoetch as well as through scratchbuilding. Notable scratch-built efforts included the main mast, side armour belt and much deck scribing.
1/720 Scale Hood by Jim Kloek
Jim sent in these photos (click to enlarge) of his great 1/720 scale Italeri Hood vignette. He built the kit as is (early 1930s) and augmented it with Gold Medal Models naval figures and White Ensign Models photoetch for H.M.S. Hood.
1/720 Scale Hood by Pat Roach
Pat sent in these photos (click to enlarge) of his award winning 1/720 scale Italeri Hood. Although the basic kit is of Hood circa 1933, Pat modified it to portray her in 1937. He painted her in the beautiful AP507C scheme and even included the recognition markings on "A" and "B" turrets.
1/720 Scale Hood by Jon Iverson
Jon Iverson sent in these photos (click to enlarge) of his 1/720 scale Italeri Hood. It portrays Hood in the AP507C paint scheme. The shot on the right also shows his Tamiya 1/700 King George V.
1/350 Scale Hood by Andy Elwood
Andy built this wonderful rendition of Hood circa late 1940/early 1941 using the 1/350 scale White Ensign Models kit. He made many wonderful changes and additions, and as a result, has come up with one of the best interpretations of Hood we have yet seen. To see many more photos of this model, click on the photo above.
1/350 Scale Hood by Rusty White
These are photos (click to enlarge) of Rusty White's 1/350 scale Iron Shipwrights Hood. As you can see, this kit, in the hands of an expert such as Rusty, builds into an impressive representation of our ship.
1/350 Scale Hood by Ian Ruscoe (Owned by Ian Beattie)
These are photos (click to enlarge) of Dr Ian Beattie's 1/350 scale White Ensign Models Hood. This excellent dockside diorama was built for him by Ian Ruscoe and was featured in Tamiya Model Magazine, Issue #69, 1998.
1/350 Scale Hood by Dave Weldon
Dave is a true expert on H.M.S. Hood. This his super-detailed 1/350 scale White Ensign Models Hood. It is without doubt one of the most accurate interpretations (at the time that it was built) of the ship we've ever seen. To see more photos of this model, click on the photo above.