H.M.S. Hood Today - Scale Models & Miniatures of Hood
Dave Weldon's Scratch-built 1/96 Scale Hood
Updated 07-May-2014

The model shown here is being built by Mr Dave Weldon of the H.M.S. Hood Association. Dave is a true expert on the subject, having spent 40+ years researching Hood. This is a long-term project that he has been working on for approximately 20 years now. It is constructed from metal and tin plate and promises to be an extremely super-detailed mid-late 1930s rendition of battle cruiser Hood. We are most indebted to Dave for sending these photos in, and we look forward to seeing additional photos in the future. When we receive them, we will be sure to post them here.

Chainbar divider

Bow of Dave Weldons Hood in July 1987
Above- This shot from July 1987 shows detail of the bow section of the hull.

Screws/stern in July 1987
Above- Another shot from July 1987. Note the detail of the stern, screws and rudder

The ship in May 94
Above- Moving on to May 94 the decks are starting to take shape.

Superstructure takess shape 1999/2000
Above- More recently still, Dave has progressed significantly with the superstructure.

Turrets taking shape, 1999/2000
Above- This most recent shot shows the superstructure and the guns of A and B turret.