Anyone either built or seen first hand a good kit of H.M.S. Hood?

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by CynderBloc, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. CynderBloc

    CynderBloc Active Member

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    Basically my dad retired a few years ago, so I suggested we undertake a project. He's always been interested in WWI - WWII era Royal Navy vessels, so we decided on the Hood (obviously)

    Anyway, because there's two of us doing this, I'm looking for a fairly large model, probably 1/400 scale minimum. I found the Airfix one online, but after reading a review of it, it seems as though it would need heavy modifications to get it anywhere close to correct.

    Anyone seen or built the Airfix one? or know of a better kit?
     
  2. jedimaster

    jedimaster Sr Member

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    Google large scale model ships, destroyers, frigates etc. There's some large scale kits that are for rc or static. I found a nice kit the other day, fiberglass hull, 42 inches long. I'll try and find it.
     
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  4. eagle1

    eagle1 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The Trumpeter 1/350th HMS Hood IMO would be THE kit of choice. Good size & detail & probably a ton of photo-etch/ resin goodies available to super detail it even further.
    Stu
     
  5. CynderBloc

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    Cheers, just checked it out. Seems to be not just your opinion, but the opinion of the modelling community as a whole :)
     

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