Where can I purchase a model of the Hood?

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Where can I purchase a model of the Hood?

Post by PFOX » Tue Nov 09, 2004 1:04 pm

I have a 350:1 scale of the Bismarck, but cannot find a 350:1 scale model of the Hood. Does anyone know where I could find one?

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Post by dgrubb64 » Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:07 pm

I have never seen a 1/350 scale model of the Hood for sale from any of the major manufacturers, but Heller do Hood, Bismarck and I am sure a King George V in 1/400.

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Post by José M. Rico » Wed Nov 10, 2004 12:13 am

Evert-Jan Foeth from the Netherlands wrote an excellent review on the Iron Shipwright and White Ensign Models 1/350 Hoods. Check the following link from the HMS Hood website:

http://www.hmshood.com/models/resin/ISWEM350.html

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Post by Ulrich Rudofsky » Fri Dec 24, 2004 11:05 pm

The best model is the Neptun HOOD that is fully assembled and the finest. Scale 1:1250. But at 1:350 there are two model kits that may or not be available right now. The are also compared at the Steel Navy site by Rob Mackie http://steelnavy.com/is.htm
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Post by 1812 » Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:31 pm

Id love a model like that. Unfortunately all I have is a small 1/600 Hood.

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Post by foeth » Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:39 am

If you read between the lines of my review at HMS Hood.com, you'll find that the Iron Shipwright kit is crap. I ordered it in 1999 and was so disappointed with the model I sent it back the following day. Bad workmanship, bad casting, bad manual, just plain bad. There was so much 'clean-up' to do you'd better start all over. You cannot trust Steelnavy with Iron Shipwright reviews, they are biased towards their sponsors and friends. To date I have not seen a single IS kit that looks half decent (If you disagree buy WEM, Combrig or Classic Warships and compare the quality and price).

The WEM kit is a lot better. Still, it's an early WEM, so the parts aren't as sharp as they are now, but at least the accuracy of the kit is very good. The etching is rather plain and for my 1/350 I choose not to use a single part of the WEM etching. The degaussing cable and doors are all in the wrong style (as they are for all RN sets by WEM), but I tend to be quite demanding. Still, with a bit of work you can turn the WEM kit in a very nice HMS Hood.

Both kits are sold out, and are sometimes sold for a huge amount of money on ebay. There are rumors that Trumpeter(!) will do a 1/350 Hood quite soon, or perhaps ICM, but I have not heard anything definitive. Just hope for the best!

Hellers Hood isn't that good BTW. There's also a Lindberg kit which is a disaster.

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