~ Fine 1/350th Hand Built Scale Model Of The H.M.S. Hood ~
This model was made by Stuart Horley over the span of 2 and a half months. It was based on the Trumpeter model kit supplements with 6 sets of white ensign and gold medal brass etchings. The ship features a scratch built spotting tower and has many etched brass details including the brass gun barrels.
Stuart Horley is a expert model builder, with 2 successive commendations from the Telford Scale Model World show.
Because the model is a sealed case, it would be unsafe to post, so this fine piece is collection only.
~ HMS Hood ~
HMS Hood (pennant number 51) was the last battlecruiser built for the Royal Navy. One of four Admiral-class battlecruisers ordered in mid-1916, her design—although drastically revised after the Battle of Jutland and improved while she was under construction—still had serious limitations. For this reason she was the only ship of her class to be completed. She was named after the 18th-century Admiral Samuel Hood.
Hood was involved in a number of flag-waving exercises between her commissioning in 1920 and the outbreak of war in 1939;
She was scheduled to undergo a major rebuild in 1941 to correct these issues, but the outbreak of World War II forced the ship into service without the upgrades.
In May 1941, she and the battleship HMS Prince of Wales were ordered to intercept the German battleship Bismarck which was en route to attack convoys in the Atlantic. On 24 May 1941, Hood was struck by several German shells early in the Battle of the Denmark Strait and exploded; the loss had a profound effect on the British, only 3 of her crew of 1,418 survived. Prime Minister Winston Churchill ordered the Royal Navy to "sink the Bismarck", and they fulfilled his command on 26–27 May.
~ Dimensions ~
The case measures 31.5 inches (80cm) long by 8 inches (20.25cm) wide by 11 inches (28cm) high.
The ship is 27 inches (68cm) long, 2.7 inches (7cm) wide and 5 inches (12.5cm) tall.
Due to the nature of the model, it cannot be posted safely and must be hand collected from our store.
~ Condition ~
The ship and case are in excellent condition.
For further details and conditions see pictures below....