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A model of the HMS "Hood" (1:300) just hit the stands in Poland

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  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
A model of the HMS "Hood" (1:300) just hit the stands in Poland
Posted by Pawel on Friday, September 11, 2020 3:27 PM

Hello!

A paper model from the classic "Mały Modelarz" brand just hit the stands in Poland:

Maly Modelarz 1:300 HMS Hood

The scale is 1:300 so this baby is going to be about 87cm long (about 34 inches). The price tag? 38 złoty, meaning under 10$ - not bad, huh? The ship is full of parts, some so small you can't really cut them out - they are more like templates to be made of some other material. Some things like the AA guns would probably be better 3D-printed, but it looks good on paper.

You might wonder about the issue date - 2015... Well Maly Modelarz in theory is a monthly magazine - but they have a lot of problems cranking the issues out on time so they have a little delay... This is their last issue so far (September 2020).

Now if this is a little too small for you, there once was a 1:200 paper model of the HMS Hood:

Halinski 1:200 HMS Hood

Like you can see issued in 1993, so it might be a little hard to find, but it's there!

Thanks for reading and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Friday, September 11, 2020 3:35 PM

Thanks for the heads-up.

On a whimsical note...I looked at the 'new' cover, and my first thought was..."She's riding a bit high in the water, isn't she?"

I guess I'm more accustomed to seeing her as on the second cover...beating her way through heavy seas...though still with guns blazing!

Thanks again.

Greg

 George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, September 11, 2020 3:35 PM

Oh Pawel:

   That's one of mine I haven't built yet. I have copied the plans though, for conversion to Plastic. That was the Best gift I ever got from a Child. Yeah, a neighbor whose kid was learning from Him and Me how to build any type, saw my paper ones and that's what he talked his parents into getting for me! Wasn't that a nice Gift?

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