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

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  • Member since
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  • 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?

  • Member since
    March 2004
  • From: Belgium
Posted by DanCooper on Friday, March 26, 2021 3:12 PM

I know this topic is already a few months old, but I just googled this model and it seems that the 1/300 version is not new but was already published in 2007 or is this another version ?

T-B, yes the second cover looks more "dynamic" but we are not talking about a torpedo boat, this was a batleship, so I don't think she would have pulled herself that high on the surface... well, we do know that she was sunk very early in the battle.  Yes I know it was a lucky shot from the Bismarck.

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Friday, March 26, 2021 4:31 PM

Hello Dan!

I just updated the cover picture in my original post - I've seen the first one I posted said goodbye...

Honestly I don't know for sure if this is a reissue - but from what I just checke I'd say probably yes. But a recent reissue has a good influence on the price and availability of the model.

Once again, here's a comparison of the old and new cover:

Here's also the cover of the bigger, 1:200 Halinski model (that is a real beast already) - it has also been reissued some years ago:

This one would set you back some 50$-60$ plus shipping

Now if somebody likes warships, those babies are thousands of tons of fun!

Thanks for looking and have a nice day

Paweł

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

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, March 27, 2021 9:33 AM

Oh My:

    I do have to agree! My Bismark is on her fourth tour on the bench between part building on the " Rio". She's tender but holding up well. A lot is handmade like the " RIO". Especially the Gun barrels. Man, there's lots of them !

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