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yarkshire gamer25 Oct 2022 1:15 a.m. PST





The 1/700 WW2 Naval Project has taken an upturn in size with the addition of the first Cspitsl Ship, the instantly recognisable HMS Hood.

A standard Tamiya Waterlone Kit placed on a home made 420 x 100 base. It might need a car park to game with, but you know what, I don't care lol

I will be concentrating on more Destroyers and some Merchant Ships but will always have something bigger being slowly built on the side. I have kits for Pow, Prinz Eugen and currently being built, the Bismark.

I've included a few pics on the overall thread but thought this mighty ship deserved its own post.

Regards Ken
The Yarkshire Gamer

John Leahy Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Oct 2022 3:51 a.m. PST

She's a beauty! thumbs up thumbs upIt's great seeing you produce all the 1/700 scale ships. Really inspires me to work on my US cruisers to fight Guadalcanal battles.



Big Red Supporting Member of TMP25 Oct 2022 4:02 a.m. PST

The Mighty Hood, beautiful ship and beautiful modeling. I remember building the Airfix 1/600 scale version many, many years ago.

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian25 Oct 2022 4:41 a.m. PST

Beautiful! Outstanding work.


I get a chuckle at how often we are on the same page.



shugyosha25 Oct 2022 4:41 a.m. PST

The wave effects and the subtle wear and tear effects on the hull look splendid

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP25 Oct 2022 6:42 a.m. PST

That's great work.

Thresher0125 Oct 2022 8:36 a.m. PST

Wonderful work!

You might want to add a little extra steel plating amidships for increased survivability (just saying).

Always wanted to do the Bismark/Eugen and Hood and PoW engagement in large scale.

I did use 1/2400th vessels and GQ2 rules in a game with my son, and the outcome was shockingly similar to the original battle. The Hood is very vulnerable to long-range fire.

Zeelow25 Oct 2022 11:43 a.m. PST

Very nice!

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP25 Oct 2022 4:19 p.m. PST

Beautiful work. My favorite WW I ship though,sadly, she had to fight in WW II.

TMPWargamerabbit25 Oct 2022 4:41 p.m. PST

Excellent work. Better modelling and paintwork than my HMS Hood. Used that same 1/700 waterline model in scenario three weeks ago vs. the Kriegsmarine. Victory at Sea rules but we play on the patio with triple movement and gunnery ranges…ie 90" becomes maximum range vs. VaS rules have at 30".

Ps. The Hood survived, a bit battered, but afloat.

John Leahy Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Oct 2022 5:30 p.m. PST

Oh, those Pacific ships look great VSB! I was cheating a bit as I was using Lindberg Cleveland Class cruisers since they were so cheap at Ollie's. They are 1/600 but I may still make it work as they are quite expensive in 1/700. My Japanese are pretty much done. It the US cruisers that need the work. What rules will you use? I'm still deciding. I am trying out David Manley's Find, Fix and Strike doing the 2nd Battle of Guadalcanal in 1/2400 using a mix of GHQ and printed ships. I do not think my 1/2400 files would scale up to 1/700. Anyway, love your ships!



yarkshire gamer26 Oct 2022 2:58 a.m. PST

Thanks everyone,

John, I use my own set of rules that we have been using for 25 years plus, everyone knows them back to front so there's no point changing now !

Regards Ken
The Yarkshire Gamer

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2022 3:05 p.m. PST

Beautiful work on the ship AND the base !!

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