H.M.S. Hood Today - Scale Models & Miniatures of Hood
Colin Vass's Scratch-built 1/200 Scale "1941" Hood
Updated 07-May-2014

The model shown here was built by Mr Colin Vass of the H.M.S. Hood Association. Colin is a true master model builder. He is renowned for his miniatures- this Hood as well as same scale renditions of Bismarck and Prince of Wales are all on display at the Portsmouth Naval Museum's Lewin Gallery. Colin builds and repairs models for the museum.

Colin has also built a same-scale 1920 version of Hood, as well as two 1/400 scale models (one of Hood and one of Bismarck) to Channel 4's 2001 expedition to locate and film Hood and Bismarck.

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Scratch-built 1/200 scale 1941 Hood built by Colin Vass

Above & Below: The model "at sea"

Scratch-built 1/200 scale 1941 Hood built by Colin Vass

Scratch-built 1/200 scale 1941 Hood built by Colin Vass
Above: Stern view

Scratch-built 1/200 scale 1941 Hood built by Colin Vass
Above: Starboard bow view

Scratch-built 1/200 scale 1941 Hood built by Colin Vass
Above: Bow-on view

Scratch-built 1/200 scale 1941 Hood built by Colin Vass
Above: The bridge

Scratch-built 1/200 scale 1941 Hood built by Colin Vass
Above: The aft Shelter Deck

Scratch-built 1/200 scale 1941 Hood built by Colin Vass
Above: The forward Shelter Deck

Scratch-built 1/200 scale 1941 Hood built by Colin Vass
Above: Another view of the bridge

Ted Briggs and Colin Vass posing with models of Hood and Bismarck
Above: Ted Briggs (left) and Colin Vass (right) outside the church at Boldre

Internal workings of 1/200 scale Hood and Bismarck models by Colin Vass

Above and Below: Views of the internal spaces of the Hood and Bismarck models

Internal workings of 1/200 scale Hood and Bismarck models by Colin Vass