H.M.S. Hood Today - Scale Models & Miniatures of Hood
Colin Vass's Scratch-built 1/200 Scale "1941" Hood
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.
Above & Below: The model "at sea"
Above: Stern view
Above: Starboard bow view
Above: Bow-on view
Above: The bridge
Above: The aft Shelter Deck
Above: The forward Shelter Deck
Above: Another view of the bridge
Ted Briggs (left) and Colin Vass (right) outside the church at Boldre
Above and Below: Views of the internal spaces of the Hood and Bismarck models