I too appreciate your man cave/shipyard setup - handy, and so much tidier than my own! I look forward to more Hood progress too...
There's room for both the AMS ("Advanced Modeler's Syndrome") builds that have everything but also seem to take forever and the quick and dirty fun builds too. I'm sure you agree - as long as we're having fun, it's just right!
Nice collection, Jan!
Indeed the fleet does look stunning. You need to stand back and give us the wide angle view of the whole.
Hi Dave, Ken and Charlie,
thanks a lot for your kind comments, Charlie, welcome onboard and thanks for joining in!!
A little good news - sorry, no progress - but a least HMS Hood arrived home safely, she's resting on a shelf in my office (next to HMS Repulse, HMS Prince of Wales, HMS Belfast and others) for the time being, what was (and will become again in a few weeks) my model shipyard is entirely blocked with boxes and stuff from moving...
So I need to ask you some more patience before work will re-commence.
welcome on board, thank you very much for your kind remarks and thanks for following my build!!
As for your question, there are a couple of sets on Shapeways for different RN Boats, quite amazing that they could not point you in the right direction. Maybe it is because they are not labelled 'Hood' and all they do at the customers service is check their search engines. Well, I'd imagine not so many warship enthusiasts or shipwrights there...
So here are four different sets, you get them with or without mounts:
For my 1941 version I picked set 1 without mounts and sets 3 one each with and without mounts; that, to the best I could get from my references, gave me the needed boats in sufficient quantity. For an earlier version you will need to look into the other sets for the steam barges etc., which, as far as I could find out, were removed some time before the battle of Denmark Strait. I might stand corrected on this one, if anybody has better information. If so - please do!!
I hope that helps!
- and, best of luck and fun and enjoy your HMS Hood project, sounds like a great project with all the stuff you got!!
Cheers for now,