Last Update : 25th April 2013.  Started week 28, while I'm waiting for some more planks to complete week 27.


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I have a web site which covers all part work models released in the UK.  There is a community of modellers who like the partwork style, and I have created this web site as a portal to bring them together.   As the site covers all partworks, the models, modellers and forum will survive from build to build, rather than finishing with one project, and then starting from scratch when a new one comes along.

There is a forum attached to the new web site at  It's a great place to compare notes, admire other people's work, and show off your own work.

Model Dimensions


The original HMS Hood









Can't find a reference for this.


approx 5.4 to 6.1 Kgs

43114 to 49137 Metric Tonnes

Build The Hood is a magazine published by Hachette Partworks.  It's a weekly magazine, with the main aim being to complete a 1/200 scale model of the Hood, which will take 140 issues.  I would suggest that first time visitors read the 'Magazine' Page, then have a look at the model pages. 

The magazine is published every Wednesday in the UK.

The model can be build with as a static display model or as a radio controlled model. 

Please note that this site has no connection with Hachette Publications.

If anybody has any suggestions, please drop me an Email.  If anybody has any photos that they would like me to consider publishing on this site I would like to hear from them.  Pictures of Models are particularly welcome.

Update history

11th Sept 2011.  Web site published
31st Oct 2011.  Week 3 started
10th Dec 2011.  Weeks 4, 5 & 6 started
13th Dec 2011.  Weeks 7 & 8 finished
26th Jan 2012.  Weeks 9 & 10 finished
3rd Feb 2012.  Week 11 finished for now
16th Feb 2012.  Weeks 12, 13, 14 & 16 completed.
23rd Apr 2012.  Weeks 15, 17 & 18 completed.
10th June 2012.  Week 19 completed, and added photos of parts up to week 38.
15th June 2012.  Completed weeks 5, 6, 10, 20, 21 & 35 to 38.
12th July 2012.  Completed week 39.
3rd December 2012.  Back after a bit of a break.  Started week 40 and completed week 41.  Also started fitting the turned barrels to the main turrets in week 48
9th December 2012.  Did a bit more work on the turrets in week 48.  Finished the parts from week 47.
4th March 2013.  Completed weeks 48, 49 & 50.  Added photos of parts up to week 74.
13th March 2013.  Completed weeks 51, 52, 53, 54, 55 & 56.  Started weeks 22, 23 & 57.
15th March 2013.  Completed week 22.  Started week 24, 25 & 26.  I've also added a note about an error in the instructions in week 17.
22nd March 2013.  Completed week 26 for now.
11th April 2013.  Started week 27.
14th April 2013.  More progress on week 27.
22nd April 2013.  More progress on the planking in week 27.  Completed weeks 23, 24, 25 & 26.


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Disclaimer :  The information and advise on this web site is given in good faith and with the best intentions.  However, I will not be held responsible in any way for any loss or damage caused by following the advice I give.  You use the information on this web site entirely at your own risk, especially where it deviates from the instructions given in the magazine.  Or to put it another way - if it all goes wrong, don't come asking me to pay for a replacement kit.  This is the way I am building the kit, it's not necessarily the best way, and I may well make mistakes.  Having said that, I hope you all find the site useful and enjoyable.

(c) Mark Wakelin 2011, 2012