~ Airfix HMS Hood Original Box Artwork – Cibachrome Print & Photograph Negative ~
Airfix only made one Cibachrome print and photograph negative per piece of box artwork, they are used to transfer the details of the original artwork to the printers. It is a unique piece.
The set is for a re-release of the Airfix model of HMS Hood. She is firing her aft turrets just before the fateful hit.
This set consists of the original artwork negative of the box art, as well as the Cibachrome print professionally mounted onto a bespoke cream art board mount , with a title box & Airfix logo. The artwork features HMS Hood proudly firing it’s guns whilst steaming into battle.
Cibachrome prints are made on a dimensionally stable tri-acetate polyester base, which means that the print will not fade, discolour or deteriorate & will not fade in normal light.
~ HMS Hood~
HMS Hood (pennant number 51) was the last battlecruiser built for the Royal Navy. Commissioned in 1920, she was named after the 18th-century Admiral Samuel Hood. One of four Admiral-class battlecruisers ordered in mid-1916, Hood had serious design limitations, though her design was drastically revised after the Battle of Jutland and improved while she was under construction. For this reason she was the only ship of her class to be completed.
On 24 May 1941, early in the Battle of the Denmark Strait, Hood was struck by several German shells and exploded.
~ Dimensions ~
The board has a length of 20 inches (50.8 cm) and a height of 9.5 inches (24.2 cm). It weighs 195 g.
~ Condition ~
The set is in excellent condition with no visible wear or damage.