Article Directory: Ships

All about model ships and boats.

Mega Project?

After the recent comments re 1/32 Lberators, pro and con, I have to reflect on my own mental turmoil re large scale projects. I still have a couple of very nice biplane projects to complete, into the autumn (not WnW!). However, the ship-buildin[...]

Meng Warship Builder Lexington

I enjoyed taking a break from serious warship modeling with this adorable little anime-ish Lexington (CV-2) by Meng. The kit is well-designed and not a quick build by any means. I have always liked the Lexingtons in prewar colors, so I decided[...]

HMS Zinnia in 1:350

The HMS Zinnia was a Flower Class Corvette. This class of ships was quickly developed in the early months of 1939, when it became clear to the Royal Navy, that a war against the submarines of the German Navy might be imminent. The ”Flowers” w[...]

1/350 Tamiya I-400 IJN Submarine: Project Completed

This is the completed 1/350 I-400 IJN Sub of WW2 fame. This is the first (I-400) of a three-sub class designed to carry out surprise attacks on the USA (I-400, I-401,I-402). One such surprise attack planned was an attack on the Panama Canal in[...]

2nd Update: Build of 1/350 Tamiya I-400 JPN Sub

I am still plugging away with this I-400 build and have made decent progress since last build update. I am happy to inform that the customer viewed the pictures on this site and is very pleased with current status of the sub. The biggest chang[...]

HMB Endeavour, Cased

Some of you may recall my HMB Endeavour (refit) project from a few months ago. After disappointment at the competition at the Milton Keynes show, it went on to win Best in Class and Best in Show at the West Norfolk IPMS Regionals a month later.[...]

New Project: 1/350 Tamiya I-400 JPN Submarine

After a member reviewed my recent posting of my Revell 1/144 German U-Boat model he asked if I could apply same modeling techniques to build the Tamiya 1/350 I-400 Submarine for him. Of coarse always wanting to accept a build request I replied [...]

1/350 DKM U-505 was Captured

Nothing was done in four weeks. It's too hot to work. I made a small diorama that I could easily make for practice before starting my next project. I was impressed by the picture of the captured u-505. I made it into a small diorama now, but I[...]

New project: JMSDF Ise DDH-182 (1/350 Fujimi)

That's right, I'm moving forward with a new project, the helicopter carrier Ise, many parts will be changed and others will be added, for this I will occupy the set from Tetra models in railings and safety nets, stairs and handrails from flyhawk[...]

USS Indianapolis CA-35 Heavy Cruiser 1945 (1/350 Trumpeter)

Finally, after more than 1 year, and 340 hours of work finished the Indianapolis, a model with many errors, to which many improvements were added...Plastruct Improvements styrene sheet, Rod,strip…, Generic PE raillings from Flyhawk, Gold Medal m[...]