Article Directory: Ships

All about model ships and boats.

“Smit Rotterdam” – 22,000 HP strong ocean-going super tug

by Dirk Derks on August 16, 2016 in Ships -- 15 Comments

“SMIT ROTTERDAM” from the Dutch towing company “SMITWIJS”. The Netherlands used to be known as a sea faring nation. Especially ocean going tugs were famous. There were two big firms. Smit in Maassluis and Wijsmuller in IJmuiden. These company’s were […]


HMS Victorious/ HMSFearless 1/600 Airfix

by neil foster on August 6, 2016 in Ships -- 14 Comments

My intension was to build the Airfix HMS Victorious to indulge my passion for re doing the kits I built as a kid and also because my dad served on this ship,I knew it was a basic kit the moulding […]


SMS ADLER, Austro- Hungarian Torpedoboot 1886 1/72 scale

by Brent Thomas Simpson on June 23, 2016 in Ships -- 15 Comments

Hi Again, Here is my 1/72 scale SMS Adler a Yarrow built Austro-Hungarian torpedo boat used in the late 1880’s The kit is a multi-media affair produced by the Austrian manufacturer Weiner Scale Modelbau and took me about 2 years […]


HM (Bomb Vessel) Granado, 1756

by Rob Pollock on June 2, 2016 in Ships -- 10 Comments

HM (Bomb Vessel) Granado was ordered on September 14, 1741 and the keel was laid on November 18, 1741. Although it is uncertain who designed the Granado, it is commonly attributed to Thomas Slade, the naval Surveyor who oversaw the […]


Modelist Osa III Missile boat

by Joe Caputo on May 29, 2016 in Ships -- 7 Comments

“Sister” boat to the one I last posted. This is a different version, or copy, and it was produced by an entirely different company. Basically different guns, radar, and missile tubes. There is little information on this kit, and what […]


Ragnars’ rath, Viking long boat

by Robert Royes on May 3, 2016 in Ships -- 8 Comments

This is Revell’s 1/50 Viking long boat . I was inspired by the History channel tv show , all I need is a crew and we’re off to Vineland aaarrgh! Straight foreward build, hated the rigging, The little knots were […]


1:350 IJN YAMATO (work in progress)

by Tony Anderton on April 15, 2016 in Ships -- 3 Comments

Again, built OOB with some additional PE railings, I hated doing these, so doubtful i’ll add them to future builds! Lower hull is “Red Oxide” primer, upper hull and super structure is Grey primer (as i did to all my […]


1:350th Academy BISMARCK

by Tony Anderton on April 14, 2016 in Ships -- 7 Comments

Built straight from the box, using grey and red oxide “rattlecans” and brushes. Searchlights were enhanced using some crafters “crystal embelishments”…happy with the result considering i’ve been away from modelling for about 20 years.


Russian T5 torpedo boat

by Steven Davis on March 30, 2016 in Ships -- 14 Comments

This is the Merit 1/35 scale kit. It’s been quite awhile since I posted anything or finished anything but here we go. The kit was a very nice build, no flash or ejector pin marks tha show up. The hull […]


Zhengdefu Missle Boat Type 021

by Joe Caputo on March 24, 2016 in Ships -- 11 Comments

First off, the scale is undetermined by me. It’s not the advertised 1/72 but closer to 1/125-1/150th, perhaps 1/144th. It measures around 13″ in length. The instructions leave a lot to be desired as the whole kit is built in […]