Article Directory: Ships

All about model ships and boats.

USS NORTH CAROLINA IN 1:350

Rick Wilkes asked for some battleships, so here is one. I built Trumpeters USS North Carolina in 2008 and she was my first big battleship in 1:350. The build started with my strengthening the hull, using plastic from the base […]

Takao in 1:350

Ever since I saw this picture http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:IJN_cruiser_Takao_on_trial_run_in_1932.jpg in that thick book about warships that I borrowed from the Stockholm public library over and over as a kid, I’ve wanted to build the Takao. She was the meanest and koolest looking […]

Yahagi. Building Hasegawa’s kit in 1:350

The Yahagi was one of four Agano-class cruisers. They were designed to be torpedo squadron leaders which explains their strong torpedo armament and their relatively weak artillery. The Yahagi was launched on the 25 October 1942 and had a very […]

Airfix 1/72 R.A.F. rescue launch – BoB group build

This is my contribution to the B o B group build ,it was an enjoyable build and has inspired me to have a go at another boat at some point, probably the Airfix Vosper if I see one at Telford,anyhow […]

Revell 1/426 U.S.S. Arizona

This is Revell’s Arizona that I built for the second time. It went together well and before I started I wanted it to be a waterline model. I cut off the bottom half of the hull and I have a […]

Lindberg 1/82 Tugboat

When my wife picked up a Lindberg Tugboat for her collection, I noticed the scale was close to the “1/72” boats I had been doing. I thought I’d give one a try, however I didn’t want to do the usual, […]

More Pictures of the Revell 1/48 Type IXc.

My love for U-Boats started back in the early 70’s when I first read Herbert Werner’s “Iron Coffins”. I bought Revell’s Type IX U-Boat as soon as it was out. The build was pretty much straight forward. The size of […]

Revell 1/72 Type IXc U-Boat, U-505 Capture June 1944.

Built out of box. First time using salt treatment. The conning tower is insignia blue, ya, I couldn’t belive it too but according to a couple of sites this was the color. Figures are from Czech Masters with some modification.

Royal Caroline, 1749 (Lifeboat)

Back in January, I posted details of an on-going build of the wooden ship, Royal Caroline. Royal Caroline 1749 By rights, it’s a work-in-progress, but the actual build takes so long, and as I only return to it from time […]

Revell 1/72 PT-109

Since watching “McHale’s Navy” and the movie “PT-109” when I was a kid, I’ve been fascinated with PT boats. I decided I needed a change of pace and this was what came of it. The kit is the oldest in […]