Article Directory: Ships

All about model ships and boats.

USS Shark

This the 1/72 scale kit from Mobius .No mods just a good piece of wood to mount it on.

D-Day Plus 4

At the personal direction of President Roosevelt, 60 Coast Guard sub chasers were transfered from America’s East coast to Poole England. Here the boats were stripped of part of their ASW gear and re-formed into Rescue Flotilla One. It’s mission, […]

Nantucket Lightship (WLV-613) On Station, 1975

“The two loneliest things I ever saw” mused an old whaling captain “was a polar bear on an ice floe and the second thing was the Nantucket Lightship”. Lightships were the technological answer to building a lighthouse where it was […]

Scratchbuilt “Bosphorus Steamer Ferry”: 1/100 S/S KANLICA

This time a different thing from the long past. This is 1/100 scratchbuilt model of S/S Kanlıca which was one of the nine sisters passenger steamers served in Istanbul Bosphorus in different lines including Prince ‘s islands since 1961. All […]

Imperial Chinese Turret Ship “DING YUEN”

The “DING YUEN” (or Tingyuan) had a curious place in naval history. Built in Germany and equipped with state of the art Krupp guns, it served as the Imperial fleet’s flagship. It’s design was part of the warship evolution of […]

1/350 I-400 by Tamiya

The I-400 class of submarines were the largest undersea vessels of World War II. They were designed to give Japan the ability to launch stealth attacks on distant targets and sneak away undetected. Speaking of which, it is even rumored […]

1/700 Columbo Express by Revell Germany

When launched, the Columbo Express was the largest ship in the world, capable of hauling 1800 containers of cargo at once. She was the largest ship ever launched to be driven by just one propeller. Yet, despite her size, she […]

USS Wilkes DD441 Done!

Well here she is completed! Did not add every bit of PE, and since detail shots of Wilkes are hard to find I had to be creative and use other ships close to her configuration for things like the floater […]

1/350 Z-38 by Trumpeter

The Z class was Germany’s answer to the fascination with the so-called Super Destroyer of WWII. France had the Fantastique; England had the Tribal class. Originally envisioned as a flotilla leader, Germany tried to trump the competition by placing light […]

Higgins PT Boat 1/72 Scratch Built

This is a 78 ft. Higgins class PT boat used in the Mediterranean theater.I was able to locate a set of drawings showing how the boat was configured. I used an old Revell PT-109 hull cutting it down to 78 […]