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All about model ships and boats.

Gallery Models 1/350th USS Wasp

by Craig Abrahamson on February 4, 2013 in Ships -- 7 Comments

As a rule, I’m not really a “ship guy”, but this one caught my eye (if for nothing else, the plethora of aircraft/helicopters included). Also deep in the bowels are a myriad of Marine assault weapons (tanks, howitzers, etc.), along […]

December 17: 73rd Anniversary of the Battle of the River Plate

by Tom Cleaver on December 17, 2012 in Ships -- 5 Comments

Trumpeter’s 1/350 Admiral Graf Spee, done as she looked at the Battle of the River Plate, December 17, 1939. I remember seeing “Death In The South Atlantic”, the US title for “Battle of the River Plate” in about 1957-58. Saw […]

Time for another ship – “Big Mamie”

by Tom Cleaver on December 15, 2012 in Ships -- 5 Comments

Trumpeter 1/350 USS Massachusetts (BB-59). First US battleship to fire its guns in anger at another battleship since the Spanish American War (versus French “Jean Bart” during the North African invasion). Tom’s Modelworks photoetch used for railings and stairs and […]

U-96 “Das Boot”

by Bill Weckel on December 14, 2012 in Ships -- 7 Comments

This is the fourth model I built, and after doing three aircraft, I was in the mood to do a warship. The big Revel 1/72 scale U-boat kit was fairly new at the time, and I was eager to see […]

Maquette 1/400 Protected Cruiser ‘Aurora’

by George Tufnail on December 1, 2012 in Ships -- 3 Comments

This was my very first foray into serious AMS. I hand drilled over 400 #80 holes into this ship. Most of those were for the totally scratch built railings. Every stanchion is cut from thin wire and inserted into a […]

Cybermodeler 1/350 USS Laffey (DD-459)

by Tom Cleaver on November 27, 2012 in Ships -- 3 Comments

One of the great Cybermodeler (Dragon) smart kits. An easy build that looks really great when completed – I only wish the instructions were as easy to follow as the kit is to build once the instructions have been puzzled […]

Trumpeter 1/350 USS San Francisco (CA-38)

by Tom Cleaver on November 27, 2012 in Ships -- 3 Comments

When I was an 18 year old sailor, I stood on the ruined bridge of USS San Francisco there in the park in the city whose name she bore, thinking to myself what might I have done had I been […]

Trumpeter 1/350 HMS Hood

by Tom Cleaver on November 27, 2012 in Ships -- 3 Comments

So, what do you do when you haven’t built a ship model since you were in Junior High School (back in the early Triassic)??? Why, go out and get one of the most complicated kits ever, get all the photoetch […]

Trumpeter 1/350 Scale HMS Hood

by George Tufnail on November 27, 2012 in Ships -- 3 Comments

I have considered this to be the most fun I have ever had building a model. No fiddley photo-etch, except the three or pieces that came with the kit, just open the box and go to town. The only real […]

Heading Home

by Jack Mugan on November 20, 2012 in Ships -- 17 Comments

This was my grand adventure into creating water. I got pretty involved in the German S-Boat with a lot of aftermarket PE sets. I found a tutorial on doing water on the internet and gave it a shot. I scratch-built […]