Article Directory: Ships

All about model ships and boats.

Elco 80 – Part 2

At the end of last month I posted photos of Italeri’s 1/35 PT 596 on its display stand, to show all the detail, as the drift of the project was to add crew and to place it in a dynamic […]

Elco 80 – Part One

This is Italeri’s mighty “Elco 80″ PT (Patrol Torpedo) boat (No. 5602). With a length of more than two feet (70cm), it’s a substantial model in 1/35. In World War 2, the USN had contracts with two companies for the […]

ORP Kujawiak, IBG Models 1/700

Hello. This is a fine model from IBG Models and I am satisfied result. No problems during assembly. Thanks everyone. Cheers mates

1/350 HMVS Cerberus – Kombrig

This is one of my favourite models. A simple thing but deeply satisfying to find a relatively obscure subject done so well by the manufacturer. There were lots of little scratch building projects all over this kit such as the […]

Astutely Done

When I feel like I’m getting bogged down with builds that are getting too complicated, I like to do a modern sub. It’s a black tube with a few parts attached. (Okay, sometimes there’s a red half or so.) That […]

1/350 U-boat VII/C “The beginning of the End.”

“The beginning of the End.” Hitler’s U-boats, who drove Winston Churchill into the corner, as the allied forces acquired Ennigma, embark on a journey of long defeat. It meant Hitler’s end. I refer to the underwater explosion of the movie […]

Submarine Aircraft Carrier.

This is the Tamiya 1/350th scale Japanese Navy Submarine I-400 with Tamiya Detail up etched parts set. Painted with Tamiya acrylics and white ensign enamels. The I-400 was constructed as a submergible aircraft carrier able to launch 3 Aichi M6M1 […]

Revell Fire Fighter

This is the original Revell Fire Fighter from 1962. The props and water monitors are “brass plated.” I originally built the model around 1979. Over the years, the white “yellowed” and looked terrible. I actually disassembled the model very carefully […]

USS Olympia

This is the old Revell USS Olympia. I used photo etched railings and ratlines and wood decking appliques by Artwox. The first shot is before I rigged her. Second shot is a close-up. She actually had an auxiliary sail rig.

USS Maryland

This is a 1/350 scale model I built of the USS Maryland, SSBN-738 a Trident Class Boomer. I wish someone made a 1/350 scale model of the battleship USS Maryland with the cage masts.