Article Directory: Ships

All about model ships and boats.

Holidays and a Humble Heller and Humbrol model…

This is the good old Belle etoile from heller. I really like their sail ships collection despite its age. Here there is no fuss about engraved or not engraved panel lines, empty cockpits, and the airbrush wont add anything to […]

Should You Build a Boat?

I am fascinated by ships. Maybe it’s because I was born by the seaside, but their size, the smell of paint and fuel, and that peculiar mixture of purposefulness and elegance always did the trick for me. Real ships, that […]

HMS Victory, 1805

The Ship: HMS Victory is a 104-gun first-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, ordered in 1758, laid down in 1759 and launched in 1765. She is best known for her role as Lord Nelson’s flagship at the […]

A visit to a PT boat

I had an opportunity to spend a day at the Museum of the Pacific War / Nimitz Museum in Fredericksburg, Texas a few days. For those who haven’t been, I recommend you make a stop there; it will be worth […]

Progress USS Indianapolis 1945 – trumpeter 1/350

Yes…First Model this year… Plastruct Improvements styrene sheet, Rod,strip…, Generic PE raillings from Flyhawk , Ladders, metal chains, PE trumpeter set, Barrels 203mm and 127mm from Master Models, Flyhawk 40MM Quad Bofors Gun Mount, Brass pipe 0,3mm-0,4mm-0,5mm, 0.8mm improvements….etc.

Revell 1/83 Mayflower 1620

The Pilgrim Fathers ferry.. I bought the kit in a bag second hand with as much flash as there was kit plastic. I do like the results. Including three little Fathers! It’s not as colorful as other Mayflowers but I […]

1/700 IJN Isokaze

HMS Victory – End of Construction Phase

Following another 100 hours of work – overall project time now at 850 hours – I’ve reached the end of the construction phase. As can be seen, it’s now at its full dimensions, at just over a metre in length […]

HMS Warspite 1943(1/350 Academy )

HMS Warspite 1/350 Academy with generic etch Flyhawk Royal Navy WWII ladders, inclined ladders and Railings, scratch with Plastruct improvements, British radar set from MK-1,and invisible thead .004 mm nylon. metallic anchor chains, light weathering from master set B Tamiya, […]

Heller 1/200 Stella

This kit was built around 25 years ago straight from the box in those days I knew nothing of fillers. I dont remember any problems with this kit other than it being fiddly. It has survived several house moves. It […]