Article Directory: Ships

All about model ships and boats.

HMS Victory – 750 Hours In

I thought I’d post a few WIP photos of HMS Victory, as I’m now 750 hours into the project. With the hull, deck and its accoutrements now complete, from now on, everything goes up/out from the decks. The cannonades and […]

German Battlecruiser SMS Seydlitz

Battlecruisers were a hybrid type of ship, invented by the British in 1906. They were designed to have the firepower of a battleship combined with the speed of a cruiser. To achieve this, the armor had to be reduced, which […]

The Sixty from Dixie CV-60 and the Big John CV-67

Two carriers I was associated with. First up Italeri 1/720 Saratoga. Had to correct the basic island structure and back date to Mid 1970’s when I was a lowly plane captain active duty on F-4s, rearranged some sponsons, scratch built […]

500 Hours In

Now three months (500 hours) into the HMS Victory project, and the main hull and decks are complete. From now on it’s just what hangs from or rises out of the bulwarks. Main bragging rights are the 5-plank pattern decks […]

Pola. Part 2.

The Pola was the last of the four Zara-class cruisers. She was laid down in Livorno/Leghorn in March 1931, launched in December 1931 and commissioned in December 1932. The Zara class cruisers were considered to be successful ships, having a […]

Italian cruiser Pola. Part 1.

Hobbyboss’ Pola in 1:350 sucks. It’s the old kit from Tauro, that Hobbyboss has scaled up to 1:350. That means, that all the problems of the original kit, have been enlarged by one eight. In the process, Hobbyboss made some […]

IJN Light Cruiser Yahagi 1945 Ten Ichi Go Operation (1/350 Hasegawa)

This is my version of the Japanese Light Cruiser Yahagi, with generic etched Flyhawk raillings, ladders and inclined ladders, Lion Roar ladders, life buoy from Dreammodels, radar from Rainbow Models, antenna from MK-1, 25 mm singles type 96 from Veteran […]

Work IJN Yahagi 1/350 Hasegawa.

Process of work ijn Yahagi Ten Ichi Go Operation, appearing coming soon, many modifications and set of photoetch, plastruct improvements…..more 750 pieces.

IJN I-27 Submarine W/A Target 1942 (1/350 AFV Club)

IJN I-27 Submarine B1 Class, 1/350 AFV Club with generic etch Gold Medal Models, and some part of veteran models IJN Binoculars set, IJN flag decals of Blue Water Navy, some parts of plastruct improvements, invisible thread .004 mm nylon, […]

USS Fletcher DD-445 1942 (1/350 Tamiya)

Destroyer DD-445 Fletcher from Tamiya, with generic etch Flyhawk US Navy WWII railings and inclined ladders, some part for Gold Medal Models( Stokes Litters, Watertight Doors), MK-1 Antennas and radar, Lion Roar vertical ladders, scratch with Plastruct improvements, binocular set […]