Article Directory: Ships

All about model ships and boats.

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 […]

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 […]