Naval modeling - ships, boats and submarines.
As a great fan of WWII I have ventured into many subjects of land and air war, but I wasn't particularly interested in marine warfare, I thought (wrongly) that heroic tales wasn't written apart from brave infantrymen, airmen, armor... but, many [...]
I've had this old Matchbox 1/700 Fletcher destroyer model for at least 25 years. I had built it partway down to the detail parts and left it, as shown in the picture to the right (no U.S. flag). Last weekend I decided that I wanted to take on [...]
This is a scratch built model of HMS Diamond type 45 Destroyer. I copied the dimensions from a 1/700 kit times 3 =1.233 scale.The hull is calved from a block of pine,the rest is ply.I also built Daring and Dauntless to the same scale.
Quick build of this MikroMir Soviet Foxtrot Submarine. Relatively few parts but a challenge to paint & weather this 1962 "Cuban Missile Crisis" boat. This one is the third in a series of 1/350 Russian Submarines on the bench I'll be attack[...]
Long time lurker, but this is my first attempt at posting. This is my largest scratchbuilt project to date, the Imperial Japanese Navy seaplane tender Akitsushima in 1/72 scale. The project was inspired by Hasegawa's announcement of their rele[...]
”Rest in pieces” Unknown Liberty ship at Pearl Hermes Atoll, 1960 The Liberty ship was a class of cargo ship built in the United States during World War II. Though British in conception, the design was adapted by the United States for its simpl[...]
An oldie but Goldie. I built this one back in 2009. It featured on the cover of Weathering Magazine Wreck & K.O. issue. 1/700 scale build. ”After the battle, Halmahera, Indonesia” Halmahera (also Jilolo or Gilolo) is the largest island in t[...]
I just finished this Fletcher. First challenge with 144 scale, but I am satisfied.
HI! Everybody. I finished this Missouri several months ago. I used the TAMIYA kit and Pontos & Flyhawk photo-etch, and North Star figures (I changed US Navy by myself with German summer set).
In 1931, Germany launched the Panzerschiff Deutschland, the first of a class of three commerce raiders, the following ones being the Admiral Scheer and the Graf Spee. These ships were somewhat condescendingly labelled ”pocket battleships” but[...]