iModeler Ships

Naval modeling - ships, boats and submarines.

HNoMS St. Albans – Mirage Hobby 1/400

Finally got some time on the bench in 2020. Needed something small to get me going again, so I gave a go at the four-stack destroyer of Mirage Hobby. The build is OOB with the addition of some generic 1/350 railings. Hope you like it! Comments[...]

USS Colorado in drydock

I wanted achieve a highly weathered effect so I used large amounts of washes and weathering techniques. I wanted to make some parts look like they were covered with clothes so I made these clothes out of tin foil. The dock is scratchbuilt.

#IntrepidCorrected – Revell’s Classic 1/720 Essex Class Carrier (Corrected)

For many modelers of World War II ships, Revell's 1/720 scale model of the USS Intrepid (CV – 11) was an early favorite. It was cheap (two dollars, compared to four dollars for a Tamiya Akagi), easy to build, and gave you a big rectangular fligh[...]

1/700 scale goodies

So my extra parts and decals came today. Using 2 sets of photo etched steel figures, 2 sets of Nimitz class decals, a box of 6 Sea Knight helicopters, a box of 3 Sea Stallion helicopters, 2 types of micro sol decal setting solution and more Tami[...]

1/700 Prinz Eugen

Trumpeter 1/700 German Cruiser Prinz Eugen 1942 Prinz Eugen as she appeared in November 1942. Photo-etch set and brass masts are Flyhawk. Rope reels are from Big Blue Boy, AA suite is 3dModelParts, crew are from Eduard, and rigging is Infini. [...]

JMSDF Ise DDH-182 (1/350 Fujimi)

Well Finally, after more than 1 year, and 310 hours of work finished the Ship ISE, a model is good but it has many flaws in details, to which many improvements were added…Plastruct styrene sheet, Rod,strip…, Generic PE from Tetra models in raili[...]

Short and Long Range Radio Antennas in IJN I-400 Submarines

There are very few photos of these types of antennas, and most show different styles that are not on the same subs. Some are actual photos with one style and others are artists conceptions of others that may be. So, the big question are there [...]

New project: JMSDF Ise DDH-182 (1/350 Fujimi) Part 6 final.

I haven't posted anything new for a long time, I finished the project more than 5 months ago, but I couldn't publish the final process, many things were added, all the helicopters, railings, stairs, lifeboats, effects, details, etc. were finishe[...]

iModeler at the movies, The Spy Who Loved Me, HMS Fearless

Only seen at the tail end of the movie and during the credits, HMS Fearless recovers an escape pod in its well deck which has Bond and a female Soviet agent inside of it. The kit is 1/600 Airfix.

1/350 USS Carl Vinson CVN-70

Here is my project of the USS Carl Vinson. This represents how she was at the start of her maiden deployment on March 1, 1983. This deployment was a World Cruise starting in Norfolk Virginia and ending in San Francisco California. I served aboa[...]