iModeler Ships

Naval modeling - ships, boats and submarines.

1/700 USS Miami CL-89

This is a resin kit that included a few sheets of PE details that I built almost completely out of the box. I did add after-market 5"/38 guns and turrets as well as 40mm Bofors, and 20mm Oerlikon guns. I've found that photoetch AA is rarely as[...]

USS Ticonderoga (CV-14) 1/700 – Finishing a 1994 Build in 2021

Back in 1992-1993 I used Larry Gertner's article on accurizing a Hasegawa Essex kit to represent the Lexington (CV-16) in June 1944. After finishing that model in 1993, I wanted to build one that was as different as possible, and bought one of [...]

“Tico” the first of the Ticonderoga class

I have always been fascinated by the Spruance and Ticonderoga class ships. Today it is not easy to get a kit that I would like to build again. This kit is from Revell, 1/700 scale and I was pleasantly surprised compared to other brands. I have b[...]

Academy 1/700 USS Enterprise aka The Grey Ghost aka The Big E

Today is the 79th anniversary of the climatic day of the Battle of Midway so here is a review of a build in honor of today. FYI, I did publish the original photo as part of my collection of PTO models but did not submit the entire review (the o[...]

1/72 Airfix RAF Rescue Launch

Now the PT boat is finished I have started to build the Airfix 1/72 RAF Rescue Launch. I will be building it as No 172 as seen at Malta and rearranging the kit supplied number 127 to 172. Looking at a B/W photo it looks to have the yellow deck &[...]

Revell 1/72 PT boat

I have been working on this kit for the past 2 months and am now calling it completed - my 1/72 Revell PT boat. Safety rope and rope holders are added using pins, copper wire and thin rigging thread as these are not supplied in the kit. One coil[...]

Russian navy battleship Oriol

This model of Russan navy battleship Oriol was built with a 1/350 kit by Zvezda, photoetch by White Ensign Model and the wooden deck by Artwox. The torpedo net was built using a protective net for air conditioning ducts that I found on Amazon a[...]

Sub and iceberg in resin sea

Saw a couple of these dioramas on FB and just had to give it a go. Hope you like it

Dragon 1/350 USS Independence CVL-22

Accessories: Trumpeter – Grumman F6F Hellcat 1 x Trumpeter – Grumman TBF-3 Avenger Eduard PE (53070) North Star Models USN Bofors Quad mount crew (NSA350522) North Star Models Life Buoys (NSA350505) Shapeways USN Combat Set (201), KAPOK Officers[...]

IJN submarine I-400

Dear friends, I just finished my last project, Tamiya IJN I-400 in 1/350 scale with the upgrade kit by Infini Model. These are the photos.