iModeler Ships

Naval modeling - ships, boats and submarines.

1/350 IJN Akagi

Hello Everyone, It's been a while since my last article. I am still on hiatus on plastic modeling but I wanted to share this model. This is the Hasegawa 1/350 Akagi, with all the Hasegawa Akagi. Airbrushed with Mr.Color and Tamiya acrylics. Dec[...]

The “Topaz” an 85 ft. 1960’s Yacht

My Covid 19 project (everyone has one) was to convert an old Lindberg Coastal Patrol Boat (USCG) into something a little different. I had already done the original version (50's), and a PG Patrol Motor Gunboat (70's) , and had a spare kit t[...]

Academy 1/700 USS Enterprise CV-6 “Modeler’s Edition”

Kit: Academy 1/700 USS Enterprise CV-6 "Modeler's Edition" History: The USS Enterprise CV-6 was the seventh US Navy vessel of that name and the sixth US aircraft carrier. She was a Yorktown-class carrier commissioned in 1936 and was one of onl[...]

S.S. Venture at Scull island, Lindberg Q ship.

This is Round 2's reissue of the old Lindberg Q ship kit. I made it into a tramp steamer resembling the ship seen in the 1933 King Kong movie. It's about 1/400 ish scale. All I need is a King Kong figure.

Trumpeter “USS Texas BB-35” 1/350 scale

This model was a gift I received for Christmas, and I completed it yesterday. I’m sure someone more skilled than we could have completed it sooner, but I digress. All things aside, I think it turned out just fine. The bottle wasn’t necessarily h[...]

Vosper MTB Airfix 1/72

Another very old offering from Airfix ,but don't be misled by the vintage, this old girl has a high parts count and a lot of detail also the painting is a little complex due the deck being a different colour to the various boxes and fittings, so[...]

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[...]