iModeler Ships

Naval modeling - ships, boats and submarines.

Bismarck Fun

Hello folks, This is my take on a very infamous WWII German Battleship Bismarck... This is the Old Lindberg 1/350 kit and I read and was told by others that this was originally released as the Tirpitz.. I'm no expert in ships or history on ship[...]

USS Laffey Survived waves Kamikaze off Okinawa (1/700)

1/700 Scale Gearing (Snowman Model) Detail-up used photo-etching only for radars and handrails. And I referred to the link below.

B-123 – proj.705K Lira (NATO: Alfa) – 1/400 (Maquette)

Again, one of my older models - this time a B-123 – proj. 705K Lira (NATO: Alfa) – class submarine. It shows the sub in her 1990 guise. Building process was quite long (ca. 5 months) and although the shape of Maquette kit is fairly accurate, the[...]

USS Indianapolis (SSN-697) Fast Attack Submarine in 1/72 Scale

The USS Indianapolis (SSN-697) was a U.S. Navy Los Angeles class fast attack submarine. She was commissioned in 1980 and was assigned to the Pacific Fleet, homeported in Pearl Harbor. She was decommissioned halfway through her service life in [...]

Lindberg 1/72 Coast Guard Tug Boat

This ol' girl has been around for decades. Not to be confused with the the Lindberg 1/87 Diesel Tug. (pictured last, and in an earlier article). It's a relatively simple, almost toy-like build. The instruction sheet has "color call outs" w[...]

Chiseled Out HMS Surprise Frigate

Completed HMS Surprise with Cabinet . The width of the Ship is not proportionate, realized it half way, Completely hand made. It took two years to complete this ship.

Sink the Bismarck! 1941.5.27

I used Bismarck, which I completed three years ago, to make a diorama. 1/700 Scale (Dragon) & 1/2000 Scale (Flyhawk)

U-Boot Biber

So, I’m back with another midget submarine this time the German Biber from WW2. I don’t know what it is with these submarines but they just appeal to me and I have the utmost respect for the men that operated them. As for the model, I’m happy t[...]

Glencoe Models 1/74 World War One 110 ft. Subchaser

This is the old Glencoe Models kit in 1/74. I did a little research on Scalemates only to find this kit was older than I first thought. It also brought up the names of a couple model companies that I'd never heard of. Apparently this kit was f[...]

Sea-going Tupolev: Brengun 1/144 G-5 XIII torpedo boat

Brengun's resin Tupolev torpedo boat is a superb little kit, with flawless castings and a nice photo-etch fret for some of the finer details. It was built pretty much out of the box, painted with Tamiya acrylics then weathered with oils and past[...]