iModeler Ships

Naval modeling - ships, boats and submarines.

U1407 – Uboottyp XVIIB – 1/350 MikroMir

Today I would like to present my newest model - U1407 in its mid-1945 guise. It was commissioned into Kriegsmarine in April 1945 and used for the training, hence the yellow band on the kiosque. The kit parts are quite accurate in terms of shape[...]

AFV Club 1/350 U-Boat Type VII C/41

Built out of the box, the kit comes with optional PE parts which add good details. This is my first try on building the sea base with kitchen foil, cotton and water effect gel. The last photo is a size comparasion to the Yamato I have in the sa[...]

1/350 Oliver Hazard Perry (Academy)

Academy 1/350 scale P.E. : Pontos (Basic) I'm not used to modern warships. I'm looking for a painting method that emphasizes panel effects. This is the first step toward building the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer(1:350 scale) and the Nimitz-cl[...]

Trumpeter 1/350 Prinz Eugen 1945

Finally done. Hull completed & painted 6 1/2 years ago in New Jersey, packed away for a move to Virginia, then a resident on the shelf of doom for several more years. Finally modeler-ed up about 6 months ago. When I finished the Z-25 in 2[...]

Brassed Off.

I've not posted much here lately, mostly because I've been stupidly busy at work (working 13 days out of each 14 due to a staff shortage), I did get this almost finished but it cast off and sailed away across the cutting mat before I could get i[...]

Prince of Wales in 1/350 scale from Tamiya, 2nd… part

Well ... I couldn't keep the weekly updates because I meant too many things. Here is the second part of my slow work. I use Tamiya paints diluted with Tamiya Lacquer Thinner, the colour specification comes directly from the kit instructions. Nex[...]

Pit-Road IJN Shimakaze 1943 1:700

Long time without posting here, folks. I've been really, really lazy with plastic. Luckily, my 5 y/o son is model-crazy, so practically forced me to work in my Shimakaze while he tinkered his vintages Revell Iowa, Forrestal, Missouri and John [...]

1/700 Trumpeter CVN-74 USS John C Stennis

Kit: Trumpeter 1/700 CVN-74 USS John C Stennis. Intro: This was actually my first ship ever. I usually build aircraft in 1/72 but decided to try something new. I started this in October of last year, and being that it's August, it took me almos[...]

German Submarine Type XXI

At the beginning of 1945 with type XXI Germany had the most advanced submarine in the world at that time. Due to numerous technical innovations it was capable of unlimited submerged travel as the diesel engines drew in the necessary fresh air th[...]

Prince of Wales in 1/350 scale from Tamiya, 1st week

For this project I'm going to build my first 1/350 scale ship, Prince of Wales. Kit is from Tamiya and it's quite simplified so I bought aftermarket parts from Eduard and metal gun barrel fram Aber. I'm going to weekly post step by step progre[...]