Article Directory: Ships

All about model ships and boats.

1/700 scale HMS Prince of Wales “Battle of Malaya 1941”

Construction :  The construction of the kit is smooth and easy most of the fittings and plastic component fits well into their placement parts. Very little surface and filler is required in the construction stage of the kit which makes the assem[...]

1/700 IJN Battleship Fuso “The Battle of Surigao Strait”

The battle of Surigao Strait (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Leyte_Gulf) I made a diorama using the World of Warship's illustration. Manufacturer : Aoshima P.E : Fly Hawk 1/700 Scale

Bingal in a bingle.

Boat constructed for the Wardell Bridge Diorama. Kit scale 1:50 utilized for 1:72 scale diorama. In the diorama, the boat will traverse back and forth, in a straight line, under the bridge. To eliminate the appearance of a reversing boat, two bo[...]

USS Slater DE-766

Hey All, Here’s my 1/700, DE-766, USS Slater. The USS SLATER, is a Cannon class Destroyer Escort (DE), named for Frank O. Slater of Alabama, a sailor killed aboard the USS San Francisco during the Battle of Guadalcanal in 1942. In 2012 I visit[...]

Mega Project?

After the recent comments re 1/32 Lberators, pro and con, I have to reflect on my own mental turmoil re large scale projects. I still have a couple of very nice biplane projects to complete, into the autumn (not WnW!). However, the ship-buildin[...]

Meng Warship Builder Lexington

I enjoyed taking a break from serious warship modeling with this adorable little anime-ish Lexington (CV-2) by Meng. The kit is well-designed and not a quick build by any means. I have always liked the Lexingtons in prewar colors, so I decided[...]

HMS Zinnia in 1:350

The HMS Zinnia was a Flower Class Corvette. This class of ships was quickly developed in the early months of 1939, when it became clear to the Royal Navy, that a war against the submarines of the German Navy might be imminent. The ”Flowers” w[...]

1/350 Tamiya I-400 IJN Submarine: Project Completed

This is the completed 1/350 I-400 IJN Sub of WW2 fame. This is the first (I-400) of a three-sub class designed to carry out surprise attacks on the USA (I-400, I-401,I-402). One such surprise attack planned was an attack on the Panama Canal in[...]

2nd Update: Build of 1/350 Tamiya I-400 JPN Sub

I am still plugging away with this I-400 build and have made decent progress since last build update. I am happy to inform that the customer viewed the pictures on this site and is very pleased with current status of the sub. The biggest chang[...]

HMB Endeavour, Cased

Some of you may recall my HMB Endeavour (refit) project from a few months ago. After disappointment at the competition at the Milton Keynes show, it went on to win Best in Class and Best in Show at the West Norfolk IPMS Regionals a month later.[...]