iModeler Ships

Naval modeling - ships, submarines and boats.

Scharnhorst, 1943, Part 2 Dragon Smart Kit,

Dragon's 1943 1/350 KMS Scharnhorst continues to be a real pleasure to work on. I am well into the build now and things are beginning to come together. this submission features a mid build photo shoot so the painting is rough in places [...]

Scharnhorst, 1943, Dragon Smart Kit

This submission is a mid-build evaluation of Dragon's 1/350 Scharnhorst 1943 [Smart Kit]. Many others have submitted comprehensive and helpful reviews on this kit and its predecessor, Scharnhorst 1940. This is a nit-picky submission, and [...]


So, having had this kit since April, i've finally made a start. HOURS of "Youtube" videos watched, and i finally settled on just 2. (both of whom i class as master-builders) First job was to thicken the gun ports on the lower two [...]

Revell 1/72 S-100 boat

My Revell 1/72 S-100 German High Speed attack boat from WW2 which I completed during the lockdown period. It was a fairly easy model to build, with only 1 or 2 minor issues (easily overcome). Length of this kit is 48,6cm Paints used are [...]

USS Gearing, Dragon 1/350

Here is my build of Dragon's USS Gearing, lead ship of the US Navy's ultimate WWII destroyer class. This is the excellent kit from Dragon, which comes with extensive photoetch (but, surprisingly, no railing!). Built it out of the box apart [...]

The fleet submarine USS Bowfin (SS-287)

This is from the old Lindberg kit, first introduced in or around 1948. I found this at an Ollie’s Outlet store in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. It was intended to be the USS Gato with decals and the name on the box, but I thought it to be [...]

Tamiya kit, U.S. Navy, USS Fletcher (DD-445)

Another very good quality Tamiya model. I tried to follow the instructions carefully, but got the bridge platforms on the wrong sides. But it was too late to correct my mistake after realizing it because the glue had dried, so I added some [...]

Revell Caribbean Pirate Ship

This was the version that Revell produced in 2006. They called it their Caribbean Pirate Ship, but I believe it was based on a Disney movie from long ago. This came with a bottle of “glow in the dark” green paint if one chose to [...]

Lindberg kit, USS Nautilus (SSN-571)

This kit was first introduced in the early 1950’s and is still apparently in the same mold configuration. I had recently ordered it through Amazon and the two hull sides came a bit warped but some rubber bands helped to hold the sides [...]

Revell USS Arizona (BB-39)

A good model to paint and assemble but required some cutting to fit the deck to the two piece hull. About 20 hours to paint and assemble using Testors paints and Tamiya extra thin cement.