iModeler Ships

Naval modeling - ships, boats and submarines.

50 Shades of Green

This, o'course, is the trusty, old model of Tamiya's 1/35 PBR. It's basically a simple build, but the real fun, for me, started after the boat , itself, was assembled. At that point, it became the "canvas", and allowed me to take it in any d[...]

I-400 in 1:350 from Tamiya

I finished Tamiya's I-400 in february 2010. The idea for these giant subs came from Admiral Yamamoto. The plan was to take the war to the US by bombing the cities along it's coasts with submarine launched aircraft. The sub would have to be big [...]

battle damaged elco pt boat

this is the revell 1/72 scale pt-109 kit i saw some pics of three different damaged pt boats in a few pt boat reference books i have and mixed the damages from each boat together in one model

Suzutzuki in 1:350

About the last thing I did in 2009, was to finish the Susutzuki in 1:350 from Monochrome. The Suzutsuki was the third ship of the Akizuki class destroyers, the class generally considered to be the best class of the japanese destroyers. Compared[...]

mchale’s pt-73 from 97 mchale’s navy movie

i started with the revell 1/72 pt-109 kit and scratch built the rest, the guns came from my parts box the grey primer on the hull came out to dark for it to be that acurate to movie hull color

pt-73 from the 97 mchale’s navy movie

i started with the 1/72 revell pt-109 and scratch built the rest the guns are from a 1/72 scale airfix vosper i shortened the torpedoe tubes from the 109 kit

pt boat

this is a custom pt boat i built out of spare parts in my parts bin

mini pt boat

this is a 1/183 scale hawk kit from 1967 i hand painted it russian armor green the bottem of the hull is painted salamander orange/red

pt-73 from mchale’s navy

this is the revell 1/72nd scale british vosper m.t.b i scratch build the radar mast and placed a single 50 cal on tripod on the foredeck i had the pt-73 decals custom made by a friend

modern s.s. minnow

this i also used a lindberg 1/64th scale pt-109 hull and scratch built everything up i based it on a 2008 72' vicem classic flybridge cruiser i saw in an issue of yachting magazine