iModeler Ships

Naval modeling - ships, boats and submarines.

Revell’s S-Boot in 1:72

Revells S-Boot is an excellent kit of the best motor torpedo boat of the WWII. The S-Boote were developed by the german navy in the twenties and were built by the Lürssenwerft. Their long hulls with rounded bottoms gave them sea keeping abilitie[...]

Schlachtschiff König

I finished the König in August 2003. She was my first battleship build in 1:350 and a very important step for me as a modeller. Although ICM's kit is some fifteen years old now, it's still a good kit and in one respect a better kit than recent [...]

U 214 Type VIID Minelayer, Revell 1/144

Hi, something more simple modelling after Robs stellar diorama ( oh well ) Sometimes i finish something, this time a Type VIID mine layer submarine, started long time ago and recovered from the "project box" some weeks ago, why it went there, i [...]

USS Buchanan in 1:350

The USS Buchanan was one of 66 Gleaves Class destroyers, a typical representative of the destroyers the US built during the years before the war. She served in the Pacific during most of the war, starting with the battles around Cuadalcanal in t[...]

Bismarck in 1:350

I finished Revells Bismarck in february 2011. The kit is a major improvement over Tamiyas old kit, but it does not compare in quality with modern ones from Hasegawa, Dragon or Bronco. In one respect however it is better than most plastic ship ki[...]

Some coloring advise for the real thing!

Hello all, I need some advise from all you color-experts at Imodeler. I have a lot of modelships and model flying things but I also have a real boat. It's called 'Lotus' after the Lotus flower and the reason I chose that name isn't really clear[...]

Admiral Hipper

Trumpeters Admiral Hipper, that I built in the spring of 2012, is typical of their ship kits. It's basically a good kit but nothing extraordinary. The build began, as usual, with the tedious and time consuming job of filling and sanding the wat[...]

Classic Lindberg Coastal Patrol Boat with Conversion to Viet Nam Era PGM

The Lindberg Coastal Patrol Boat, which I had posted much earlier, was a good beginning for this conversion. Reference material was somewhat limited. The Squadron publication, "Riverine" by Jim Mesko, gave me a decent start. The back cover s[...]

I-58. The tale of the persistent rigger.

Once upon a time, at the Imperial Japanese Shipyard in Kure, there was a young ambitious and promising rigger. One day the Port Admiral approached him, and asked, if he was willing tog try the challenging task of building the cage antenna for th[...]

Marine Models “Cutty Sark”

Hi all, I know that I haven't been on here a long time. So I just got back from Thanksgiving holiday with this beauty (and a couple extra pounds:) that my uncle had had in his attic for a long time and had never decided to build it. The kit is[...]