Naval modeling - ships, boats and submarines.
There are some moments in human history characterized by the drama of a noble vessel going down in horrible disaster. Such was Titanic. Such was Hindenberg. Fewer folks know the story of Roma. She was the last of her class to be completed [...]
This is one of my earliest big ships and it was a joy to build. Despite Academy's heavy handed molding of the finer details, I found the model to be very satisfying. I was able to replace most of them with extra/alternate parts from the Drago[...]
This was my wife, Carol's, first model. I asked if she'd be interested in building anything, and she asked if they made sailing ships. She thought they looked neat. I was at a contest with my buddies, when I came across this model of the HMS [...]
So back in full swing on my Wilkes project and thought I would post an update, starting to add PE and all the little parts, I am especially happy with how my dual 40mm tubs turned out, scratchbuilt them from Dragon quad 40s and Gold Medal PE.
This model has been around for a long time. It hasn't lost it's appeal, and still looks like it's going 100 mph standing still. I wanted mine to be a little different. I remembered a boat I'd seen, being loaded up one morning, in Miami. I [...]
It's Coast Guard Day, August 4, 2013! I almost forget to honor the founding of my Service's birthday, August 4, 1790. As one might imagine I do build a lot of Coast Guard subjects (most are kitbashed or scratchbuilt) there are very few CG mode[...]
nice, old kit, still available, and close to 1/72. Makes into a decent looking model OOB.
Waiting for paint, thought I would share smome pics
Won't go into this heavy cruiser's history as most people using this website are familiar with it. The kit is the Matchbox 1/700th scale built back when it was the only show in town. Box stock with the exception of the radar screen which is PE. [...]
This is a 1:48 scale radio controlled model of a 270' CG cutter. It's scratch built mainly from wood and few commercial parts were used in it's construction(helicopter, crewmen, props, odds and ends). I was a crewman on the actual cutter as well[...]