iModeler Ships

Naval modeling - ships, boats and submarines.

River patrol boat, South Vietnam Navy,RAG boat. 1/48 Monogram.

These patrol boats were used by the South Vietnam Navy in the Mekong delta by their River Assault Groups in the 1960's, armed with a 50 cal. and two 30 cal. machine guns. The kit was originally issued in 1967 along with a Navy Swift boat and a M[...]

Revell 1\144 HMCS Snowberry

This is the first model I've built for more years than I care to think about. Revell 1\144 Snowberry with Eduard detail sets to remind me how infuriating I used to find photo etched parts. 95% complete and needs it's display base. Thoroughly enj[...]

FFG-14 Almirante Latorre, Chilean Navy, Adelaide Class Frigate. (1/350 Academy)

Here I present my latest work, the Almirante Latorre missile frigate, 85 hours work, a good model but it has many defects in the details, to which quite a few improvements were added to the custom Chilean Navy... Styrene sheet, Rod, strip. .., G[...]

USS Essex (CVS-9) – Revell 1/530 Resurrection Build

It took three days short of a year, but I am finally calling my resurrection build of a 1980 Revell 1/530 Essex-clas angled deck carrier done. The model started out as a Bon Homme Richard (CV-31) that I built in 1980, the last of nine models of[...]

1/700 Fuyuzuki (Akizuki Type)

Aoshima 1/700 Yoizuki kit with the Five Star Fuyuzuki upgrade kit: The upgrade kit is essential for this build as the original kit is pretty basic. I also added aftermarket rope reels and built the wood base and acrylic case myself. For this bu[...]

Tamiya 1:350 prince of wales

Having already built this kit for myself (i'll post a photo at the end of this build), my friend asked me to build one for her husband who served on her. She asked for a "no frills, just out of the box" model as her husband has failing eye-sight[...]

Jean Bart – Heller 1/200

Hello everyone. This is the latest from the bench. The Heller kit turned out quite nice with the addition of some generic rails. The front mast was replaced by brass tubing. Some small additions were made to enhance details using copper wire and[...]

1/350 IJN Akagi

Hello Everyone, It's been a while since my last article. I am still on hiatus on plastic modeling but I wanted to share this model. This is the Hasegawa 1/350 Akagi, with all the Hasegawa Akagi. Airbrushed with Mr.Color and Tamiya acrylics. Dec[...]

The “Topaz” an 85 ft. 1960’s Yacht

My Covid 19 project (everyone has one) was to convert an old Lindberg Coastal Patrol Boat (USCG) into something a little different. I had already done the original version (50's), and a PG Patrol Motor Gunboat (70's) , and had a spare kit t[...]

Academy 1/700 USS Enterprise CV-6 “Modeler’s Edition”

Kit: Academy 1/700 USS Enterprise CV-6 "Modeler's Edition" History: The USS Enterprise CV-6 was the seventh US Navy vessel of that name and the sixth US aircraft carrier. She was a Yorktown-class carrier commissioned in 1936 and was one of onl[...]