Article Directory: Ships

All about model ships and boats.

Astutely Done

When I feel like I’m getting bogged down with builds that are getting too complicated, I like to do a modern sub. It’s a black tube with a few parts attached. (Okay, sometimes there’s a red half or so.) That equals refreshment for me! I had got [...]

1/350 U-boat VII/C “The beginning of the End.”

"The beginning of the End." Hitler's U-boats, who drove Winston Churchill into the corner, as the allied forces acquired Ennigma, embark on a journey of long defeat. It meant Hitler's end. I refer to the underwater explosion of the movie " U-[...]

Submarine Aircraft Carrier.

This is the Tamiya 1/350th scale Japanese Navy Submarine I-400 with Tamiya Detail up etched parts set. Painted with Tamiya acrylics and white ensign enamels. The I-400 was constructed as a submergible aircraft carrier able to launch 3 Aichi M6M1[...]

Revell Fire Fighter

This is the original Revell Fire Fighter from 1962. The props and water monitors are "brass plated." I originally built the model around 1979. Over the years, the white "yellowed" and looked terrible. I actually disassembled the model very caref[...]

USS Olympia

This is the old Revell USS Olympia. I used photo etched railings and ratlines and wood decking appliques by Artwox. The first shot is before I rigged her. Second shot is a close-up. She actually had an auxiliary sail rig.

USS Maryland

This is a 1/350 scale model I built of the USS Maryland, SSBN-738 a Trident Class Boomer. I wish someone made a 1/350 scale model of the battleship USS Maryland with the cage masts.

1/350 DKM U-boat VII B & Arado Ar 196

I made a diorama for a short rest before performing a top-secret mission. Through Google Earth, we've referred to a lot of pictures of the Norvik coast. However, I feel bad because it is totally different. The color and transparency of water ar[...]

USS Arizona

I recently completed the Banner 1/350 scale USS Arizona. I modified the model with the addition of about 150 photo etched parts by Eduard. This model also has the Artwox laser cut wood deck applique.

Revell 1/400 QM2

The Revell 1/400 scale Queen Mary 2. Kit had 550 parts; took a month to build. Prior to building the model my wife and I sailed on the QM2 which also gave me the opportunity to take some detail shots of the 12"=1' scale QM2. The model is airbrus[...]

PT-117

Model is Revell 1/72 scale PT-109 that I painted and lettered for USS PT-117 in her 1942 color scheme. Here's another shot of the port quarter. This is the 37mm anti-tank gun JFK had lashed temporarily to PT-109's deck. I did paint the gun Olive[...]