This is a resin kit that included a few sheets of PE details that I built almost completely out of the box. I did add after-market 5"/38 guns and turrets as well as 40mm Bofors, and 20mm Oerlikon guns. I've found that photoetch AA is rarely as[...]
I have always been fascinated by the Spruance and Ticonderoga class ships. Today it is not easy to get a kit that I would like to build again. This kit is from Revell, 1/700 scale and I was pleasantly surprised compared to other brands. I have b[...]
Today is the 79th anniversary of the climatic day of the Battle of Midway so here is a review of a build in honor of today. FYI, I did publish the original photo as part of my collection of PTO models but did not submit the entire review (the o[...]
This is a "double build" of the same subject - the Essex class aircraft carrier Bon Homme Richard (CV-CVA-31) as it appeared in 1945 off Japan and 23 years later in the Gulf of Tonkin off Vietnam.
My last two builds were the first modernized E[...]
Dear friends, this is a ship’s period. I present to you this HMS Titanic in 1/700 scale. Kit by Academy, photoetch by Tom’s modelwork and figures by 3D parts and Eduard. Two figure are on the edge of bow; Jack holds Rose at her hips;she has clo[...]
The Kit is from Trumpeter in a 1/700 scale that brings a good set to represent this ship both in full hull and in waterline. The model is sufficient to be built out of box, although the radars must be supplemented with photo-etched parts. The ra[...]
2020 was definitely a themed year. When the year started I had two Essex class carrier projects underway, and at the end of the year - still two underway.
IntrepidCorrected – Revell’s Classic 1/720 Essex Class Carrier (Corrected)
For many mod[...]
Taking advantage of the extra down time from the Covid social distancing lockdown I tried to reduce my stash by finishing some simple no-frills OOB builds (**) in addition to ongoing work on regular long term projects. No frills means no afterm[...]
So... On a whim, figured I post one of my ships on here. This is Trumpeter's 1/700 West Virginia '45 kit, which is very similar to all the Big 5 kits that Trumpeter has put forth. It's a pretty good kit, but as with most ships, I felt the need[...]
The icebreaker Krassin (Russian: Красин) was built for the Imperial Russian Navy as Svyatogor. She had a long, distinguished career in rescue operations, as well as a pathfinder and explorer of the Northern Sea Route. She has been fully restored[...]