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31 December 2002 The Fleet of Rick Walker - Rick Walker of Lancaster, Kentucky builds in 1:700-720 scales. He also likes to display completed models in Battle Groups. These are some of his models. Added to the Diorama Gallery


30 December 2002 HMS Repulse - In company with HMS Prince of Wales, the battlecruiser HMS Repulse was sunk by Japanese bombers on December 10, 1941. John Currie has photographed the components of the 1:700 scale kit from H-P Models. 


29 December 2002 USS Iwo Jima - The 1:700 scale kit of the USS Iwo Jima is by Pitroad/Hi-Mold is built by Peter Van Buren, who also provides comments about the kit. Added to the Carrier Gallery


28 December 2002 Its Saturday, so it must be Jim Baumann Day.

HMS Sheffield - The 1:350 scale model of HMS Sheffield from White Ensign Models is built by Jim Baumann. Added to the Cruiser Gallery


27 December 2002 Mogami, Japanese Cruiser/Seaplane Carrier 1:100 Plans - Navy Plan of France produces an outstanding 1:100 scale set of plans for the Mogami, as she appeared after her conversion to a cruiser/seaplane carrier. The set comprises of two sheets of plans, plus a spiral bound book on fittings details. Added to the Model Reviews under the Photo-Etch & Accessories section. 


26 December 2002 USS Enterprise CVN-65 Brass Fret - White Ensign Models has produced a large brass fret designed for the Tamiya 1:350 scale USS Enterprise. The fret is reviewed by Steve Backer. Added to the Model Reviews under the Photo-Etch & Accessories section. 


25 December 2002 Merry Christmas - To All from Steel Navy

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24 December 2002 Vladimir Monomakh, Build Review - Laid down in 1880 this armored cruiser is fitted with a full set of masts and sails. She is an example of the confusion that existed in all navies cruiser designs of the period. Build review of the 1:700 scale kit of Vladimir Monomakh produced by Combrig. Review by Steve Backer. Added to the Model Reviews under the cruiser section. 


23 December 2002 HMS Renown - One of the most beloved warships of Great Britain in World War Two, was the HMS Renown. John Currie has photographs of all of the components of the H-P Models 1:700 scale model of HMS Renown, as she appeared in World War Two. Added to the Model Reviews under the battleship section. 


22 December 2002 Loss of the Yorktown - Using 1:2400 scale models from GHQ, Robert Swan dramatically shows the sinking of the USS Yorktown CV 5, following the Battle of Midway. Added to the Diorama Gallery


21 December 2002 SS Canberra - The Airfix 1:600 scale SS Canberra built by Jim Baumann, who again shows what can be done with classic Airfix kits.  


20 December 2002 Admiral Gorshkov - The heavily modifed Baku, later renamed Admiral Gorshkov was the fourth of the Kiev Class CVHG. The Admiral Gorshakov is the first ship covered in a new section under the Photographic Archives. The new section is Red Banner Northern Fleet and is devoted to reconnaissance photographs of the warships of the Soviet Fleet from the collection of Mark Meredith


19 December 2002 Colourcoats Paints

John Sheridan reviews White Ensign's Colourcoats Paints

 

 

 

USS Peterson DD-969 #2 #3 #4 #5 Frank Day took a 3rd place at a IMPS show in Las Vegas in late Nov, 02. He used the WSN model in 1:350th scale and added GMM Photo-etch to the kit.

 

 

 

 

 


18 December 2002 USS Monterey, 1893 Monitor - There was a group of officers in the USN, wedded to the concept of monitors. With the rebirth of the New Steel Navy in the late 1880s, the monitor, USS Monterey, was the third armored ship laid down, after Maine and Texas. Iron Shipwright has now produced a 1:350 scale, resin and brass kit of USS Monterey. The components of the kit are shown in this photographic preview. Added to the Model Reviews under the battleship section.

USS Fanning FF-1076, Gary Brown, a former member of the crew of USS Fanning, used the Iron Shipwright USS Ainsworth FF-1090 kit in 1:350 scale to model his former home. Added to the Destroyer Gallery


17 December 2002 K56, Flower Class Corvette - This Matchbox 1:72nd scale kit of a Flower Class corvette was a multi-year project for Louis Elskamp of the Netherlands but the final result is spectacular. Added to the Destroyer Gallery

HMS Grenadier 1942, Military Class Trawler - This summer an article on this 1:72nd scale model by Louis Elskamp of the Netherlands was mislabeled as an Admiralty Class Armed Trawler. It is a Military Class Trawler. Except for the title photo, all new photos and commentary are included in this article from Mr. Elskamp. Added to the Transport and Auxiliary Gallery.   


16 December 2002 Pallada, Russian Protected Cruiser 1904 - Pallada was name ship of a three member class of protected cruisers rated as Cruisers First Rank by the Imperial Russian Navy. She was a member of the First Pacific Squadron at Port Arthur. This is a photographic preview of the Combrig 1:700 scale model of the Pallada of the Russo-Japanese War. Added to the Model Reviews under the cruisers section.


15 December 2002 Bayan II, WWI Russian Armored Cruiser - The second Bayan was built to the same specifications as the first armored cruiser of that name, lost at Port Arthur. Vladimir Yakubov describes his build of the Combrig 1:700 scale kit. Added to the Cruiser Gallery.


14 December 2002 HMS Hood - The classic 1:350 scale kit of HMS Hood from White Ensign Models built by Jim Baumann. Added to the Battleship Gallery


13 December 2002 Imperial Hobby Productions - Anyone who follows the message board is familiar with Mike Bartel who runs Imperial Hobby Productions. IHP produces not only 1:700 kits of warships that were constructed, but also is building a significant line of kits of the designs that were never completed, such as the Washington Cherry Trees of the various navies. The icon/link for Imperial Hobby Productions has now been added to the main page of SteelNavy.

Japanese Battleship, Project 13-16 of 1921 - A huge battleship building race preceded World War One. The war had not finished when another race started building momentum among the victorious nations. The Imperial Japanese Navy brought forth their 8-8 Program in order to seize the initiative in the Pacific. The final product of this program was to be the design of four super-battleships mounting 18-inch guns, Project 13-16. Imperial Hobby Productions has a limited reissue of this massive (915 feet oa) design in 1:700 scale. In Box Review by Steve Backer. Added to the Model Reviews under the battleship section.


12 December 2002 December Mystery Model #3 - This one should be very easy. This is a copy of the production hull for a soon to be released kit. Can you identify the name of the ship, scale of model and name of manufacturer? Added to the Miscellaneous Gallery

Jackie Bell was the first to correctly identify this as the USS Texas in 1:350 scale from Iron Shipwright. The ISW Texas should be available in the first quarter of 2003. 


11 December 2002 Novik, Cruiser 2nd Class - During the Russo-Japanese War, no Imperial Russian warship was handled with more aggressively, with skill and professionalism than the small 3,000 ton cruiser 2nd rank, Novik. Combrig has produced a 1:350 scale model of this notable vessel. This is a photographic preview of the components of the kit. Added to the Model Reviews under the cruisers section. 


10 December 2002 December Mystery Model #2 - A very distinctive looking ship, this model should come as a surprise. This is a photograph of the master pattern. Can you identify the name of the ship, scale of model and name of manufacturer? Added to the Miscellaneous Gallery

This is the master pattern for USS Michigan, the first USN dreadnought. Actually the Michigan was authorized before HMS Dreadnought but the Royal Navy was much faster in laying down and building the all big gun battleship. Gary Griffith correctly identified the model as South Carolina, sistership to Michigan, in 1:350 scale from Iron Shipwright. Currently, there is no release date available for this model.


9 December 2002 USS Brooklyn, Armored Cruiser AC 3 - The USS Brooklyn was Commodore Schley's flagship at the Battle of Santiago de Cuba, where she played a leading role. Iron Shipwright has produced a 1:350 scale model of this famous cruiser. Build review by Steve Backer. Added to the Model Reviews under the cruisers section. 


8 December 2002 December Mystery Model #1 - This one is an odd bird with character and not just another pretty face. Can you identify the name of the ship, scale of model and name of manufacturer? Plucky Kiwi, S.A. Lawes, and Man About Town, Felix Bustelo, are ineligible to answer this one. Added to the Miscellaneous Gallery


Bradford Chaucer hit the nail on the head. This is a Iron Shipwright 1:350 scale model of USS Monterey, Coastal Defense Monitor, which mounted two 12 inch and two 10 inch guns. Basically she was a smaller version of the USS Puritan. Since the photo-etch, instructions and resin parts are already done, the kit should be available..... well, about now.


7 December 2002 HMS Kashmir - Jim Baumann's build of the 1:700 scale HMS Kashmir from White Ensign Models. Added to the Destroyer Gallery


6 December 2002 USS Comte De Grasse, DD-974 - This scratch-built model of the USS Comte De Grasse was built by Charles Matthews in 1:192nd scale. Added to the Destroyer Gallery


5 December 2002 USS Arizona BB 39 - On December 5, 1941 USS Arizona entered Pearl Harbor for her last time. Hi-Mold has just released an excellent 1:700 scale kit of the Arizona. The components of the kit are shown in this photographic preview. 


4 December 2002 HMS Hermes, British Carrier - The HMS Hermes was the first warship to be designed from the keel up as an aircraft carrier. John Currie looks at the new H-P Models HMS Hermes in 1:700 scale. Added to the Model Reviews under the carriers section. 


3 December 2002 Five-Inch/38 Single Gun Mounts from L'Arsenal - This set of fully enclosed gun mounts comes with 15 resin parts, 5 gun mounts, 5 barrels with blast bags and 5 barrels without blast bags. Produced by L'Arsenal in 1:350 scale. Added to the Model Reviews under the accessories section. 

Landing Craft Assault LCA - Mike Leonard looks at  the 1:72nd scale of the British Landing Craft Assault (LCA) from Armageddon. Added to the Model Reviews under the auxiliaries section. 


2 December 2002 Imperatritsa Maria - The first Black Sea dreadnought of the Imperial Russian Navy was the Imperatritsa Maria completed in 1915. Lost to a magazine explosion in October 1916, this battleship is now available in 1:700 scale from Combrig. This is a photographic preview of the Imperatritsa Maria. Added to the Model Reviews under the battleship section. 


1 December 2002 Sovremenny - Lim Kian Seng of Singapore has built the Trumpeter 1:200 scale Sovremenny. It is a beautiful build of this impressive kit. Added to the Destroyer Gallery


30 November 2002 Kirishima - Jim Baumann builds the 1:350 scale Classic Warships Kirishima. Added to the Battleship Gallery


29 November 2002 Courageous & Glorious, British Carriers - H-P Models of Germany has produced resin models in 1:700 scale of these two British carriers. John Currie presents a photographic preview of the kits. Model Reviews under the carriers  section. 


28 November 2002 Yamato - If you have looked at the Regia Marina site, you have seen the builds of Giampiero Galeotti. Although Giampiero is the owner of Regia Marina, he builds more than just his own kits. Here is his build of the Tamiya 1:700 scale Yamato. Added to the Battleship Gallery.

November Mystery Model #10 - This is the master pattern for another very interesting warship kit with some beautiful lines. Can you identify the name of the ship, scale of model and name of manufacturer? Added to the Miscellaneous Gallery

Steve Berti got this one right. This is the master pattern for the USS California, later USS San Diego, Armored Cruiser, from Iron Shipwright in 1:350 scale. 


27 November 2002 Vladimir Monomakh, Russian Armored Cruiser - This early armored cruiser was 25 years old when she sailed in to battle at Tsushima. Combrig has just produced Vladimir Monomakh in 1:700 scale as the cruiser appeared at Tsushima. This is a photographic preview of the components of the kit. 


26 November 2002 USS Avocet, Seaplane Tender - In this diorama entitled Tending the Flock, Felix Bustelo used the Iron Shipwrights 1:350 kit of the seaplane tender, USS Avocet, to portray sistership USS Gannet in a prewar scene. Felix reviews the kit and explains his build of the diorama. 


25 November 2002 Askold, Imperial Russian Protected Cruiser - The Askold, Cruiser 1st Rank, was one of the most distinctive ships of her time. This five stack cruiser is now available in 1:350 scale from Combrig. The multimedia kit has a two piece hull, so it can be assembled waterline or full hull. This is a photographic preview of the components. 


24 November 2002 USS Virginia, CGN 38 - Peter Van Buren provides a Build Review of the 1:700 scale model of the USS Virginia by JAG. Peter has the crew manning the side. 


23 November 2002 Itsukushima - The three ship Matsushima Class of Japanese protected cruisers were  odd birds. Very poorly protected, their unique feature was their main armament of a single 12.6 inch gun. Designed to counter two Chinese battleships, the rate of fire of one round each five minutes, precluded hitting much of anything. Jim Baumann builds the Modelkrak 1:700 scale kit. 


22 November 2002 November Mystery Model #9 - This one should be fairly easy. The architecture is unmistakable as one of three classes that were laid down but which one? Can you identify the name of the ship, scale of model and name of manufacturer? Added to the Miscellaneous Gallery.

Valeriy Sedov was the first to identify this kit as the Imperatritsa Maria, Black Sea dreadnought in 1:700 scale from Combrig. Vladimir Yakubov identified it as Imperator Nikolai I. Although nominally a sistership, Imperator Nikolai I was 46 feet (14m) longer than the other three of the class. 

Combrig Model Photographs - Photographs of the completed Combrig cruisers Askold, five stack protected cruiser in 1:700 scale and Avrora, protected cruiser in 1:700 scale. Avrora is currently a museum ship in Saint Petersburg. Also in 1:700 scale are the destroyers Novik, Baltic Super-Destroyer of WWI and Tashkent, Soviet Destroyer Leader of WWII. Photographs from Combrig. Added to the Cruiser Gallery and the Destroyer Gallery.

Navalis Aircraft Insignia Decals - Paul Jacobs looks at the four new aircraft decal sheets from Navalis Models. The sheets are for Early USN (1250-1), Royal Navy & Marine Nationale (1250-2), Japan, Germany & the Soviet Union (1250-3), and Post War USN (1250-4). Although designed for 1:1250 scale aircraft, the large and medium decals could also be used for 1:700 aircraft. 


21 November 2002 Five-Inch/38 Single Gun Mounts - White Ensign Models has produced a set five-inch/38 caliber USN gun mounts of the fully enclosed single gun variety in 1:350 scale. They come five gunhouses with white metal barrels per package. Added to the Model Reviews under the photo-etch and accessories  section. 

HMS Dido - The 1:700 scale White Ensign Model kit of the HMS Dido as of 1942 is built by Bill Livingston. Added to the Cruiser Gallery. 


20 November 2002 Béarn, Instructions for the 1:400 Scale kit from L'Arsenal - The instructions for the new plastic, resin and brass kit of the Béarn from L'Arsenal are 24 pages in length. Here are photographs of those pages.

November Mystery Model #8 - This model may be more difficult to identify. It has architectural features not found on most warship models currently available. Can you identify the name of the ship, scale of model and name of manufacturer? Added to the Miscellaneous Gallery.

Jean-Paul Binot correctly picked this one as the Vladimir Monomakh, Imperial Russian Armored Cruiser, from Combrig in 1:700 scale. Vladimir Monomakh was laid down in 1880 and a quarter of a century later was at Tsushima.


19 November 2002 Novgorod - The Novgorod is another Admiral Popov designed, circular ship. Sometimes called a Coast Defense Ship. and sometimes a Floating Battery. Vladimir Yakubov combined the Samek and Modelkrak kits with more than a pinch in scratch-building in this 1:700 scale build. Added to the Transport & Auxiliary Gallery. 


18 November 2002 November Mystery Model #7 - The fourth in a series of warships of similar design and size. Can you identify the name of the ship, scale of model and name of manufacturer? Added to the Miscellaneous Gallery



17 November 2002 USS Halibut, SSGN-587, From Regulus to Special Ops - The USS Halibut, SSGN-587 was the only submarine constructed specifically to launch the Regulus cruise missile. With the success of the Polaris, the Regulus was relegated to history and the Halibut gained a Special Operations mission. Tom Dougherty looks at both the Regulus and Special Ops versions of the USS Halibut in 1:350 scale from Combat Subs. Model Reviews under the Submarine section. 


16 November 2002 HMS Agincourt - This time "The Gin Palace" is the subject of the work of Jim Baumann with his build of the 1:700 scale British battleship by Classic Warships. Added to the Battleship Gallery:

15 November 2002 Boot Topping Decal Sheet - This large decal sheet produced by L'Arsenal was designed to provide boot topping stripes for 1:350 to 1:400 scales. The sheet provides decals of the stripes in seven different widths. Added to the Model Reviews under the photo-etch and accessories  section. 

Shinano in 1:250 Scale - Bill Waldorf finished his build of the Doyusha 1:250 scale kit of the Japanese carrier Shinano. This venerable kit, long known as a "Bathtub Toy", has been transformed into a striking miniature replica by Bill. Added to the Features Section


14 November 2002 November Mystery Model #6 - Here is another very interesting and well done model. This one should come as a surprise for most modelers of the period. Can you identify the name of the ship, scale of model and name of manufacturer? Added to the Miscellaneous Gallery

Pieter Cornelissen was first to correctly identify the kit as the Boyarin, Cruiser 2nd Rank of the Imperial Russian Navy. The model is indeed by Combrig in 1:350 scale and as with the case of th Combrig 1:350 scale Novik, it should be available shortly.


13 November 2002 November Mystery Model #5 - As you can see, here is the third in the series of warships of similar size. However, this one is larger than the earlier two. Can you identify the name of the ship, scale of model and name of manufacturer? Added to the Miscellaneous Gallery

Felix Bustelo, man about town and all around bon vivant of the Big Apple, correctly identified this model of USS Du Pont TB-7 in 1:350 scale from Iron Shipwright. Du Pont and Porter TB-6 were 175 feet in length and displaced 165 tons. Authorized March 2, 1895.

12 November 2002 LCVP Landing Craft - A look at a prototype of the LCVP Landing Craft in 1:350 scale from L'Arsenal. Each craft consists of ten pieces, two in resin and eight in brass. Added to the Model Reviews under the photo-etch and accessories  section. 

Wreck of the Arizona - The Revell USS Arizona in 1:426 scale has been around for over a generation. Michael Beaudry used it as the basis for this striking diorama, depicting the Arizona after she had settled on to the seabed of Pearl Harbor. Added to the Diorama Gallery


11 November 2002 November Mystery Model #4 - With the stylish, clean lines of the prototype and beautiful execution by the model manufacturer, this warship kit is a treat for modelers. However, what warship is the subject? Can you identify the name of the warship, name of the manufacturer and scale of the model? Added to the Miscellaneous Gallery

Ken Gray was less than two minutes ahead of Jean-Paul Binot in identifying this kit correctly as the Novik, Imperial Russian Cruiser 2nd Rank. This kit is from Combrig of Russia in 1:350 scale and will be available shortly. 


10 November 2002 Trumpeter Models - Arguably the most dynamic manufacturer of plastic model warship kits in the world is Trumpeter. This Chinese company offers interesting models from out the whole spectrum of modeling. SteelNavy is proud to add the Trumpeter Logo/Link to the main page.

USS Knox, FF 1073 - The AFV 1:700 scale model of USS Knox is built by Ayala Botto of Lisbon, Portugal. Added to the Destroyer Gallery.  


9 November 2002 Rurik - By 1904 the Rurik was an old armored cruiser but she was part of the Vladivostok Cruiser Squadron. She was lost in a separate action that supported the breakout of the Port Arthur Squadron. Jim Baumann built this 1:700 scale kit of the Rurik from Combrig. Added to the Cruiser Gallery


8 November 2002 November Mystery Model #3 - This warship is very similar to that of November #1. However it is a different ship and model. Can you identify the name of the warship, name of the manufacturer and scale of the model? Added to the Miscellaneous Gallery.

This is the Foote Class TB3-5 (Foote, Rodgers and Winslow). This 160 foot, 142 ton torpedo boat class was authorized in July 1894. Bradford Chaucer correctly identified the warship being produced by Iron Shipwright in 1:350 scale.

7 November 2002 November Mystery Model #2 - These are a few photographs of a brand new release of a very interesting subject. Can you identify the name of the warship, name of the manufacturer and scale of the model? Added to the Miscellaneous Gallery.  

Quintin Trammell was very quick to correctly identify this model as the new Combrig five stack Imperial Russian Cruiser Askold in 1:350 scale.



6 November 2002 November Mystery Model #1 - Here is a model off of the beaten path. The master is complete and ready for production. Can you identify the name of the ship, scale of model and name of manufacturer? Added to the Miscellaneous Gallery

This is the Davis Class TB 12 & 13 (Davis & Fox). This 146 foot, 154 ton torpedo boat class was authorized in June 1896. San Diego Class of 02 correctly identified the warship being produced by Iron Shipwright in 1:350 scale.


5 November 2002 USS Fletcher, DD-445 - One of the favorites of modelers, the 1:350 scale USS Fletcher by Tamiya is built by Don Moss with GMM photo-etch detail added. Added to the Destroyer Gallery.  



4 November 2002 Aircraft Wing for the Big E - A look at the White Ensign Models photo-etched brass fret dedicated to the aircraft of the 1:350 scale Tamiya USS Enterprise CVN-65.


2 November 2002 Nisshin - In preparing for war with Russia, Japan purchased two Garibaldi Class armored cruisers, the Nisshin and Kasuga. Jim Baumann built the Modelkrak 1:700 scale Nisshin.

So far, no one has correctly identified all of the elements of the October Mystery Model #4. To make it easier photos of the full plan and profile have been posted.

Rob Weilach was the first to correctly state that this kit is the USS Sangamon in 1:700 scale from Loose Cannon Productions. The release date for this CVE is anticipated to be in January 2003. 


1 November 2002

Sneak Preview 

Blue Water Navy 
1:350th scale  CV-2 USS Lexington
kit By John Sheridan


31 October 2002 Classic Warships Book #17: IJN Myoko Class CAs John Sheridan reviews one of the latest books from Classic Warships Publishing

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Classic Warships Book #21: KM Prinz Eugen  Heavy Cruiser
John Sheridan
reviews one of the latest books from Classic Warships Publishing

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WR Press Flush Deck Destroyers of WWII
John Sheridan reviews one of the latest books from WR Press

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WR Press Essex Class Aircraft Carriers
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John Sheridan reviews one of the latest books from WR Press

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30 October 2002 1:192nd Scale Virginia Class SSN John Sheridan conducts a review of the new J&D Productions kit. This is the newest Nuclear Attack Submarine to be built for the US Navy and Don Pruel's kit is a accurate representation of this class of submarine.

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29 October 2002 1:192nd Scale Ohio Class SSBN  John Sheridan conducts a review of the new J&D Productions kit. Measuring in at 35 inches when complete, this beautiful model is waiting for those who want bigger and better resin kits.

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October Mystery Model #4
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This photograph shows the amidships overhead plan of the master of a model to be released in the near future. Can you identify the name of the ship, scale of model and name of manufacturer? Added to the Miscellaneous Gallery

Rob Weilach was the first to correctly state that this kit is the USS Sangamon in 1:700 scale from Loose Cannon Productions. The release date for this CVE is anticipated to be in January 2003. 


28 October 2002 HMS Delhi, Anti-Aircraft Cruiser - John Currie presents a photographic study of the components to the recent H-P Models release of a 1:700 model of HMS Delhi, CLAA. She was refitted with five 5-inch/38cal single mounts in 1941-1942 in the US for AA service. Added to the Model Reviews under the Cruisers section. 


27 October 2002 Sinking of the Szent Istvan - This is a remarkable diorama of the loss of the Austro-Hungarian dreadnought, Szent Istvan. Jim Baumann used the remarkable film footage that captured this event of June 10, 1918 to build the WSW 1:700 model of the Szent Istvan in a moment in time during her sinking. Added to the Diorama Gallery


26 October 2002 Lutjens, German Destroyer - Ayala Botto of Lisbon, Portugal took the 1:700 scale Revell-Germany kit of the destroyer Rommel and converted it to the Lutjens.
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25 October 2002 2002 Tokyo Model Show - Another view of the October 2002 All Japan Tokyo Model Show. A Japanese modeler who signs on the message board as "A Japanese", provides the news of the show with his photographs, including the new Tamiya Mogami 1944 and Mikuma 1941 as well as the new Aoshima Hiryu. Added to the Features section. 


24 October 2002 SS Oriana - Jim Baumann built the Revell kit of SS Oriana. Jim tells a little about the build as well as providing investment tips. Added to the Transport & Merchant Ship Gallery


23 October 2002 October Mystery Model #3 - This is a photograph of the master of a future warship kit. The master is not yet complete as some details have yet to be added.  Can you identify the name of the ship, scale of model and name of manufacturer? 

Mike Hagerty was the first person to correctly identify the USS Milwaukee (St. Louis Class Protected  Cruiser) model in 1:350 scale from Iron Shipwright. Congress tried to limit expenses by mandating smaller, cheaper cruisers. The result was this class of cruisers that were grossly under gunned for their size. The Milwaukee should be available in December 2002.

22 October 2002 USS Brooklyn, Armored Cruiser ACR-3 - In November 2002 Iron Shipwright will release their 1:350 scale model of USS Brooklyn. The extreme tumble home design of the armored cruiser gave her a very distinctive, French appearance. The multimedia kit has a one piece full hull and three brass photo-etched frets. This is a photographic preview of the components. Added to the Model Reviews under the Cruisers section. 


21 October 2002 USS Saipan, LHA-2, LCDR Charles Landrum, USN served on USS Saipan from June 1998 to March 2000. He provides a photographic tour from his time aboard, including V-22 Osprey trials. Added to the Photo Tours & Features Section. 


20 October 2002 2002 Tokyo Model Show - Peter Van Buren takes us to the 2002 All Japan Tokyo Model Show. Peter has photographs of new releases, dioramas and a display of all of the 1:700 plastic Waterline Series. Added to the Features section.

Addition to the Battleship Gallery:

Tirpitz - The island of Malta may be small in size and population but not in modeling talent. Louis Carabott built the Tamiya 1:350 scale Tirpitz, Ray Farrugia built the 1:48 scale Swordfish in the composite, all photographed by David Grech

Addition to the Links Section:

IPMS Malta - Come to the Island of the Knights of Saint John, the Island of the Great Siege and the Bastion of the Mediterranean to visit the modelers of Malta.


19 October 2002 USS Reeves CG-24 - Jaime Campbell converts the Monogram USS Halsey into the USS Reeves, pictured in a dynamic seascape. Added to the Features section.

 


18 October 2002 Addition to the Battleship Gallery:

Sevastopol, Imperial Russian Battleship - The Sevastopol was the third and final battleship of the Petropavlovsk Class. All three were in the Port Arthur squadron. Jim Baumann's build of the Combrig 1:700 scale kit.

 


17 October 2002 Azov, Project 1134BF Berkut B - The most greatly modified of the seven ship Kara class was the Azov. Equipped with the SA-N-6 VLS system, Azov was the test bed for the Kirov and Slava classes. Photographic Preview of the Combrig 1:700 scale model of the Azov. Added to the Model Reviews under the Cruisers section. 

 


16 October 2002 Addition to the Cruiser Gallery:

Furutaka - Bob LaPadura built the Blue Water Navy 1:350 scale model of HIJMS Furutaka. Bob's model won 1st  for warships 1:400 and larger at the 2002 US IPMS Nationals

 


15 October 2002 Novik, Imperial Russian Destroyer 1914 - When the Russian destroyer, Novik, was completed in 1913, her 40,000 shp made her the fastest warship in the world. Far larger than the typical early war destoryer, Novik was very actice and effective during World War One. In Box Review of the Combrig 1:700 scale model by Steve Backer. Added to the Model Reviews under the Destroyers section.   

 


14 October 2002 Addition to the Cruiser Gallery:

HMS Sussex - The 1:700 scale model of the County Class heavy cruiser, HMS Sussex, produced by White Ensign Models, as built by Jim Baumann.

 


13 October 2002 CSS Hunley - A Build Review by Brad Crisler of the Cottage Industries 1:72nd scale kit of the first successful submarine. Added to the Model Reviews under the American Civil War section. 

 


12 October 2002 Addition to the Battleship Gallery:

Three Battleships - James Ward of Australia presents his builds of the Fujimi Missouri, Tamiya King George V and Hasegawa South Dakota in 1:700 scale.


11 October 2002 Georgi Pobedonosets Imperial Russian Battleship - Launched in 1892 the Georgi Pobedonosets was the fourth and last ship in the Ekatrina II Class. A ship ahead of its time, she was armed with six twelve-inch guns mounted in three turrets. This is a photographic preview of the new kit in 1:700 scale from Combrig. Added to the Model Reviews under the battleship section. 

 


10 October 2002 Addition to the Battleship Gallery:

Navarin, Imperial Russian Battleship - Jim Baumann gives us "The Factory". The Russian battleship Navarin was given this name because of her cluster of ventilators and most especially her unique two by two funnel arrangement. Combrig 1:700 Scale. 


9 October 2002 Ochakov, Project 1134B Berkut B - Nikolayev and Ochakov were the first two ships of the Kara class. The Combrig 1:700 scale model of the Ochakov represents the design as initially built. Added to the Model Reviews under the cruisers section. 

 


8 October 2002 Addition to the Battleship Gallery:

Scharnhorst - This Revell 1:720 scale kit of the famous German battlecruiser was built by Guilherme David, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

 


7 October 2002 Added to the Miscellaneous Gallery

October Mystery Model #2 - Again, there are photographs of the hull of a warship kit soon to be released. Can you identify the name of the ship, scale of model and name of manufacturer? 

Ed Grune was the first to identify this model as the USS Paulding DD-22. The Paulding was the second class of the "Flivvers", as the 700-750 ton destroyer classes were called. Larger than the preceding destroyer designs, the class was the first US design to have twin torpedo mounts. The model is in 1:350 scale from Iron Shipwright. It has optional parts to construct it "As Built" with an open T bridge platform and small aft deck-house or the 1916 fit with windscreen and covered bridge and large aft deck-house. The Paulding should be available before Christmas. 

 


6 October 2002 USCGC Juniper - Many ships visit New York City. This time Felix Bustelo shows us the USCGC Juniper, Seagoing Buoy Tender. Added to the Photo Tours & Features Section. 

 


5 October 2002 Addition to the Battleship Gallery:

HMS Rodney - Jim Baumann's build of the Tamiya HMS Rodney in 1:700 scale.

 


4 October 2002 Diana, Imperial Russian Protected Cruiser - One of the few survivors of the ill fated Russian First Pacific Squadron based at Port Arthur is the subject of this photographic preview. This kit is one of the newest 1:700 models from Combrig. Added to the Model Reviews under the cruisers section. 

 


3 October 2002 L'Arsenal.com - L'Arsenal has a new web site. It is listed on the main page of SteelNavy next to the older update icon.

Illmarinen, Finnish Coast Defense Ship - The biography of a unique class of warship, the Illmarinen Class Coast Defense Ship. This design sacrificed speed and armor for gun power. The Combrig model in 1:700 scale, is the only one in the current Combrig line up of a warship that did not serve in the Russian Navy.


2 October 2002 Petropavlovsk, Project 1134B Berkut B - A photographic preview of the Combrig 1:700 scale model of the fifth ship of the NATO Code Name Kara Class. Added to the Model Reviews under the cruisers section. 


1 October 2002 Added to the Miscellaneous Gallery

October Mystery Model #1 - These photographs show the hull of an upcoming warship model that should be of some degree of interest. Can you identify the warship, scale and manufacturer. 

You can't get anything past S.A. Lawes, The Seer of the South Pacific. The sagacious Kiwi was the first to correctly identify this model as the USS Brooklyn, Armored Cruiser, in 1:350 scale from Iron Shipwright. The kit will be available in November.

Andrea Doria/Caio Duilio, Regia Marina 1:700 - Corrado Gajetti of Italy was the first to identify this model as the Italian Battleship Andrea Doria / Caio Duilio, 1:700 scale from Regia Marina. The photographs show the master patterns for the resin parts to the kit. It is interesting to see how the smaller parts are attached to the resin runner by pour tubes to allow the casting of the parts. Also shown is the pattern for the photo-etched set for the kit. (September Mystery Model #3)



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