December 24, 2009 USS Louisiana, Niko Model 1:700 Scale, Built by Bruce Kapito - The Connecticut class has always been one of Bruce Kapito's all time favorite pre dreadnoughts. Who knows but these ships as built just look like one of Teddy Roosevelt’s big sticks. Earlier this year, Niko Model of Poland released two versions of the class.  The first was the USS Louisiana in military mast fit and that is the model shown here. Added to the Battleship Gallery.  


December 22, 2009 IJN Brass Ammunition Boxes, Flyhawk Model 1:350 Scale, Set FH 350012 - With the blossoming of new models in 1:350 scale for warships of the Imperial Japanese Navy, accessories keep making new appearances. Flyhawk has produced a relief-etched set of 1:350 scale IJN ammunition boxes. With IJN Ammo Boxes, Flyhawk set FH 350012 they come in four patterns. Added to the 1:350 Scale Photo-Etch Reviews section. 


December 20, 2009 Canberra P&O Liner, Airfix, 1:600 Scale, Built by Katseas Kostas - The Airfix 1:600 scale kit of Canberra is a bit of a dog but Katseas Kostas really likes the ship so he had to endure the pain and agony of cutting and reshaping until he got everything to fit together. Katseas put it on a simple base to finish it off. Added to the Auxiliary Gallery


December 19, 2009 HMS London, County Class Heavy Cruiser, H-P Models 1:700 Scale, Built by An Chu - This is the H-P Models 1:700 scale kit of HMS London, built by An Chu. London was the only County class cruiser to receive the massive tower bridge refit and reduction from three funnels to two. After the refit the London appears completely different from her numerous sister ships. Added to the Cruiser Gallery


December 18, 2009 USS Winslow TB-5, Foote Class Torpedo Boat 1898, Lone Star 1:192 Scale, Built by Mark Leonard - These are photographs of Mark Leonard's build of Lone Star's 1/192 scale Foote-class torpedo boat, USS WINSLOW, TB-5. USS WINSLOW saw action during the Spanish-American war, most notably at the Battle of Cardenas, where she was extensively damaged by shore batteries. Added to the Destroyer Gallery


December 17, 2009 USS Virginia BB-13 1906, Niko Model 1:700 Scale - The Niko USS Virginia BB-13 1906, as built fit, has a beautifully cast hull with superb detail with a good cast of supporting smaller resin parts and full relief-etched brass fret. There are some minor, easily correctible, problems with armament parts but the uniquely American double story turrets will come through with all of their magnificent glory and splendor. Teddy Roosevelt would be beaming with this baby. Added to the Battleship Reviews section. 


December 16, 2009 IJN Brass Deck Strips, Flyhawk Model 1:350 Scale, Set FH 350009 - If you model 1:350 scale models of the destroyers, cruisers and battleships of the Imperial Japanese Navy, you'll have to have painted the brass strips that run across the brown linoleum decks of the Japanese warships. Now with Flyhawk brass set FH-350009 you can have actual brass strips running across the linoleum decks. Added to the 1:350 Scale Photo-Etch Reviews section. 


December 15, 2009 Life Buoys, Painted Photo-Etch Set, NNT 1:700 Scale, NNT 700-001 - The first photo-etch set from NNT is this set of pre-painted life buoys, NNT 700-001. The life buoys are the same put they are painted in four different patterns. Added to the 1:700 Scale Photo-Etch Reviews section. 


December 13, 2009 Tirpitz, Tamiya 1:350 Scale Diorama by Glavan Srdjan - The model is an out-of-the-box Tamiya Tirpitz in 1/350 scale with many added photo-etched sets from Gold Medal Models, White Ensign Models, L'Arsenal and Tom's Modelworks. Glavan Srdjan built the model and created the photographic diorama. Added to the Diorama Gallery


December 12, 2009 USS Arizona, Dragon Premium Edition 1:700 Scale, Built by David J. Salvin - Dragon's new premium edition of the USS Arizona in 1:700 scale was built by David J. Salvin. The kit is notable for having a full photo-etch set, turned brass barrels and even anchor chain. Though it didn't have PE for the aft catapult, only the turret catapult. Added to the Battleship Gallery.  


December 11, 2009 Tirpitz 1944, Skywave 1:700 Scale, Built by Jim Kloek - Jim Kloek built Tirpitz from the Skywave 1:700 scale kit to show the camouflage scheme for spring of 1944.  Also present is the deck camouflage and heavy weathering.  The kit was detailed with photo-etched parts from the kit, the Gold Medal Models German Warships fret, and the White Ensign Models Kriegsmarine light AA weapons set.  Added to the Battleship Gallery.  


December 10, 2009 Italian Eight-Inch (203mm) Cruiser Turned Brass Barrels, NNT 1:700 Scale - Any 1:700 scale model of an Italian heavy cruiser could benefit from this set of turned brass barrels for Italian 8-inch (203mm) cruisers, released by NNT as their barrel set B21. The set of eight barrels will outfit one cruiser and was produced for NNT by Schatton Modellbau and of course comes with drilled out muzzles. Added to the Ordnance Reviews section. 


December 9, 2009 Seamen & Civilians, Painted Photo-Etch Set, NNT 1:700 Scale, NNT-700-002 - Do you build "Flying Dutchmen"? You know, ships without any crewmen. Ships are tools, admittedly large ones but tools nonetheless. A ship without a crew is useless. NNT has released a photo-etch set in 1:700 scale, which contains sailors and civilians for good measure. Added to the 1:700 Scale Photo-Etch Reviews section. 


December 8, 2009 SS Californian 1902, British Cargo Steamer, Loose Cannon Models 1:700 Scale - Don’t be a Stanley Lord, asleep at the switch when destiny comes-a-calling. When you see those white distress rockets, thanks to Loose Cannon’s 1:700 scale SS Californian, you can steam your pink funneled pride to save Leonardo DiCaprio and more importantly rescue lovely Kate Winslet from the icy fingers of the North Atlantic . Added to the Transport Reviews Section. 


December 5, 2009 HMS Jupiter 1941, B-Resina 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - This is the 1/700 scale B-Resina HMS Jupiter, as she appeared in October of 1941.  The kit is actually very nicely cast, but the weapons, boats, davits, etc., are dated and Bob Cicconi replaced them with better detailed parts. Added to the Destroyer Gallery


December 4, 2009 USS New York LPD-21, 1:700 Scale, Built by Maurizio Chiaro -  The kit is a resin version of the metal TTH in 1:700 scale. Maurizio Chiaro removed all the metal kit details, and added new resin and plastic details. Added to the Auxiliary Gallery.  


December 3, 2009  8-Inch Brass Barrels for the Trumpeter Admiral Hipper Class Cruisers, B&D Barrels 1:350 Scale - With the Trumpeter 1:350 scale release of the Prinz Eugen in 1945 fit in September and the imminent arrival of their 1:350 scale Admiral Hipper, it is the perfect time to consider how you will further enhance these big cruiser kits with B&D brass barrels. Added to the Ordnance Reviews section. 


November 24, 2009 Thanksgiving 2009 Mystery Model - There is no need to wait until Thursday to start your Thanksgiving Day feast with this Thanksgiving Mystery Model. You may enjoy a roast turkey meal on Thanksgiving but with model warship kits there is no need to get a gobbler when you can enjoy prime cuts like this. Added to the Miscellaneous Gallery.  


November 21, 2009 Scharnhorst, German Battleship, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Guido Camurati - Here is the model of the  battle cruiser  KMS. Scharnhorst as it appeared at the end of the 1943 and built by Guido Camurati. The model is the classical  TAMIYA in 1/700 scale. Photo-etched railing is from Lion Roar. Added to the Battleship Gallery.  


November 20, 2009 Sovremenny Class Russian Destroyer, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Katseas Kostas - This is the Trumpeter Sovremenny class destroyer in 1:350 scale built by Katseas Kostas with the Gold Medal Model's photo-etch set detail. Added to the Destroyer Gallery


November 19, 2009 Oliver Hazard Perry, USN FFG, White Ensign Models 1:350 Scale - If you are getting or have an Academy 1:350 scale Oliver Hazard Perry frigate, White Ensign Models set 35118 is a must have accessory. The quality and quantity of these brass parts is exceptional. There is no doubt that employment of this set will dramatically improve the appearance of the plastic kit. Added to the 1:350 Scale Photo-Etch Reviews section. 


November 18, 2009 HMS Ajax, Leander Class Light Cruiser, Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale Hey Bunky, now you can guffaw at the Graf, laugh at Langsdorf and chortle at the Chermans because Iron Shipwright has the perfect antidote to plastic Graf Spees with a ISW 1:350 scale HMS Ajax. How can a brutish plastic Graf stand up against a spanking new resin and brass Ajax , manned with men with Hearts of Oak? Added to Cruiser Reviews. 


November 17, 2009 Curie, French Submarine 1912, U-Boat Laboratorium 1:350 Scale - Another very unusual 1:350 scale resin and brass kit has been provided by U-Boat Laboratorium with the French submarine Curie. This unique design of a 1912 design, provides another fine example of the evolution of the submarine. Added to the Submarine Reviews section. 


November 15, 2009 USS West Virginia December 1941, Hi-Mold 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Dedmon - Originally Bob Dedmon planned to paint the Hi-Mold 1:700 scale West Virginia in 5S blue, following the latent assertion that the Pearl Harbor battle line was painted blue (per Adm Kimmel's orders), instead of the commonly held belief that the line was painted 5D dark gray. After the nationals he relapsed and repainted the ship 5D. Added to the Battleship Gallery.  


November 14, 2009 I-19, Japanese Submarine, Nichimo 1:200 Scale, Built by Phillip Gore - This is Nichimo’s 1/200 scale Otsu Class I-19 WWII Japanese submarine built by Phillip Gore.  I-19 is credited with sinking the American aircraft carrier USS Wasp in September 1942, during the battle of the Eastern Solomons. Added to the Submarine Gallery


November 13, 2009 French Post War Destroyer Upgrade Set, L'Arsenal 1:400 Scale, Review by Falk Pletscher - L'Arsenal just released an upgrade set for the 1/400 scale Heller kit of the French post-WW II destroyers. Review by Falk Pletscher. Added to Fittings Reviews Section. 


November 12, 2009 Foch, French Aircraft Carrier, Late Career Fit, H-P Models 1:700 Scale, Built by Christoph Mentzel - The aircraft carrier Foch was with his sister ship, Clemenceau, the first modern built French carriers. Built in the late 1950's and commissioned in the early 1960's, both carriers were the heart of the French fleet for over 35 years.  H-P Models have produced both ships in 1:700 scale. The Foch is in her late configuration with only four 100mm guns and two SACP Crotale missile systems. Built by Christoph Mentzel. Added to the Carrier Gallery. 


November 11, 2009 Se-Jong the Great, Korean Destroyer, Scratch-Built from Wood by Song Jung Gun - Song Jung Gun finished another ship model, scratch-built from wood. It took him over four months to build. It is the KD-3 (Korean Destroyer), the Se-Jong the Great. Added to the Destroyer Gallery. 


November 6, 2009 Commandant Rivière,Type 12 Aviso-Escorteur, L'Arsenal 1:400 Scale, Build Review by Felix Bustelo - The Commandant Rivière by L'Arsenal in 1:400 scale is a model that was a pleasure to build and makes for a nice addition to the 1/400 scale Marine Nationale fleet of Felix Bustelo. You should be able to build any of the ships in Portuguese or Uruguayan using this kit as a basis.  Added to the Destroyer Reviews. 


October 30, 2009 USS Little Rock CLG-4 1976, Niko/Ships & Co. Kit Bash 1:700 Scale, Built by Maurizio Chiaro - Here are some photographs of the newest kit from Maurizio Chiaro. This is a modified USS Galveston CLG from Niko Model with the hull of USS Providence from Ships & Co. The final result is the USS Little Rock CLG-4 as when she was the Sixth Fleet Flagship. Added to the Cruiser Gallery


October 27, 2009 HMS Daring, British Stealth Destroyer, White Ensign Models 1:350 Scale, Built from the First Test Shot by the Mad One, Peter "Mad Pete" Hall - It is October 27 on a dark, rainy Tuesday. With only days remaining until Halloween, there have been stirrings in the primordial forest in the towering peaks of the Cotswalds. An eerie blue  light appeared in the highest tower of Castle Hall, long the haunt of the Mad One. What was "Mad Pete" preparing to haunt modelers everywhere? The answer is now apparent, it is the HMS Daring, stealth destroyer, just released from White Ensign Models in 1:350 scale. Added to the Destroyer Gallery. 


October 25, 2009 HMS Scylla, The Toothless Terror, WSW 1:700 Scale, Built by An Chu - This is the HMS Scylla, known as the "Toothless Terror" due to her light armament. An Chu used the WSW 1:700 scale kit to build the model. Added to the Cruiser Gallery


October 24, 2009 USS Hornet CV-8, June 1942, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Luciano Rizzato - This model was built by changing the Trumpeter 1:350 scale kit of the USS Hornet CV-8. Luciano Rizzato used the set of dedicated improvement parts produced by White Ensign Models, Gold Medal Models, Tom's Modelworks and a few general U.S. Navy sets by L'ArsenalAdded to the Carrier Gallery. 


October 23, 2009 Richelieu, French Battleship 1945, Heller 1:400 Scale, Built by Andy Vu - These are some photos of Andy Vu's model of the " Richelieu " around the end of WW2. The kit is from Heller, at the scale 1:400, with some modifications made based on the Dumas book on the ship. Added to the Battleship Gallery


October 22, 2009 Vysby, Swedish Stealth Corvette, L'Arsenal 1:700 Scale, Diorama by Nicolas Dupont - This is a diorama with the Swedish stealth corvette Vysby from L'Arsenal in 1/700 scale, built by Nicolas Dupont. The model is slightly improved  by means of stretched plastic, instead of the parts in the photo-etch fret. Added to the Diorama Gallery


October 21, 2009 Conte di Cavour 2009, Modern Italian Carrier/Amphibious Warfare Ship, Delphis Models 1:700 Scale - If you want a excellent model of the flagship of the modern Italian Navy and the largest warship built in Italy since the battleship Roma was completed in World War Two, then the Delphis Models 1:700 scale Conte di Cavour is for you. This is a large hull carrier done all in resin with no photo-etch parts. Instead smaller parts are provided in resin, which can be difficult, but Delphis pulls it off successfully. Added to the Aircraft Carrier Reviews section. 


October 20, 2009 USS Roanoke CL-145 1957, AA Light Cruiser, Niko Model 1:700 Scale - The Niko Roanoke is a very good kit with excellent resin castings and a large brass photo-etch fret. However, the hull casting has a significant shortcoming with no wooden planking detail. Further, with no plan view in the instructions, additional reference will be needed for exact placement of a few fittings. Added to Cruiser Reviews.


October 19, 2009 USS Antietam CV-36, Angled Deck Fit, Dragon 1:700 Scale, Diorama by Paul S. Teixeira - This is a diorama from Paul S. Teixeira of the USS Antietam CV-36, shortly after it was fitted with the US Navy's 1st Angled-Deck, using the Dragon 1:700 scale kit of Antietam. Added to the Diorama Gallery


September 13, 2009 USS San Francisco CA-38, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Jean Barby - This is the USS San Francisco CA-38 from the 1:350 scale kit from Trumpeter. Jean Barby used Gold Medal Models specific photo-etch plus L'Arsenal 5-inch guns and Chicago pianos. Jean also modified the kit's main mast, an area often forgotten by modelers. The Classic Warship pictorial was of immense help, for the great pictures reveal an amount of detail few plans show. Added to the Cruiser Gallery


September 12, 2009 Kniaz Suvurov, Imperial Russian Battleship 1905, Zvezda 1:350 Scale, Built by Andrea Oneto - Andrea Oneto built the Kniaz Suvurov from Zvezda in 1:350 scale as the ship appeared a few days before the battle of Tsushima, when she was extremely weathered. After more than 16.000 nautical miles, the ship was described by contemporary sources completely covered by rust, salt deposit and coal dust. Added to the Battleship Gallery


September 11, 2009 Jean Bart at Toulon, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Diorama by Scott Sim - This is the French battleship Jean Bart alongside at Toulon Naval base sometime in the mid-1950s. The inspiration came to Scott Sim from a color photo of the ship in mothballs there. Added to the Diorama Gallery


September 10, 2009 Essex Carrier Super Detail Set, Flyhawk Model 1:700 Scale, Review by Duncan Kennedy - FlyHawk has done several Super Detail sets, but this one for Trumpeter’s Essex carrier kits is a masterpiece. Indeed, even if you used only half of these beautiful parts it will make a fantastic improvement and still be well worth the investment. Review by Duncan Kennedy. Added to the 1:700 Scale Photo-Etch Reviews section. 

September 8, 2009 Mariotte, French Submarine 1908, U-Boat Laboratorium 1:350 Scale, Build Review by Felix Bustello - U-Boat Laboratorium is known for producing unusual subjects in 1:350 scale. The 1908 French submarine Mariotte certainly fits this description in spades. This early submarine presents a shark like profile but with a vestigial conning tower, more like a cupola than a sail. Felix Bustello has prepared a build review with the finished model emphasizing the boat's unusual features. Added to the Submarine Reviews section. 


September 6, 2009 HMS Argonaut, Dido Class AA Cruiser, White Ensign Models 1:700 Scale, Built by An Chu - An Chu built the White Ensign Models 1:700 scale HMS Dido, AA cruiser, as sister ship HMS Argonaut. Added to the Cruiser Gallery


September 5, 2009 USS Alchiba, En Route for Guadacanal 1942, 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - These are photos of Bob Cicconi's latest build, a diorama of the attack transport Alchiba being escorted to the Guadalcanal landings by the Ralph Talbot (DD-390) on August 7, 1942. I used the Battlefleet 1/700 scale premium edition Alchiba kit, and the Midshipmodels 1/700 scale USS Henley to make the Ralph Talbot. Added to the Diorama Gallery


September 4, 2009 HMS Hood 1941, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Guido Camurati - These are some photos of the model HMS Hood 1941 by Trumpeter in 1:700 scale built by Guido Camurati. Added to the Battleship Gallery


September 2, 2009 USS Lexington CV-2, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Robert Dedmon - Robert Dedmon built the Trumpeter 1:350 scale USS Lexington CV-2 as the Lady Lex appeared in the last few waning days of peace in the Pacific. Yankee Model Works, B&D brass barrels and L'Arsenal after market products were used to create this fit. Added to the Carrier Gallery. 


August 30, 2009 IJN Water Tight Doors, Flyhawk Model 1:350 Scale, Set FH 350003 -  Flyhawk Model set FH 350003, IJN Water Tight Doors provides 98 quality, relief-etched doors and hatches in 15 unique designs. Most are doors with 70 doors and 28 hatches. Added to the 1:350 Scale Photo-Etch Reviews section. 


August 28, 2009 U-201 July 15, 1941, Revell 1:72 Scale, Diorama by Nicolas Dupont - Here are photos of a diorama which shows the U-201. It was on July 15th 1942 in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean , when the U-201 commanded by the captain Aldaber Scnhnee, stopped the British tanker, Yeoman. Nicolas Dupont built the Revell 1:72 scale Type VII in a diorama and photographed it in a period photograph appearance. Added to the Submarine Gallery. 


August 27, 2009 Yukikaze, Hasegawa 1:350 Scale, Built by Daniel Keck - Daniel Keck built the Hasegawa 1:350 scale Yukikaze. He built it as the destroyer appeared in Operation Ten Go in April 1945 using Colourcoat paints (White Ensign Models) from Snyder and Short. Added to the Destroyer Gallery. 


August 22, 2009 IJN 203mm Turret Insulation Panels, Flyhawk Model 1:700 Scale FH 700093 - The Imperial Japanese Navy came up with a unique solution to turret heat in the form of insulation panels for their 203mm gun turrets. The panels were attached to the sides and crown of the turret with an air void between the panel and turret, insulating the turret from heat created by direct exposure to solar radiation. With Flyhawk Model brass photo-etch fret FH700093, you can portray these unique panels in 1:700 scale. Added to the 1:700 Scale Photo-Etch Reviews section. 


August 21, 2009 HMS Barham 1941, Scratch-Built in 1:350 Scale by Dino Carancini - Dino Carancini of Italy decided not to wait for a 1:350 scale kit of HMS Barham from a commercial manufacturer. Instead he chose the bold course, he scratch-built the British battleship in this large scale. Added to the Battleship Gallery


August 20, 2009 USN Aircraft Carrier Logistics Vehicles and Tools I, FH 700037- During World War Two carrier decks could be absolutely cluttered during a maintenance cycle with aircraft, equipment and mechanics scattered everywhere. With Flyhawk Model brass photo-etch fret FH700037, USN Aircraft Carrier Logistics Vehicles and Tools I  you can depict this beehive of activity. Added to the 1:700 Scale Photo-Etch Reviews section. 


August 19, 2009 USS Arizona in Sea Blue 5S, Mini-Hobby 1:350 Scale, Built by Mark Taylor - Ahh....yes, a topic of joy and harmony for everyone, the color of the Arizona. This is Mark Taylor's build of the USS Arizona with the “hypothetical” 5-S sea blue paint scheme.  The Mini-Hobby kit required many improvements to make it a passable kit for display. Added to the Battleship Gallery


July 24, 2009 HMS Warspite 1942, White Ensign Models 1:700 Scale, Built by Katseas Kostas - The  resin Warspite from White Ensign Models in 1:700 scale was another commission for Katseas Kostas. He thought that it is definitely not a kit for a novice. Added to the Battleship Gallery


July 22, 2009 IJN Type 89 127mm/40 Twin DP Gun Mounts, Veteran Models, VTM 35031 - If you have any of the latest influx of kits of Japanese heavy ships in 1:350 scale, this product from Veteran Models should be of great interest. This multi-media accessory in 1:350 scale provides four Type 89 Twin 127mm/40 dual purpose gun mounts. Added to Ordnance Reviews. 


July 18, 2009 Zhdanov, Soviet Command Cruiser, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Andrey Zhukov - Here are some photographs of Andrey Zhukov's Zh dano v cruiser built from 1/700 scale Combrig kit. Zhdanov is a soviet cruiser of the Sverdlov class, project 68-bis. Built by the Baltic yard, Leningrad - laid down 1950, launched 27 December 1950, completed 31 December 1951. Added to the Cruiser Gallery

July 17. 2009 USS Laffey, Dragon 1:350 Scale, Built by Mark Taylor - This is Dragon's new 1/350 scale Laffey. Mark Taylor painted her in the Measure 21 Navy Blue color scheme that she last appeared in before sinking the early morning hours of November 13, 1942 in Iron Bottom Sound. Added to the Destroyer Gallery. 


July 16, 2009 Edgar Quinet 1911, French Armored Cruiser, Combrig 1:700 Scale - Thanks to Combrig, you now can get a 1:700 scale of the best of the French armored cruisers, the Edgar Quinet. An ancestor of the heavy cruiser, the Edgar Quinet ditched the mixed armament of France other countries' armored cruisers and went to an all big gun armament of fourteen 7.6-inch guns mounted in twin gun turrets, single gun turrets and casemate guns. With a speed of 24-knots, the Edgar Quinet was a good design. There was only one problem. Across the channel the Royal Navy started building the Invincible class battle cruisers that put an end to armored cruiser mania and introduced battle cruiser madness. Added to Cruiser Reviews.


July 15, 2009 Brass Barrels for the Glencoe USS Oregon in 1:225 Scale, B&D Barrels - The cavalry has arrived in the form of a multi-gun machined brass barrel set designed specifically for the kit by B & D Barrels. The gangs all here! You get all of these big barrel delights in 1:225 scale with all necessary brass barrels for 13-inch/35, 8-inch/35, and 6-inch/40 guns. Added to Ordnance Reviews. 


July 14, 2009 HMS Repulse 1938, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Phil Reeder - This is Phil Reeder's build of the Trumpeter 1/350th scale kit of the Repulse. Phil modified it to represent her as she appeared in 1938. Added to the Battleship Gallery


July 12, 2009 USS Denver CL-58, Skywave 1:700 Scale, Built by Christophe Mentzel - This is Christophe Mentzel's USS Denver CL 58, a light cruiser of the Cleveland class from the 1:700 scale Skywave kit. The Denver was a member of the first batch of this class with a round bridge. Added to the Cruiser Gallery


July 11, 2009 HMS Queen Mary, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Peter Randall - This is the Combrig 1:700 scale HMS Queen Mary kit, This kit has been built by Peter Randall for a friend his whose grandfather was a Warrant Engine Room Aritificer on her at Jutland . Added to the Battleship Gallery


July 10, 2009 HMS Illustrious 1943, Heller 1:400 Scale, Built by Louis Carabott - These are photographs of the finished model of HMS Illustrious, built by Louis Carabott. The model was constructed from the very old 1/400 scale model kit by Heller. The model is portrayed when it formed part of the attack Force H for the Salerno ( Italy ) Operation in September 1943. Added to the Aircraft Carrier Gallery


July 3, 2009 Emanuele Filiberto Duca D'Aosta 1935, Italian Light Cruiser, Combrig 1:700 Scale - The fourth class of Condottieri Italian Light Cruisers continued with the trend for larger but better protected cruisers. The two ships of the Duca D’Aosta Class saw another jump in displacement and continued the Italian tradition of designing elegant warships. Combrig has released their own 1:700 scale model of Duca D'Aosta. Added to Cruiser Reviews. 


July 2, 2009 Polish Card Destroyers by Maly Modelarz, Built by Michal Lason - During Michal Lason's last visit home to Poland, he found models that were there since his youth. They were made something like 30 years ago! All are cardboard models of the Polish destroyers, which are his favourite type of ships, from "Maly Modelarz" or "Young Modeler" kits. Added to the Destroyer Gallery


July 1, 2009 Japanese 18.1-Inch (460mm) Metal Barrels, Master Model 1:350 Scale - If you are building the biggest of the big, the Tamiya Yamato or Mushashi, Master Model may have just the upgrade that you need. Master Model SM-350-005 contains nine aluminum barrels for the 18.1-inch (460mm) main guns. Added to Ordnance Reviews. 


June 30, 2009 USS Atlanta 1886, Protected Cruiser, First of the New Steel Navy, Combrig 1:700 Scale - So what if the USS Atlanta protected cruiser rode the pine at the New York Navy Yard for the big one of 1898, while sister ship USS Boston snagged the glory at the Battle of Manila Bay. You don't have to feel like a Times Square Commando when you get the Combrig 1:700 scale USS Atlanta. Snag one of these babies and you'll be ready to send in the Marines at any of those pesky Central American, South American or Caribbean states that dare to threaten US interests and critical banana supply. Added to Cruiser Reviews. 


June 28, 2009 Principe de Asturias, Spanish Aircraft Carrier, Scratch-Built in 1:72 Scale by Victor Garcia Martinez - Victor Garcia Martinez has finished another radio controlled (RC) model in 1:72 scale. His first RC model in this scale was the battleship Pelayo but this one is a carrier, the Spanish carrier "Principe de Asturias". Added to the Aircraft Carrier Gallery


June 27, 2009 USS North Carolina 1:200 Scale, Scratch-Built by Song Jung Gun - These are some pictures of a model of U.S.S. North Carolina in 1:200 Scale. Song Jung Gun built the model of wood and it took him nine months to build. Added to the Battleship Gallery


June 26, 2009 Fletcher Class Brass Photo-Etch Set, Nautilus Models 1:144 Scale - The USS Fletcher in 1:144 scale is a big model that presents big opportunities for super detailing. Nautilus Models has thrown their chainsaw into the ring and produced a large two fret set of brass photo-etch for the Revell of Germany kit. Reviewed by Charles Landrum. Added to 1:50 to 1:300 Scale Brass Photo-Etch Reviews. 


June 25, 2009 Dunkerque, Heller 1:400 Scale, Built by Ted Bunn - Some kits you just hear about and never see. Some kits are re-issued frequently and others get one release and never show up again. One of the rarer Heller kits in 1:400 scale is the French battleship Dunkerque. Here is a chance to see this beautiful model built by Ted Bunn. Added to the Battleship Gallery


June 22, 2009 USN Twin 3-Inch/50 AA Mounts, Veteran Model 1:350 Scale VTM 35001 - The USN decided to replace the quadruple with twin automatic twin 3-inch/50. By the late 1940s and early 1950s this AA system made its appearance on different classes of US warships. Added to Ordnance Reviews. 


June 21, 2009 USS Shiloh CG-67, Fleet Week at San Francisco 2003, Photographs by John Leyland - In 2003, John Leyland was lucky to have a convention in San Francisco coincide with Fleet Week. He went to the Golden Gate Bridge and got some photos of the procession of ships. This is USS Shiloh CG-67. Added to Photo Tours Section. 


June 20, 2009 12 Apostolov, Russian Battleship, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Andrey Zhukov - Built in 1892 the 12 Apostolov (12 Apostles) never took part in any battles because she become obsolete really quickly. From a design point of view, this ship pioneered standards for all subsequent Russian pre-dreadnought battleships. She was a huge improvement in comparison with the Baltic Fleet's Alexander II and Gangut. The Combrig kit of 12 Apostolov in 1:700 scale is built by Andrey Zhukov. Added to the Battleship Gallery


June 19, 2009 Chokai 1932, Scratch-Built by Frank Halbe in 1:700 Scale - Here are a lot of photos of the Chokai in 1932 in 1:700 scale. There is not a model kit. So Frank Halbe scratch-built all parts (hull, bridge, etc.) are built from polystyrol, copper wire, aluminum foil etc. Added to the Cruiser Gallery


June 18, 2009 USS Savannah CL-42 1944, Niko Model 1:700 Scale, Built by Christophe Mentzel - Here are some photographs of the Niko Model USS Savannah CL-42 1944 in 1:700 scale, built by Christophe Mentzel. It is a real nice and superb kit. Everything you need to build the kit is included. Added to the Cruiser Gallery


June 15, 2009 HMS Royal Sovereign 1904, Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale - Subjective opinion that it is, I believe the Iron Shipwright 1:350 scale HMS Royal Sovereign 1904 is the best quality kit this company has ever produced. The casting has first class details and minimal casting flaws. The inclusion of brass barrels a decal sheet and significantly improved instructions are only supplementary evidence for my conclusion. Added to Battleship Reviews. 


June 14, 2009 USS Arapaho AT-68, Battlefleet Models 1:700 Scale, Built by David Bílek - The “ ATF Fleet Ocean Tug” kit made by Battlefleet is exactly what David Bílek likes – clean, sharp and well executed resin kit, ready for detailing. David built the kit as the USS Arapaho AT-68. Added to the Auxiliary Gallery


June 13, 2009 USS New Orleans CA-32 1945, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Converted by Dave Hill - This is Dave Hill's 1/350 scale USS New Orleans, converted from Trumpeter's 1944 San Francisco . She is depicted as she looked in 1945 after her last refit at Mare Island Naval Yard. Added to the Cruiser Gallery


June 12, 2009 HMCS Athabaskan, Canadian Tribal Class Destroyer, NYC Fleet Week 2009 - The HMCS Athabaskan, which is a Tribal Class destroyer, was one of the Royal Canadian Naval ships to visit New York City for Fleet Week 2009.  These photos by Felix Bustelo were taken at the Stapleton Naval Piers, which are on Staten Island in NYC.  Added to Photo Tours Section. 


May 31, 2009 Kongo, Fujimi 1:700 Scale, Built by Jose Soca - Jose Soca never thought of buying the Fujimi 1:700 scale Kongo kit when he first heard rumors of it coming out but after seeing such a fine little kit in pictures, he made up my mind and placed the order. Here is the result. Added to the Battleship Gallery


May 28, 2009 USS Cochino SS-345 Guppy II Spy Submarine, Yankee Model Works 1:350 Scale, Converted by Tony Bunch - These are photographs of the 1/350 scale Yankee Model Works USS Dace kit built as GUPPYII USS Cochino SS-345 by Tony Bunch. Some sail work done, limber holes forward filled, sonar dome added, re-shaped bow, deck details added per photo of Cochino last seen. Time to build 3 months. Subs are cool!  Added to the Submarine Gallery


May 27, 2009 Dupleix, Desaix Class Armored Cruiser 1903, U-Boat Laboratorium 1:350 Scale - You can go to any four star restaurant on the Champs d’Elysée and you won’t find a dish as tasty as the U-Boat Laboratorium 1:350 scale French armored cruiser Dupleix. Although not perfect, the Dupleix is a very commendable first effort at a large kit for U-Boat Laboratorium. Added to Cruiser Reviews. 


May 26, 2009 USS Long Island, FDR's Baby, Loose Cannon 1:700 Scale  - The Loose Cannon 1:700 scale USS Long Island is an extraordinarily impressive kit packed with detail and a large number of parts for construction of FDR’s baby, the first USN escort carrier. It presents a delightful mixture of odd, asymmetrical and generally bizarre construction features for a carrier conversion slapped on a merchant hull at the President’s direction and features a profile higher than any other escort carrier. Because of the intricate and numerous brass flight deck support structures, the Long Island is not really suitable for beginners. Added to the Aircraft Carrier Reviews section. 


May 25, 2009 Duca d'Aosta, Italian Light Cruiser. Delphis Models 1:700 Scale, Built by An Chu - This is An Chu's recent work, Delphis Models 1/700 scale Italian Light Cruiser Emanuele Filiberto Duca d'Aosta. Added to the Cruiser Gallery


May 24, 2009 USS Iowa BB-4 1898, Niko Model 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - Bob Cicconi built the 1:700 scale USS Iowa 1898 from Niko Model and states, "This is the Niko 1/700 scale USS Iowa circa 1898. It's a great kit and I built it right out of the box. I only added stretched sprue rigging and the two flags. Everything else came with the kit including the photo etched details and railings." Added to the Battleship Gallery


May 23, 2009 USS North Carolina BB-55, 1:192 Scale, Scratch-Built by Bill Everett - Tar Heel Bill Everett scratch-built his home state's battle wagon USS North Carolina BB-55 in 1:192 scale. Now he has the option to visit Wilmington and see a 1:1 scale version or walk into another room and see his 1:192 scale version. Added to the Battleship Gallery


May 18, 2009 Post World War II Essex Class Aircraft Carriers, Starfighter Decals 1:700 Scale Set 700-70B - The Starfighter Decals set 700-70B is invaluable in allowing the modeler to accurately depict any of the post World War Two Essex class carriers. With two sheets of decals, both ship-specific and commonly shared, this one set will provide enough accurate decals to depict multiple members of the class. Added to the Decal Reviews section. 


May 16, 2009 SteelNavy is happy to welcome AAA Model Hobbies as a sponsor to the site. AAA Model Hobbies is an E-Bay store in which models and accessories of every type are sold at fixed prices for the most part, although some items are sold at auction. The store carries ship kits as well as armor and aircraft, so if you're a treadhead or wear a propeller beanie there is something for you too. The AAA Model Hobbies icon is found on the main page. 


May 15, 2009 Fairmile D MGB 660 1943, White Ensign Models 1:350 Scale, Review by Felix Bustelo - Felix Bustelo looks at the Fairmile D MGB 660 in 1:350 scale from White Ensign Models in this build up review. In this review, who will appear? Will WEM get Friendly Felix or Brutal Bustelo? Only Kharma knows. Added to the Destroyer & Small Combatants Reviews section. 

 

May 14, 2009 German 15-Inch/380mm and 4.1-inch/105mm Heavy AA gun Metal Models, 1:350 Scale - Produced in Poland, these Master Model packs provide eight turned metal barrels for either Bismarck or Tirpitz. The second pack provides sixteen turned brass barrels for the earlier C/31 Bismarck only, or for the Scharnhorst class, Hipper class or the Panzerschiffes. Added to the Ordnance Reviews section. 


May 13, 2009 Tirpitz, Lonely Queen of the North, Dragon Premium Edition, 1:700 Scale - The Dragon Premium Edition Tirpitz in 1:700 scale is an excellent kit but one that is marred by one significant omission. With Tirpitz specific parts and inclusion of all eight C/37 4.1-inch gun mounts, Dragon got the specifics right but omitted the portholes on the port bow. Added to Battleship Reviews. 


May 12, 2009 USS Marblehead 1942, Niko Model 1:700 Scale - This is clearly another winner from Niko Model. Through a wide variety of resin and brass photo-etch parts, all of which are very well executed, one 1942 variant of the wacky and wonderful Omaha class can be built. If you like these slim jim, over-loaded, four stack retro-cruisers, the 1:700 scale Niko Model 1942 USS Marblehead is for you. Added to Cruiser Reviews. 


March 2, 2009 Royal Navy Swiftsure Class Light Cruiser - The Raven Record - Recently Alan Raven allowed Felix "Man About Town" Bustelo to scan photographs from his record. The most recent photographs received from Felix, in between his frequent pub crawls, are photographs of the Royal Navy Swiftsure Class light cruiser. Added to the Raven Record


February 28, 2009 German 40mm/28 Anti-Aircraft Guns, Flyhawk Model 1:700 Scale, FH 700013 - The German 40mm/28 was a late war improvement for anti-aircraft guns. Flyhawk Model has produced a 1:700 scale brass photo-etch set of this ordnance. Added to Photo-Etch 1:700 Scale Reviews. 


February 27, 2009 Yamato, Scratch-Built in 1:96 Scale by Rich Smith - This built of Yamato is 100% scratch-built in 1:96 scale. Added to the Battleship Gallery


February 25, 2009 USS Ticonderoga CVA-14, SCB-125 Angled Deck Modernization, Ships & Co 1:700 Scale - At long last the angled deck Essex is back and bolder and more beautiful than ever in the 1:700 scale incarnation of USS Ticonderoga CV-14 from Ships & Co. The all resin kit contains resin parts and a non-specific decal sheet. The kit is marred by poor instructions. Although final touches, such as photo-etch and aircraft, will need to be procured from a third-party source, the SCB-125 design is present in all her glory. Added to the Aircraft Carrier Reviews section. 


February 23, 2009 RN Battle Cruiser and Aircraft Carrier Name Plates, Flyhawk Model 1:700 Scale, FH 700027 - Flyhawk has been producing brass name plates of the more famous warships from World War Two. This second set of RN name plates picks up with battle cruisers and aircraft carriers. Included are Hood, Repulse, Illustrious and Victorious. Added to Photo-Etch 1:700 Scale Reviews. 


February 22, 2009 Admiral Kuznetsov, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Louis Carabott - These are the photos of Louis Carabott's build of the Russian carrier Admiral Kuznetsov from the Trumpeter kit in 1/350 scale. Added to the Aircraft Carrier Gallery


February 20, 2009 HMS Danae 1942, Niko Model 1:700 Scale, Built by Peter Fulgoney - This build is based on the NIKO kit ORP CONRAD., a 1:700 scale resin kit with some photo-etch. Essentially Peter Fulgoney wanted to build a camouflaged version, and the ship was previously RN HMS Danae and so the game begins. Added to the Cruiser Gallery


February 19, 2009 Forbin, Horizon Class Frigate, Veteran Models 1:700 Scale, Built by Hanchang Kuo - This is 1/700 Modern French Navy Horizon class guided missile frigate Forbin built by Hanchang Kuo. This one is a test shot from Veteran Models of Taiwan. The box he received contains finely cast resin parts with exquisite details. Added to the Destroyer Gallery


February 18, 2009 Tone at Rabaul, Minekaze 1:350 Scale, Built by Jean Barby - Jean Barby's model of the 1:350 scale Minekaze Tone has appeared before on this page Minekaze Tone. However, as mentioned there, his next step was to place the model in a diorama with the help of Pierre Marchal. Well here is the diorama. Added to Diorama Gallery


February 17, 2009 Yamato, Blast From the Past, Aurora 1:600 Scale - The Aurora Yamato is the Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde of Aurora model ship kits with the port side of an early fit and starboard of a late fit Yamato. Yet, the kit is a historic model release, at least in the United States. The 1:600 scale Aurora Yamato was the first and only larger model of an Imperial Japanese Navy warship readily available for the majority of US modelers until the advent of the 1:700 scale waterline explosion of the 1970s. Come and enjoy this bizarre model design. Added to the Battleship Reviews Section.  


February 16, 2009 Nagato Class Japanese Battleship Brass Photo-Etch Detail Set, White Ensign Models 1:350 Scale Set - The only modeler that would be disappointed with the White Ensign Models 1:350 scale Nagato/Mutsu photo-etch set would be the terminally jaded. Those that are terminally jaded are looking for something different for WEM, something that is not top drawer. The terminally jaded will have to keep on looking because White Ensign Models has again sallied forth with a first class product. The WEM Nagato set provides two large frets of plentiful parts of sparkling quality, beautifully designed and executed and topped off with the best instructions in the industry. Added to Photo-Etch 1:350 Scale Reviews. 


February 15, 2009 PT-596 80-Foot Elco PT Boat, Italeri 1:35 Scale, Built by Michael Golden - The Italeri 1/35 scale PT Boat 596 is a large model and the fit is excellent. Michael Golden used Lion Roar's up-date photo-etch set, which is 6 photo-etch frets. Added to the Destroyer Gallery


February 14, 2009 USS Salem CL-3, Loose Cannon 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - Here are photos of Bob Cicconi's latest build, the Loose Cannon 1/700 scale Birmingham, done as the USS Salem, CL-3, in a dazzle camouflage scheme circa 1918. The kit is dimensionally almost spot on, in comparison to the out of production Jim Shirley kit, which is noticeably shorter. Added to the Cruiser Gallery


February 13, 2009 USS Alywin FF1081, Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Robert McGhee - The most recent build of Robert McGhee is the Iron Shipwrights USS Ainsworth, built as the USS Alywin, FF-1081. The kit was built for a friend whose brother served on board the Alywin. To quote Robert, "...Jon at Iron Shipwrights was a dream ..." Added to the Destroyer Gallery


February 10, 2009 Royal Navy Convoy Escorts - The Raven Record - The most recent photographs received from Felix, in between his frequent pub crawls, are photographs of Royal Navy convoy escorts.. Apparently Mr. Raven misunderstood the request of Felix. Felix was actually looking for photos of famous RN Pub Crawlers  for inclusion in Felix's Great Inebriates Hall of Fame but Mr. Raven thought Felix was seeking RN Armed Trawlers. Added to the Raven Record


February 9, 2009 UB-1, Germaniawerft Coastal Submarine 1915, U-Boat Laboratorium, Review y Felix Bustelo - The German invasion and occupation of Belgium in September 1914 gave the Imperial German Navy a forward base of operations in the ports of Zeebrugge and Ostend. It also became clear that a new design for a small coastal submarine was needed to operate in the shallow waters of English Channel. Measuring about 92 feet long (28 meters) and displacing little more than 150 tons, the tiny UB I class had two bow tubes and the capacity for 4 torpedoes. Felix Bustelo review the 1:350 scale kit of the UB I from U-Boat Laboratorium. Added to the Submarine Reviews Section.  


February 8, 2009 HMS Campbeltown, Revell 1:240 Scale, Built by Alec Cap - The following photographs are of my H.M.S Campbeltown in 1/240 scale by Revell. Alec Cap has used photo-etch from White Ensign Models and the camouflage should be the same as her sister ship. Added to the Destroyer Gallery


February 7, 2009 HMS Abdiel, Fast Minelayer, White Ensign Models 1:350 Scale, Built by Phil Reeder - This is Phil Reeder's build of the White Ensign Model's 1;350 scale kit of the cruiser/minelayer Abdiel. The kit was well up to WEM's usual high standard, everything went together perfectly. Added to the Auxiliary Gallery


February 6, 2009 HMS Repulse 1941, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Katseas Kostas - This is the Tamiya HMS Repulse in 1:700 scale from Tamiya. Katseas Kostas tried to add a few extra details and break that  black/white camouflage scheme. Added to the Battleship Gallery


February 5, 2009 Surigao Sisters, Fuso and Yamashiro at Surigao Strait, Aoshima 1:700 Scale, Diorama by Jose Soca - The idea of finishing the two sisters together came to Jose Soca's mind a while back, although at the time Aoshima’s new kits were probably going through R&D and even though Jose had the Hi-Mold Fuso, which needed a lot of work. He didn’t want to spend another extra $100 on the other Hi-Mold sister kit. When the time of the new Aoshima kits came he bought Yamashiro and went full throttle to finish my idea of a diorama. Added to Diorama Gallery


February 4, 2009 IJN Late War Carrier Aircraft, Lion Roar 1:700 Scale - With the Lion Roar 1:700 scale Late War IJN Carrier Aircraft set provides 18 of the late war IJN aircraft. Included are six each of the Judy and Jill and three each of the Zero and Myrt. Added to Fittings Reviews Section. 


February 3, 2009 Royal Navy Carriers & CAM Ships - The Raven Record - Recently Alan Raven allowed Felix "Man About Town" Bustelo to scan photographs from his record. The most recent photographs received from Felix, in between his frequent pub crawls, are photographs of Royal Navy Carriers and CAM ships. Who needs crappy Corsairs or horrendous Hellcats when you can fly splendiferous Skuas, happy Hurricanes or spiffy Seafires? Added to the Raven Record


February 2, 2009 USS Abraham Lincoln CVN-72 2000, 1:144 Scale, Scratch-Built by Patrick, Robin & Yohan Loffredo - Allow Patrick Loffredo to introduce his family's "gorgeous" creation: USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN - CVN 72 in 1/144 scale! The scene is in the Pacific Ocean during RIMPAC 2000 - September 2000. Added to Aircraft Carrier Gallery


January 30, 2009 SteelNavy is pleased to welcome U-Boat Laboratorium as a sponsor. Run by Eduard Zhuravlev and located in Sankt Petersburg, Russia, the company produces resin models. The current offerings are in 1:350 scale and include the French armored cruiser Dupleix, French submarines Curie and Mariotte and WWI submarines UB-1 and U-14. The icon/link for U-Boat Laboratorium has been added to the main page. 


January 29, 2009 Cavour, Modern Italian Aircraft Carrier, Delphis Model 1:700 Scale, Built by Maurizio Chiaro - This is Maurizio Chiaro's build of the Delphis Model 1:700 scale Cavour, modern Italian aircraft carrier. Added to Aircraft Carrier Gallery


January 25, 2009 HMS Rodney 1943, Scratch-Built in 1:350 Scale by Phil Reeder - This is Phil Reeder's semi-scratch-build in 1/350th scale of HMS Rodney, as she appeared in 1943.He achieved this by using a shortened hull of a Mini-Hobby Prince of Wales and everything else was either scratch-built or from my spares box. Added to the Battleship Gallery


January 23, 2009 Cavour, Modern Italian Aircraft Carrier, Delphis Model 1:700 Scale, Built by Maurizio Maggi - Here are some photos of the Delphis Model 1:700 scale model of the modern Italian carrier Cavour. The model was built by Maurizio Maggi and photographs are by Dario Agostinelli. Added to Aircraft Carrier Gallery


January 22, 2009 Commandant Rivière, Type 12 Aviso-Escorteur, L'Arsenal 1:400 Scale, Review by Falk Pletscher -This is the 1/400 scale L'Arsenal kit of their Type 12 Aviso-Escorteur, also known as Commandant Rivière class frigate, and here is a quick review by Falk Pletscher. Added to the Destroyer-Frigate Reviews section. 


January 21, 2009 Kaiyo, Japanese Escort Carrier 1944, Fujimi 1:700 Scale - Fujimi provides one of the lesser-known Japanese aircraft carriers of World War Two in the form of the Kaiyo in 1:700 scale. The kit includes a ship specific photo-etch fret that allows glazed bridge windows. This converted passenger liner may not have the name recognition of Akagi or Kaga but it did have one thing they did not, it survived the war. As an added bonus, it will appeal to British modelers as the FAA roughed her up in July 1945. Added to the Aircraft Carrier Reviews section. 


January 20, 2009 USS Portland CA-33, Sweet Pea 1944, Niko Model 1:700 Scale - From the horrific Battle of the Pips or the green hell of Majuro, along with lesser known engagements such as Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal, Surigao Strait and Okinawa, the USS Portland CA-33 seemed to be everywhere and was lucky. Now Niko Model has produced an excellent 1:700 scale model of the Sweet Pea as she appeared in 1944 when she blazed away at the Yamashiro and smashed the bridge and engine room of Mogami. Added to Cruiser Reviews Section. 


January 19, 2009 16-Inch/45 Brass Barrels, B&B 1:350 Scale, Review by Dave Judy - Dave Judy looks at the B&B 16-Inch/45 Mk6 brass barrels for his North Carolina. These are the newest on B&B's list and they are for the 1/350 scale North Carolina, Washington, South Dakota, Indiana, Massachusetts, and Alabama. Added to Ordnance Reviews Section. 


January 18, 2009 Kongo, Aoshima 1:350 Scale, Built by Peter Hoskins - This is Peter Hoskins' first ship kit in about 20 years. He chose the Aoshima 1:350 scale Kongo kit as he read a review that it may be a slightly easier build for a newbie. Added to the Battleship Gallery


January 17, 2009 Nagato, Scratch-Built in 1:144 Scale, From the Collection of Matt Gill - Matt Gill is a collector, not a builder and part of his collection is a 1/144 scale Nagato. This was built in the early 1950’s by an ex-German naval officer in Argentina. Added to the Battleship Gallery


January 15, 2009 USS Missouri, Tamiya 1:350 Scale, Built by Neil Midkiff - Neil Midkiff had always wanted to build Tamiya’s 1:350 scale USS Missouri and had a very good experience building their Enterprise a few years ago as a 80th birthday gift for the father of one of his Naval Academy Classmates. One of his good friends and fellow naval history buff had also talked about having a quality model of the Missouri for his den, so Neil decided to build one for him as a gift and take the time to put in as much detail as he could. Added to the Battleship Gallery


January 13, 2009 Richelieu Upgrade Set, L'Arsenal 1:700 Scale, Review by Falk Pletscher - As was to be expected, L'Arsenal issued their own upgrade set for the 1/700 scale Trumpeter kit of RICHELIEU. Review by Falk Pletscher. Added to the Fittings Reviews section. 


January 9, 2009 USS Fletcher, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Shaun Lehman - This is Shaun Lehman's first ship model, Tamiya's 1/700 scale USS Fletcher, with Gold Medal Models US Destroyer / Cruiser photo-etch. Added to the Destroyer Gallery


January 8, 2009 USS Missouri BB-11, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - Here are photos of  BB-11 USS Missouri of the Maine class, scratch-built in 1:550 scale by Greg Shoda. The Maine class with their three very long funnels were very elegant ships, especially before their being fitted with cage masts. Added to the Battleship Gallery


January 7, 2009 USS Ranger CV-4, Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale - The one-off USS Ranger was always second string. Although she packed a large air group, her deficiencies precluded her use in the Pacific in a combat role. Although the USN admirals may have considered her to be a bench warming sister of the pine, there is no reason this unique and historical ship can’t receive her time at the plate. The Iron Shipwright 1:350 scale USS Ranger CV-4 provides all the parts to recreate the first USN carrier designed from the keel up, whose best features are still retained on the nuclear carriers of the USN of the present day. Added to the Aircraft Carrier Reviews section. 


January 4, 2009 HMS Rodney 1934, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Krzysztof Andrzejak - This is HMS Rodney from 1934 produced by Tamiya in 1:700 scale and built by Krzysztof Andrzejak. On one of the photos there is the battleship King George V. Added to the Battleship Gallery


January 2, 2009 USS Ticonderoga CVS-14, SCB-125 Angled Deck Essex Class, Ships & Co. 1:700 Scale, Built by Maurizio Chiaro - Here are some pictures of the newest kit of the Ships & Co in 1/700 scale of the SCB-125 version of the angled deck Ticonderoga/Intrepid/Hancock Aircraft Carriers. Added to the Aircraft Carrier Gallery


January 1, 2009 Akagi 1941, Hasegawa 1:350 Scale - Big, bold and beautiful perfectly describes the 1:350 scale Akagi from Hasegawa. Always a flagship, the Hasegawa Akagi will be the flagship of any Imperial Japanese Navy collection. This is a massive kit of the proudest of the Japanese fleet carriers and about the only thing missing is brass photo-etch. Added to the Aircraft Carrier Reviews section.



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