Battleships & Battlecruisers



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USS New Jersey BB-62, Modernized Battleship, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas took the modernized battleship USS New Jersey BB-62 from Tamiya in 1:700scale in hand for a build. Kostas used
the
Flyhawk Model detail set in the build.
 
HMS King George V 1945, Tamiya 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Karseas - This is the HMS King George V in 1945. Kostas Katseas used the Tamiya 1:350 scale kit for the build.
 
Marceau, French Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Gregory Shoda - Here are some pictures of the newest model by Gregory Shoda, the French predreadnought battleship Marceau. He scratch-built it in 1:550 scale.
 
Yamato, Hasegawa 1:450 Scale, Built by Kostas Karseas - This is the Yamato from the Hasgawa kit in 1:450 scale. Kostas Katseas built the kit with the Pontos upgrade set.
 
Scharnhorst, Dragon 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is another build of the Dragon kit of Scharnhorst in 1:350 scale by Kostas Katseas. The white turret crowns were a commission request.
 
Yamato 1941, Neptun 1:1250 Scale, Modified by Kostas Katseas - This is the Yamato from Neptun in 1:1250 scale, shown as built in 1941 with 6-inch wing turrets. Kostas Katseas modified the metal model and added
numerous details, such as railing. Kostas has also modified the
Yamato in 1945 by Neptun, which is also found in the Battleship Gallery, Yamato 1945.
 
USS North Carolina BB-55, Trumpeter 1:350 Scal3, Built by Kostas Katseas - North Carolina is in the Tourney again. Under Head Coach Kostas Katseas, North Carolina is playing for the championship again in the form of
his build of the
USS North Carolina BB-55 from the Trumpeter 1:350 scale kit.
 
RN Roma 1943, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Louis Carabott - This is Louis Carabott's finished model of the Regia Marina 'Roma' September 1943. The kit is the Trumpeter 1/350 scale model with after-market products,
such as Flyhawk photo-etch and Northstar figures.
 
USS New Jersey BB-62, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale By Song Jung Gun - Song Jung Gun of South Korea took eleven months to scratch-build a model of the modernized USS New Jersey BB-62 in 1:200 scale. It was build
from wood.
 
Fuso, Japanese Ironclad 1900, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - Bob Cicconi just finished the Combrig Fuso 1900. It's a pretty nice kit and went together fairly easily. Bob scratch-built the masts, used Gold Medal
Models
Ultra IJN railings and some additional photo-etch details, Testors paints, modified Atlantic Models ratlines, and stretched sprue rigging.
 
HMS Collingwood, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Gregory Shoda - Here are photographs of Greg Shoda's 1/550 scale model of the old British ironclad HMS Collingwood. The layout of Collingwood’s main armament
became the standard for most of the later British predreadnought battleships.  Ironically, despite the provision of barbettes and greater speed, her forward guns could not be worked at even moderate speed due to her low
freeboard  because of the great amount of water that would come over her bows.
 
HMS Hood, Neptun 1:1250 Scale, Supplemented by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas used the metal model of HMS Hood from Neptun in 1:1250 scale to create this dramatic build. He greatly supplemented the pre-built model
by adding the dynamic sea base and adding rigging and railing.
 
HMS King George V, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is the heavily weathered King George V. Kostas Katseas started with the Tamiya 1:700 scale kit but then added pom-poms and figures from 3D Model
Parts
and brass photo-etch from the Gold Medal Models British Warships photo-etch fret.
 
Tsarevitch, Imperial Russian Battleship 1904, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas built the Trumpeter 1:350 Scale Imperial Russian Battleship, Tsarevitch, to display her at the Battle of the Yellow
Sea on August 10, 1904. The
Tsarevitch was built in France for Russia and displayed the most advanced battleship construction theories of France, as displayed by the profound tumblehome.
 
HMS Valiant 1939, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - Here are photographs of Bob Cicconi's latest build, the Trumpeter HMS Valiant 1939. It pretty much out of the box, but Bob used brass barrels, brass cross
yards,
White Ensign Models photo-etch set for the Queen Elizabeth class that included the pom poms and .50 cal MGs. Bob grabbed a Swordfish from the Flyhawk Hermes kit and modified it to be a floatplane. Lifecolor paint
and stretched sprue rigging completed the model.
 
Amagi, Japanese Battlecruiser, Fujimi 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - The Japanese Navy laid down four battlecruisers in 1920 and 1921 to be armed with ten 16-inch guns and were known as the Amagi Class. The
Washington Treaty ended their construction as battlecruisers but
Amagi and Akagi were to be converted to aircraft carriers. The Tokyo earthquake so badly damaged the hull of Amagi that the hull of battleship Kaga was
substituted.
Kostas Katseas has built the Fujimi 1:700 scale model of Amagi as a battlecruiser.
 
HMS Malaya, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - The HMS Malaya, built by Kostas Katseas from the Trumpeter 1:700 scale kit.
 
USS Colorado BB-45 1944, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - One of the recent builds of Kostas Katseas is the USS Colorado BB-45 in her 1944 fit. This is the Trumpeter 1:700 scale model of the Colorado.
 
Gneisenau 1942, Neptun 1:1250 Scale, Modified by Kostas Katseas - This is the metal model of Gneisenau by Neptun in 1:1250 scale. Kostas Katseas modified the model to portray the Gneisenau during the Channel Dash in
1942 when she had her turret crowns painted light blue for aerial recognition for Luftwaffe protection.
 
HMS Barham 1940, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is the HMS Barham in her 1940 fit. Kostas Katseas used the Trumpeter 1:700 kit for the build.
 
Kashima, Japanese Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - Here are a few photographs of Greg Shoda's model of the IJNS Kashima.  Greg completed it at the end of 2015.  It is a card scratch build in 1/550
scale.
 
Nagato 1944, Fujimi 1:500 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - For this build Kostas Katseas used the Fujimi 1/500 scale Nagato  with 3D Model Parts extra 3D printed anti-aircraft guns to represent the ship in her late war fit.
 
Scharnhorst 1941, Dragon 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is Kostas Katseas' build of the Dragon 1/350 scale Scharnhorst in the 1941 fit, with some inaccuracies as they were a commission request.
 
Nagato December 1941, Hasegawa 1:350 Scale, Built by Jim Clark - This is the Hasegawa 1:350th scale kit of Nagato. This is a diorama of Yamamoto going out to his flag ship in Tokyo harbor to listen to the reports of the
Pearl Harbor raid.
Jim Clark tried to recreate the open scene from Tora,Tora,Tora.  Jim added the Lion Roar set with some additional details taken from the Gold Medal Models  IJN battleship set. The deck is laser etched by a
manufacturer from Japan.
 
USS Virginia, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale, By Greg Shoda - Here are photos of Greg Shoda's model of the USS Virginia.  He has been working on it for several months, but only sporadically. The model is in 1/550 scale and
represents the ship during the 1907-1909 time frame when she participated in the worldwide tour of the Great White Fleet July 16, 1908 through July 22, 1908, which made a stop here in Honolulu.
 
SMS Derfflinger, German Battlecruiser, Flyhawk 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is the 1/700 scale Flyhawk Derfflinger with the Flyhawk detail set, built by Kostas Katseas. It is a very nice kit with lots of room
for extra detail, but equally impressive right out of the box.
 
Nagato, Hasegawa 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas built this Nagato in heavy seas with the Hasegawa 1:350 scale kit.
 
Kongo 1944, Fujimi 1:350 Scale, Built by Rick Cotton - Here are photographs of Rick Cotton's 1/350th scale Fujimi IJN Kongo in 1944 fit. Rick used Gold Medal Models photo-etch for this build.
 
SMS Viribus Unitis, Austro-Hungarian Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Shuki Aloni - This is Shuki Aloni's new model (1:200) scratch-built of the Austro-Hungarian battleship S.M.S Viribus Unitis that took Shuki
3 weeks to built. The hull was maid entirely of polystyrene boards (KAPA) and other parts by balsa wood,card board and brass pipes.
 

SMS Seydlitz, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - The German Battlecruiser, SMS Seydlitz, from the Combrig 1:700 scale kit, built by Kostas Katseas.
 
USS Missouri, Tamiya 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This the Tamiya 1/350 scale USS Missouri built by Kostas Katseas. A lot of credit has to go to Tony Bunch from whom Kostas acquired this model with a lot of
work already done on superstructure.
 
HMS King George V 1941-1942, Tamiya with Pontos Models Detail Set 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas took the Tamiya King George V in 1:350 scale and further used the Pontos Model super-detail set
to show the British battleship in her 1941-1942 fit.
 
USS West Virginia 1945, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Bobo Cicconi - This is the Trumpeter 1/700 scale USS West Virginia 1945. Bob Cicconi used Tom's, White Ensign, and Gold Medal photo-etch details, Nano Dread
40 mm guns, and brass barrels. Rigging was stretched sprue and Lifecolor paints. A nice kit with only a few minor problems.
 
Nagato 1941, Hasegawa 1:350 Scale, Built by Mitsuo Enjohji - This is the battleship Nagato, Admiral Yamamoto's flagship in 1941. Mitsuo Enjohji from Chiba City Japan used the Hasegawa 1:350 scale kit.
 
HMS Lord Nelson, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - Greg Shoda recently scratch-built the HMS Lord Nelson in his favorite scale, 1:550.
 
HMS Tiger 1916, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is the 1/700 scale Combrig HMS Tiger with some modifications, as in 1916-1917. Kostas Katseas could not get the decals for the turrets in time so he
left them in same color as the rest of the ship.
 
HMS Valiant, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas stays with the Royal Navy with his build of HMS Valiant from the Trumpeter 1:700 scale kit.
 
HMS Warspite 1917, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is the HMS Warspite in her 1917 fit. Kostas Katseas built the kit and added North Star figures. The name plate and photograph labels reflect 1915
but it is actually 1917.
 
USS California 1945, Neptun 1:1250 Scale, Modified by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas took the metal USS California 1945 model from Neptun in 1:1250 scale (1304a), which comes painted in light gray, modified it and
placed it in a sea base, portraying the
Prune Barge underway in her 1945 dark blue camouflage scheme. The flag, rigging, radar, railing, flag and jack staffs and other detail were added by Kostas.
 
HMS Renown, 2nd Class Battleship in 1:550 Scale, Scratch-Built by Greg Shoda - Greg Shoda has turned his attention to Jackie Fisher's favorite, the second class battleship, HMS Renown. He was the captain of the Renown
first but when promoted to Commander of the Mediterranean Fleet, he made
Renown his flagship. It was classed as a second class battleship because it carried 10-inch main guns instead of 12-inch and was more lightly armored
than the first class battleships.
 
Graf Spee, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas built the Trumpeter 1:350 scale Graf Spee with White Ensign Models photo-etch, alliance models tug, a scratch-built barge, and North Star
figures,.  It depicts the ship when offloading the dead and captain giving a speech to crew.
 
USS New York BB 34, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas used the Trumpeter 1:350 scale kit of USS New York BB 34 to build this beautiful display.
 
USS Nevada 1945, H-P Model 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - This is the 1/700 scale HP Model kit of USS Nevada 1945 built by Bob Cicconi.  It is a challenging build as the instructions leave a lot to be desired.
 
HMS King Edward VII/ 1:550 Scale, Scratch-Built by Greg Shoda - Greg Shoda just finished a model of HMS King Edward VII.  It was built in his regular 1/550 scale based upon drawings in the Burt British predreadnought
book and Russian drawings that he found on the Internet. Greg took a long break in the middle of the build, so it took 6 months to complete.
 
USS West Virgnia, Waveline 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas took the USS West Virginia resin model from Waveline in 1:700 scale and modified it slightly to portray the Wee Vee in her prewar
appearance.
 
SMS Mackensen, NNT 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is the SMS Mackensen, Imperial German Battle Cruiser, produced by NNT in 1:700 scale and built by Kostas Katseas.
 
HMS King George V, 1:200 Scale, Scratch-Built by Song, Jung Gun - Song, Jung Gun finished building this 1/200 scale scratch-built model of HMS King George V. It took him 8 months to complete. His main reference is
the plan book by Kagero publishing.
 
HMS King George V 1941, Tamiya 1:350 Scale, Built by Colin Swager - Here is Colin Swager's attempt at the Tamiya 1/350 scale HMS King George V, depicted in late 1941. Colin used the Tamiya Prince of Wales kit and
converted it to
KGV using the superb Pontos detail set.
 
USS California, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - Greg Shoda scratch-built the USS California in 1:550 scale in her as built configuration.
 
Bismarck, Revell 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas built the Revell 1:700 scale Bismarck and portrayed her down by the bow from a Swordfish torpedo hit. The battleship is trying to reach Brest before the
Royal Navy can catch her.
 
Yamato, Neptun 1:1250 Scale, Presentation by Kostas Katseas - Its hard to belief that this Yamato is in 1:1250 scale but it is. Kostas Katseas has used his unique talents to supplement and present the metal Neptun Yamato in
1:1250 scale that looks fantastic even under macro photography.
 
USS Arizona, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Neil Midkiff - Here are photographs of Neil Midkiff's recently completed USS Arizona. It’s the 1:350 scale Trumpeter kit Neil bought in 2010, started and then it stayed in storage
while he moved three times. Neil wanted to have the
Arizona next to his Tamiya 1:350 scale USS Missouri for obvious reasons.  
 
HMS Royal Sovereign, Neptun 1:1250 Scale, Portrayed by Kostas Katseas - This is the 1/1250 scale HMS Royal Sovereign from Neptun, painted and detailed. The 1/1250 scale metal models from Neptun are among the best in
terms of accuracy and detail in that scale and with a few touch ups like replacing the masts  and adding some basic etch details they offer a great alternative to those who are restricted in terms of space and construction time.
 
HMS Prince of Wales, Tamiya 1:350 Scale, Built by Chris Flodberg - This is Tamiya's 1/350 scale HMS Prince of Wales. Chris Flodberg used Gold Medal Models photo-etch with North Star and Eduard details. He
scratch-built the hangar bay to be open, extending the tracks inside with additional details on the bulkheads and clutter detail.
 
USS Tennessee, H-P Model 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - If you like the Panama Canal or if you like the USS Tennessee, as rebuilt after Pearl Harbor, you will like this build. Kostas Katseas used the USS Tennessee
kit from H-P Model in 1:700 scale and displayed her transiting the Panama Canal.
 
HMS Warspite, Academy 1:350 Scale, Built by Colin Swager - This is the HMS Warspite in 1/350 scale, built by Colin Swager, famed Kiwi, from the Academy premium edition kit.
 
HMS Triumph, 2nd Class Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - Greg Shoda built the HMS Triumph in a white paint scheme that she should have appeared in during her China service prior to WW I.
 
RN Roma, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is a Trumpeter 1:350 scale Roma that Kostas Katseas had for some time so he decided to finish her up this time in a calm sea. He completed the model with the
Flyhawk set.
 

HMS Majestic, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - Greg Shoda built HMS Majestic in his usual 1/550 scale. The model is based upon drawings in R. A. Burt's British Battleships, 1889-1904.
 
USS Arizona, Trumpeter 1:200 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - A while ago Kostas Katseas built the 1:200 scale Trumpeter USS Arizona with the addition of the White Ensign Models photo-etch set and some improvements
on the hull .While it was beautiful, it was very difficult to ship around the world. In order to sell it and sleep a bit easier, while it was in transit,
Kostas decided to waterline the model and cast a set of mooring quays and place it at
rest at Pearl Harbor.
 
HMS Canopus, British Predreadnought Battleship 1:550 Scale, Scratch-Built by Greg Shoda - This is Greg Shoda's model of HMS Canopus, which he scratch-built in 1:550 scale a couple of months ago. He built it in the
Victorian black paint scheme, which he will try to avoid in the future.
 
Admiral Graf Spee, Academy 1:350 Scale, Built by Louis Carabott - This is Louis Carabott's build of the 1:350 scale model of the Admiral Graf Spee. The kit came from Academy and also uses after market-products, which
includes the highly detailed Eduard’s photo-etch set, BNA wooden deck which is extremely accurate and brass turned barrels.
 
USS West Virginia, Blue Ridge Models 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - The Wee Vee, back from the bottom of Pearl Harbor! This is the Blue Ridge Models USS West Virginia in 1:700 scale built by Kostas Katseas. It
is built out of the box with the exception of the 40mm Bofor guns from
Fine Molds.
 
HMS Warspite, Academy 1:350 Scale, Built by Sven Schönyan - For the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, Sven Schönyan has his build of HMS Warspite from the Academy 1:350 scale kit. The scale shown on the photographs
states 1:400 scale but that is an editor's error, the scale is 1:350 scale.
 
HMS Queen, British Predreadnought Battleship 1:550 Scale, Scratch-Built by Greg Shoda - This is a model of the British predreadnought battleship HMS Queen, scratch-built in 1:550 scale. Greg Shoda has started building a
series of models of the HM predreadnought battleship classes.  Previously, Greg built
HMS Duncan in a light gray, which is more pleasing to his eyes than the darker gray of HMS Queen.
 
Kongo, Japanese Fast Battleship, Fujimi 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - The Japanese fast battleship Kongo is the subject of the talents of Kostas Katseas in this presentation. He used the Fujimi 1:350 scale kit of
Kongo, supplemented by the Flyhawk super-detail photo-etch set.
 
USS North Carolina, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Chris Flodberg - Chris Flodberg built the USS North Carolina, depicted in heavy seas. This is the Trumpeter kit in 1:350 scale, supplemented by Gold Medal Models
photo-etch, Eduard details and
Northstar figures.
 
HMS Roberts, British Monitor, 1:200 Scale, Scratch-Built by Shuki Aloni - This is Shuki Aloni's new scratch built model of HMS Roberts. For the build he collected information from everywhere that he could and managed to
build it.
 
Yamato, Tamiya 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Who says that you can't teach an old dog new tricks? Kostas Katseas shows otherwise with this build of the old tooling Yamato by Tamiya in 1:350 scale.
 
Borodino 1904, Zvezda 1:350 Sacle, Built by Louis Carabott - Louis Carabott of Malta used his talents in his build of the Zvezda 1:350 scale model of the Russian battleship Borodino, as of 1904.
 
Yamato, Tamiya 1:350 Scale, Built by Chris Flodberg - This is the old tooling kit of the Yamato by Tamiya in 1/350 scale. Chris Flodberg beefed it up with Gold Medal Models photo-etch.
 
Nagato, Aoshima 1:700 Scale, Built by Chris Flodberg - Chris Flodberg built the Aoshima 1:700 scale Nagato with some scratch building and scrap photo-etch.
 
HMS Warspite, Academy Models 1:350 Scale, Built by Chris Flodberg - Chris Flodberg built HMS Warspite using the Academy Models 1:350 scale kit.
 
USS Arizona BB-39, Trumpeter 1:200 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Well, it may not be Halloween but here is another bewitching recipe from Kostas Katseas to entrance any modeler. This time the ingredients mixed in the
warlock cauldron are: (1) one Trumpeter 1:200 scale
USS Arizona; (2) one set White Ensign Models photo-etch set; (3) one set G-Factor brass propellers; (4) and of course, the spectacular talent of Kostas Katseas.
 
HMS New Zealand 1911, Combrig 1:350 Scale, Built by Colin Swager - Colin Swager of New Zealand built the Combrig 1:350 scale resin kit of the Indefatigable Class battlecruiser built by funds from the commonwealth and
donated to the Royal Navy before World War One.
New Zealand was in action in all three of the major actions in the North Sea in World War One, Heligoland Bight, Dogger Bank and Jutland.
 
Scharnhorst, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Song Jung Gun - Song Jung Gun scratch-built the battleship Scharnhorst in 1:200 scale. It took him eight months to build. The materials used, were wood, bronze wire, and
thread for rigging. The main reference used was 3D 'Scharnhorst' by Kagero.
Strasbourg, French Battlecruiser, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Shuki Aloni - This is Shuki Aloni's scratch-built model of the French battlecruiser Strasbourg that Shuki finished building last week. As always it is 1:200
scale, built from card board and balsa wood, copper pipes and it took  him four weeks to build. It was based on drawings of Profile Morskie.
Jena, French Predreadnought Battleship 1:550 Scale, Scratch-Built by Greg Shoda - Greg Shoda used plans from the French archives to scratch-build the French predreadnought battleship, Jena, in 1:550 scale.
Bismarck, Revell 1:350 Scale, Built by Derek Campbell - This was a commission to build the Bismarck, which took Derek Campbell a total of 11 months to complete. He used the 1/350 scale Revell/Germany kit which was
very well detailed. Eduard and Lion Roar Photo-Etch was used to enhance the detail.
SMS Nassau Scratch-Built by Geg Shoda - This is the SMS Nassau, scratch-built by Greg Shoda.. He actually completed the model several years ago. During construction, Greg made a serious blunder in making the bow too
fine. This error has bothered him for a long time. He decided that he could not stand it any longer and decided to risk surgery on the bow. Greg was able to widen it a bit, improving the appearance of the model a lot in his eyes.  
Bismarck, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is the Bismarck in the North Atlantic. Kostas Katseas used the Trumpeter 1:700 scale kit, enhanced with Voyager photo-etch, to portray the ship.
RN Roma, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - "Taking it green" is visually emphasized in this build by Kostas Katseas. His build of the RN Roma from the Trumpeter 1:700 scale kit is placed in heavy seas with
the
Roma plowing her bow into a swell and the stern rising out of the sea.
Richelieu, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Nicolas Dupont - Nicolas Dupont made the Trumpeter 1:350 scale Richelieu a labor of love to correct the errors found in the kit. Nicolas portrayed the French
battleship as she appeared in 1952.
HMS Barham, Pitroad 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - The 1:700 scale model of HMS Barham by Pitroad is a fairly old kit. However, Kostas Katseas has performed his usual magic with the Pitroad Barham to list
among his countless other outstanding presentations.
HMS Nelson, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Here is the next installment in the Kostas Katseas saga. This is his build of the Tamiya 1:700 scale HMS Nelson.
HMS Devastation, British Battleship 1880, Scratch-Built in 1:700 Scale by Bob Cicconi - This is Bob Cicconi's first scratch-build, HMS Devastation circa 1880. It's 1/700 scale, and he built a hull from
laminated styrene sheets and a superstructure from a soft wood-like material to make masters.
HMS Queen Elizabeth, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas built this model of HMS Queen Elizabeth from the Trumpeter kit in 1:350 scale. He also used the White Ensign
Models
brass photo-etch set produced by WEM for this kit, as well as many other items scratch-built for this build.
USS Colorado 1945, Scratch-Built in 1:192 Scale by J. S. Stockton - Here are photographs of J. S. Stockton's model of USS Colorado, 1945 in 1/192 scale.  The model is scratch-built from Floating
Drydock plans using parts from Bluejacket Marine and H-R Products.
USS West Virginia, Tom's Modelworks 1:350 Scale, Built by Chris Preston - This is the build by Chris Preston of a Tom's Modelworks USS WEST VIRGINIA for retired USMC Sgt Dick Fiske, who served onboard the
WEST VIRGINIA as a 19 year old Cpl, USMC, and Ship's Bugler, during the attack on Pearl Harbor.
RN Roma, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - This is the Trumpeter 1/700 scale Roma. Bob Cicconi used the Gatormask masks designed for this kit and they worked out very nicely. In addition
he used parts of the super-detail kit sold by
Regia Marina, which also enhanced the quality of the build. Floquil and Testors enamels were used, as well as stretched sprue rigging. All in all a nice kit!
HMS Warspite, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Shuki Aloni - This is the HMS Warspite in 1:200 scale. It is scratch-built by Shuki Aloni based on drawings from Profile Morski and it took him six weeks to
build. It is made from the same materials that he has at home: card board, balsa wood and copper pipes.
Yamato, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Song Jung Gun - This is a 1:200 scale model of the  Japanese battleship Yamato. It took Song Jung Gun nine months to scratch-build this model from Ginko wood.
Sinop, Imperial Russian Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - This is a model of the Russian predreadnought battleship Sinop. Greg Shoda built it in 1/550 scale from drawings from Tomitch's Warships
of the Imperial Russian Navy and from the Internet.
Amagi, Japanese Battlecruiser 1920, Fujimi 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - The Amagi Class battlecruiser was designed to counteract the USN Lexington Class battlecruiser designs. Four ships
were ordered with
Amagi and Akagi laid down in 1920 and Atago and Takao laid down in 1921.  This is the build of that kit by Kostas Katseas.
USS Alabama BB-60, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Here is another treat from Kostas Katseas. This time it is the USS Alabama in her camouflage scheme. It is built from the
Trumpeter kit in 1:350 scale.
HMS Canopus 1915, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - This build by Bob Cicconi of the Combrig HMS Canopus in 1:700 scale represents Canopus as she appeared at the Dardanelles operation in 1915, when
forces consisting of pre-dreadnoughts bombarded the forts before the Gallipolli landings.
Scharnhorst. Airfix 1:600 Scale, Built by Bernd Villhauer - Bernd Villhauer shows what can be done with an older kit. This is the Airfix 1:600 scale kit of Scharnhorst. What makes this kit unique is that it
depicts the ship in 1939, as built with an almost straight cutwater, flat funnel top and aircraft catapult on Caesar turret.
Nagato 1927, Aoshima 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Here is a very interesting build from Kostas Katseas. The model is the Nagato with her 1927 fit from Aoshima in 1:700 scale. In the usual,
above and beyond, fashion of all of his builds,
Kostas has added those unusual additions that sets his builds apart from others. Here it is the landscape of the forested Japanese cliff and seaplane at the stern, not to
mention the deck awnings. It is hard to believe that this is all in 1:700 scale.
HMS Dreadnought 1906, Zvezda 1:350 Scale, Built by Colin Swager - This is Colin Swager's build of the Zvezda 1/350 scale kit of HMS Dreadnought. The kit went together well, except for the bridge
support structures which proved difficult to get right. The ship is hand painted with Humbrol and Tamiya enamels and is rigged with 14.0 ( extremely fine) fly tying line. The masts are all replaced with brass rod.
Suffren, French Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:350 Scale by Greg Shoda - For Greg Shoda the Suffren is the most attractive of the French predreadnoughts, which do take a while to warm up to. It was scratch-built in 1/550
scale, based upon drawings from the French Archives.
RN Affondatore, Italian Battleship 1865, Scratch-Built in 1:350 Scale by Dr. Andrea De Bonis - RN Affondatore, whose name means "Sinker" in Italian, reached Italy just as the Third War of Italian Independence was
brewing in 1866;
Affondatore's paint was hardly dry when she found herself the flagship of Adm. Persano at the Battle of Lissa against the Austro-Hungarian Fleet. Dr. Andrea De Bonis scratch-built the Affondatore in 1:350
scale.
HMS Dreadnought, Scratch-Built in 1:450 Scale by Greg Shoda -Greg Shoda built this model of HMS Dreadnought quite some time ago. It’s main significance is that it is Greg's wife’s favorite of all the models he has built.
She likes the way it looks but, but not being a ship expert, does not know what the original looked like. It was built in card in 1/450 scale.
USS Arizona, Trumpeter 1:200 Scale, Built by Ryan Russell - Ryan Russell had been out of the ship business for awhile. The last that he had built a ship model was 1998. To immerse himself back into the hobby, he didn't
mess around. Instead of a tiny 1:700 scale PT boat he decided to go with the big enchilada, The
USS Arizona in 1:200 scale from Trumpeter.
Nagato December 7, 1941, Haegawa 1:350 Scale, Built by Neil McJunkins - This is the Hasegawa 1:350 scale IJN Nagato, built by Neil McJunkins to depict her at anchor with Admiral Yamamoto,
waiting for news of the strike at Pearl Harbor on December 7,1941.
Lion Roar photo-etch was used as well as Hasegawa's wooden deck. She is painted using White Ensign Colourcoats and her rigging is
stretched sprue.
USS Oklahoma, Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Jeff Sharp - Jeff Sharp built the 1:350 scale Iron Shipwright USS Oklahoma in the scheme the battleship carried on December 7, 1941, when she was sunk at Pearl
Harbor.
RN Roma 1943, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Guido Camurati - Here is the latest effort of Guido Camurati, the beautiful R.N.Roma in 1/700 scale by Trumpeter. Photo-etch is from various manufacturers and colors by
Lifecolor.
HMS Queen Elizabeth 1918, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas used his magic in this build of HMS Queen Elizabeth in her 1918 fit. The kit is by Trumpeter in 1:700 scale.
HMS Warspite, Academy 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas  - Kostas Katseas built the Academy HMS Warspite in 1/350 scale. He added to it with generic photo-etch, a few plasticard improvements, and brass 20 mm
Oerlikons.
SMS Prinzregent Luitpold, Imperial German Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - Here are some photos of my model of SMS Prinzregent Luitpold. The model is in 1/550 scale. It is not highly detailed
due to the basic drawings that I utilized.
RN Andrea Doria, Italian Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Shuki Aloni -This is the Regia Marina Battleship Andrea Doria, scratch-built in 1:200 scale by Shuki Aloni. It was made with the same method as I have
used before with cardboard, balsa wood and other useful materials.
HMS Vanguard, The Last of the Breed, Samek 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - The last of the breed of Royal Navy battleships was the HMS Vanguard completed after World War Two. Kostas Katseas has built the
1:700 scale
Samek kit of Vanguard, as shown here.
RN Roma, Italian Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Song Jung Gun - This is a 1/200 scale model of the Italian battleship, Roma. It took Song Jung Gun nine months to scratch-build this model from wood stock.
HMS Prince George 1915, Majestic Class Battleship, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Peter Fulgoney - Peter Fulgoney has built the Combrig 1:700 scale HMS Majestic kit as the sister ship HMS Prince George, as she
appeared in 1915 in shore bombardment duties at the Dardanelles.  
HMS Hood 1941, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is the Trumpeter 1:350 scale HMS Hood 1941 built by Kostas Katseas. He used the White Ensign Models photo-etch set and replacement resin
turrets.
Fort Drum, The Concrete Battleship of Manila Bay, OKB Grigorov 1:700 Scale, Built by Peter Fulgoney - This build is based on the OKB GRIGOROV 1:700 scale resin kit which was on sale last year. Peter Fulgoney
started building the kit straight away, and out of the box but like all builds these days it needs reference back up.
SMS Hindenburg, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - Here are photos of Greg Shoda's 1/550 scale model of SMS Hindenburg. It is a very simple model without a lot of detailing. The hardest part was aligning the
tripod legs. Greg dropped the model at least a couple of times since he finished it, but it is pretty sturdy.
HMS Agincourt, The Gin Palace, Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is the HMS Agincourt in 1:350 scale by Iron Shipwright built by Kostas Katseas.
USS Missouri BB-63 1944, Tamiya 1:350 Scale, Built by Neil McJunkins - This is the USS Missouri BB-63 from the Tamiya kit in 1:350 scale built by Neil McJunkins. Gold Medal Models photo-etch was used for the
railings and the Kingfishers are from
Trumpeter. She is painted in Measure 32, Design 22D using White Ensign Colourcoats.
Retvizan, Imperial Russian Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - One of Greg Shoda's ongoing projects has been to build a model of each Russian battleship classes starting from Navarin. He held off on
building
Retvizan for several years as he did not think that he could successfully render the small oval openings seen in the model. Greg finally started the build in December 2010 but not with much confidence as the plans he
used included a great many details that were a challenge for him to render in 1/550 scale.
USS Arizona BB-39, Trumpeter 1:200 Scale, Built by J. David Nedreski - The ship is the USS Arizona by Trumpeter in 1:200 scale, mounted on oak with basswood strips. David Nedreski added the additional photo-etch
offered by
Trumpeter.
Admiral Graf Spee 1936, Academy 1:350 Scale, Built by Colin Swager - This is the Admiral Graf Spee as she appeared in 1936 from the Academy kit in 1:350 scale. Colin Swager added wooden decks, brass barrels on
main and secondary armament, Eduard Kreigsmarine figures.
HMVS Cerberus, Australian Monitor, Combrig 1:350 Scale, Built by Felix Bustelo - Monitor Maven, Felix Bustelo, having built quantities of USN monitors, ventured further afield. Afflicted with monitor madness, Felix had
a go with Her Majesty's Victoria Ship
Cerberus in 1:350 scale from Combrig.
HMS Repulse 1941, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Jaap Pluimgraaff - This  is the HMS Repulse from Trumpeter in 1:350 scale built by Jaap Pluimgraaff. Everything is hand painted apart from some experiments with air
spray bottles from Tamiya on the main mast. Portholes, bridge windows and spotting top windows are made with crystal clear.  
USS Arizona BB-39, Revell Original Box Scale Kit, Built by Andrew Desautels - This is the old Revell USS Arizona with Gold Medal Models brass detail, a few bits from the Tom's Modelworks set, and a ton of
scratch-building, including the Kingfishers and the 5" AA guns on the boat deck.
Andrew Desautels is normally an aircraft builder, but this is his first serious attempt at a ship.  
Helgoland, Imperial German Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - These are photos of Greg Shoda's model of the German battleship Helg oland. Greg scratch-built it in 1:550 scale a while ago during
his protracted monochrome phase when he was not very concerned with ship paint schemes.
USS Idaho, H-P Models 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Katseas Kostas built the HP Models 1:700 scale USS Idaho at anchor and done in an overall 5N.  
HMS Hood Refit 1942, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Modified and Built by Peter Fulgoney - Peter Fulgoney's latest build is a 1/700 scale HMS HOOD 1942, as if modernized after Renown. This exercise is based on two of
Tamiya's kits,
HMS Hood and HMS King George V.   
SMS Lutzow, Imperial German Battle Cruiser, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - The Combrig 1/700 scale SMS Lutzow is of typical Combrig quality. Kostas Katseas added some extra details in the form of
etched port holes, doors, ladders, hand-rails around funnels area.   
Bismarck in Engagement with Hood, Revell 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas built the Revell 1/350 scale Bismarck with the Lion Roar photo-etch set. The model depicts Bismarck in her engagement
with
HMS Hood.
Moreno, Argentine Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - These are some photographs that Greg Shoda took of his model of the ARA Moreno. The model is a 1/550 scale representation of the little known
US-built dreadnought.  
USS Vermont, Niko Model 1:700 Scale, Four Kings - Group Build - Niko of Poland released a cage mast version of the Connecticutt class US Navy Predreadnoughts in late 2008, as the USS Vermont.   A number of
modelers who expressed an interest in building this wonderful kit of at best a little known ship of the pre dreadnought era got together over the internet and decided to do a group build of her.
Bob Cicconi, Neal Clarke, Bruno
Gire
, and Bruce Kapito each ordered the kit from our various retailers and set a start date for commencing their builds.  
Yamato, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas makes a big splash with his build of the 1:700 scale Yamato from Tamiya. It perfectly represents the largest battleship ever built plowing through the
ocean at maximum speed.  
Kongo, Fujimi 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - To start out 2011 on the right foot we have another of Kostas Katseas remarkable builds. This time it is the Kongo by Fujimi in 1:700 scale.  
HMS Barham, White Ensign Models 1:700 Scale, Built by An Chu - This is the 1:700 scale model of the British battleship HMS Barham produced by White Ensign Models and built by An Chu.
Mikasa 1904, 1:550 Scale, Scratch-Built by Greg Shoda - These are photos of Greg Shoda's latest project. He built this model of the IJN Mikasa in 1/550 scale card. The work took about 3 months off and on. It was based
upon simple drawings Greg found in a Japanese book.
HMS Agincourt 1917, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas has done another magnificent job with his construction of the Combrig 1:700 scale model of HMS Agincourt. The fit reflects her
appearance in late 1917. The original flying bridges amidship and aft tripod have been removed but the Gin Palace still retains the tall amidship derrick.  
HMS Hood 1941, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Zenden Ng - Zenden Ng built the Tamiya 1:700 scale HMS Hood primarily out of the box but with some rigging.  
Admiral Graf Spee 1939, Heller 1:400 Scale, Built by Ted Bunn - Ted Bunn's Heller 1:400 scale Graf Spee was painted with Colourcoats paints from White Ensign Models. He also fitted her out with the dedicated WEM
Photo-Etch set for this kit.
L'Arsenal products include their resin crew figures set, oxygen and acetylene bottles and their Arado Ar-196 resin seaplane. The main and secondary brass gun barrels came from Modelmarine.de.
HMS Repulse, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Colin Swager - This is the HMS Repulse 1/350 scale kit by Trumpeter. Colin Swager just completed model of this famous ship in her Mediterranean colours. She is painted in
Tamiya and Humbrol flat enamels, coated with Tamiya clear flat spray.  
USS Illinois BB-7, Niko Model 1:700 Scle, Built by Bob Cicconi - This is Bob Cicconi's latest build, the 1/700 scale Niko USS Illinois, BB-7, circa 1901. The kit is out-of-the-box with caenis line and stretched sprue rigging
and a flag from Tauro.  
HMS Thunderer 1914, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Hanchang Kuo - This is Hanchang Kuo's Combrig 1/700 scale HMS Thunderer finished in her 1914 fit. This is an excellent kit but as usual Combrig's instructions
weren't of much help.
Bouvet, French Battleship, YS Masterpieces 1:350 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - Here are photos of Bob Cicconi's latest build, the YS Masterpieces 1/350 sclae Bouvet. It's a departure from Bob's normal 1/700 scale, but it
was the only kit of the
Bouvet available at the time. He built it out of the box except for the rigging.
Gneisenau, Operation Berlin March 1941, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Gus Villanueva - Gus Villanueva built the 1:700 scale Tamiya Gneisenau to portray her as she entered Brest on 21 March 1941 at the conclusion of
Operation Berlin, which was a very successful raid into the North Atlantic.
HMS Erin 1915, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is the Combrig 1:700 scale HMS Erin, built by Kostas Katseas. The Erin was ordered from the Vickers Yard in 1911 by Turkey and Vickers designed a
ship that packed quite a punch in a small size.
HMS Dreadnought, Iron Shipwrights 1:350 Scale, Built by Colin Swager - These are some photographs of Colin Swager's just completed HMS Dreadnought, Iron Shipwright's 1/350 scale resin kit. Extra detail was added
from
White Ensign Models and L'Arsenal and some scratch-building.
Jean Bart 1950, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is the Trumpeter 1/700 scale Jean Bart around 1950. Kostas Katseas tried to add the side bulges, as well as modify the bridge. Apart from that he kept
the whole thing rather simple.  
Bismarck, Dragon 1:700 Scale, Built by Krzysztof Andrzejak - Here are a few photographs of Krzysztof Andrzejak's "Bismarck" by Dragon in 1:700scale. The painting of the ship is from 24 May 1941 during the battle of the
Denmark Strait.
USS Colorado, H-P Models 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is the USS Colorado in 1:700 scale from H-P Models and built by Kostas Katseas. The model depicts the ship as modified with a large anti-torpedo
bulge on each side and with only the fore cage mast.
USS Iowa BB-4, 1:96 Scale, Scratch-Built by Tim Quinlan - Here are pictures of Tim Quinlan,s USS Iowa scratch-built in 1/96th scale.  The Iowa (BB-4) was a one-off design, essentially an improved Indiana class
battleship.  
Yamato, Tamiya 1:350 Scale, Built by Louis Carabott -  Well known Maltese Falcon Louis Carabott used the now old Tamiya 1/350 scale kit, which had been laying on the shelf for quite some time.  He also included the
White Ensign Models photo etch detail set as well as the detail sets of the AA guns from Veteran and boating equipment from Voyager Models.
Nagato, Aoshima 1:700 Scale, Built by Jose Soca - Jose Soca always liked Nagato and built this Aoshima 1:700 scale model of her. Nagato with her striking pagoda mast and unique design, is what the real essence of the
Imperial Japanese Navy was all about in Jose's opinion.
USS Alaska CB-1, Samek 1:700 Scale, Built by James Kloek - This is Jim Kloek's  build of the Samek 1/700 scale USS Alaska. This is a very nice resin kit which built up into what is a good looking model. The build is
pretty much out of the box, although Jim did replace the kit quad 40mm with the aftermarket guns from Niko, and the 20mm Oerlikons with photo-etch from Gold Medal Models.  
HMS Iron Duke 1916, Airfix 1:600 Scale, Modified & Built by Wes Beatty - This is the Airfix 1:600 scale kit of HMS Iron Duke. Wes Beatty tried to backdate the kit to circa. 1916.  The White Ensign Models photo-etched
set was used.. The deck was replaced with scribed Evergreen styrene.  
SMS Weissenburg, German Predreadnought, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - This is the Combrig 1/700 scale SMS Weissenburg built by Bob Cicconi. It's a really nice kit, but for some reason there are no
instructions whatsoever regarding the boat stowage racks, the photo-etched aft superstructure support, and several other items on the photo-etch fret.  
HMS Iron Duke 1918, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas has built the Combrig 1:700 Scale HMS Iron Duke in her 1918 fit with coffee pot search light towers. No longer the flagship of the
Grand Fleet, since she was replaced by
HMS Queen Elizabeth when Admiral Beatty became commander, replacing Admiral Jellicoe, the Iron Duke still exhibits the classic elegance of the British battleship at the height of her
power.  
USS Iowa BB-4 1898, Niko Model 1:700 Scale, Built by Norbert Thiel - Norbert Thiel has built the Niko Model 1:700 scale USS Iowa BB-4. The ship is painted in the buff and white peace time livery.  
Clemenceau, Heller 1:400 Class, Modified and Built by Eric Courtial - These are pictures of the conversion by Eric Courtial of the old Heller 1:400 scale kit of the battleship Richelieu into the Clemenceau. The Clemenceau
was the third of the
Richelieu class, a little modified (new superstructures), and was laid down in January 1939.
Gneisenau, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Brian Miller - These are a few photographs of Brian Miller's 1/700 scale German battlecruiser Gneisenau from Tamiya. The paint scheme is from December 1940 while she was in
Korsfjord , Norway . Brian built it entirely out-of-box.  
Bismarck, Swampworks 1:144 Scale, Built & Modified by Tim Quinlan - Here are pictures of Tim Quinlan's 1:144th scale semi scratch-built model of the DKM Bismarck.  Tim's model started out as a combat model, but he
lost interest in that venue, and decided to complete her as a high detail operating model.  
USS Arizona, Digital Navy 1:100 Scale, Resized from 1:250 Scale & Built by Mark Taylor - This is Digital Navy's USS Arizona in 1/100 scale. This is a paper model kit that is designed to 1/250 scale, but Mark Taylor had
the inspiration to increase zoom to 250% and make the model similar in size to the 1/96 version that currently resides at the Arizona Memorial Museum .   
Yamato 1945, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Shuki Aloni - These pictures are of a model of the battleship Yamato in 1:200 scale scratch-built by Shuki Aloni. The model was made from scratch from card board, balsa
wood and few other materials.  
USS Texas, Predreadnought Battleship, Niko Model 1:700 Scale, Built by Norbert Thiel - Here are some photographs of Nobert Thiel's finished USS Texas from Niko Model in 1:700 scale.
Bismarck, Revell 1:350 Scale, Built by Kosta Katseas  - Kostas Katseas' latest commission in 1/350 scale, the Revell Bismarck is a very nice kit and a definite improvement upon the old Tamiya kit. However, for someone
who wants to super detail there is still room available for improvements.  
Admiral Graf Spee, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Shuki Aloni - This model from Shuki Aloni's collection is of the "Pocket Battleship" Admiral Graf Spee. It is made in 1:200 scale from scratch and from card board and
balsa wood with some other materials. It took Shuki 4 weeks to build.
SMS Seydlitz 1916, WSW 1:700 Scale, Built by Norbert Thiel - These are shots of Norbert Thiel's finished WSW Seydlitz model. He have used his NNT gun barrels, his NNT  life buoys and boats from Kombrig. Norbert also
changed the deck openings according to the 1916 appearance.   
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.
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.   
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.  
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.
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.  
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.  
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.   
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.
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.  
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.  
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.  
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.  
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 .  
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.
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
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.  
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.  
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."  
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.  
Yamato, Scratch-Built in 1:96 Scale by Rich Smith - This built of Yamato is 100% scratch-built in 1:96 scale.  
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.  
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.  
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.  
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.  
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.  
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.
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.  
Democratie, French Battleship, Fleet Net 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - Here are a few photos of the Fleet Net 1/700 scale Liberte. Bob Cicconi built it as the Democratie, which is actually the subject of the kit, as she
was the only one of the four that had the protective bulges on each hull side under the bow anchors.  
Bismarck, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Katseas Kostas - This is a commission Katseas Kostas received for a Bismarck in heavy seas, as it was requested by the client. He used as a guide the Trumpeter box art from the
Bismarck kit, in texture color and composition.
Bismarck, Revell 1:350 Scale, Built by Phil Reeder - This is the build of the Revell 1/350th scale kit of the famous German battleship Bismarck built by Phil Reeder. The kit is a great improvement over the Tamiya Bismarck
kit.   
HMS Hood 1941, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Krzysztof Andrzejak - These are a few pictures of the Trumpeter's model HMS Hood from 1941 in 1:700 scale. The model was built by Krzysztof Andrzejak.  
HMS Courageous 1917, Admiralty Model Works 1:700 Scale, Built by Gerard Del Monte - This is the Admiralty Model Work's superb 1:700 scale resin kit of HMS Courageous as originally configured as a battle cruiser
and built by
Gerard Del Monte.  
HMS Iron Duke 1918, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Katseas Kostas - Katseas Kostas considers the Combrig 1:700 scale HMS Iron Duke to be a very sharp kit. He was not sure about the boat at the rear superstructure but
it looks nice so that he decided to leave it there.  
Yashima, Japanese Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - These are photos of Greg Shoda's model of the Japanese predreadnought battleship Yashima scratch-built in 1:550 scale.   
USS Oregon, Glencoe, Built by David Nanberg - David Nanberg said, "Here are photos of USS Oregon from the fairly awful Glencoe kit." I think you will agree that David's Oregon is far from awful when he is finished with
it.  
Yamashiro, Aoshima 1:700 Scale, Built by Jose Soca - This is the 1/700 scale Yamashiro from Aoshima. This kit is really well put together but we modelers are never happy with just a painted piece of plastic nowadays, so to
embellish it
Jose Soca used Flyhawk's Yamashiro super detail photo-etch set.  
USS Missouri BB-63 1945, Tamiya 1:350 Scale, Built by Alec Cap - This is the Tamiya 1:350 scale model of USS Missouri, built by Alec Cap. It took Alec five days to complete.  
HMS Hood 1938, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Phil Reeder - These are a few photos of Phil Reeder's kit-bash of the Trumpeter 1/350th scale Hood. Phil decided to convert the kit to depict her as she appeared in 1938.
This required at least 60 modifications to the 1941 version.  
Bismarck, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Song Jung Gun - This is recent model by Song Jung Gun, the 1/200 scale DKM Bismarck. It took 7 month's of working to complete the model  all scratch-built from wood.   
HMS Repulse 1941, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Frank O'Neill - Here are some photographs of the recently completed Tamiya 1/700 scale Repulse by Frank O'Neill. Frank used the White Ensign Models brass
photo-etch set and rigged the model with 0.002" monofilament.  
HMS Queen Elizabeth 1918, White Ensign Models 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - The White Ensign Models HMS Queen Elizabeth 1918 Fit in 1:700 scale is a very nice kit, Kostas Katseas only had to replace the
main and secondary armament with brass barrels ,other than that built straight out of the box.  
Justice, French Battleship, 1:550 Scale, Scratch-Built by Greg Shoda - Here are photos of the 1:550 scale Justice, scratch-built by Greg Shoda. The 15,000 ton class of French predreadnought battleships (Patrie,
Republique, Democratie, Justice, Liberte, & Justice) are favorites of his.  
Scharnhorst 1940, Heller/Airfix 1:400 Scale, Built by Phil Reeder - This is a build of the Airfix/Heller kit of the DKM Scharnhorst, in 1/400th scale by Phil Reeder. He did the vessel as she appeared in December 1940,
shortly before going on her raiding sortie in the North Atlantic, "Operation Berlin".  
Graf Spee, Heller 1:400 Scale, Built by Frank O'Neill - Here are a few pictures of the Graf Spee built by Frank O'Neill. It's the Heller 1/400 scale kit with a lot of modifications added.   
HMS Hood, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Ted Bunn - This is the Trumpeter 1/350 scale HMS Hood. Ted Bunn added the White Ensign Models and both of the Gold Medal Models photo-etch sets to her, sometimes
using parts from each set on certain pieces.  
Mutsu 1943, Imperial Japanese Battleship, Aoshima 1:700 Scale (New Tooling), Built by Lars Juel Mosbaek - Here is the IJN MUTSU 1943 from the Aoshima (New mold) in 1:700 scale built by Lars Juel Mosbaek. The
building time was approximately 6 weeks.  
HMS Roberts, British WWII Monitor, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by David Bilek - David Bilek just finished HMS Roberts the monitor from Kombrig in scale 1/700. HMS Roberts from Kombrig is very accurate resin kit.
David was very satisfied with quality of casting.  
HMS Resolution 1916, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - Here are photos of Greg Shoda's 1/550 scale model of the dreadnought battleship HMS Resolution, ca. 1916. The "R" class battleships, unfortunately,
were not considered good candidates for drastic modernization between the wars.  
USS Maine 1898, Scratch-Built in 1:96 Scale by Tim Quinlan - Some modelers like their ships full hull but those that prefer waterline format say that the ship is not natural if it is not in its element. However, the waterline
enthusiasts normally have their models on a board surrounded by a plaster or gel sea.
Tim Quinlan has the best of both worlds. His USS Maine is scratch-built in 1:96 scale and is radio controlled (R/C). It looks great in or out
of water.  
USS Iowa 1944, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Christoph Mentzel - Some months ago Christoph Mentzel built the USS Iowa 1944 in her dazzle measure. In his opinion it is the most interesting ship from Tamiya in 1:700
scale.  
USS Missouri 1945, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Christoph Mentzel - One of the many ships in the Pacific Fleet of Christoph Mentzel is the Tamiya 1/700 scale USS Missouri, in Ms. 22, colors with photo-etch from
White Ensign Models.  
Repulse 1941, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by An Chu - This is Tamiya's 1/700 scale HMS Repulse by An Chu.  
HMS Repulse 1936, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Katseas Kostas - Katseas Kostas built the new Tamiya 1:700 scale HMS Repulse. However, he built it in her fit in 1936.  
USS Oregon BB-3 1898, Scratch-Built by Greg Shoda in 1:550 Scale - These are photographs of the USS Oregon by Greg Shoda. The model is scratch-built in 1:550 scale.  
HMS Renown, British Battlecruiser 1916, NNT 1:700 Scale, Built by Norbert Thiel - These are shots of the finished HMS Renown model, as completed in 1916 (NNT 1:700 Scale), built by Norbert Thiel of NNT.  
King George V, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Neal Clarke - This model was 13 years in the making but Neal Clarke has produced the spectacle of HMS King George V in 1:700 scale from Tamiya.  
HMS Queen Mary, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Frank O'Neill - Here are pictures of the Combrig in 1:700 scale. Queen Mary. Frank O'Neill used the Combrig photo-etch that comes with the kit and added Tom's
Modelworks
photo-etched railings, stairs and ladders.
Charles Martel, French Battleship 1900, Yumemato 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - Bob Cicconi built the 1/700 scale Yumemato Charles Martel circa 1900. The kit is one of the limited run resin series made by the
model maker from Japan.   
HMS Queen Mary, British Battle Cruiser, 1:200 Scale, Scratch-Built by Shuki Aloni - This model of HMS Queen Mary was scratch-built by Shuki Aloni of Israel. The materials used were based on balsa wood and
cardboard in 1:200 scale, based on drawings attached to "Battle Cruisers" by John Roberts and took two months to build.   
USS Nevada 1945, H-P Models 1:700 Scale, Built by Christoph Mentzel - This is the USS Nevada from H-P Models, in 1/700 scale. Christoph Mentzel decided to build her as she looked at the time of the landings of Iwo
Jima in early 1945 with a dazzle pattern camouflage.  
USS Kearsarge, Commanders/Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Steve Berti - Steve Berti built the Commanders/Iron Shipwrights 1/350 scale kit of the USS Kearsarge. He added brass gun barrels as well as open
5-inch gun battery hatches.  
USS Arizona, Revell 1:426th Scale, Built by Wes Beatty - This is the old Revell/Monogram 1/426 scale U.S.S. Arizona. Wes Beatty built this kit long before the current controversy about the Arizona's final colour scheme.
It's not an endorsement of the 5-D crowd.  
Nagato, Japanese Battleship, Otaki 1:400 Scale, Built by Jose Soca - This model is the 1/400 scale Nagato from Otaki. Jose Soca used a lot of photo-etch sets on this one, as the kit itself is lacking detail. He depicted her on
her way to Leyte Gulf.
HMS Warspite, White Ensign Models 1:700 Scale, Built by An Chu - An Chu has built the White Ensign Models HMS Warspite in 1:700 scale. Even though the WEM kit is packed with detail, he has added even more
minute detail to the kit.  
Danton, French Predreadnought Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - Here are photos of the model of the French predreadnought battleship Danton. The plans used by Greg Shoda were pretty basic, so
the model is not highly detailed.  
USS Puritan, Monitor, Commanders/Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Felix Bustelo - Monitor Madness has again gripped Felix Bustelo in its throes with his build of the 1:350 scale USS Puritan by Commanders/Iron
Shipwright
.  
Graf Spee, 1:200 Scale, Scratch-Built by Paul Eisenberg - Here are four shots of the Graf Spee. It is scratch-built in 1:200 scale by Paul S. Eisenberg. The primary material used in bass wood. It took nine months to build,
not counting the developing of the plans.  
Tsarevitch, Imperial Russian Battleship 1904, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Andrey Veslivy - Andrey Veslivy built the Combrig 1:700 scale kit of the Imperial Russian battleship, Tsarevitch, as she appeared in 1904 as part
of the Russian Pacific Squadron, subsequently known as the First Pacific Squadron.  
Dunkerque, French Battle Cruiser, Scratch-Built by Greg Shoda - Dunkerque is the only "modern" ship Greg Shoda has ever tried to build not using a kit. He had a long range plan to build a sample of all dreadnought
battleship classes, either by scratch-build or kits.
HMS Rodney 1934, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Jon Iverson - This is the Tamiya HMS Rodney circa 1934 that finished in 2006 by Jon Iverson. The model was finished with White Ensign Models Coulorcoats AP507B
medium home fleet gray.  
Retvizan, Imperial Russian Battleship 1904, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Andrey Veslivy - This is the Combrig 1:700 scale Retvizan, built by Andrey Veslivy and painted in her olive war colors.  
USS Wyoming, Arkansas Class Monitor, Imperial Hobby Productions 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - Here are some photos of the Imperial Hobby Productions 1/700 scale USS Wyoming, Arkansas class monitor as she
appeared early in her career, circa 1902-1903. The kit was built by
Bob Cicconi.  
HMS Vanguard, Last of the Line, H-P Models 1:700 Scale, Built by Peter Fulgoney - HMS Vanguard, an updating of the Lion Class was the last British battleship of a very long line and was the most able big gun platform
that the Royal Navy put to sea. This is the H-P Models 1:700 scale model of the
Vanguard built by Peter Fulgoney.  
Dunkerque, French Battlecruiser, Heller 1:400 Scale, Built by Wes Beatty - The Dunkerque is Heller's old 1/400 scale kit. Wes Beatty sanded down the the deck, as raised planking detail never made much sense to him. The
railings are
Gold Medal Models photo-etch and the rigging stretched sprue.  
Pelayo, Spanish Battleship, 1:550 Scale, Scratch-Built by Greg Shoda - Here is yet another model of the Spanish battleship Pelayo. It is built in Greg Shoda's normal 1/550 scale. He did not find much in the way of reference
materials.  
USS Arizona BB-39, Mini-Hobby 1:350 Scale, Built by Mario Busto - These photographs show a Mini Hobby Model USS Arizona in 1/350 scale, as it should have appeared in the mid 1930s. Mario Busto built, modified and
motorized the kit.  
HMS New Zealand, RN Battle Cruiser, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - HMS New Zealand was in the middle of the action during WWI, taking part in the 3 big battles in the North Sea, Heligoland Bight, Dogger
Bank, & Jutland. Here are photos of the 1/550 scale scratch-built model of this ship by
Greg Shoda.  
Nagato, Japanese Battleship, Aoshima 1:700 Scale, Built by Jeong Hoon, Lee - This is the Japanese battleship Nagato. The model is from Aoshima in 1:700 scale and was built by Jeong Hoon, Lee from South Korea.  
Pelayo, Spanish Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:72 Scale by Alejandro Garcia Martinez - This is the Spanish battleship Pelayo. Alejandro Garcia Martinez saw another model about this ship, a 1/700 scale version by Jim
Baumann
. However, his model is a "little" bigger than Jim's model, because she is in 1/72 scale and radio controlled.  
HMS Bellerophon, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - Here are a few pictures of the HMS Bellerophon built by Greg Shoda, which was based on the drawings in R.A. Burt's British Battleships of WWI. The
model is in his normal oddball 1/550 scale.  
RN Roma, Italian Battleship 1943, Regia Marina 1:700 Scale, Built by An Chu - This is the Italian battleship RN Roma. An Chu of Canada built the 1:700 scale kit by Regia Marina to portray the battleship in 1943.  
Kirishima, Fujimi 1:700 Scale, Built by Peter Lindstrom - Here are photographs of a 1/700 scale Kirishima by Fujimi built by Peter Lindstrom. Toms Model Works photo-etched parts were used, along with extensive
custom work.
Chen Yuen, Imperial Chinese Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - These are photos of the Chinese battleship Chen Yuen scratch-built by Greg Shoda in 1:550 scale.  Even in 1/550 scale, it is for me a
short model, being a shade under 7-inches long.
Imperator Alexander II, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Andrey Zhukov - This is the Combrig 1:700 scale Russian barbette Battleship Imperator Alexander II, built by Andrey Zhukov. Unlike her sister ship, Nikolay I, see
was not included into Nebogatov's 3rd Pacific Squadron of obsolete battleships, due to ongoing repair and thus was not able to be an actor in Tsushima massacre.  
Bubnov GUK Battleship Design, The 1915 Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:100 Scale by Sergei E. Vinogradov, Photographs by Dmitry Antonov - This particular design is Project GUK from April 1914. It is also called the
1915 battleship. Designed by Ivan G. Bubnov, the battleship was to be armed with twelve 16-inch/45 (406mm) and twenty four 130mm guns with a speed of 25 knots and a displacement of 35,600 tons. The model is
scratch-built in 1:100 scale by
Sergei E. Vinogradov.   
Bismarck, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Norbert Thiel - This is the Trumpeter Bismarck built by Norbert Thiel with many Gold Medal Models photo-etch parts, Samek cranes, NNT Gun Barrels, Eduard figures, an
Aoshima Tug with some scratch-building and a lot of fun.  
HMS Hercules, British Battleship 1:550 Scale, Scratch-Built by Greg Shoda - Hercules was one of the battleships of the British Grand Fleet of WWI. Greg Shoda was always fascinated by these ships. This led him to want
to build representatives of all of the different classes. His model was built in 1/550 scale.  
HMS Renown, British Battle Cruiser, White Ensign Models 1:700 Scale, Built by An Chu - This superb White Ensign Models resin kit had most of the parts and photo-etch that An Chu needed. He added items from Gold
Medal Model's
Gold Plus Ultra-Fine Railing, Clipper model's RN 38cm Gun Barrel /Canvas and few plastic injection accessories from Tamiya's HMS Hood kit.  
HMS Hood, British Battle Cruiser, 1:200 Scale, Scratch-Built by Song, Jung Gun - This model of HMS Hood is in 1:200 scale. The model is entirely scratch-built by Song, Jung Gun from wood. For railings he used string.
The
Anatomy of the Ship, HMS Hood was used as a reference and the model depicts her appearance in 1931 with a catapult and crane at her stern. It took nine months to build.  
Carnot, French Battleship, Dream Festival Workshop 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - These are photos of the French Pre-Dreadnought Carnot, which is the second offering from the Dream Festival Workshop. The kit is
a 1/700 scale short-run resin kit, and is the same quality of the
Jaureguiberry kit. The model was built by Bob Cicconi.  
HMS Invincible, British Battle Cruiser, Commanders/Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Luciano Rizzato - This is the HMS Invincible, British battle cruiser, in 1:350 scale from Commanders/Iron Shipwright and built
by
Luciano Rizzato.
HMS Triumph, British Battleship 1904, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Pat Camp - This is Combrig's 1/700 scale HMS Triumph kit built by Pat Camp using White Ensign Model's PE757 HMS Tiger photo-etch set and
Atlantic Models Ratlines 1/600-1/700 scale. The torpedo nets are fine braided steel wire that a car modeler friend kindly let me have. Figures are from Tom's Modelworks. Flags are from Gold Medal Models.  
Kniaz Potemkin Tavricheskii, Heller 1:400 Scale, Built by Tom Ruprecht - This was originally a Heller kit, now under the Maquette label. The one Tom Ruprecht built was marketed by the Russian "Ogoniuk" or something
similar.  
HMS Erin, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Norbert Thiel - Here are some pictures showing results with Combrig´s 1:700 scale HMS Erin. Norbert Thiel have cast his own turrets, used NNT gun barrels and White Ensign
Models
Photo-Etch.  
RN Caio Duilio 1890, Italian Battleship, Delphis Models 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - Here are photos of the DelphisModels 1/700 scale Caio Duilio that Bob Cicconi just completed. The Duilio, designed by
Benedetto Brin, was considered as revolutionary as the
Gloire was when it appeared on the naval scene. It had massive 17.7" 100 ton main guns, and was considered fast for its day at 15 knots.
SMS Bayern, Imperial German Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - Here are some photos of my model of SMS Bayern, scratch-built in 1:550 scale by Greg Shoda. Bayern and Baden were the largest
German battleships of WWI.  
HMS Prince of Wales, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Michael Wain - This is the Tamiya 1/700 scale HMS Prince of Wales. Michael Wain modelled her at the time she was in the far east and used the Shipcraft book for
reference to weapons fit and camouflage. He used
White Ensign Models  photo-etch and replaced a couple of parts with WEM resin detail parts.  
Georgii Pobedonosets, Imperial Russian Battleship, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - This is the 1/700 scale Combrig Georgii Pobedonosets built by Bob Cicconi.  The ship was launched in 1895 as a
modification of the
Sinope class, and had a fairly uneventful career, save that it was involved in the Potemkin mutiny saga.  
Borodino, Imperial Russian Battleship, Zvezda 1:350 Scale, Built by Alexandre Mazur - This is the 1:350 scale model of the Imperial Russian battleship Borodino, produced by Zvezda. Alexandre Mazur built the model with
the addition of brass photo-etch from
White Ensign Models.   
Faa di Bruno, Italian Monitor, Regia Marina 1:700 Scale, Built by Peter Fulgoney - Peter Fulgoney just completed the Regia Marina 1:700 scale Faa di Bruno which he bought at Telford last month. Detail that really stands
out over other naval vessels is the shape of the hull, it's like a sunken industrial building which, perversely, has a 15 inch gun turret mounted on top and a cabin, and chimney with a crows nest over the top.  
Musashi, Arii 1:250 Scale, Built by Shin Moo-Joon - This is 1/250 scale Musashi kit produced by Arii. Purchased in the last of 2002, Shin Moo-Joon built it without any photo-etching and all of the additional detail is scratch
built by stretched plastic and plastic beam and plastic plate, fishing rope (0.115mm) and steel wire.  
HMS Resolution, R Class Battleship 1916, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - These are photos of the 1/550 scale model of the dreadnought battleship HMS Resolution, ca. 1916, scratch-built by Greg Shoda.
The "R" class battleships, unfortunately, were not considered good candidates for drastic modernization between the wars but in 1916, they were considered the most potent warships in the Grand Fleet.  
Hyuga, Japanese Battleship, Hasegawa 1:700 Scale, Built by George Hargreaves - George Hargreaves built this 1:700 scale Hasegawa model of the Hyuga. This would be a great out of box build but there is so much
opportunity to tinker. The kit design allows for after market photo-etch to be added around the funnel. He then turned to the after block and remade the aft tripod legs from brass rod.  
HMS Hood 1937-1938, Italeri 1:720 Scale, Built by Dino Carancini - Dino Carancini fell in love with the HMS Hood some years ago while reading the book "Pursuit" by Ludovic Kennedy (in Italy "Caccia alla Bismarck" ).
He began to collect documentation about the HMS Hood and then got an Italeri 1/720 scale
Hood.  
Espana, Spanish Battleship, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Frank O'Neill - Here are some photos of the Combrig 1:700 scale España just finished-hot off the workbench of Frank O'Neill. The railings are from Tom's
Modelworks
, the masts are scratch-built, as are the searchlight reflector lenses.  
Kirishima, Japanese Fast Battleship, Yankee Modelworks 1:350 Scale, Built by Luciano Rizzato - This is the Kirishima, Japanese fast battleship, from the Yankee Modelworks 1:350 scale kit. Luciano Rizzato used Steve
Nutall's CNC Cut Barrel Set "IJN Kirishima Limited Edition" 14 x 6" 50 cal casement guns and 8 x 5" AA guns plus the mains.
White Ensign Models IJN paints and also from WEM, their  "Yamato" and "Ladders and
Walkways" photo-etch sets. The final detail came with
L'Arsenal AC 350 20 Paravanes.  
Jaime I, Spanish Battleship, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Germà Coenders - This is one of the three España class dreadnought battleships. These ships were remarkable in naval history as the smallest dreadnought
battleships ever built. Two of them were still in service to take part in the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39, one on each side. Neither survived the war.
Jaime I remained loyal to the Spanish republican government. Germà
Coenders
built the Combrig 1:700 scale kit of Jaime I as she appeared in 1937.  
USS Michigan, Commanders/Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Steve Berti - This is the Commanders/Iron Shipwright's 1/350 scale USS Michigan. Steve Berti added platforms and ladders to the two cage masts and
rebuilt the fire control tops.   
HMS Tiger, 1:550 Scale, Scratch-Built by Greg Shoda - This is the HMS Tiger done in 1/550 scale scratch-built by Greg Shoda, based mainly on drawings from R. A. Burt's British Battleships of WWI. Construction time
was about two months at about 3-4 hours per day.  
HMS Hood, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Rick Cotton - Rick Cotton has built the Trumpeter 1:350 scale kit of HMS Hood. Tom's Modelworks photo-etch was used to add extra detail.  
HMS Nelson, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Dino Carancini - Tamiya HMS Nelson ... cheap, fast and easy... Dino Carancini built this kit "straight out of box" for an hobby shop just to show to the customers what you can
obtain from a 1/700 scale kit without photo-etch and scratch-built details.   
SMS Nassau Scratch-Built by Geg Shoda - This is the SMS Nassau, scratch-built by Greg Shoda.. He actually completed the model several years ago. During construction, Greg made a serious blunder in making the bow too
fine. This error has bothered him for a long time. He decided that he could not stand it any longer and decided to risk surgery on the bow. Greg was able to widen it a bit, improving the appearance of the model a lot in his eyes.  
Bismarck, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is the Bismarck in the North Atlantic. Kostas Katseas used the Trumpeter 1:700 scale kit, enhanced with Voyager photo-etch, to portray the ship.
RN Roma, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - "Taking it green" is visually emphasized in this build by Kostas Katseas. His build of the RN Roma from the Trumpeter 1:700 scale kit is placed in heavy seas with
the
Roma plowing her bow into a swell and the stern rising out of the sea.
Richelieu, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Nicolas Dupont - Nicolas Dupont made the Trumpeter 1:350 scale Richelieu a labor of love to correct the errors found in the kit. Nicolas portrayed the French
battleship as she appeared in 1952.
HMS Barham, Pitroad 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - The 1:700 scale model of HMS Barham by Pitroad is a fairly old kit. However, Kostas Katseas has performed his usual magic with the Pitroad Barham to list
among his countless other outstanding presentations.
HMS Nelson, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Here is the next installment in the Kostas Katseas saga. This is his build of the Tamiya 1:700 scale HMS Nelson.
HMS Devastation, British Battleship 1880, Scratch-Built in 1:700 Scale by Bob Cicconi - This is Bob Cicconi's first scratch-build, HMS Devastation circa 1880. It's 1/700 scale, and he built a hull from
laminated styrene sheets and a superstructure from a soft wood-like material to make masters.
HMS Queen Elizabeth, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas built this model of HMS Queen Elizabeth from the Trumpeter kit in 1:350 scale. He also used the White Ensign
Models
brass photo-etch set produced by WEM for this kit, as well as many other items scratch-built for this build.
USS Colorado 1945, Scratch-Built in 1:192 Scale by J. S. Stockton - Here are photographs of J. S. Stockton's model of USS Colorado, 1945 in 1/192 scale.  The model is scratch-built from Floating
Drydock plans using parts from Bluejacket Marine and H-R Products.
USS West Virginia, Tom's Modelworks 1:350 Scale, Built by Chris Preston - This is the build by Chris Preston of a Tom's Modelworks USS WEST VIRGINIA for retired USMC Sgt Dick Fiske, who served onboard the
WEST VIRGINIA as a 19 year old Cpl, USMC, and Ship's Bugler, during the attack on Pearl Harbor.
RN Roma, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - This is the Trumpeter 1/700 scale Roma. Bob Cicconi used the Gatormask masks designed for this kit and they worked out very nicely. In addition
he used parts of the super-detail kit sold by
Regia Marina, which also enhanced the quality of the build. Floquil and Testors enamels were used, as well as stretched sprue rigging. All in all a nice kit!
HMS Warspite, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Shuki Aloni - This is the HMS Warspite in 1:200 scale. It is scratch-built by Shuki Aloni based on drawings from Profile Morski and it took him six weeks to
build. It is made from the same materials that he has at home: card board, balsa wood and copper pipes.
Yamato, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Song Jung Gun - This is a 1:200 scale model of the  Japanese battleship Yamato. It took Song Jung Gun nine months to scratch-build this model from Ginko wood.
Sinop, Imperial Russian Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - This is a model of the Russian predreadnought battleship Sinop. Greg Shoda built it in 1/550 scale from drawings from Tomitch's Warships
of the Imperial Russian Navy and from the Internet.
Amagi, Japanese Battlecruiser 1920, Fujimi 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - The Amagi Class battlecruiser was designed to counteract the USN Lexington Class battlecruiser designs. Four ships
were ordered with
Amagi and Akagi laid down in 1920 and Atago and Takao laid down in 1921.  This is the build of that kit by Kostas Katseas.
USS Alabama BB-60, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Here is another treat from Kostas Katseas. This time it is the USS Alabama in her camouflage scheme. It is built from the Trumpeter
kit in 1:350 scale.
HMS Canopus 1915, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - This build by Bob Cicconi of the Combrig HMS Canopus in 1:700 scale represents Canopus as she appeared at the Dardanelles operation in 1915, when
forces consisting of pre-dreadnoughts bombarded the forts before the Gallipolli landings.
Scharnhorst. Airfix 1:600 Scale, Built by Bernd Villhauer - Bernd Villhauer shows what can be done with an older kit. This is the Airfix 1:600 scale kit of Scharnhorst. What makes this kit unique is that it
depicts the ship in 1939, as built with an almost straight cutwater, flat funnel top and aircraft catapult on Caesar turret.
Nagato 1927, Aoshima 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Here is a very interesting build from Kostas Katseas. The model is the Nagato with her 1927 fit from Aoshima in 1:700 scale. In the usual,
above and beyond, fashion of all of his builds,
Kostas has added those unusual additions that sets his builds apart from others. Here it is the landscape of the forested Japanese cliff and seaplane at the stern, not to
mention the deck awnings. It is hard to believe that this is all in 1:700 scale.
HMS Dreadnought 1906, Zvezda 1:350 Scale, Built by Colin Swager - This is Colin Swager's build of the Zvezda 1/350 scale kit of HMS Dreadnought. The kit went together well, except for the bridge
support structures which proved difficult to get right. The ship is hand painted with Humbrol and Tamiya enamels and is rigged with 14.0 ( extremely fine) fly tying line. The masts are all replaced with brass rod.
Suffren, French Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:350 Scale by Greg Shoda - For Greg Shoda the Suffren is the most attractive of the French predreadnoughts, which do take a while to warm up to. It was scratch-built in 1/550
scale, based upon drawings from the French Archives.
RN Affondatore, Italian Battleship 1865, Scratch-Built in 1:350 Scale by Dr. Andrea De Bonis - RN Affondatore, whose name means "Sinker" in Italian, reached Italy just as the Third War of Italian Independence was
brewing in 1866;
Affondatore's paint was hardly dry when she found herself the flagship of Adm. Persano at the Battle of Lissa against the Austro-Hungarian Fleet. Dr. Andrea De Bonis scratch-built the Affondatore in 1:350
scale.
HMS Dreadnought, Scratch-Built in 1:450 Scale by Greg Shoda -Greg Shoda built this model of HMS Dreadnought quite some time ago. It’s main significance is that it is Greg's wife’s favorite of all the models he has built.
She likes the way it looks but, but not being a ship expert, does not know what the original looked like. It was built in card in 1/450 scale.
USS Arizona, Trumpeter 1:200 Scale, Built by Ryan Russell - Ryan Russell had been out of the ship business for awhile. The last that he had built a ship model was 1998. To immerse himself back into the hobby, he didn't
mess around. Instead of a tiny 1:700 scale PT boat he decided to go with the big enchilada, The
USS Arizona in 1:200 scale from Trumpeter.
Nagato December 7, 1941, Haegawa 1:350 Scale, Built by Neil McJunkins - This is the Hasegawa 1:350 scale IJN Nagato, built by Neil McJunkins to depict her at anchor with Admiral Yamamoto,
waiting for news of the strike at Pearl Harbor on December 7,1941.
Lion Roar photo-etch was used as well as Hasegawa's wooden deck. She is painted using White Ensign Colourcoats and her rigging is
stretched sprue.
USS Oklahoma, Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Jeff Sharp - Jeff Sharp built the 1:350 scale Iron Shipwright USS Oklahoma in the scheme the battleship carried on December 7, 1941, when she was sunk at Pearl
Harbor.
RN Roma 1943, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Guido Camurati - Here is the latest effort of Guido Camurati, the beautiful R.N.Roma in 1/700 scale by Trumpeter. Photo-etch is from various manufacturers and colors by
Lifecolor.
HMS Queen Elizabeth 1918, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas used his magic in this build of HMS Queen Elizabeth in her 1918 fit. The kit is by Trumpeter in 1:700 scale.
HMS Warspite, Academy 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas  - Kostas Katseas built the Academy HMS Warspite in 1/350 scale. He added to it with generic photo-etch, a few plasticard improvements, and brass 20 mm
Oerlikons.
SMS Prinzregent Luitpold, Imperial German Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - Here are some photos of my model of SMS Prinzregent Luitpold. The model is in 1/550 scale. It is not highly detailed
due to the basic drawings that I utilized.
RN Andrea Doria, Italian Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Shuki Aloni -This is the Regia Marina Battleship Andrea Doria, scratch-built in 1:200 scale by Shuki Aloni. It was made with the same method as I have
used before with cardboard, balsa wood and other useful materials.
HMS Vanguard, The Last of the Breed, Samek 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - The last of the breed of Royal Navy battleships was the HMS Vanguard completed after World War Two. Kostas Katseas has built the
1:700 scale
Samek kit of Vanguard, as shown here.
RN Roma, Italian Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Song Jung Gun - This is a 1/200 scale model of the Italian battleship, Roma. It took Song Jung Gun nine months to scratch-build this model from wood stock.
HMS Prince George 1915, Majestic Class Battleship, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Peter Fulgoney - Peter Fulgoney has built the Combrig 1:700 scale HMS Majestic kit as the sister ship HMS Prince George, as she
appeared in 1915 in shore bombardment duties at the Dardanelles.  
HMS Hood 1941, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is the Trumpeter 1:350 scale HMS Hood 1941 built by Kostas Katseas. He used the White Ensign Models photo-etch set and replacement resin
turrets.
Fort Drum, The Concrete Battleship of Manila Bay, OKB Grigorov 1:700 Scale, Built by Peter Fulgoney - This build is based on the OKB GRIGOROV 1:700 scale resin kit which was on sale last year. Peter Fulgoney
started building the kit straight away, and out of the box but like all builds these days it needs reference back up.
SMS Hindenburg, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - Here are photos of Greg Shoda's 1/550 scale model of SMS Hindenburg. It is a very simple model without a lot of detailing. The hardest part was aligning the
tripod legs. Greg dropped the model at least a couple of times since he finished it, but it is pretty sturdy.
HMS Agincourt, The Gin Palace, Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is the HMS Agincourt in 1:350 scale by Iron Shipwright built by Kostas Katseas.
USS Missouri BB-63 1944, Tamiya 1:350 Scale, Built by Neil McJunkins - This is the USS Missouri BB-63 from the Tamiya kit in 1:350 scale built by Neil McJunkins. Gold Medal Models photo-etch was used for the
railings and the Kingfishers are from
Trumpeter. She is painted in Measure 32, Design 22D using White Ensign Colourcoats.
Retvizan, Imperial Russian Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - One of Greg Shoda's ongoing projects has been to build a model of each Russian battleship classes starting from Navarin. He held off on
building
Retvizan for several years as he did not think that he could successfully render the small oval openings seen in the model. Greg finally started the build in December 2010 but not with much confidence as the plans he
used included a great many details that were a challenge for him to render in 1/550 scale.
USS Arizona BB-39, Trumpeter 1:200 Scale, Built by J. David Nedreski - The ship is the USS Arizona by Trumpeter in 1:200 scale, mounted on oak with basswood strips. David Nedreski added the additional photo-etch
offered by
Trumpeter.
Admiral Graf Spee 1936, Academy 1:350 Scale, Built by Colin Swager - This is the Admiral Graf Spee as she appeared in 1936 from the Academy kit in 1:350 scale. Colin Swager added wooden decks, brass barrels on main
and secondary armament, Eduard Kreigsmarine figures.
HMVS Cerberus, Australian Monitor, Combrig 1:350 Scale, Built by Felix Bustelo - Monitor Maven, Felix Bustelo, having built quantities of USN monitors, ventured further afield. Afflicted with monitor madness, Felix had a
go with Her Majesty's Victoria Ship
Cerberus in 1:350 scale from Combrig.
HMS Repulse 1941, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Jaap Pluimgraaff - This  is the HMS Repulse from Trumpeter in 1:350 scale built by Jaap Pluimgraaff. Everything is hand painted apart from some experiments with air
spray bottles from Tamiya on the main mast. Portholes, bridge windows and spotting top windows are made with crystal clear.  
USS Arizona BB-39, Revell Original Box Scale Kit, Built by Andrew Desautels - This is the old Revell USS Arizona with Gold Medal Models brass detail, a few bits from the Tom's Modelworks set, and a ton of
scratch-building, including the Kingfishers and the 5" AA guns on the boat deck.
Andrew Desautels is normally an aircraft builder, but this is his first serious attempt at a ship.  
Helgoland, Imperial German Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - These are photos of Greg Shoda's model of the German battleship Helg oland. Greg scratch-built it in 1:550 scale a while ago during his
protracted monochrome phase when he was not very concerned with ship paint schemes.
USS Idaho, H-P Models 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Katseas Kostas built the HP Models 1:700 scale USS Idaho at anchor and done in an overall 5N.  
HMS Hood Refit 1942, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Modified and Built by Peter Fulgoney - Peter Fulgoney's latest build is a 1/700 scale HMS HOOD 1942, as if modernized after Renown. This exercise is based on two of
Tamiya's kits,
HMS Hood and HMS King George V.   
SMS Lutzow, Imperial German Battle Cruiser, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - The Combrig 1/700 scale SMS Lutzow is of typical Combrig quality. Kostas Katseas added some extra details in the form of
etched port holes, doors, ladders, hand-rails around funnels area.   
Bismarck in Engagement with Hood, Revell 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas built the Revell 1/350 scale Bismarck with the Lion Roar photo-etch set. The model depicts Bismarck in her engagement
with
HMS Hood.
Moreno, Argentine Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - These are some photographs that Greg Shoda took of his model of the ARA Moreno. The model is a 1/550 scale representation of the little known
US-built dreadnought.  
USS Vermont, Niko Model 1:700 Scale, Four Kings - Group Build - Niko of Poland released a cage mast version of the Connecticutt class US Navy Predreadnoughts in late 2008, as the USS Vermont.   A number of
modelers who expressed an interest in building this wonderful kit of at best a little known ship of the pre dreadnought era got together over the internet and decided to do a group build of her.
Bob Cicconi, Neal Clarke, Bruno
Gire
, and Bruce Kapito each ordered the kit from our various retailers and set a start date for commencing their builds.  
Yamato, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas makes a big splash with his build of the 1:700 scale Yamato from Tamiya. It perfectly represents the largest battleship ever built plowing through the
ocean at maximum speed.  
Kongo, Fujimi 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - To start out 2011 on the right foot we have another of Kostas Katseas remarkable builds. This time it is the Kongo by Fujimi in 1:700 scale.  
HMS Barham, White Ensign Models 1:700 Scale, Built by An Chu - This is the 1:700 scale model of the British battleship HMS Barham produced by White Ensign Models and built by An Chu.
Mikasa 1904, 1:550 Scale, Scratch-Built by Greg Shoda - These are photos of Greg Shoda's latest project. He built this model of the IJN Mikasa in 1/550 scale card. The work took about 3 months off and on. It was based
upon simple drawings Greg found in a Japanese book.
HMS Agincourt 1917, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas has done another magnificent job with his construction of the Combrig 1:700 scale model of HMS Agincourt. The fit reflects her
appearance in late 1917. The original flying bridges amidship and aft tripod have been removed but the Gin Palace still retains the tall amidship derrick.  
HMS Hood 1941, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Zenden Ng - Zenden Ng built the Tamiya 1:700 scale HMS Hood primarily out of the box but with some rigging.  
Admiral Graf Spee 1939, Heller 1:400 Scale, Built by Ted Bunn - Ted Bunn's Heller 1:400 scale Graf Spee was painted with Colourcoats paints from White Ensign Models. He also fitted her out with the dedicated WEM
Photo-Etch set for this kit.
L'Arsenal products include their resin crew figures set, oxygen and acetylene bottles and their Arado Ar-196 resin seaplane. The main and secondary brass gun barrels came from Modelmarine.de.
HMS Repulse, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Colin Swager - This is the HMS Repulse 1/350 scale kit by Trumpeter. Colin Swager just completed model of this famous ship in her Mediterranean colours. She is painted in
Tamiya and Humbrol flat enamels, coated with Tamiya clear flat spray.  
USS Illinois BB-7, Niko Model 1:700 Scle, Built by Bob Cicconi - This is Bob Cicconi's latest build, the 1/700 scale Niko USS Illinois, BB-7, circa 1901. The kit is out-of-the-box with caenis line and stretched sprue rigging
and a flag from Tauro.  
HMS Thunderer 1914, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Hanchang Kuo - This is Hanchang Kuo's Combrig 1/700 scale HMS Thunderer finished in her 1914 fit. This is an excellent kit but as usual Combrig's instructions
weren't of much help.
Bouvet, French Battleship, YS Masterpieces 1:350 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - Here are photos of Bob Cicconi's latest build, the YS Masterpieces 1/350 sclae Bouvet. It's a departure from Bob's normal 1/700 scale, but it
was the only kit of the
Bouvet available at the time. He built it out of the box except for the rigging.
Gneisenau, Operation Berlin March 1941, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Gus Villanueva - Gus Villanueva built the 1:700 scale Tamiya Gneisenau to portray her as she entered Brest on 21 March 1941 at the conclusion of
Operation Berlin, which was a very successful raid into the North Atlantic.
HMS Erin 1915, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is the Combrig 1:700 scale HMS Erin, built by Kostas Katseas. The Erin was ordered from the Vickers Yard in 1911 by Turkey and Vickers designed a
ship that packed quite a punch in a small size.
HMS Dreadnought, Iron Shipwrights 1:350 Scale, Built by Colin Swager - These are some photographs of Colin Swager's just completed HMS Dreadnought, Iron Shipwright's 1/350 scale resin kit. Extra detail was added
from
White Ensign Models and L'Arsenal and some scratch-building.
Jean Bart 1950, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is the Trumpeter 1/700 scale Jean Bart around 1950. Kostas Katseas tried to add the side bulges, as well as modify the bridge. Apart from that he kept
the whole thing rather simple.  
Bismarck, Dragon 1:700 Scale, Built by Krzysztof Andrzejak - Here are a few photographs of Krzysztof Andrzejak's "Bismarck" by Dragon in 1:700scale. The painting of the ship is from 24 May 1941 during the battle of the
Denmark Strait.
USS Colorado, H-P Models 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is the USS Colorado in 1:700 scale from H-P Models and built by Kostas Katseas. The model depicts the ship as modified with a large anti-torpedo bulge
on each side and with only the fore cage mast.
USS Iowa BB-4, 1:96 Scale, Scratch-Built by Tim Quinlan - Here are pictures of Tim Quinlan,s USS Iowa scratch-built in 1/96th scale.  The Iowa (BB-4) was a one-off design, essentially an improved Indiana class
battleship.  
Yamato, Tamiya 1:350 Scale, Built by Louis Carabott -  Well known Maltese Falcon Louis Carabott used the now old Tamiya 1/350 scale kit, which had been laying on the shelf for quite some time.  He also included the
White Ensign Models photo etch detail set as well as the detail sets of the AA guns from Veteran and boating equipment from Voyager Models.
Nagato, Aoshima 1:700 Scale, Built by Jose Soca - Jose Soca always liked Nagato and built this Aoshima 1:700 scale model of her. Nagato with her striking pagoda mast and unique design, is what the real essence of the
Imperial Japanese Navy was all about in Jose's opinion.
USS Alaska CB-1, Samek 1:700 Scale, Built by James Kloek - This is Jim Kloek's  build of the Samek 1/700 scale USS Alaska. This is a very nice resin kit which built up into what is a good looking model. The build is pretty
much out of the box, although Jim did replace the kit quad 40mm with the aftermarket guns from Niko, and the 20mm Oerlikons with photo-etch from Gold Medal Models.  
HMS Iron Duke 1916, Airfix 1:600 Scale, Modified & Built by Wes Beatty - This is the Airfix 1:600 scale kit of HMS Iron Duke. Wes Beatty tried to backdate the kit to circa. 1916.  The White Ensign Models photo-etched
set was used.. The deck was replaced with scribed Evergreen styrene.  
SMS Weissenburg, German Predreadnought, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - This is the Combrig 1/700 scale SMS Weissenburg built by Bob Cicconi. It's a really nice kit, but for some reason there are no
instructions whatsoever regarding the boat stowage racks, the photo-etched aft superstructure support, and several other items on the photo-etch fret.  
HMS Iron Duke 1918, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas has built the Combrig 1:700 Scale HMS Iron Duke in her 1918 fit with coffee pot search light towers. No longer the flagship of the
Grand Fleet, since she was replaced by
HMS Queen Elizabeth when Admiral Beatty became commander, replacing Admiral Jellicoe, the Iron Duke still exhibits the classic elegance of the British battleship at the height of her
power.  
USS Iowa BB-4 1898, Niko Model 1:700 Scale, Built by Norbert Thiel - Norbert Thiel has built the Niko Model 1:700 scale USS Iowa BB-4. The ship is painted in the buff and white peace time livery.  
Clemenceau, Heller 1:400 Class, Modified and Built by Eric Courtial - These are pictures of the conversion by Eric Courtial of the old Heller 1:400 scale kit of the battleship Richelieu into the Clemenceau. The Clemenceau
was the third of the
Richelieu class, a little modified (new superstructures), and was laid down in January 1939.
Gneisenau, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Brian Miller - These are a few photographs of Brian Miller's 1/700 scale German battlecruiser Gneisenau from Tamiya. The paint scheme is from December 1940 while she was in
Korsfjord , Norway . Brian built it entirely out-of-box.  
Bismarck, Swampworks 1:144 Scale, Built & Modified by Tim Quinlan - Here are pictures of Tim Quinlan's 1:144th scale semi scratch-built model of the DKM Bismarck.  Tim's model started out as a combat model, but he
lost interest in that venue, and decided to complete her as a high detail operating model.  
USS Arizona, Digital Navy 1:100 Scale, Resized from 1:250 Scale & Built by Mark Taylor - This is Digital Navy's USS Arizona in 1/100 scale. This is a paper model kit that is designed to 1/250 scale, but Mark Taylor had
the inspiration to increase zoom to 250% and make the model similar in size to the 1/96 version that currently resides at the Arizona Memorial Museum .   
Yamato 1945, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Shuki Aloni - These pictures are of a model of the battleship Yamato in 1:200 scale scratch-built by Shuki Aloni. The model was made from scratch from card board, balsa
wood and few other materials.  
USS Texas, Predreadnought Battleship, Niko Model 1:700 Scale, Built by Norbert Thiel - Here are some photographs of Nobert Thiel's finished USS Texas from Niko Model in 1:700 scale.
Bismarck, Revell 1:350 Scale, Built by Kosta Katseas  - Kostas Katseas' latest commission in 1/350 scale, the Revell Bismarck is a very nice kit and a definite improvement upon the old Tamiya kit. However, for someone who
wants to super detail there is still room available for improvements.  
Admiral Graf Spee, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Shuki Aloni - This model from Shuki Aloni's collection is of the "Pocket Battleship" Admiral Graf Spee. It is made in 1:200 scale from scratch and from card board and
balsa wood with some other materials. It took Shuki 4 weeks to build.
SMS Seydlitz 1916, WSW 1:700 Scale, Built by Norbert Thiel - These are shots of Norbert Thiel's finished WSW Seydlitz model. He have used his NNT gun barrels, his NNT  life buoys and boats from Kombrig. Norbert also
changed the deck openings according to the 1916 appearance.   
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.
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.   
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.  
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.
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.  
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.  
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.   
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.
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.  
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.  
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.  
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.  
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 .  
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.
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
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.  
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.  
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."  
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.  
Yamato, Scratch-Built in 1:96 Scale by Rich Smith - This built of Yamato is 100% scratch-built in 1:96 scale.  
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.  
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.  
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.  
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.  
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.  
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.
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
.  
Democratie, French Battleship, Fleet Net 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - Here are a few photos of the Fleet Net 1/700 scale Liberte. Bob Cicconi built it as the Democratie, which is actually the subject of the kit, as she
was the only one of the four that had the protective bulges on each hull side under the bow anchors.  
Bismarck, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Katseas Kostas - This is a commission Katseas Kostas received for a Bismarck in heavy seas, as it was requested by the client. He used as a guide the Trumpeter box art from the
Bismarck kit, in texture color and composition.
Bismarck, Revell 1:350 Scale, Built by Phil Reeder - This is the build of the Revell 1/350th scale kit of the famous German battleship Bismarck built by Phil Reeder. The kit is a great improvement over the Tamiya Bismarck
kit.   
HMS Hood 1941, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Krzysztof Andrzejak - These are a few pictures of the Trumpeter's model HMS Hood from 1941 in 1:700 scale. The model was built by Krzysztof Andrzejak.  
HMS Courageous 1917, Admiralty Model Works 1:700 Scale, Built by Gerard Del Monte - This is the Admiralty Model Work's superb 1:700 scale resin kit of HMS Courageous as originally configured as a battle cruiser and
built by
Gerard Del Monte.  
HMS Iron Duke 1918, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Katseas Kostas - Katseas Kostas considers the Combrig 1:700 scale HMS Iron Duke to be a very sharp kit. He was not sure about the boat at the rear superstructure but
it looks nice so that he decided to leave it there.  
Yashima, Japanese Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - These are photos of Greg Shoda's model of the Japanese predreadnought battleship Yashima scratch-built in 1:550 scale.   
USS Oregon, Glencoe, Built by David Nanberg - David Nanberg said, "Here are photos of USS Oregon from the fairly awful Glencoe kit." I think you will agree that David's Oregon is far from awful when he is finished with
it.  
Yamashiro, Aoshima 1:700 Scale, Built by Jose Soca - This is the 1/700 scale Yamashiro from Aoshima. This kit is really well put together but we modelers are never happy with just a painted piece of plastic nowadays, so to
embellish it
Jose Soca used Flyhawk's Yamashiro super detail photo-etch set.  
USS Missouri BB-63 1945, Tamiya 1:350 Scale, Built by Alec Cap - This is the Tamiya 1:350 scale model of USS Missouri, built by Alec Cap. It took Alec five days to complete.  
HMS Hood 1938, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Phil Reeder - These are a few photos of Phil Reeder's kit-bash of the Trumpeter 1/350th scale Hood. Phil decided to convert the kit to depict her as she appeared in 1938.
This required at least 60 modifications to the 1941 version.  
Bismarck, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Song Jung Gun - This is recent model by Song Jung Gun, the 1/200 scale DKM Bismarck. It took 7 month's of working to complete the model  all scratch-built from wood.   
HMS Repulse 1941, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Frank O'Neill - Here are some photographs of the recently completed Tamiya 1/700 scale Repulse by Frank O'Neill. Frank used the White Ensign Models brass photo-etch
set and rigged the model with 0.002" monofilament.  
HMS Queen Elizabeth 1918, White Ensign Models 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - The White Ensign Models HMS Queen Elizabeth 1918 Fit in 1:700 scale is a very nice kit, Kostas Katseas only had to replace the
main and secondary armament with brass barrels ,other than that built straight out of the box.  
Justice, French Battleship, 1:550 Scale, Scratch-Built by Greg Shoda - Here are photos of the 1:550 scale Justice, scratch-built by Greg Shoda. The 15,000 ton class of French predreadnought battleships (Patrie, Republique,
Democratie, Justice, Liberte, & Justice) are favorites of his.  
Scharnhorst 1940, Heller/Airfix 1:400 Scale, Built by Phil Reeder - This is a build of the Airfix/Heller kit of the DKM Scharnhorst, in 1/400th scale by Phil Reeder. He did the vessel as she appeared in December 1940,
shortly before going on her raiding sortie in the North Atlantic, "Operation Berlin".  
Graf Spee, Heller 1:400 Scale, Built by Frank O'Neill - Here are a few pictures of the Graf Spee built by Frank O'Neill. It's the Heller 1/400 scale kit with a lot of modifications added.   
HMS Hood, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Ted Bunn - This is the Trumpeter 1/350 scale HMS Hood. Ted Bunn added the White Ensign Models and both of the Gold Medal Models photo-etch sets to her, sometimes
using parts from each set on certain pieces.  
Mutsu 1943, Imperial Japanese Battleship, Aoshima 1:700 Scale (New Tooling), Built by Lars Juel Mosbaek - Here is the IJN MUTSU 1943 from the Aoshima (New mold) in 1:700 scale built by Lars Juel Mosbaek. The
building time was approximately 6 weeks.  
HMS Roberts, British WWII Monitor, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by David Bilek - David Bilek just finished HMS Roberts the monitor from Kombrig in scale 1/700. HMS Roberts from Kombrig is very accurate resin kit.
David was very satisfied with quality of casting.  
HMS Resolution 1916, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - Here are photos of Greg Shoda's 1/550 scale model of the dreadnought battleship HMS Resolution, ca. 1916. The "R" class battleships, unfortunately,
were not considered good candidates for drastic modernization between the wars.  
USS Maine 1898, Scratch-Built in 1:96 Scale by Tim Quinlan - Some modelers like their ships full hull but those that prefer waterline format say that the ship is not natural if it is not in its element. However, the waterline
enthusiasts normally have their models on a board surrounded by a plaster or gel sea.
Tim Quinlan has the best of both worlds. His USS Maine is scratch-built in 1:96 scale and is radio controlled (R/C). It looks great in or out
of water.  
USS Iowa 1944, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Christoph Mentzel - Some months ago Christoph Mentzel built the USS Iowa 1944 in her dazzle measure. In his opinion it is the most interesting ship from Tamiya in 1:700
scale.  
USS Missouri 1945, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Christoph Mentzel - One of the many ships in the Pacific Fleet of Christoph Mentzel is the Tamiya 1/700 scale USS Missouri, in Ms. 22, colors with photo-etch from White
Ensign Models
.  
Repulse 1941, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by An Chu - This is Tamiya's 1/700 scale HMS Repulse by An Chu.  
HMS Repulse 1936, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Katseas Kostas - Katseas Kostas built the new Tamiya 1:700 scale HMS Repulse. However, he built it in her fit in 1936.  
USS Oregon BB-3 1898, Scratch-Built by Greg Shoda in 1:550 Scale - These are photographs of the USS Oregon by Greg Shoda. The model is scratch-built in 1:550 scale.  
HMS Renown, British Battlecruiser 1916, NNT 1:700 Scale, Built by Norbert Thiel - These are shots of the finished HMS Renown model, as completed in 1916 (NNT 1:700 Scale), built by Norbert Thiel of NNT.  
King George V, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Neal Clarke - This model was 13 years in the making but Neal Clarke has produced the spectacle of HMS King George V in 1:700 scale from Tamiya.  
HMS Queen Mary, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Frank O'Neill - Here are pictures of the Combrig in 1:700 scale. Queen Mary. Frank O'Neill used the Combrig photo-etch that comes with the kit and added Tom's
Modelworks
photo-etched railings, stairs and ladders.
Charles Martel, French Battleship 1900, Yumemato 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - Bob Cicconi built the 1/700 scale Yumemato Charles Martel circa 1900. The kit is one of the limited run resin series made by the model
maker from Japan.   
HMS Queen Mary, British Battle Cruiser, 1:200 Scale, Scratch-Built by Shuki Aloni - This model of HMS Queen Mary was scratch-built by Shuki Aloni of Israel. The materials used were based on balsa wood and
cardboard in 1:200 scale, based on drawings attached to "Battle Cruisers" by John Roberts and took two months to build.   
USS Nevada 1945, H-P Models 1:700 Scale, Built by Christoph Mentzel - This is the USS Nevada from H-P Models, in 1/700 scale. Christoph Mentzel decided to build her as she looked at the time of the landings of Iwo
Jima in early 1945 with a dazzle pattern camouflage.  
USS Kearsarge, Commanders/Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Steve Berti - Steve Berti built the Commanders/Iron Shipwrights 1/350 scale kit of the USS Kearsarge. He added brass gun barrels as well as open 5-inch
gun battery hatches.  
USS Arizona, Revell 1:426th Scale, Built by Wes Beatty - This is the old Revell/Monogram 1/426 scale U.S.S. Arizona. Wes Beatty built this kit long before the current controversy about the Arizona's final colour scheme. It's
not an endorsement of the 5-D crowd.  
Nagato, Japanese Battleship, Otaki 1:400 Scale, Built by Jose Soca - This model is the 1/400 scale Nagato from Otaki. Jose Soca used a lot of photo-etch sets on this one, as the kit itself is lacking detail. He depicted her on
her way to Leyte Gulf.
HMS Warspite, White Ensign Models 1:700 Scale, Built by An Chu - An Chu has built the White Ensign Models HMS Warspite in 1:700 scale. Even though the WEM kit is packed with detail, he has added even more
minute detail to the kit.  
Danton, French Predreadnought Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - Here are photos of the model of the French predreadnought battleship Danton. The plans used by Greg Shoda were pretty basic, so
the model is not highly detailed.  
USS Puritan, Monitor, Commanders/Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Felix Bustelo - Monitor Madness has again gripped Felix Bustelo in its throes with his build of the 1:350 scale USS Puritan by Commanders/Iron
Shipwright
.  
Graf Spee, 1:200 Scale, Scratch-Built by Paul Eisenberg - Here are four shots of the Graf Spee. It is scratch-built in 1:200 scale by Paul S. Eisenberg. The primary material used in bass wood. It took nine months to build,
not counting the developing of the plans.  
Tsarevitch, Imperial Russian Battleship 1904, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Andrey Veslivy - Andrey Veslivy built the Combrig 1:700 scale kit of the Imperial Russian battleship, Tsarevitch, as she appeared in 1904 as part
of the Russian Pacific Squadron, subsequently known as the First Pacific Squadron.  
Dunkerque, French Battle Cruiser, Scratch-Built by Greg Shoda - Dunkerque is the only "modern" ship Greg Shoda has ever tried to build not using a kit. He had a long range plan to build a sample of all dreadnought
battleship classes, either by scratch-build or kits.
HMS Rodney 1934, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Jon Iverson - This is the Tamiya HMS Rodney circa 1934 that finished in 2006 by Jon Iverson. The model was finished with White Ensign Models Coulorcoats AP507B
medium home fleet gray.  
Retvizan, Imperial Russian Battleship 1904, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Andrey Veslivy - This is the Combrig 1:700 scale Retvizan, built by Andrey Veslivy and painted in her olive war colors.  
USS Wyoming, Arkansas Class Monitor, Imperial Hobby Productions 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - Here are some photos of the Imperial Hobby Productions 1/700 scale USS Wyoming, Arkansas class monitor as she
appeared early in her career, circa 1902-1903. The kit was built by
Bob Cicconi.  
HMS Vanguard, Last of the Line, H-P Models 1:700 Scale, Built by Peter Fulgoney - HMS Vanguard, an updating of the Lion Class was the last British battleship of a very long line and was the most able big gun platform
that the Royal Navy put to sea. This is the H-P Models 1:700 scale model of the
Vanguard built by Peter Fulgoney.  
Dunkerque, French Battlecruiser, Heller 1:400 Scale, Built by Wes Beatty - The Dunkerque is Heller's old 1/400 scale kit. Wes Beatty sanded down the the deck, as raised planking detail never made much sense to him. The
railings are
Gold Medal Models photo-etch and the rigging stretched sprue.  
Pelayo, Spanish Battleship, 1:550 Scale, Scratch-Built by Greg Shoda - Here is yet another model of the Spanish battleship Pelayo. It is built in Greg Shoda's normal 1/550 scale. He did not find much in the way of reference
materials.  
USS Arizona BB-39, Mini-Hobby 1:350 Scale, Built by Mario Busto - These photographs show a Mini Hobby Model USS Arizona in 1/350 scale, as it should have appeared in the mid 1930s. Mario Busto built, modified and
motorized the kit.  
HMS New Zealand, RN Battle Cruiser, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - HMS New Zealand was in the middle of the action during WWI, taking part in the 3 big battles in the North Sea, Heligoland Bight, Dogger
Bank, & Jutland. Here are photos of the 1/550 scale scratch-built model of this ship by
Greg Shoda.  
Nagato, Japanese Battleship, Aoshima 1:700 Scale, Built by Jeong Hoon, Lee - This is the Japanese battleship Nagato. The model is from Aoshima in 1:700 scale and was built by Jeong Hoon, Lee from South Korea.  
Pelayo, Spanish Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:72 Scale by Alejandro Garcia Martinez - This is the Spanish battleship Pelayo. Alejandro Garcia Martinez saw another model about this ship, a 1/700 scale version by Jim
Baumann
. However, his model is a "little" bigger than Jim's model, because she is in 1/72 scale and radio controlled.  
HMS Bellerophon, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - Here are a few pictures of the HMS Bellerophon built by Greg Shoda, which was based on the drawings in R.A. Burt's British Battleships of WWI. The model
is in his normal oddball 1/550 scale.  
RN Roma, Italian Battleship 1943, Regia Marina 1:700 Scale, Built by An Chu - This is the Italian battleship RN Roma. An Chu of Canada built the 1:700 scale kit by Regia Marina to portray the battleship in 1943.  
Kirishima, Fujimi 1:700 Scale, Built by Peter Lindstrom - Here are photographs of a 1/700 scale Kirishima by Fujimi built by Peter Lindstrom. Toms Model Works photo-etched parts were used, along with extensive
custom work.
Chen Yuen, Imperial Chinese Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - These are photos of the Chinese battleship Chen Yuen scratch-built by Greg Shoda in 1:550 scale.  Even in 1/550 scale, it is for me a
short model, being a shade under 7-inches long.
Imperator Alexander II, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Andrey Zhukov - This is the Combrig 1:700 scale Russian barbette Battleship Imperator Alexander II, built by Andrey Zhukov. Unlike her sister ship, Nikolay I, see was
not included into Nebogatov's 3rd Pacific Squadron of obsolete battleships, due to ongoing repair and thus was not able to be an actor in Tsushima massacre.  
Bubnov GUK Battleship Design, The 1915 Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:100 Scale by Sergei E. Vinogradov, Photographs by Dmitry Antonov - This particular design is Project GUK from April 1914. It is also called the 1915
battleship. Designed by Ivan G. Bubnov, the battleship was to be armed with twelve 16-inch/45 (406mm) and twenty four 130mm guns with a speed of 25 knots and a displacement of 35,600 tons. The model is scratch-built in
1:100 scale by
Sergei E. Vinogradov.   
Bismarck, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Norbert Thiel - This is the Trumpeter Bismarck built by Norbert Thiel with many Gold Medal Models photo-etch parts, Samek cranes, NNT Gun Barrels, Eduard figures, an
Aoshima Tug with some scratch-building and a lot of fun.  
HMS Hercules, British Battleship 1:550 Scale, Scratch-Built by Greg Shoda - Hercules was one of the battleships of the British Grand Fleet of WWI. Greg Shoda was always fascinated by these ships. This led him to want to
build representatives of all of the different classes. His model was built in 1/550 scale.  
HMS Renown, British Battle Cruiser, White Ensign Models 1:700 Scale, Built by An Chu - This superb White Ensign Models resin kit had most of the parts and photo-etch that An Chu needed. He added items from Gold
Medal Model's
Gold Plus Ultra-Fine Railing, Clipper model's RN 38cm Gun Barrel /Canvas and few plastic injection accessories from Tamiya's HMS Hood kit.  
HMS Hood, British Battle Cruiser, 1:200 Scale, Scratch-Built by Song, Jung Gun - This model of HMS Hood is in 1:200 scale. The model is entirely scratch-built by Song, Jung Gun from wood. For railings he used string.
The
Anatomy of the Ship, HMS Hood was used as a reference and the model depicts her appearance in 1931 with a catapult and crane at her stern. It took nine months to build.  
Carnot, French Battleship, Dream Festival Workshop 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - These are photos of the French Pre-Dreadnought Carnot, which is the second offering from the Dream Festival Workshop. The kit is
a 1/700 scale short-run resin kit, and is the same quality of the
Jaureguiberry kit. The model was built by Bob Cicconi.  
HMS Invincible, British Battle Cruiser, Commanders/Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Luciano Rizzato - This is the HMS Invincible, British battle cruiser, in 1:350 scale from Commanders/Iron Shipwright and built
by
Luciano Rizzato.
HMS Triumph, British Battleship 1904, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Pat Camp - This is Combrig's 1/700 scale HMS Triumph kit built by Pat Camp using White Ensign Model's PE757 HMS Tiger photo-etch set and
Atlantic Models Ratlines 1/600-1/700 scale. The torpedo nets are fine braided steel wire that a car modeler friend kindly let me have. Figures are from Tom's Modelworks. Flags are from Gold Medal Models.  
Kniaz Potemkin Tavricheskii, Heller 1:400 Scale, Built by Tom Ruprecht - This was originally a Heller kit, now under the Maquette label. The one Tom Ruprecht built was marketed by the Russian "Ogoniuk" or something
similar.  
HMS Erin, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Norbert Thiel - Here are some pictures showing results with Combrig´s 1:700 scale HMS Erin. Norbert Thiel have cast his own turrets, used NNT gun barrels and White Ensign
Models
Photo-Etch.  
RN Caio Duilio 1890, Italian Battleship, Delphis Models 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - Here are photos of the DelphisModels 1/700 scale Caio Duilio that Bob Cicconi just completed. The Duilio, designed by
Benedetto Brin, was considered as revolutionary as the
Gloire was when it appeared on the naval scene. It had massive 17.7" 100 ton main guns, and was considered fast for its day at 15 knots.
SMS Bayern, Imperial German Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - Here are some photos of my model of SMS Bayern, scratch-built in 1:550 scale by Greg Shoda. Bayern and Baden were the largest
German battleships of WWI.  
HMS Prince of Wales, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Michael Wain - This is the Tamiya 1/700 scale HMS Prince of Wales. Michael Wain modelled her at the time she was in the far east and used the Shipcraft book for
reference to weapons fit and camouflage. He used
White Ensign Models  photo-etch and replaced a couple of parts with WEM resin detail parts.  
Georgii Pobedonosets, Imperial Russian Battleship, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - This is the 1/700 scale Combrig Georgii Pobedonosets built by Bob Cicconi.  The ship was launched in 1895 as a modification
of the
Sinope class, and had a fairly uneventful career, save that it was involved in the Potemkin mutiny saga.  
Borodino, Imperial Russian Battleship, Zvezda 1:350 Scale, Built by Alexandre Mazur - This is the 1:350 scale model of the Imperial Russian battleship Borodino, produced by Zvezda. Alexandre Mazur built the model with
the addition of brass photo-etch from
White Ensign Models.   
Faa di Bruno, Italian Monitor, Regia Marina 1:700 Scale, Built by Peter Fulgoney - Peter Fulgoney just completed the Regia Marina 1:700 scale Faa di Bruno which he bought at Telford last month. Detail that really stands
out over other naval vessels is the shape of the hull, it's like a sunken industrial building which, perversely, has a 15 inch gun turret mounted on top and a cabin, and chimney with a crows nest over the top.  
Musashi, Arii 1:250 Scale, Built by Shin Moo-Joon - This is 1/250 scale Musashi kit produced by Arii. Purchased in the last of 2002, Shin Moo-Joon built it without any photo-etching and all of the additional detail is scratch
built by stretched plastic and plastic beam and plastic plate, fishing rope (0.115mm) and steel wire.  
HMS Resolution, R Class Battleship 1916, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - These are photos of the 1/550 scale model of the dreadnought battleship HMS Resolution, ca. 1916, scratch-built by Greg Shoda. The
"R" class battleships, unfortunately, were not considered good candidates for drastic modernization between the wars but in 1916, they were considered the most potent warships in the Grand Fleet.  
Hyuga, Japanese Battleship, Hasegawa 1:700 Scale, Built by George Hargreaves - George Hargreaves built this 1:700 scale Hasegawa model of the Hyuga. This would be a great out of box build but there is so much
opportunity to tinker. The kit design allows for after market photo-etch to be added around the funnel. He then turned to the after block and remade the aft tripod legs from brass rod.  
HMS Hood 1937-1938, Italeri 1:720 Scale, Built by Dino Carancini - Dino Carancini fell in love with the HMS Hood some years ago while reading the book "Pursuit" by Ludovic Kennedy (in Italy "Caccia alla Bismarck" ).
He began to collect documentation about the HMS Hood and then got an Italeri 1/720 scale
Hood.  
Espana, Spanish Battleship, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Frank O'Neill - Here are some photos of the Combrig 1:700 scale España just finished-hot off the workbench of Frank O'Neill. The railings are from Tom's
Modelworks
, the masts are scratch-built, as are the searchlight reflector lenses.  
Kirishima, Japanese Fast Battleship, Yankee Modelworks 1:350 Scale, Built by Luciano Rizzato - This is the Kirishima, Japanese fast battleship, from the Yankee Modelworks 1:350 scale kit. Luciano Rizzato used Steve
Nutall's CNC Cut Barrel Set "IJN Kirishima Limited Edition" 14 x 6" 50 cal casement guns and 8 x 5" AA guns plus the mains.
White Ensign Models IJN paints and also from WEM, their  "Yamato" and "Ladders and
Walkways" photo-etch sets. The final detail came with
L'Arsenal AC 350 20 Paravanes.  
Jaime I, Spanish Battleship, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Germà Coenders - This is one of the three España class dreadnought battleships. These ships were remarkable in naval history as the smallest dreadnought
battleships ever built. Two of them were still in service to take part in the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39, one on each side. Neither survived the war.
Jaime I remained loyal to the Spanish republican government. Germà
Coenders
built the Combrig 1:700 scale kit of Jaime I as she appeared in 1937.  
USS Michigan, Commanders/Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Steve Berti - This is the Commanders/Iron Shipwright's 1/350 scale USS Michigan. Steve Berti added platforms and ladders to the two cage masts and
rebuilt the fire control tops.   
HMS Tiger, 1:550 Scale, Scratch-Built by Greg Shoda - This is the HMS Tiger done in 1/550 scale scratch-built by Greg Shoda, based mainly on drawings from R. A. Burt's British Battleships of WWI. Construction time was
about two months at about 3-4 hours per day.  
HMS Hood, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Rick Cotton - Rick Cotton has built the Trumpeter 1:350 scale kit of HMS Hood. Tom's Modelworks photo-etch was used to add extra detail.  
HMS Nelson, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Dino Carancini - Tamiya HMS Nelson ... cheap, fast and easy... Dino Carancini built this kit "straight out of box" for an hobby shop just to show to the customers what you can
obtain from a 1/700 scale kit without photo-etch and scratch-built details.   
 
 
 
This was a commission to build the Bismarck, which took a total of 11 months to complete. I used the 1/350 scale Revell/Germany kit which was very well detailed. Eduard and Lion Roar Photo-Etch was used to enhance the
detail.
SMS Nassau Scratch-Built by Geg Shoda - This is the SMS Nassau, scratch-built by Greg Shoda.. He actually completed the model several years ago. During construction, Greg made a serious blunder in making the bow too
fine. This error has bothered him for a long time. He decided that he could not stand it any longer and decided to risk surgery on the bow. Greg was able to widen it a bit, improving the appearance of the model a lot in his eyes.  
Bismarck, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is the Bismarck in the North Atlantic. Kostas Katseas used the Trumpeter 1:700 scale kit, enhanced with Voyager photo-etch, to portray the ship.
RN Roma, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - "Taking it green" is visually emphasized in this build by Kostas Katseas. His build of the RN Roma from the Trumpeter 1:700 scale kit is placed in heavy seas with
the
Roma plowing her bow into a swell and the stern rising out of the sea.
Richelieu, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Nicolas Dupont - Nicolas Dupont made the Trumpeter 1:350 scale Richelieu a labor of love to correct the errors found in the kit. Nicolas portrayed the French
battleship as she appeared in 1952.
HMS Barham, Pitroad 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - The 1:700 scale model of HMS Barham by Pitroad is a fairly old kit. However, Kostas Katseas has performed his usual magic with the Pitroad Barham to list
among his countless other outstanding presentations.
HMS Nelson, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Here is the next installment in the Kostas Katseas saga. This is his build of the Tamiya 1:700 scale HMS Nelson.
HMS Devastation, British Battleship 1880, Scratch-Built in 1:700 Scale by Bob Cicconi - This is Bob Cicconi's first scratch-build, HMS Devastation circa 1880. It's 1/700 scale, and he built a hull from
laminated styrene sheets and a superstructure from a soft wood-like material to make masters.
HMS Queen Elizabeth, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas built this model of HMS Queen Elizabeth from the Trumpeter kit in 1:350 scale. He also used the White Ensign
Models
brass photo-etch set produced by WEM for this kit, as well as many other items scratch-built for this build.
USS Colorado 1945, Scratch-Built in 1:192 Scale by J. S. Stockton - Here are photographs of J. S. Stockton's model of USS Colorado, 1945 in 1/192 scale.  The model is scratch-built from Floating
Drydock plans using parts from Bluejacket Marine and H-R Products.
USS West Virginia, Tom's Modelworks 1:350 Scale, Built by Chris Preston - This is the build by Chris Preston of a Tom's Modelworks USS WEST VIRGINIA for retired USMC Sgt Dick Fiske, who served onboard the
WEST VIRGINIA as a 19 year old Cpl, USMC, and Ship's Bugler, during the attack on Pearl Harbor.
RN Roma, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - This is the Trumpeter 1/700 scale Roma. Bob Cicconi used the Gatormask masks designed for this kit and they worked out very nicely. In addition he
used parts of the super-detail kit sold by
Regia Marina, which also enhanced the quality of the build. Floquil and Testors enamels were used, as well as stretched sprue rigging. All in all a nice kit!
HMS Warspite, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Shuki Aloni - This is the HMS Warspite in 1:200 scale. It is scratch-built by Shuki Aloni based on drawings from Profile Morski and it took him six weeks to
build. It is made from the same materials that he has at home: card board, balsa wood and copper pipes.
Yamato, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Song Jung Gun - This is a 1:200 scale model of the  Japanese battleship Yamato. It took Song Jung Gun nine months to scratch-build this model from Ginko wood.
Sinop, Imperial Russian Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - This is a model of the Russian predreadnought battleship Sinop. Greg Shoda built it in 1/550 scale from drawings from Tomitch's Warships of
the Imperial Russian Navy and from the Internet.
Amagi, Japanese Battlecruiser 1920, Fujimi 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - The Amagi Class battlecruiser was designed to counteract the USN Lexington Class battlecruiser designs. Four ships
were ordered with
Amagi and Akagi laid down in 1920 and Atago and Takao laid down in 1921.  This is the build of that kit by Kostas Katseas.
USS Alabama BB-60, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Here is another treat from Kostas Katseas. This time it is the USS Alabama in her camouflage scheme. It is built from the Trumpeter
kit in 1:350 scale.
HMS Canopus 1915, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - This build by Bob Cicconi of the Combrig HMS Canopus in 1:700 scale represents Canopus as she appeared at the Dardanelles operation in 1915, when
forces consisting of pre-dreadnoughts bombarded the forts before the Gallipolli landings.
Scharnhorst. Airfix 1:600 Scale, Built by Bernd Villhauer - Bernd Villhauer shows what can be done with an older kit. This is the Airfix 1:600 scale kit of Scharnhorst. What makes this kit unique is that it
depicts the ship in 1939, as built with an almost straight cutwater, flat funnel top and aircraft catapult on Caesar turret.
Nagato 1927, Aoshima 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Here is a very interesting build from Kostas Katseas. The model is the Nagato with her 1927 fit from Aoshima in 1:700 scale. In the usual, above
and beyond, fashion of all of his builds,
Kostas has added those unusual additions that sets his builds apart from others. Here it is the landscape of the forested Japanese cliff and seaplane at the stern, not to mention
the deck awnings. It is hard to believe that this is all in 1:700 scale.
HMS Dreadnought 1906, Zvezda 1:350 Scale, Built by Colin Swager - This is Colin Swager's build of the Zvezda 1/350 scale kit of HMS Dreadnought. The kit went together well, except for the bridge
support structures which proved difficult to get right. The ship is hand painted with Humbrol and Tamiya enamels and is rigged with 14.0 ( extremely fine) fly tying line. The masts are all replaced with brass rod.
Suffren, French Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:350 Scale by Greg Shoda - For Greg Shoda the Suffren is the most attractive of the French predreadnoughts, which do take a while to warm up to. It was scratch-built in 1/550
scale, based upon drawings from the French Archives.
RN Affondatore, Italian Battleship 1865, Scratch-Built in 1:350 Scale by Dr. Andrea De Bonis - RN Affondatore, whose name means "Sinker" in Italian, reached Italy just as the Third War of Italian Independence was
brewing in 1866;
Affondatore's paint was hardly dry when she found herself the flagship of Adm. Persano at the Battle of Lissa against the Austro-Hungarian Fleet. Dr. Andrea De Bonis scratch-built the Affondatore in 1:350
scale.
HMS Dreadnought, Scratch-Built in 1:450 Scale by Greg Shoda -Greg Shoda built this model of HMS Dreadnought quite some time ago. It’s main significance is that it is Greg's wife’s favorite of all the models he has built.
She likes the way it looks but, but not being a ship expert, does not know what the original looked like. It was built in card in 1/450 scale.
USS Arizona, Trumpeter 1:200 Scale, Built by Ryan Russell - Ryan Russell had been out of the ship business for awhile. The last that he had built a ship model was 1998. To immerse himself back into the hobby, he didn't
mess around. Instead of a tiny 1:700 scale PT boat he decided to go with the big enchilada, The
USS Arizona in 1:200 scale from Trumpeter.
Nagato December 7, 1941, Haegawa 1:350 Scale, Built by Neil McJunkins - This is the Hasegawa 1:350 scale IJN Nagato, built by Neil McJunkins to depict her at anchor with Admiral Yamamoto, waiting
for news of the strike at Pearl Harbor on December 7,1941.
Lion Roar photo-etch was used as well as Hasegawa's wooden deck. She is painted using White Ensign Colourcoats and her rigging is stretched sprue.
USS Oklahoma, Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Jeff Sharp - Jeff Sharp built the 1:350 scale Iron Shipwright USS Oklahoma in the scheme the battleship carried on December 7, 1941, when she was sunk at Pearl
Harbor.
RN Roma 1943, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Guido Camurati - Here is the latest effort of Guido Camurati, the beautiful R.N.Roma in 1/700 scale by Trumpeter. Photo-etch is from various manufacturers and colors by
Lifecolor.
HMS Queen Elizabeth 1918, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas used his magic in this build of HMS Queen Elizabeth in her 1918 fit. The kit is by Trumpeter in 1:700 scale.
HMS Warspite, Academy 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas  - Kostas Katseas built the Academy HMS Warspite in 1/350 scale. He added to it with generic photo-etch, a few plasticard improvements, and brass 20 mm
Oerlikons.
SMS Prinzregent Luitpold, Imperial German Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - Here are some photos of my model of SMS Prinzregent Luitpold. The model is in 1/550 scale. It is not highly detailed
due to the basic drawings that I utilized.
RN Andrea Doria, Italian Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Shuki Aloni -This is the Regia Marina Battleship Andrea Doria, scratch-built in 1:200 scale by Shuki Aloni. It was made with the same method as I have
used before with cardboard, balsa wood and other useful materials.
HMS Vanguard, The Last of the Breed, Samek 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - The last of the breed of Royal Navy battleships was the HMS Vanguard completed after World War Two. Kostas Katseas has built the
1:700 scale
Samek kit of Vanguard, as shown here.
RN Roma, Italian Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Song Jung Gun - This is a 1/200 scale model of the Italian battleship, Roma. It took Song Jung Gun nine months to scratch-build this model from wood stock.
HMS Prince George 1915, Majestic Class Battleship, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Peter Fulgoney - Peter Fulgoney has built the Combrig 1:700 scale HMS Majestic kit as the sister ship HMS Prince George, as she
appeared in 1915 in shore bombardment duties at the Dardanelles.  
HMS Hood 1941, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is the Trumpeter 1:350 scale HMS Hood 1941 built by Kostas Katseas. He used the White Ensign Models photo-etch set and replacement resin
turrets.
Fort Drum, The Concrete Battleship of Manila Bay, OKB Grigorov 1:700 Scale, Built by Peter Fulgoney - This build is based on the OKB GRIGOROV 1:700 scale resin kit which was on sale last year. Peter Fulgoney
started building the kit straight away, and out of the box but like all builds these days it needs reference back up.
SMS Hindenburg, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - Here are photos of Greg Shoda's 1/550 scale model of SMS Hindenburg. It is a very simple model without a lot of detailing. The hardest part was aligning the
tripod legs. Greg dropped the model at least a couple of times since he finished it, but it is pretty sturdy.
HMS Agincourt, The Gin Palace, Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is the HMS Agincourt in 1:350 scale by Iron Shipwright built by Kostas Katseas.
USS Missouri BB-63 1944, Tamiya 1:350 Scale, Built by Neil McJunkins - This is the USS Missouri BB-63 from the Tamiya kit in 1:350 scale built by Neil McJunkins. Gold Medal Models photo-etch was used for the
railings and the Kingfishers are from
Trumpeter. She is painted in Measure 32, Design 22D using White Ensign Colourcoats.
Retvizan, Imperial Russian Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - One of Greg Shoda's ongoing projects has been to build a model of each Russian battleship classes starting from Navarin. He held off on
building
Retvizan for several years as he did not think that he could successfully render the small oval openings seen in the model. Greg finally started the build in December 2010 but not with much confidence as the plans he
used included a great many details that were a challenge for him to render in 1/550 scale.
USS Arizona BB-39, Trumpeter 1:200 Scale, Built by J. David Nedreski - The ship is the USS Arizona by Trumpeter in 1:200 scale, mounted on oak with basswood strips. David Nedreski added the additional photo-etch
offered by
Trumpeter.
Admiral Graf Spee 1936, Academy 1:350 Scale, Built by Colin Swager - This is the Admiral Graf Spee as she appeared in 1936 from the Academy kit in 1:350 scale. Colin Swager added wooden decks, brass barrels on main
and secondary armament, Eduard Kreigsmarine figures.
HMVS Cerberus, Australian Monitor, Combrig 1:350 Scale, Built by Felix Bustelo - Monitor Maven, Felix Bustelo, having built quantities of USN monitors, ventured further afield. Afflicted with monitor madness, Felix had a
go with Her Majesty's Victoria Ship
Cerberus in 1:350 scale from Combrig.
HMS Repulse 1941, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Jaap Pluimgraaff - This  is the HMS Repulse from Trumpeter in 1:350 scale built by Jaap Pluimgraaff. Everything is hand painted apart from some experiments with air
spray bottles from Tamiya on the main mast. Portholes, bridge windows and spotting top windows are made with crystal clear.  
USS Arizona BB-39, Revell Original Box Scale Kit, Built by Andrew Desautels - This is the old Revell USS Arizona with Gold Medal Models brass detail, a few bits from the Tom's Modelworks set, and a ton of
scratch-building, including the Kingfishers and the 5" AA guns on the boat deck.
Andrew Desautels is normally an aircraft builder, but this is his first serious attempt at a ship.  
Helgoland, Imperial German Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - These are photos of Greg Shoda's model of the German battleship Helg oland. Greg scratch-built it in 1:550 scale a while ago during his
protracted monochrome phase when he was not very concerned with ship paint schemes.
USS Idaho, H-P Models 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Katseas Kostas built the HP Models 1:700 scale USS Idaho at anchor and done in an overall 5N.  
HMS Hood Refit 1942, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Modified and Built by Peter Fulgoney - Peter Fulgoney's latest build is a 1/700 scale HMS HOOD 1942, as if modernized after Renown. This exercise is based on two of
Tamiya's kits,
HMS Hood and HMS King George V.   
SMS Lutzow, Imperial German Battle Cruiser, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - The Combrig 1/700 scale SMS Lutzow is of typical Combrig quality. Kostas Katseas added some extra details in the form of
etched port holes, doors, ladders, hand-rails around funnels area.   
Bismarck in Engagement with Hood, Revell 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas built the Revell 1/350 scale Bismarck with the Lion Roar photo-etch set. The model depicts Bismarck in her engagement
with
HMS Hood.
Moreno, Argentine Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - These are some photographs that Greg Shoda took of his model of the ARA Moreno. The model is a 1/550 scale representation of the little known
US-built dreadnought.  
USS Vermont, Niko Model 1:700 Scale, Four Kings - Group Build - Niko of Poland released a cage mast version of the Connecticutt class US Navy Predreadnoughts in late 2008, as the USS Vermont.   A number of modelers
who expressed an interest in building this wonderful kit of at best a little known ship of the pre dreadnought era got together over the internet and decided to do a group build of her.
Bob Cicconi, Neal Clarke, Bruno Gire, and
Bruce Kapito each ordered the kit from our various retailers and set a start date for commencing their builds.  
Yamato, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas makes a big splash with his build of the 1:700 scale Yamato from Tamiya. It perfectly represents the largest battleship ever built plowing through the
ocean at maximum speed.  
Kongo, Fujimi 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - To start out 2011 on the right foot we have another of Kostas Katseas remarkable builds. This time it is the Kongo by Fujimi in 1:700 scale.  
HMS Barham, White Ensign Models 1:700 Scale, Built by An Chu - This is the 1:700 scale model of the British battleship HMS Barham produced by White Ensign Models and built by An Chu.
Mikasa 1904, 1:550 Scale, Scratch-Built by Greg Shoda - These are photos of Greg Shoda's latest project. He built this model of the IJN Mikasa in 1/550 scale card. The work took about 3 months off and on. It was based
upon simple drawings Greg found in a Japanese book.
HMS Agincourt 1917, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas has done another magnificent job with his construction of the Combrig 1:700 scale model of HMS Agincourt. The fit reflects her
appearance in late 1917. The original flying bridges amidship and aft tripod have been removed but the Gin Palace still retains the tall amidship derrick.  
HMS Hood 1941, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Zenden Ng - Zenden Ng built the Tamiya 1:700 scale HMS Hood primarily out of the box but with some rigging.  
Admiral Graf Spee 1939, Heller 1:400 Scale, Built by Ted Bunn - Ted Bunn's Heller 1:400 scale Graf Spee was painted with Colourcoats paints from White Ensign Models. He also fitted her out with the dedicated WEM
Photo-Etch set for this kit.
L'Arsenal products include their resin crew figures set, oxygen and acetylene bottles and their Arado Ar-196 resin seaplane. The main and secondary brass gun barrels came from Modelmarine.de.
HMS Repulse, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Colin Swager - This is the HMS Repulse 1/350 scale kit by Trumpeter. Colin Swager just completed model of this famous ship in her Mediterranean colours. She is painted in
Tamiya and Humbrol flat enamels, coated with Tamiya clear flat spray.  
USS Illinois BB-7, Niko Model 1:700 Scle, Built by Bob Cicconi - This is Bob Cicconi's latest build, the 1/700 scale Niko USS Illinois, BB-7, circa 1901. The kit is out-of-the-box with caenis line and stretched sprue rigging
and a flag from Tauro.  
HMS Thunderer 1914, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Hanchang Kuo - This is Hanchang Kuo's Combrig 1/700 scale HMS Thunderer finished in her 1914 fit. This is an excellent kit but as usual Combrig's instructions
weren't of much help.
Bouvet, French Battleship, YS Masterpieces 1:350 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - Here are photos of Bob Cicconi's latest build, the YS Masterpieces 1/350 sclae Bouvet. It's a departure from Bob's normal 1/700 scale, but it was
the only kit of the
Bouvet available at the time. He built it out of the box except for the rigging.
Gneisenau, Operation Berlin March 1941, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Gus Villanueva - Gus Villanueva built the 1:700 scale Tamiya Gneisenau to portray her as she entered Brest on 21 March 1941 at the conclusion of
Operation Berlin, which was a very successful raid into the North Atlantic.
HMS Erin 1915, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is the Combrig 1:700 scale HMS Erin, built by Kostas Katseas. The Erin was ordered from the Vickers Yard in 1911 by Turkey and Vickers designed a
ship that packed quite a punch in a small size.
HMS Dreadnought, Iron Shipwrights 1:350 Scale, Built by Colin Swager - These are some photographs of Colin Swager's just completed HMS Dreadnought, Iron Shipwright's 1/350 scale resin kit. Extra detail was added
from
White Ensign Models and L'Arsenal and some scratch-building.
Jean Bart 1950, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is the Trumpeter 1/700 scale Jean Bart around 1950. Kostas Katseas tried to add the side bulges, as well as modify the bridge. Apart from that he kept
the whole thing rather simple.  
Bismarck, Dragon 1:700 Scale, Built by Krzysztof Andrzejak - Here are a few photographs of Krzysztof Andrzejak's "Bismarck" by Dragon in 1:700scale. The painting of the ship is from 24 May 1941 during the battle of the
Denmark Strait.
USS Colorado, H-P Models 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is the USS Colorado in 1:700 scale from H-P Models and built by Kostas Katseas. The model depicts the ship as modified with a large anti-torpedo bulge
on each side and with only the fore cage mast.
USS Iowa BB-4, 1:96 Scale, Scratch-Built by Tim Quinlan - Here are pictures of Tim Quinlan,s USS Iowa scratch-built in 1/96th scale.  The Iowa (BB-4) was a one-off design, essentially an improved Indiana class
battleship.  
Yamato, Tamiya 1:350 Scale, Built by Louis Carabott -  Well known Maltese Falcon Louis Carabott used the now old Tamiya 1/350 scale kit, which had been laying on the shelf for quite some time.  He also included the
White Ensign Models photo etch detail set as well as the detail sets of the AA guns from Veteran and boating equipment from Voyager Models.
Nagato, Aoshima 1:700 Scale, Built by Jose Soca - Jose Soca always liked Nagato and built this Aoshima 1:700 scale model of her. Nagato with her striking pagoda mast and unique design, is what the real essence of the
Imperial Japanese Navy was all about in Jose's opinion.
USS Alaska CB-1, Samek 1:700 Scale, Built by James Kloek - This is Jim Kloek's  build of the Samek 1/700 scale USS Alaska. This is a very nice resin kit which built up into what is a good looking model. The build is pretty
much out of the box, although Jim did replace the kit quad 40mm with the aftermarket guns from Niko, and the 20mm Oerlikons with photo-etch from Gold Medal Models.  
HMS Iron Duke 1916, Airfix 1:600 Scale, Modified & Built by Wes Beatty - This is the Airfix 1:600 scale kit of HMS Iron Duke. Wes Beatty tried to backdate the kit to circa. 1916.  The White Ensign Models photo-etched
set was used.. The deck was replaced with scribed Evergreen styrene.  
SMS Weissenburg, German Predreadnought, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - This is the Combrig 1/700 scale SMS Weissenburg built by Bob Cicconi. It's a really nice kit, but for some reason there are no
instructions whatsoever regarding the boat stowage racks, the photo-etched aft superstructure support, and several other items on the photo-etch fret.  
HMS Iron Duke 1918, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas has built the Combrig 1:700 Scale HMS Iron Duke in her 1918 fit with coffee pot search light towers. No longer the flagship of the
Grand Fleet, since she was replaced by
HMS Queen Elizabeth when Admiral Beatty became commander, replacing Admiral Jellicoe, the Iron Duke still exhibits the classic elegance of the British battleship at the height of her
power.  
USS Iowa BB-4 1898, Niko Model 1:700 Scale, Built by Norbert Thiel - Norbert Thiel has built the Niko Model 1:700 scale USS Iowa BB-4. The ship is painted in the buff and white peace time livery.  
Clemenceau, Heller 1:400 Class, Modified and Built by Eric Courtial - These are pictures of the conversion by Eric Courtial of the old Heller 1:400 scale kit of the battleship Richelieu into the Clemenceau. The Clemenceau
was the third of the
Richelieu class, a little modified (new superstructures), and was laid down in January 1939.
Gneisenau, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Brian Miller - These are a few photographs of Brian Miller's 1/700 scale German battlecruiser Gneisenau from Tamiya. The paint scheme is from December 1940 while she was in
Korsfjord , Norway . Brian built it entirely out-of-box.  
Bismarck, Swampworks 1:144 Scale, Built & Modified by Tim Quinlan - Here are pictures of Tim Quinlan's 1:144th scale semi scratch-built model of the DKM Bismarck.  Tim's model started out as a combat model, but he
lost interest in that venue, and decided to complete her as a high detail operating model.  
USS Arizona, Digital Navy 1:100 Scale, Resized from 1:250 Scale & Built by Mark Taylor - This is Digital Navy's USS Arizona in 1/100 scale. This is a paper model kit that is designed to 1/250 scale, but Mark Taylor had the
inspiration to increase zoom to 250% and make the model similar in size to the 1/96 version that currently resides at the Arizona Memorial Museum .   
Yamato 1945, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Shuki Aloni - These pictures are of a model of the battleship Yamato in 1:200 scale scratch-built by Shuki Aloni. The model was made from scratch from card board, balsa
wood and few other materials.  
USS Texas, Predreadnought Battleship, Niko Model 1:700 Scale, Built by Norbert Thiel - Here are some photographs of Nobert Thiel's finished USS Texas from Niko Model in 1:700 scale.
Bismarck, Revell 1:350 Scale, Built by Kosta Katseas  - Kostas Katseas' latest commission in 1/350 scale, the Revell Bismarck is a very nice kit and a definite improvement upon the old Tamiya kit. However, for someone who
wants to super detail there is still room available for improvements.  
Admiral Graf Spee, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Shuki Aloni - This model from Shuki Aloni's collection is of the "Pocket Battleship" Admiral Graf Spee. It is made in 1:200 scale from scratch and from card board and
balsa wood with some other materials. It took Shuki 4 weeks to build.
SMS Seydlitz 1916, WSW 1:700 Scale, Built by Norbert Thiel - These are shots of Norbert Thiel's finished WSW Seydlitz model. He have used his NNT gun barrels, his NNT  life buoys and boats from Kombrig. Norbert also
changed the deck openings according to the 1916 appearance.   
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.
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.   
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.  
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.
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.  
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.  
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.   
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.
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.  
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.  
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.  
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.  
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 .  
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.
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
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.  
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.  
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."  
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.  
Yamato, Scratch-Built in 1:96 Scale by Rich Smith - This built of Yamato is 100% scratch-built in 1:96 scale.  
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.  
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.  
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.  
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.  
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.  
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.
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
.  
Democratie, French Battleship, Fleet Net 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - Here are a few photos of the Fleet Net 1/700 scale Liberte. Bob Cicconi built it as the Democratie, which is actually the subject of the kit, as she
was the only one of the four that had the protective bulges on each hull side under the bow anchors.  
Bismarck, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Katseas Kostas - This is a commission Katseas Kostas received for a Bismarck in heavy seas, as it was requested by the client. He used as a guide the Trumpeter box art from the
Bismarck kit, in texture color and composition.
Bismarck, Revell 1:350 Scale, Built by Phil Reeder - This is the build of the Revell 1/350th scale kit of the famous German battleship Bismarck built by Phil Reeder. The kit is a great improvement over the Tamiya Bismarck
kit.   
HMS Hood 1941, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Krzysztof Andrzejak - These are a few pictures of the Trumpeter's model HMS Hood from 1941 in 1:700 scale. The model was built by Krzysztof Andrzejak.  
HMS Courageous 1917, Admiralty Model Works 1:700 Scale, Built by Gerard Del Monte - This is the Admiralty Model Work's superb 1:700 scale resin kit of HMS Courageous as originally configured as a battle cruiser and
built by
Gerard Del Monte.  
HMS Iron Duke 1918, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Katseas Kostas - Katseas Kostas considers the Combrig 1:700 scale HMS Iron Duke to be a very sharp kit. He was not sure about the boat at the rear superstructure but it
looks nice so that he decided to leave it there.  
Yashima, Japanese Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - These are photos of Greg Shoda's model of the Japanese predreadnought battleship Yashima scratch-built in 1:550 scale.   
USS Oregon, Glencoe, Built by David Nanberg - David Nanberg said, "Here are photos of USS Oregon from the fairly awful Glencoe kit." I think you will agree that David's Oregon is far from awful when he is finished with
it.  
Yamashiro, Aoshima 1:700 Scale, Built by Jose Soca - This is the 1/700 scale Yamashiro from Aoshima. This kit is really well put together but we modelers are never happy with just a painted piece of plastic nowadays, so to
embellish it
Jose Soca used Flyhawk's Yamashiro super detail photo-etch set.  
USS Missouri BB-63 1945, Tamiya 1:350 Scale, Built by Alec Cap - This is the Tamiya 1:350 scale model of USS Missouri, built by Alec Cap. It took Alec five days to complete.  
HMS Hood 1938, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Phil Reeder - These are a few photos of Phil Reeder's kit-bash of the Trumpeter 1/350th scale Hood. Phil decided to convert the kit to depict her as she appeared in 1938.
This required at least 60 modifications to the 1941 version.  
Bismarck, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Song Jung Gun - This is recent model by Song Jung Gun, the 1/200 scale DKM Bismarck. It took 7 month's of working to complete the model  all scratch-built from wood.   
HMS Repulse 1941, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Frank O'Neill - Here are some photographs of the recently completed Tamiya 1/700 scale Repulse by Frank O'Neill. Frank used the White Ensign Models brass photo-etch
set and rigged the model with 0.002" monofilament.  
HMS Queen Elizabeth 1918, White Ensign Models 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - The White Ensign Models HMS Queen Elizabeth 1918 Fit in 1:700 scale is a very nice kit, Kostas Katseas only had to replace the
main and secondary armament with brass barrels ,other than that built straight out of the box.  
Justice, French Battleship, 1:550 Scale, Scratch-Built by Greg Shoda - Here are photos of the 1:550 scale Justice, scratch-built by Greg Shoda. The 15,000 ton class of French predreadnought battleships (Patrie, Republique,
Democratie, Justice, Liberte, & Justice) are favorites of his.  
Scharnhorst 1940, Heller/Airfix 1:400 Scale, Built by Phil Reeder - This is a build of the Airfix/Heller kit of the DKM Scharnhorst, in 1/400th scale by Phil Reeder. He did the vessel as she appeared in December 1940, shortly
before going on her raiding sortie in the North Atlantic, "Operation Berlin".  
Graf Spee, Heller 1:400 Scale, Built by Frank O'Neill - Here are a few pictures of the Graf Spee built by Frank O'Neill. It's the Heller 1/400 scale kit with a lot of modifications added.   
HMS Hood, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Ted Bunn - This is the Trumpeter 1/350 scale HMS Hood. Ted Bunn added the White Ensign Models and both of the Gold Medal Models photo-etch sets to her, sometimes
using parts from each set on certain pieces.  
Mutsu 1943, Imperial Japanese Battleship, Aoshima 1:700 Scale (New Tooling), Built by Lars Juel Mosbaek - Here is the IJN MUTSU 1943 from the Aoshima (New mold) in 1:700 scale built by Lars Juel Mosbaek. The
building time was approximately 6 weeks.  
HMS Roberts, British WWII Monitor, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by David Bilek - David Bilek just finished HMS Roberts the monitor from Kombrig in scale 1/700. HMS Roberts from Kombrig is very accurate resin kit.
David was very satisfied with quality of casting.  
HMS Resolution 1916, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - Here are photos of Greg Shoda's 1/550 scale model of the dreadnought battleship HMS Resolution, ca. 1916. The "R" class battleships, unfortunately, were
not considered good candidates for drastic modernization between the wars.  
USS Maine 1898, Scratch-Built in 1:96 Scale by Tim Quinlan - Some modelers like their ships full hull but those that prefer waterline format say that the ship is not natural if it is not in its element. However, the waterline
enthusiasts normally have their models on a board surrounded by a plaster or gel sea.
Tim Quinlan has the best of both worlds. His USS Maine is scratch-built in 1:96 scale and is radio controlled (R/C). It looks great in or out
of water.  
USS Iowa 1944, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Christoph Mentzel - Some months ago Christoph Mentzel built the USS Iowa 1944 in her dazzle measure. In his opinion it is the most interesting ship from Tamiya in 1:700
scale.  
USS Missouri 1945, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Christoph Mentzel - One of the many ships in the Pacific Fleet of Christoph Mentzel is the Tamiya 1/700 scale USS Missouri, in Ms. 22, colors with photo-etch from White
Ensign Models
.  
Repulse 1941, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by An Chu - This is Tamiya's 1/700 scale HMS Repulse by An Chu.  
HMS Repulse 1936, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Katseas Kostas - Katseas Kostas built the new Tamiya 1:700 scale HMS Repulse. However, he built it in her fit in 1936.  
USS Oregon BB-3 1898, Scratch-Built by Greg Shoda in 1:550 Scale - These are photographs of the USS Oregon by Greg Shoda. The model is scratch-built in 1:550 scale.  
HMS Renown, British Battlecruiser 1916, NNT 1:700 Scale, Built by Norbert Thiel - These are shots of the finished HMS Renown model, as completed in 1916 (NNT 1:700 Scale), built by Norbert Thiel of NNT.  
King George V, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Neal Clarke - This model was 13 years in the making but Neal Clarke has produced the spectacle of HMS King George V in 1:700 scale from Tamiya.  
HMS Queen Mary, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Frank O'Neill - Here are pictures of the Combrig in 1:700 scale. Queen Mary. Frank O'Neill used the Combrig photo-etch that comes with the kit and added Tom's
Modelworks
photo-etched railings, stairs and ladders.
Charles Martel, French Battleship 1900, Yumemato 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - Bob Cicconi built the 1/700 scale Yumemato Charles Martel circa 1900. The kit is one of the limited run resin series made by the model
maker from Japan.   
HMS Queen Mary, British Battle Cruiser, 1:200 Scale, Scratch-Built by Shuki Aloni - This model of HMS Queen Mary was scratch-built by Shuki Aloni of Israel. The materials used were based on balsa wood and
cardboard in 1:200 scale, based on drawings attached to "Battle Cruisers" by John Roberts and took two months to build.   
USS Nevada 1945, H-P Models 1:700 Scale, Built by Christoph Mentzel - This is the USS Nevada from H-P Models, in 1/700 scale. Christoph Mentzel decided to build her as she looked at the time of the landings of Iwo
Jima in early 1945 with a dazzle pattern camouflage.  
USS Kearsarge, Commanders/Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Steve Berti - Steve Berti built the Commanders/Iron Shipwrights 1/350 scale kit of the USS Kearsarge. He added brass gun barrels as well as open 5-inch
gun battery hatches.  
USS Arizona, Revell 1:426th Scale, Built by Wes Beatty - This is the old Revell/Monogram 1/426 scale U.S.S. Arizona. Wes Beatty built this kit long before the current controversy about the Arizona's final colour scheme. It's
not an endorsement of the 5-D crowd.  
Nagato, Japanese Battleship, Otaki 1:400 Scale, Built by Jose Soca - This model is the 1/400 scale Nagato from Otaki. Jose Soca used a lot of photo-etch sets on this one, as the kit itself is lacking detail. He depicted her on
her way to Leyte Gulf.
HMS Warspite, White Ensign Models 1:700 Scale, Built by An Chu - An Chu has built the White Ensign Models HMS Warspite in 1:700 scale. Even though the WEM kit is packed with detail, he has added even more minute
detail to the kit.  
Danton, French Predreadnought Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - Here are photos of the model of the French predreadnought battleship Danton. The plans used by Greg Shoda were pretty basic, so
the model is not highly detailed.  
USS Puritan, Monitor, Commanders/Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Felix Bustelo - Monitor Madness has again gripped Felix Bustelo in its throes with his build of the 1:350 scale USS Puritan by Commanders/Iron
Shipwright
.  
Graf Spee, 1:200 Scale, Scratch-Built by Paul Eisenberg - Here are four shots of the Graf Spee. It is scratch-built in 1:200 scale by Paul S. Eisenberg. The primary material used in bass wood. It took nine months to build, not
counting the developing of the plans.  
Tsarevitch, Imperial Russian Battleship 1904, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Andrey Veslivy - Andrey Veslivy built the Combrig 1:700 scale kit of the Imperial Russian battleship, Tsarevitch, as she appeared in 1904 as part of
the Russian Pacific Squadron, subsequently known as the First Pacific Squadron.  
Dunkerque, French Battle Cruiser, Scratch-Built by Greg Shoda - Dunkerque is the only "modern" ship Greg Shoda has ever tried to build not using a kit. He had a long range plan to build a sample of all dreadnought battleship
classes, either by scratch-build or kits.
HMS Rodney 1934, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Jon Iverson - This is the Tamiya HMS Rodney circa 1934 that finished in 2006 by Jon Iverson. The model was finished with White Ensign Models Coulorcoats AP507B
medium home fleet gray.  
Retvizan, Imperial Russian Battleship 1904, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Andrey Veslivy - This is the Combrig 1:700 scale Retvizan, built by Andrey Veslivy and painted in her olive war colors.  
USS Wyoming, Arkansas Class Monitor, Imperial Hobby Productions 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - Here are some photos of the Imperial Hobby Productions 1/700 scale USS Wyoming, Arkansas class monitor as she
appeared early in her career, circa 1902-1903. The kit was built by
Bob Cicconi.  
HMS Vanguard, Last of the Line, H-P Models 1:700 Scale, Built by Peter Fulgoney - HMS Vanguard, an updating of the Lion Class was the last British battleship of a very long line and was the most able big gun platform
that the Royal Navy put to sea. This is the H-P Models 1:700 scale model of the
Vanguard built by Peter Fulgoney.  
Dunkerque, French Battlecruiser, Heller 1:400 Scale, Built by Wes Beatty - The Dunkerque is Heller's old 1/400 scale kit. Wes Beatty sanded down the the deck, as raised planking detail never made much sense to him. The
railings are
Gold Medal Models photo-etch and the rigging stretched sprue.  
Pelayo, Spanish Battleship, 1:550 Scale, Scratch-Built by Greg Shoda - Here is yet another model of the Spanish battleship Pelayo. It is built in Greg Shoda's normal 1/550 scale. He did not find much in the way of reference
materials.  
USS Arizona BB-39, Mini-Hobby 1:350 Scale, Built by Mario Busto - These photographs show a Mini Hobby Model USS Arizona in 1/350 scale, as it should have appeared in the mid 1930s. Mario Busto built, modified and
motorized the kit.  
HMS New Zealand, RN Battle Cruiser, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - HMS New Zealand was in the middle of the action during WWI, taking part in the 3 big battles in the North Sea, Heligoland Bight, Dogger
Bank, & Jutland. Here are photos of the 1/550 scale scratch-built model of this ship by
Greg Shoda.  
Nagato, Japanese Battleship, Aoshima 1:700 Scale, Built by Jeong Hoon, Lee - This is the Japanese battleship Nagato. The model is from Aoshima in 1:700 scale and was built by Jeong Hoon, Lee from South Korea.  
Pelayo, Spanish Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:72 Scale by Alejandro Garcia Martinez - This is the Spanish battleship Pelayo. Alejandro Garcia Martinez saw another model about this ship, a 1/700 scale version by Jim
Baumann
. However, his model is a "little" bigger than Jim's model, because she is in 1/72 scale and radio controlled.  
HMS Bellerophon, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - Here are a few pictures of the HMS Bellerophon built by Greg Shoda, which was based on the drawings in R.A. Burt's British Battleships of WWI. The model
is in his normal oddball 1/550 scale.  
RN Roma, Italian Battleship 1943, Regia Marina 1:700 Scale, Built by An Chu - This is the Italian battleship RN Roma. An Chu of Canada built the 1:700 scale kit by Regia Marina to portray the battleship in 1943.  
Kirishima, Fujimi 1:700 Scale, Built by Peter Lindstrom - Here are photographs of a 1/700 scale Kirishima by Fujimi built by Peter Lindstrom. Toms Model Works photo-etched parts were used, along with extensive
custom work.
Chen Yuen, Imperial Chinese Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - These are photos of the Chinese battleship Chen Yuen scratch-built by Greg Shoda in 1:550 scale.  Even in 1/550 scale, it is for me a
short model, being a shade under 7-inches long.
Imperator Alexander II, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Andrey Zhukov - This is the Combrig 1:700 scale Russian barbette Battleship Imperator Alexander II, built by Andrey Zhukov. Unlike her sister ship, Nikolay I, see was
not included into Nebogatov's 3rd Pacific Squadron of obsolete battleships, due to ongoing repair and thus was not able to be an actor in Tsushima massacre.  
Bubnov GUK Battleship Design, The 1915 Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:100 Scale by Sergei E. Vinogradov, Photographs by Dmitry Antonov - This particular design is Project GUK from April 1914. It is also called the 1915
battleship. Designed by Ivan G. Bubnov, the battleship was to be armed with twelve 16-inch/45 (406mm) and twenty four 130mm guns with a speed of 25 knots and a displacement of 35,600 tons. The model is scratch-built in
1:100 scale by
Sergei E. Vinogradov.   
Bismarck, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Norbert Thiel - This is the Trumpeter Bismarck built by Norbert Thiel with many Gold Medal Models photo-etch parts, Samek cranes, NNT Gun Barrels, Eduard figures, an
Aoshima Tug with some scratch-building and a lot of fun.  
HMS Hercules, British Battleship 1:550 Scale, Scratch-Built by Greg Shoda - Hercules was one of the battleships of the British Grand Fleet of WWI. Greg Shoda was always fascinated by these ships. This led him to want to
build representatives of all of the different classes. His model was built in 1/550 scale.  
HMS Renown, British Battle Cruiser, White Ensign Models 1:700 Scale, Built by An Chu - This superb White Ensign Models resin kit had most of the parts and photo-etch that An Chu needed. He added items from Gold
Medal Model's
Gold Plus Ultra-Fine Railing, Clipper model's RN 38cm Gun Barrel /Canvas and few plastic injection accessories from Tamiya's HMS Hood kit.  
HMS Hood, British Battle Cruiser, 1:200 Scale, Scratch-Built by Song, Jung Gun - This model of HMS Hood is in 1:200 scale. The model is entirely scratch-built by Song, Jung Gun from wood. For railings he used string.
The
Anatomy of the Ship, HMS Hood was used as a reference and the model depicts her appearance in 1931 with a catapult and crane at her stern. It took nine months to build.  
Carnot, French Battleship, Dream Festival Workshop 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - These are photos of the French Pre-Dreadnought Carnot, which is the second offering from the Dream Festival Workshop. The kit is a
1/700 scale short-run resin kit, and is the same quality of the
Jaureguiberry kit. The model was built by Bob Cicconi.  
HMS Invincible, British Battle Cruiser, Commanders/Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Luciano Rizzato - This is the HMS Invincible, British battle cruiser, in 1:350 scale from Commanders/Iron Shipwright and built by
Luciano Rizzato.
HMS Triumph, British Battleship 1904, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Pat Camp - This is Combrig's 1/700 scale HMS Triumph kit built by Pat Camp using White Ensign Model's PE757 HMS Tiger photo-etch set and
Atlantic Models Ratlines 1/600-1/700 scale. The torpedo nets are fine braided steel wire that a car modeler friend kindly let me have. Figures are from Tom's Modelworks. Flags are from Gold Medal Models.  
Kniaz Potemkin Tavricheskii, Heller 1:400 Scale, Built by Tom Ruprecht - This was originally a Heller kit, now under the Maquette label. The one Tom Ruprecht built was marketed by the Russian "Ogoniuk" or something
similar.  
HMS Erin, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Norbert Thiel - Here are some pictures showing results with Combrig´s 1:700 scale HMS Erin. Norbert Thiel have cast his own turrets, used NNT gun barrels and White Ensign
Models
Photo-Etch.  
RN Caio Duilio 1890, Italian Battleship, Delphis Models 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - Here are photos of the DelphisModels 1/700 scale Caio Duilio that Bob Cicconi just completed. The Duilio, designed by Benedetto
Brin, was considered as revolutionary as the
Gloire was when it appeared on the naval scene. It had massive 17.7" 100 ton main guns, and was considered fast for its day at 15 knots.
SMS Bayern, Imperial German Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - Here are some photos of my model of SMS Bayern, scratch-built in 1:550 scale by Greg Shoda. Bayern and Baden were the largest
German battleships of WWI.  
HMS Prince of Wales, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Michael Wain - This is the Tamiya 1/700 scale HMS Prince of Wales. Michael Wain modelled her at the time she was in the far east and used the Shipcraft book for
reference to weapons fit and camouflage. He used
White Ensign Models  photo-etch and replaced a couple of parts with WEM resin detail parts.  
Georgii Pobedonosets, Imperial Russian Battleship, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - This is the 1/700 scale Combrig Georgii Pobedonosets built by Bob Cicconi.  The ship was launched in 1895 as a modification
of the
Sinope class, and had a fairly uneventful career, save that it was involved in the Potemkin mutiny saga.  
Borodino, Imperial Russian Battleship, Zvezda 1:350 Scale, Built by Alexandre Mazur - This is the 1:350 scale model of the Imperial Russian battleship Borodino, produced by Zvezda. Alexandre Mazur built the model with
the addition of brass photo-etch from
White Ensign Models.   
Faa di Bruno, Italian Monitor, Regia Marina 1:700 Scale, Built by Peter Fulgoney - Peter Fulgoney just completed the Regia Marina 1:700 scale Faa di Bruno which he bought at Telford last month. Detail that really stands
out over other naval vessels is the shape of the hull, it's like a sunken industrial building which, perversely, has a 15 inch gun turret mounted on top and a cabin, and chimney with a crows nest over the top.  
Musashi, Arii 1:250 Scale, Built by Shin Moo-Joon - This is 1/250 scale Musashi kit produced by Arii. Purchased in the last of 2002, Shin Moo-Joon built it without any photo-etching and all of the additional detail is scratch
built by stretched plastic and plastic beam and plastic plate, fishing rope (0.115mm) and steel wire.  
HMS Resolution, R Class Battleship 1916, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - These are photos of the 1/550 scale model of the dreadnought battleship HMS Resolution, ca. 1916, scratch-built by Greg Shoda. The
"R" class battleships, unfortunately, were not considered good candidates for drastic modernization between the wars but in 1916, they were considered the most potent warships in the Grand Fleet.  
Hyuga, Japanese Battleship, Hasegawa 1:700 Scale, Built by George Hargreaves - George Hargreaves built this 1:700 scale Hasegawa model of the Hyuga. This would be a great out of box build but there is so much
opportunity to tinker. The kit design allows for after market photo-etch to be added around the funnel. He then turned to the after block and remade the aft tripod legs from brass rod.  
HMS Hood 1937-1938, Italeri 1:720 Scale, Built by Dino Carancini - Dino Carancini fell in love with the HMS Hood some years ago while reading the book "Pursuit" by Ludovic Kennedy (in Italy "Caccia alla Bismarck" ). He
began to collect documentation about the HMS Hood and then got an Italeri 1/720 scale
Hood.  
Espana, Spanish Battleship, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Frank O'Neill - Here are some photos of the Combrig 1:700 scale España just finished-hot off the workbench of Frank O'Neill. The railings are from Tom's
Modelworks
, the masts are scratch-built, as are the searchlight reflector lenses.  
Kirishima, Japanese Fast Battleship, Yankee Modelworks 1:350 Scale, Built by Luciano Rizzato - This is the Kirishima, Japanese fast battleship, from the Yankee Modelworks 1:350 scale kit. Luciano Rizzato used Steve
Nutall's CNC Cut Barrel Set "IJN Kirishima Limited Edition" 14 x 6" 50 cal casement guns and 8 x 5" AA guns plus the mains.
White Ensign Models IJN paints and also from WEM, their  "Yamato" and "Ladders and Walkways"
photo-etch sets. The final detail came with
L'Arsenal AC 350 20 Paravanes.  
Jaime I, Spanish Battleship, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Germà Coenders - This is one of the three España class dreadnought battleships. These ships were remarkable in naval history as the smallest dreadnought battleships
ever built. Two of them were still in service to take part in the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39, one on each side. Neither survived the war.
Jaime I remained loyal to the Spanish republican government. Germà Coenders built the
Combrig 1:700 scale kit of Jaime I as she appeared in 1937.  
USS Michigan, Commanders/Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Steve Berti - This is the Commanders/Iron Shipwright's 1/350 scale USS Michigan. Steve Berti added platforms and ladders to the two cage masts and
rebuilt the fire control tops.   
HMS Tiger, 1:550 Scale, Scratch-Built by Greg Shoda - This is the HMS Tiger done in 1/550 scale scratch-built by Greg Shoda, based mainly on drawings from R. A. Burt's British Battleships of WWI. Construction time was
about two months at about 3-4 hours per day.  
HMS Hood, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Rick Cotton - Rick Cotton has built the Trumpeter 1:350 scale kit of HMS Hood. Tom's Modelworks photo-etch was used to add extra detail.  
HMS Nelson, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Dino Carancini - Tamiya HMS Nelson ... cheap, fast and easy... Dino Carancini built this kit "straight out of box" for an hobby shop just to show to the customers what you can
obtain from a 1/700 scale kit without photo-etch and scratch-built details.   
 
 
 
This was a commission to build the Bismarck, which took a total of 11 months to complete. I used the 1/350 scale Revell/Germany kit which was very well detailed. Eduard and Lion Roar Photo-Etch was used to enhance the
detail.
 
SMS Nassau Scratch-Built by Geg Shoda - This is the SMS Nassau, scratch-built by Greg Shoda.. He actually completed the model several years ago. During construction, Greg made a serious blunder in making the bow too
fine. This error has bothered him for a long time. He decided that he could not stand it any longer and decided to risk surgery on the bow. Greg was able to widen it a bit, improving the appearance of the model a lot in his eyes.  
 
Bismarck, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is the Bismarck in the North Atlantic. Kostas Katseas used the Trumpeter 1:700 scale kit, enhanced with Voyager photo-etch, to portray the ship.
 
RN Roma, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - "Taking it green" is visually emphasized in this build by Kostas Katseas. His build of the RN Roma from the Trumpeter 1:700 scale kit is placed in heavy seas with
the
Roma plowing her bow into a swell and the stern rising out of the sea.
 
Richelieu, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Nicolas Dupont - Nicolas Dupont made the Trumpeter 1:350 scale Richelieu a labor of love to correct the errors found in the kit. Nicolas portrayed the French
battleship as she appeared in 1952.
 
HMS Barham, Pitroad 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - The 1:700 scale model of HMS Barham by Pitroad is a fairly old kit. However, Kostas Katseas has performed his usual magic with the Pitroad Barham to list
among his countless other outstanding presentations.
 
HMS Nelson, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Here is the next installment in the Kostas Katseas saga. This is his build of the Tamiya 1:700 scale HMS Nelson.
 
HMS Devastation, British Battleship 1880, Scratch-Built in 1:700 Scale by Bob Cicconi - This is Bob Cicconi's first scratch-build, HMS Devastation circa 1880. It's 1/700 scale, and he built a hull from
laminated styrene sheets and a superstructure from a soft wood-like material to make masters.
 
HMS Queen Elizabeth, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas built this model of HMS Queen Elizabeth from the Trumpeter kit in 1:350 scale. He also used the White Ensign
Models
brass photo-etch set produced by WEM for this kit, as well as many other items scratch-built for this build.
 
USS Colorado 1945, Scratch-Built in 1:192 Scale by J. S. Stockton - Here are photographs of J. S. Stockton's model of USS Colorado, 1945 in 1/192 scale.  The model is scratch-built from Floating
Drydock plans using parts from Bluejacket Marine and H-R Products.
 
USS West Virginia, Tom's Modelworks 1:350 Scale, Built by Chris Preston - This is the build by Chris Preston of a Tom's Modelworks USS WEST VIRGINIA for retired USMC Sgt Dick Fiske, who served onboard the
WEST VIRGINIA as a 19 year old Cpl, USMC, and Ship's Bugler, during the attack on Pearl Harbor.
 
RN Roma, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - This is the Trumpeter 1/700 scale Roma. Bob Cicconi used the Gatormask masks designed for this kit and they worked out very nicely. In addition he
used parts of the super-detail kit sold by
Regia Marina, which also enhanced the quality of the build. Floquil and Testors enamels were used, as well as stretched sprue rigging. All in all a nice kit!
 
HMS Warspite, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Shuki Aloni - This is the HMS Warspite in 1:200 scale. It is scratch-built by Shuki Aloni based on drawings from Profile Morski and it took him six weeks to
build. It is made from the same materials that he has at home: card board, balsa wood and copper pipes.
 
Yamato, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Song Jung Gun - This is a 1:200 scale model of the  Japanese battleship Yamato. It took Song Jung Gun nine months to scratch-build this model from Ginko wood.
 
Sinop, Imperial Russian Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - This is a model of the Russian predreadnought battleship Sinop. Greg Shoda built it in 1/550 scale from drawings from Tomitch's Warships of
the Imperial Russian Navy and from the Internet.
 
Amagi, Japanese Battlecruiser 1920, Fujimi 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - The Amagi Class battlecruiser was designed to counteract the USN Lexington Class battlecruiser designs. Four ships
were ordered with
Amagi and Akagi laid down in 1920 and Atago and Takao laid down in 1921.  This is the build of that kit by Kostas Katseas.
 
USS Alabama BB-60, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Here is another treat from Kostas Katseas. This time it is the USS Alabama in her camouflage scheme. It is built from the Trumpeter
kit in 1:350 scale.
 
HMS Canopus 1915, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - This build by Bob Cicconi of the Combrig HMS Canopus in 1:700 scale represents Canopus as she appeared at the Dardanelles operation in 1915, when
forces consisting of pre-dreadnoughts bombarded the forts before the Gallipolli landings.
 
Scharnhorst. Airfix 1:600 Scale, Built by Bernd Villhauer - Bernd Villhauer shows what can be done with an older kit. This is the Airfix 1:600 scale kit of Scharnhorst. What makes this kit unique is that it
depicts the ship in 1939, as built with an almost straight cutwater, flat funnel top and aircraft catapult on Caesar turret.
 
Nagato 1927, Aoshima 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Here is a very interesting build from Kostas Katseas. The model is the Nagato with her 1927 fit from Aoshima in 1:700 scale. In the usual, above
and beyond, fashion of all of his builds,
Kostas has added those unusual additions that sets his builds apart from others. Here it is the landscape of the forested Japanese cliff and seaplane at the stern, not to mention
the deck awnings. It is hard to believe that this is all in 1:700 scale.
 
HMS Dreadnought 1906, Zvezda 1:350 Scale, Built by Colin Swager - This is Colin Swager's build of the Zvezda 1/350 scale kit of HMS Dreadnought. The kit went together well, except for the bridge
support structures which proved difficult to get right. The ship is hand painted with Humbrol and Tamiya enamels and is rigged with 14.0 ( extremely fine) fly tying line. The masts are all replaced with brass rod.
 
Suffren, French Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:350 Scale by Greg Shoda - For Greg Shoda the Suffren is the most attractive of the French predreadnoughts, which do take a while to warm up to. It was scratch-built in 1/550
scale, based upon drawings from the French Archives.
 
RN Affondatore, Italian Battleship 1865, Scratch-Built in 1:350 Scale by Dr. Andrea De Bonis - RN Affondatore, whose name means "Sinker" in Italian, reached Italy just as the Third War of Italian Independence was brewing
in 1866;
Affondatore's paint was hardly dry when she found herself the flagship of Adm. Persano at the Battle of Lissa against the Austro-Hungarian Fleet. Dr. Andrea De Bonis scratch-built the Affondatore in 1:350 scale.
 
HMS Dreadnought, Scratch-Built in 1:450 Scale by Greg Shoda -Greg Shoda built this model of HMS Dreadnought quite some time ago. It’s main significance is that it is Greg's wife’s favorite of all the models he has built.
She likes the way it looks but, but not being a ship expert, does not know what the original looked like. It was built in card in 1/450 scale.
 
USS Arizona, Trumpeter 1:200 Scale, Built by Ryan Russell - Ryan Russell had been out of the ship business for awhile. The last that he had built a ship model was 1998. To immerse himself back into the hobby, he didn't
mess around. Instead of a tiny 1:700 scale PT boat he decided to go with the big enchilada, The
USS Arizona in 1:200 scale from Trumpeter.
 
Nagato December 7, 1941, Haegawa 1:350 Scale, Built by Neil McJunkins - This is the Hasegawa 1:350 scale IJN Nagato, built by Neil McJunkins to depict her at anchor with Admiral Yamamoto, waiting
for news of the strike at Pearl Harbor on December 7,1941.
Lion Roar photo-etch was used as well as Hasegawa's wooden deck. She is painted using White Ensign Colourcoats and her rigging is stretched sprue.
 
USS Oklahoma, Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Jeff Sharp - Jeff Sharp built the 1:350 scale Iron Shipwright USS Oklahoma in the scheme the battleship carried on December 7, 1941, when she was sunk at Pearl
Harbor.
 
RN Roma 1943, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Guido Camurati - Here is the latest effort of Guido Camurati, the beautiful R.N.Roma in 1/700 scale by Trumpeter. Photo-etch is from various manufacturers and colors by
Lifecolor.
 
HMS Queen Elizabeth 1918, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas used his magic in this build of HMS Queen Elizabeth in her 1918 fit. The kit is by Trumpeter in 1:700 scale.
 
HMS Warspite, Academy 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas  - Kostas Katseas built the Academy HMS Warspite in 1/350 scale. He added to it with generic photo-etch, a few plasticard improvements, and brass 20 mm
Oerlikons.
 
SMS Prinzregent Luitpold, Imperial German Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - Here are some photos of my model of SMS Prinzregent Luitpold. The model is in 1/550 scale. It is not highly detailed due
to the basic drawings that I utilized.
 
RN Andrea Doria, Italian Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Shuki Aloni -This is the Regia Marina Battleship Andrea Doria, scratch-built in 1:200 scale by Shuki Aloni. It was made with the same method as I have
used before with cardboard, balsa wood and other useful materials.
 
HMS Vanguard, The Last of the Breed, Samek 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - The last of the breed of Royal Navy battleships was the HMS Vanguard completed after World War Two. Kostas Katseas has built the
1:700 scale
Samek kit of Vanguard, as shown here.
 
RN Roma, Italian Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Song Jung Gun - This is a 1/200 scale model of the Italian battleship, Roma. It took Song Jung Gun nine months to scratch-build this model from wood stock.
 
HMS Prince George 1915, Majestic Class Battleship, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Peter Fulgoney - Peter Fulgoney has built the Combrig 1:700 scale HMS Majestic kit as the sister ship HMS Prince George, as she
appeared in 1915 in shore bombardment duties at the Dardanelles.  
 
HMS Hood 1941, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is the Trumpeter 1:350 scale HMS Hood 1941 built by Kostas Katseas. He used the White Ensign Models photo-etch set and replacement resin
turrets.
 
Fort Drum, The Concrete Battleship of Manila Bay, OKB Grigorov 1:700 Scale, Built by Peter Fulgoney - This build is based on the OKB GRIGOROV 1:700 scale resin kit which was on sale last year. Peter Fulgoney
started building the kit straight away, and out of the box but like all builds these days it needs reference back up.
 
SMS Hindenburg, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - Here are photos of Greg Shoda's 1/550 scale model of SMS Hindenburg. It is a very simple model without a lot of detailing. The hardest part was aligning the
tripod legs. Greg dropped the model at least a couple of times since he finished it, but it is pretty sturdy.
 
HMS Agincourt, The Gin Palace, Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is the HMS Agincourt in 1:350 scale by Iron Shipwright built by Kostas Katseas.
 
USS Missouri BB-63 1944, Tamiya 1:350 Scale, Built by Neil McJunkins - This is the USS Missouri BB-63 from the Tamiya kit in 1:350 scale built by Neil McJunkins. Gold Medal Models photo-etch was used for the
railings and the Kingfishers are from
Trumpeter. She is painted in Measure 32, Design 22D using White Ensign Colourcoats.
 
Retvizan, Imperial Russian Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - One of Greg Shoda's ongoing projects has been to build a model of each Russian battleship classes starting from Navarin. He held off on
building
Retvizan for several years as he did not think that he could successfully render the small oval openings seen in the model. Greg finally started the build in December 2010 but not with much confidence as the plans he
used included a great many details that were a challenge for him to render in 1/550 scale.
 
USS Arizona BB-39, Trumpeter 1:200 Scale, Built by J. David Nedreski - The ship is the USS Arizona by Trumpeter in 1:200 scale, mounted on oak with basswood strips. David Nedreski added the additional photo-etch
offered by
Trumpeter.
 
Admiral Graf Spee 1936, Academy 1:350 Scale, Built by Colin Swager - This is the Admiral Graf Spee as she appeared in 1936 from the Academy kit in 1:350 scale. Colin Swager added wooden decks, brass barrels on main
and secondary armament, Eduard Kreigsmarine figures.
 
HMVS Cerberus, Australian Monitor, Combrig 1:350 Scale, Built by Felix Bustelo - Monitor Maven, Felix Bustelo, having built quantities of USN monitors, ventured further afield. Afflicted with monitor madness, Felix had a
go with Her Majesty's Victoria Ship
Cerberus in 1:350 scale from Combrig.
 
HMS Repulse 1941, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Jaap Pluimgraaff - This  is the HMS Repulse from Trumpeter in 1:350 scale built by Jaap Pluimgraaff. Everything is hand painted apart from some experiments with air
spray bottles from Tamiya on the main mast. Portholes, bridge windows and spotting top windows are made with crystal clear.  
 
USS Arizona BB-39, Revell Original Box Scale Kit, Built by Andrew Desautels - This is the old Revell USS Arizona with Gold Medal Models brass detail, a few bits from the Tom's Modelworks set, and a ton of
scratch-building, including the Kingfishers and the 5" AA guns on the boat deck.
Andrew Desautels is normally an aircraft builder, but this is his first serious attempt at a ship.  
 
Helgoland, Imperial German Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - These are photos of Greg Shoda's model of the German battleship Helg oland. Greg scratch-built it in 1:550 scale a while ago during his
protracted monochrome phase when he was not very concerned with ship paint schemes.
 
USS Idaho, H-P Models 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Katseas Kostas built the HP Models 1:700 scale USS Idaho at anchor and done in an overall 5N.  
 
HMS Hood Refit 1942, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Modified and Built by Peter Fulgoney - Peter Fulgoney's latest build is a 1/700 scale HMS HOOD 1942, as if modernized after Renown. This exercise is based on two of Tamiya's
kits,
HMS Hood and HMS King George V.   
 
SMS Lutzow, Imperial German Battle Cruiser, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - The Combrig 1/700 scale SMS Lutzow is of typical Combrig quality. Kostas Katseas added some extra details in the form of
etched port holes, doors, ladders, hand-rails around funnels area.   
 
Bismarck in Engagement with Hood, Revell 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas built the Revell 1/350 scale Bismarck with the Lion Roar photo-etch set. The model depicts Bismarck in her engagement
with
HMS Hood.
 
Moreno, Argentine Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - These are some photographs that Greg Shoda took of his model of the ARA Moreno. The model is a 1/550 scale representation of the little known
US-built dreadnought.  
 
USS Vermont, Niko Model 1:700 Scale, Four Kings - Group Build - Niko of Poland released a cage mast version of the Connecticutt class US Navy Predreadnoughts in late 2008, as the USS Vermont.   A number of modelers
who expressed an interest in building this wonderful kit of at best a little known ship of the pre dreadnought era got together over the internet and decided to do a group build of her.
Bob Cicconi, Neal Clarke, Bruno Gire, and
Bruce Kapito each ordered the kit from our various retailers and set a start date for commencing their builds.  
 
Yamato, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas makes a big splash with his build of the 1:700 scale Yamato from Tamiya. It perfectly represents the largest battleship ever built plowing through the
ocean at maximum speed.  
 
Kongo, Fujimi 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - To start out 2011 on the right foot we have another of Kostas Katseas remarkable builds. This time it is the Kongo by Fujimi in 1:700 scale.  
 
HMS Barham, White Ensign Models 1:700 Scale, Built by An Chu - This is the 1:700 scale model of the British battleship HMS Barham produced by White Ensign Models and built by An Chu.
 
Mikasa 1904, 1:550 Scale, Scratch-Built by Greg Shoda - These are photos of Greg Shoda's latest project. He built this model of the IJN Mikasa in 1/550 scale card. The work took about 3 months off and on. It was based
upon simple drawings Greg found in a Japanese book.
 
HMS Agincourt 1917, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas has done another magnificent job with his construction of the Combrig 1:700 scale model of HMS Agincourt. The fit reflects her
appearance in late 1917. The original flying bridges amidship and aft tripod have been removed but the Gin Palace still retains the tall amidship derrick.  
 
HMS Hood 1941, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Zenden Ng - Zenden Ng built the Tamiya 1:700 scale HMS Hood primarily out of the box but with some rigging.  
 
Admiral Graf Spee 1939, Heller 1:400 Scale, Built by Ted Bunn - Ted Bunn's Heller 1:400 scale Graf Spee was painted with Colourcoats paints from White Ensign Models. He also fitted her out with the dedicated WEM
Photo-Etch set for this kit.
L'Arsenal products include their resin crew figures set, oxygen and acetylene bottles and their Arado Ar-196 resin seaplane. The main and secondary brass gun barrels came from Modelmarine.de.
 
HMS Repulse, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Colin Swager - This is the HMS Repulse 1/350 scale kit by Trumpeter. Colin Swager just completed model of this famous ship in her Mediterranean colours. She is painted in
Tamiya and Humbrol flat enamels, coated with Tamiya clear flat spray.  
 
USS Illinois BB-7, Niko Model 1:700 Scle, Built by Bob Cicconi - This is Bob Cicconi's latest build, the 1/700 scale Niko USS Illinois, BB-7, circa 1901. The kit is out-of-the-box with caenis line and stretched sprue rigging and
a flag from Tauro.  
 
HMS Thunderer 1914, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Hanchang Kuo - This is Hanchang Kuo's Combrig 1/700 scale HMS Thunderer finished in her 1914 fit. This is an excellent kit but as usual Combrig's instructions
weren't of much help.
 
Bouvet, French Battleship, YS Masterpieces 1:350 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - Here are photos of Bob Cicconi's latest build, the YS Masterpieces 1/350 sclae Bouvet. It's a departure from Bob's normal 1/700 scale, but it was
the only kit of the
Bouvet available at the time. He built it out of the box except for the rigging.
 
Gneisenau, Operation Berlin March 1941, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Gus Villanueva - Gus Villanueva built the 1:700 scale Tamiya Gneisenau to portray her as she entered Brest on 21 March 1941 at the conclusion of
Operation Berlin, which was a very successful raid into the North Atlantic.
 
HMS Erin 1915, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is the Combrig 1:700 scale HMS Erin, built by Kostas Katseas. The Erin was ordered from the Vickers Yard in 1911 by Turkey and Vickers designed a
ship that packed quite a punch in a small size.
 
HMS Dreadnought, Iron Shipwrights 1:350 Scale, Built by Colin Swager - These are some photographs of Colin Swager's just completed HMS Dreadnought, Iron Shipwright's 1/350 scale resin kit. Extra detail was added
from
White Ensign Models and L'Arsenal and some scratch-building.
 
Jean Bart 1950, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is the Trumpeter 1/700 scale Jean Bart around 1950. Kostas Katseas tried to add the side bulges, as well as modify the bridge. Apart from that he kept the
whole thing rather simple.  
 
Bismarck, Dragon 1:700 Scale, Built by Krzysztof Andrzejak - Here are a few photographs of Krzysztof Andrzejak's "Bismarck" by Dragon in 1:700scale. The painting of the ship is from 24 May 1941 during the battle of the
Denmark Strait.
 
USS Colorado, H-P Models 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is the USS Colorado in 1:700 scale from H-P Models and built by Kostas Katseas. The model depicts the ship as modified with a large anti-torpedo bulge
on each side and with only the fore cage mast.
 
USS Iowa BB-4, 1:96 Scale, Scratch-Built by Tim Quinlan - Here are pictures of Tim Quinlan,s USS Iowa scratch-built in 1/96th scale.  The Iowa (BB-4) was a one-off design, essentially an improved Indiana class battleship.  
 
Yamato, Tamiya 1:350 Scale, Built by Louis Carabott -  Well known Maltese Falcon Louis Carabott used the now old Tamiya 1/350 scale kit, which had been laying on the shelf for quite some time.  He also included the
White Ensign Models photo etch detail set as well as the detail sets of the AA guns from Veteran and boating equipment from Voyager Models.
 
Nagato, Aoshima 1:700 Scale, Built by Jose Soca - Jose Soca always liked Nagato and built this Aoshima 1:700 scale model of her. Nagato with her striking pagoda mast and unique design, is what the real essence of the
Imperial Japanese Navy was all about in Jose's opinion.
 
USS Alaska CB-1, Samek 1:700 Scale, Built by James Kloek - This is Jim Kloek's  build of the Samek 1/700 scale USS Alaska. This is a very nice resin kit which built up into what is a good looking model. The build is pretty
much out of the box, although Jim did replace the kit quad 40mm with the aftermarket guns from Niko, and the 20mm Oerlikons with photo-etch from Gold Medal Models.  
 
HMS Iron Duke 1916, Airfix 1:600 Scale, Modified & Built by Wes Beatty - This is the Airfix 1:600 scale kit of HMS Iron Duke. Wes Beatty tried to backdate the kit to circa. 1916.  The White Ensign Models photo-etched
set was used.. The deck was replaced with scribed Evergreen styrene.  
 
SMS Weissenburg, German Predreadnought, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - This is the Combrig 1/700 scale SMS Weissenburg built by Bob Cicconi. It's a really nice kit, but for some reason there are no
instructions whatsoever regarding the boat stowage racks, the photo-etched aft superstructure support, and several other items on the photo-etch fret.  
 
HMS Iron Duke 1918, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas has built the Combrig 1:700 Scale HMS Iron Duke in her 1918 fit with coffee pot search light towers. No longer the flagship of the Grand
Fleet, since she was replaced by
HMS Queen Elizabeth when Admiral Beatty became commander, replacing Admiral Jellicoe, the Iron Duke still exhibits the classic elegance of the British battleship at the height of her power.  
 
USS Iowa BB-4 1898, Niko Model 1:700 Scale, Built by Norbert Thiel - Norbert Thiel has built the Niko Model 1:700 scale USS Iowa BB-4. The ship is painted in the buff and white peace time livery.  
 
Clemenceau, Heller 1:400 Class, Modified and Built by Eric Courtial - These are pictures of the conversion by Eric Courtial of the old Heller 1:400 scale kit of the battleship Richelieu into the Clemenceau. The Clemenceau
was the third of the
Richelieu class, a little modified (new superstructures), and was laid down in January 1939.
 
Gneisenau, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Brian Miller - These are a few photographs of Brian Miller's 1/700 scale German battlecruiser Gneisenau from Tamiya. The paint scheme is from December 1940 while she was in
Korsfjord , Norway . Brian built it entirely out-of-box.  
 
Bismarck, Swampworks 1:144 Scale, Built & Modified by Tim Quinlan - Here are pictures of Tim Quinlan's 1:144th scale semi scratch-built model of the DKM Bismarck.  Tim's model started out as a combat model, but he
lost interest in that venue, and decided to complete her as a high detail operating model.  
 
USS Arizona, Digital Navy 1:100 Scale, Resized from 1:250 Scale & Built by Mark Taylor - This is Digital Navy's USS Arizona in 1/100 scale. This is a paper model kit that is designed to 1/250 scale, but Mark Taylor had the
inspiration to increase zoom to 250% and make the model similar in size to the 1/96 version that currently resides at the Arizona Memorial Museum .   
 
Yamato 1945, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Shuki Aloni - These pictures are of a model of the battleship Yamato in 1:200 scale scratch-built by Shuki Aloni. The model was made from scratch from card board, balsa wood
and few other materials.  
 
USS Texas, Predreadnought Battleship, Niko Model 1:700 Scale, Built by Norbert Thiel - Here are some photographs of Nobert Thiel's finished USS Texas from Niko Model in 1:700 scale.
 
Bismarck, Revell 1:350 Scale, Built by Kosta Katseas  - Kostas Katseas' latest commission in 1/350 scale, the Revell Bismarck is a very nice kit and a definite improvement upon the old Tamiya kit. However, for someone who
wants to super detail there is still room available for improvements.  
 
Admiral Graf Spee, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Shuki Aloni - This model from Shuki Aloni's collection is of the "Pocket Battleship" Admiral Graf Spee. It is made in 1:200 scale from scratch and from card board and
balsa wood with some other materials. It took Shuki 4 weeks to build.
 
SMS Seydlitz 1916, WSW 1:700 Scale, Built by Norbert Thiel - These are shots of Norbert Thiel's finished WSW Seydlitz model. He have used his NNT gun barrels, his NNT  life buoys and boats from Kombrig. Norbert also
changed the deck openings according to the 1916 appearance.   
 
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.
 
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.   
 
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.  
 
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.
 
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.  
 
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.  
 
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.   
 
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.
 
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.  
 
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.  
 
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.  
 
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.  
 
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 .  
 
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.
 
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
 
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.  
 
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.  
 
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."  
 
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.  
 
Yamato, Scratch-Built in 1:96 Scale by Rich Smith - This built of Yamato is 100% scratch-built in 1:96 scale.  
 
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.  
 
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.  
 
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.  
 
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.  
 
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.  
 
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.
 
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
.  
 
Democratie, French Battleship, Fleet Net 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - Here are a few photos of the Fleet Net 1/700 scale Liberte. Bob Cicconi built it as the Democratie, which is actually the subject of the kit, as she
was the only one of the four that had the protective bulges on each hull side under the bow anchors.  
 
Bismarck, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Katseas Kostas - This is a commission Katseas Kostas received for a Bismarck in heavy seas, as it was requested by the client. He used as a guide the Trumpeter box art from the
Bismarck kit, in texture color and composition.
 
Bismarck, Revell 1:350 Scale, Built by Phil Reeder - This is the build of the Revell 1/350th scale kit of the famous German battleship Bismarck built by Phil Reeder. The kit is a great improvement over the Tamiya Bismarck
kit.   
 
HMS Hood 1941, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Krzysztof Andrzejak - These are a few pictures of the Trumpeter's model HMS Hood from 1941 in 1:700 scale. The model was built by Krzysztof Andrzejak.  
 
HMS Courageous 1917, Admiralty Model Works 1:700 Scale, Built by Gerard Del Monte - This is the Admiralty Model Work's superb 1:700 scale resin kit of HMS Courageous as originally configured as a battle cruiser and
built by
Gerard Del Monte.  
 
HMS Iron Duke 1918, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Katseas Kostas - Katseas Kostas considers the Combrig 1:700 scale HMS Iron Duke to be a very sharp kit. He was not sure about the boat at the rear superstructure but it
looks nice so that he decided to leave it there.  
 
Yashima, Japanese Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - These are photos of Greg Shoda's model of the Japanese predreadnought battleship Yashima scratch-built in 1:550 scale.   
 
USS Oregon, Glencoe, Built by David Nanberg - David Nanberg said, "Here are photos of USS Oregon from the fairly awful Glencoe kit." I think you will agree that David's Oregon is far from awful when he is finished with
it.  
 
Yamashiro, Aoshima 1:700 Scale, Built by Jose Soca - This is the 1/700 scale Yamashiro from Aoshima. This kit is really well put together but we modelers are never happy with just a painted piece of plastic nowadays, so to
embellish it
Jose Soca used Flyhawk's Yamashiro super detail photo-etch set.  
 
USS Missouri BB-63 1945, Tamiya 1:350 Scale, Built by Alec Cap - This is the Tamiya 1:350 scale model of USS Missouri, built by Alec Cap. It took Alec five days to complete.  
 
HMS Hood 1938, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Phil Reeder - These are a few photos of Phil Reeder's kit-bash of the Trumpeter 1/350th scale Hood. Phil decided to convert the kit to depict her as she appeared in 1938.
This required at least 60 modifications to the 1941 version.  
 
Bismarck, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Song Jung Gun - This is recent model by Song Jung Gun, the 1/200 scale DKM Bismarck. It took 7 month's of working to complete the model  all scratch-built from wood.   
 
HMS Repulse 1941, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Frank O'Neill - Here are some photographs of the recently completed Tamiya 1/700 scale Repulse by Frank O'Neill. Frank used the White Ensign Models brass photo-etch
set and rigged the model with 0.002" monofilament.  
 
HMS Queen Elizabeth 1918, White Ensign Models 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - The White Ensign Models HMS Queen Elizabeth 1918 Fit in 1:700 scale is a very nice kit, Kostas Katseas only had to replace the
main and secondary armament with brass barrels ,other than that built straight out of the box.  
 
Justice, French Battleship, 1:550 Scale, Scratch-Built by Greg Shoda - Here are photos of the 1:550 scale Justice, scratch-built by Greg Shoda. The 15,000 ton class of French predreadnought battleships (Patrie, Republique,
Democratie, Justice, Liberte, & Justice) are favorites of his.  
 
Scharnhorst 1940, Heller/Airfix 1:400 Scale, Built by Phil Reeder - This is a build of the Airfix/Heller kit of the DKM Scharnhorst, in 1/400th scale by Phil Reeder. He did the vessel as she appeared in December 1940, shortly
before going on her raiding sortie in the North Atlantic, "Operation Berlin".  
 
Graf Spee, Heller 1:400 Scale, Built by Frank O'Neill - Here are a few pictures of the Graf Spee built by Frank O'Neill. It's the Heller 1/400 scale kit with a lot of modifications added.   
 
HMS Hood, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Ted Bunn - This is the Trumpeter 1/350 scale HMS Hood. Ted Bunn added the White Ensign Models and both of the Gold Medal Models photo-etch sets to her, sometimes
using parts from each set on certain pieces.  
 
Mutsu 1943, Imperial Japanese Battleship, Aoshima 1:700 Scale (New Tooling), Built by Lars Juel Mosbaek - Here is the IJN MUTSU 1943 from the Aoshima (New mold) in 1:700 scale built by Lars Juel Mosbaek. The
building time was approximately 6 weeks.  
 
HMS Roberts, British WWII Monitor, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by David Bilek - David Bilek just finished HMS Roberts the monitor from Kombrig in scale 1/700. HMS Roberts from Kombrig is very accurate resin kit.
David was very satisfied with quality of casting.  
 
HMS Resolution 1916, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - Here are photos of Greg Shoda's 1/550 scale model of the dreadnought battleship HMS Resolution, ca. 1916. The "R" class battleships, unfortunately, were
not considered good candidates for drastic modernization between the wars.  
 
USS Maine 1898, Scratch-Built in 1:96 Scale by Tim Quinlan - Some modelers like their ships full hull but those that prefer waterline format say that the ship is not natural if it is not in its element. However, the waterline
enthusiasts normally have their models on a board surrounded by a plaster or gel sea.
Tim Quinlan has the best of both worlds. His USS Maine is scratch-built in 1:96 scale and is radio controlled (R/C). It looks great in or out of
water.  
 
USS Iowa 1944, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Christoph Mentzel - Some months ago Christoph Mentzel built the USS Iowa 1944 in her dazzle measure. In his opinion it is the most interesting ship from Tamiya in 1:700 scale.  
 
USS Missouri 1945, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Christoph Mentzel - One of the many ships in the Pacific Fleet of Christoph Mentzel is the Tamiya 1/700 scale USS Missouri, in Ms. 22, colors with photo-etch from White
Ensign Models
.  
 
Repulse 1941, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by An Chu - This is Tamiya's 1/700 scale HMS Repulse by An Chu.  
 
HMS Repulse 1936, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Katseas Kostas - Katseas Kostas built the new Tamiya 1:700 scale HMS Repulse. However, he built it in her fit in 1936.  
 
USS Oregon BB-3 1898, Scratch-Built by Greg Shoda in 1:550 Scale - These are photographs of the USS Oregon by Greg Shoda. The model is scratch-built in 1:550 scale.  
 
HMS Renown, British Battlecruiser 1916, NNT 1:700 Scale, Built by Norbert Thiel - These are shots of the finished HMS Renown model, as completed in 1916 (NNT 1:700 Scale), built by Norbert Thiel of NNT.  
 
King George V, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Neal Clarke - This model was 13 years in the making but Neal Clarke has produced the spectacle of HMS King George V in 1:700 scale from Tamiya.  
 
HMS Queen Mary, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Frank O'Neill - Here are pictures of the Combrig in 1:700 scale. Queen Mary. Frank O'Neill used the Combrig photo-etch that comes with the kit and added Tom's
Modelworks
photo-etched railings, stairs and ladders.
 
Charles Martel, French Battleship 1900, Yumemato 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - Bob Cicconi built the 1/700 scale Yumemato Charles Martel circa 1900. The kit is one of the limited run resin series made by the model
maker from Japan.   
 
HMS Queen Mary, British Battle Cruiser, 1:200 Scale, Scratch-Built by Shuki Aloni - This model of HMS Queen Mary was scratch-built by Shuki Aloni of Israel. The materials used were based on balsa wood and cardboard
in 1:200 scale, based on drawings attached to "Battle Cruisers" by John Roberts and took two months to build.   
 
USS Nevada 1945, H-P Models 1:700 Scale, Built by Christoph Mentzel - This is the USS Nevada from H-P Models, in 1/700 scale. Christoph Mentzel decided to build her as she looked at the time of the landings of Iwo Jima
in early 1945 with a dazzle pattern camouflage.  
 
USS Kearsarge, Commanders/Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Steve Berti - Steve Berti built the Commanders/Iron Shipwrights 1/350 scale kit of the USS Kearsarge. He added brass gun barrels as well as open 5-inch
gun battery hatches.  
 
USS Arizona, Revell 1:426th Scale, Built by Wes Beatty - This is the old Revell/Monogram 1/426 scale U.S.S. Arizona. Wes Beatty built this kit long before the current controversy about the Arizona's final colour scheme. It's
not an endorsement of the 5-D crowd.  
 
Nagato, Japanese Battleship, Otaki 1:400 Scale, Built by Jose Soca - This model is the 1/400 scale Nagato from Otaki. Jose Soca used a lot of photo-etch sets on this one, as the kit itself is lacking detail. He depicted her on her
way to Leyte Gulf.
 
HMS Warspite, White Ensign Models 1:700 Scale, Built by An Chu - An Chu has built the White Ensign Models HMS Warspite in 1:700 scale. Even though the WEM kit is packed with detail, he has added even more minute
detail to the kit.  
 
Danton, French Predreadnought Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - Here are photos of the model of the French predreadnought battleship Danton. The plans used by Greg Shoda were pretty basic, so
the model is not highly detailed.  
 
USS Puritan, Monitor, Commanders/Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Felix Bustelo - Monitor Madness has again gripped Felix Bustelo in its throes with his build of the 1:350 scale USS Puritan by Commanders/Iron
Shipwright
.  
 
Graf Spee, 1:200 Scale, Scratch-Built by Paul Eisenberg - Here are four shots of the Graf Spee. It is scratch-built in 1:200 scale by Paul S. Eisenberg. The primary material used in bass wood. It took nine months to build, not
counting the developing of the plans.  
 
Tsarevitch, Imperial Russian Battleship 1904, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Andrey Veslivy - Andrey Veslivy built the Combrig 1:700 scale kit of the Imperial Russian battleship, Tsarevitch, as she appeared in 1904 as part of
the Russian Pacific Squadron, subsequently known as the First Pacific Squadron.  
 
Dunkerque, French Battle Cruiser, Scratch-Built by Greg Shoda - Dunkerque is the only "modern" ship Greg Shoda has ever tried to build not using a kit. He had a long range plan to build a sample of all dreadnought battleship
classes, either by scratch-build or kits.
 
HMS Rodney 1934, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Jon Iverson - This is the Tamiya HMS Rodney circa 1934 that finished in 2006 by Jon Iverson. The model was finished with White Ensign Models Coulorcoats AP507B
medium home fleet gray.  
 
Retvizan, Imperial Russian Battleship 1904, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Andrey Veslivy - This is the Combrig 1:700 scale Retvizan, built by Andrey Veslivy and painted in her olive war colors.  
 
USS Wyoming, Arkansas Class Monitor, Imperial Hobby Productions 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - Here are some photos of the Imperial Hobby Productions 1/700 scale USS Wyoming, Arkansas class monitor as she
appeared early in her career, circa 1902-1903. The kit was built by
Bob Cicconi.  
 
HMS Vanguard, Last of the Line, H-P Models 1:700 Scale, Built by Peter Fulgoney - HMS Vanguard, an updating of the Lion Class was the last British battleship of a very long line and was the most able big gun platform that
the Royal Navy put to sea. This is the H-P Models 1:700 scale model of the
Vanguard built by Peter Fulgoney.  
 
Dunkerque, French Battlecruiser, Heller 1:400 Scale, Built by Wes Beatty - The Dunkerque is Heller's old 1/400 scale kit. Wes Beatty sanded down the the deck, as raised planking detail never made much sense to him. The
railings are
Gold Medal Models photo-etch and the rigging stretched sprue.  
 
Pelayo, Spanish Battleship, 1:550 Scale, Scratch-Built by Greg Shoda - Here is yet another model of the Spanish battleship Pelayo. It is built in Greg Shoda's normal 1/550 scale. He did not find much in the way of reference
materials.  
 
USS Arizona BB-39, Mini-Hobby 1:350 Scale, Built by Mario Busto - These photographs show a Mini Hobby Model USS Arizona in 1/350 scale, as it should have appeared in the mid 1930s. Mario Busto built, modified and
motorized the kit.  
 
HMS New Zealand, RN Battle Cruiser, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - HMS New Zealand was in the middle of the action during WWI, taking part in the 3 big battles in the North Sea, Heligoland Bight, Dogger
Bank, & Jutland. Here are photos of the 1/550 scale scratch-built model of this ship by
Greg Shoda.  
 
Nagato, Japanese Battleship, Aoshima 1:700 Scale, Built by Jeong Hoon, Lee - This is the Japanese battleship Nagato. The model is from Aoshima in 1:700 scale and was built by Jeong Hoon, Lee from South Korea.  
 
Pelayo, Spanish Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:72 Scale by Alejandro Garcia Martinez - This is the Spanish battleship Pelayo. Alejandro Garcia Martinez saw another model about this ship, a 1/700 scale version by Jim
Baumann
. However, his model is a "little" bigger than Jim's model, because she is in 1/72 scale and radio controlled.  
 
HMS Bellerophon, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - Here are a few pictures of the HMS Bellerophon built by Greg Shoda, which was based on the drawings in R.A. Burt's British Battleships of WWI. The model
is in his normal oddball 1/550 scale.  
 
RN Roma, Italian Battleship 1943, Regia Marina 1:700 Scale, Built by An Chu - This is the Italian battleship RN Roma. An Chu of Canada built the 1:700 scale kit by Regia Marina to portray the battleship in 1943.  
 
Kirishima, Fujimi 1:700 Scale, Built by Peter Lindstrom - Here are photographs of a 1/700 scale Kirishima by Fujimi built by Peter Lindstrom. Toms Model Works photo-etched parts were used, along with extensive
custom work.
 
Chen Yuen, Imperial Chinese Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - These are photos of the Chinese battleship Chen Yuen scratch-built by Greg Shoda in 1:550 scale.  Even in 1/550 scale, it is for me a
short model, being a shade under 7-inches long.
 
Imperator Alexander II, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Andrey Zhukov - This is the Combrig 1:700 scale Russian barbette Battleship Imperator Alexander II, built by Andrey Zhukov. Unlike her sister ship, Nikolay I, see was
not included into Nebogatov's 3rd Pacific Squadron of obsolete battleships, due to ongoing repair and thus was not able to be an actor in Tsushima massacre.  
 
Bubnov GUK Battleship Design, The 1915 Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:100 Scale by Sergei E. Vinogradov, Photographs by Dmitry Antonov - This particular design is Project GUK from April 1914. It is also called the 1915
battleship. Designed by Ivan G. Bubnov, the battleship was to be armed with twelve 16-inch/45 (406mm) and twenty four 130mm guns with a speed of 25 knots and a displacement of 35,600 tons. The model is scratch-built in
1:100 scale by
Sergei E. Vinogradov.   
 
Bismarck, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Norbert Thiel - This is the Trumpeter Bismarck built by Norbert Thiel with many Gold Medal Models photo-etch parts, Samek cranes, NNT Gun Barrels, Eduard figures, an
Aoshima Tug with some scratch-building and a lot of fun.  
 
HMS Hercules, British Battleship 1:550 Scale, Scratch-Built by Greg Shoda - Hercules was one of the battleships of the British Grand Fleet of WWI. Greg Shoda was always fascinated by these ships. This led him to want to
build representatives of all of the different classes. His model was built in 1/550 scale.  
 
HMS Renown, British Battle Cruiser, White Ensign Models 1:700 Scale, Built by An Chu - This superb White Ensign Models resin kit had most of the parts and photo-etch that An Chu needed. He added items from Gold
Medal Model's
Gold Plus Ultra-Fine Railing, Clipper model's RN 38cm Gun Barrel /Canvas and few plastic injection accessories from Tamiya's HMS Hood kit.  
 
HMS Hood, British Battle Cruiser, 1:200 Scale, Scratch-Built by Song, Jung Gun - This model of HMS Hood is in 1:200 scale. The model is entirely scratch-built by Song, Jung Gun from wood. For railings he used string.
The
Anatomy of the Ship, HMS Hood was used as a reference and the model depicts her appearance in 1931 with a catapult and crane at her stern. It took nine months to build.  
 
Carnot, French Battleship, Dream Festival Workshop 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - These are photos of the French Pre-Dreadnought Carnot, which is the second offering from the Dream Festival Workshop. The kit is a
1/700 scale short-run resin kit, and is the same quality of the
Jaureguiberry kit. The model was built by Bob Cicconi.  
 
HMS Invincible, British Battle Cruiser, Commanders/Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Luciano Rizzato - This is the HMS Invincible, British battle cruiser, in 1:350 scale from Commanders/Iron Shipwright and built by
Luciano Rizzato.
 
HMS Triumph, British Battleship 1904, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Pat Camp - This is Combrig's 1/700 scale HMS Triumph kit built by Pat Camp using White Ensign Model's PE757 HMS Tiger photo-etch set and
Atlantic Models Ratlines 1/600-1/700 scale. The torpedo nets are fine braided steel wire that a car modeler friend kindly let me have. Figures are from Tom's Modelworks. Flags are from Gold Medal Models.  
 
Kniaz Potemkin Tavricheskii, Heller 1:400 Scale, Built by Tom Ruprecht - This was originally a Heller kit, now under the Maquette label. The one Tom Ruprecht built was marketed by the Russian "Ogoniuk" or something
similar.  
 
HMS Erin, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Norbert Thiel - Here are some pictures showing results with Combrig´s 1:700 scale HMS Erin. Norbert Thiel have cast his own turrets, used NNT gun barrels and White Ensign
Models
Photo-Etch.  
 
RN Caio Duilio 1890, Italian Battleship, Delphis Models 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - Here are photos of the DelphisModels 1/700 scale Caio Duilio that Bob Cicconi just completed. The Duilio, designed by Benedetto
Brin, was considered as revolutionary as the
Gloire was when it appeared on the naval scene. It had massive 17.7" 100 ton main guns, and was considered fast for its day at 15 knots.
 
SMS Bayern, Imperial German Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - Here are some photos of my model of SMS Bayern, scratch-built in 1:550 scale by Greg Shoda. Bayern and Baden were the largest
German battleships of WWI.  
 
HMS Prince of Wales, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Michael Wain - This is the Tamiya 1/700 scale HMS Prince of Wales. Michael Wain modelled her at the time she was in the far east and used the Shipcraft book for
reference to weapons fit and camouflage. He used
White Ensign Models  photo-etch and replaced a couple of parts with WEM resin detail parts.  
 
Georgii Pobedonosets, Imperial Russian Battleship, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - This is the 1/700 scale Combrig Georgii Pobedonosets built by Bob Cicconi.  The ship was launched in 1895 as a modification
of the
Sinope class, and had a fairly uneventful career, save that it was involved in the Potemkin mutiny saga.  
 
Borodino, Imperial Russian Battleship, Zvezda 1:350 Scale, Built by Alexandre Mazur - This is the 1:350 scale model of the Imperial Russian battleship Borodino, produced by Zvezda. Alexandre Mazur built the model with
the addition of brass photo-etch from
White Ensign Models.   
 
Faa di Bruno, Italian Monitor, Regia Marina 1:700 Scale, Built by Peter Fulgoney - Peter Fulgoney just completed the Regia Marina 1:700 scale Faa di Bruno which he bought at Telford last month. Detail that really stands
out over other naval vessels is the shape of the hull, it's like a sunken industrial building which, perversely, has a 15 inch gun turret mounted on top and a cabin, and chimney with a crows nest over the top.  
 
Musashi, Arii 1:250 Scale, Built by Shin Moo-Joon - This is 1/250 scale Musashi kit produced by Arii. Purchased in the last of 2002, Shin Moo-Joon built it without any photo-etching and all of the additional detail is scratch
built by stretched plastic and plastic beam and plastic plate, fishing rope (0.115mm) and steel wire.  
 
HMS Resolution, R Class Battleship 1916, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - These are photos of the 1/550 scale model of the dreadnought battleship HMS Resolution, ca. 1916, scratch-built by Greg Shoda. The
"R" class battleships, unfortunately, were not considered good candidates for drastic modernization between the wars but in 1916, they were considered the most potent warships in the Grand Fleet.  
 
Hyuga, Japanese Battleship, Hasegawa 1:700 Scale, Built by George Hargreaves - George Hargreaves built this 1:700 scale Hasegawa model of the Hyuga. This would be a great out of box build but there is so much
opportunity to tinker. The kit design allows for after market photo-etch to be added around the funnel. He then turned to the after block and remade the aft tripod legs from brass rod.  
 
HMS Hood 1937-1938, Italeri 1:720 Scale, Built by Dino Carancini - Dino Carancini fell in love with the HMS Hood some years ago while reading the book "Pursuit" by Ludovic Kennedy (in Italy "Caccia alla Bismarck" ). He
began to collect documentation about the HMS Hood and then got an Italeri 1/720 scale
Hood.  
 
Espana, Spanish Battleship, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Frank O'Neill - Here are some photos of the Combrig 1:700 scale España just finished-hot off the workbench of Frank O'Neill. The railings are from Tom's
Modelworks
, the masts are scratch-built, as are the searchlight reflector lenses.  
 
Kirishima, Japanese Fast Battleship, Yankee Modelworks 1:350 Scale, Built by Luciano Rizzato - This is the Kirishima, Japanese fast battleship, from the Yankee Modelworks 1:350 scale kit. Luciano Rizzato used Steve
Nutall's CNC Cut Barrel Set "IJN Kirishima Limited Edition" 14 x 6" 50 cal casement guns and 8 x 5" AA guns plus the mains.
White Ensign Models IJN paints and also from WEM, their  "Yamato" and "Ladders and Walkways"
photo-etch sets. The final detail came with
L'Arsenal AC 350 20 Paravanes.  
 
Jaime I, Spanish Battleship, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Germà Coenders - This is one of the three España class dreadnought battleships. These ships were remarkable in naval history as the smallest dreadnought battleships
ever built. Two of them were still in service to take part in the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39, one on each side. Neither survived the war.
Jaime I remained loyal to the Spanish republican government. Germà Coenders built the
Combrig 1:700 scale kit of Jaime I as she appeared in 1937.  
 
USS Michigan, Commanders/Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Steve Berti - This is the Commanders/Iron Shipwright's 1/350 scale USS Michigan. Steve Berti added platforms and ladders to the two cage masts and
rebuilt the fire control tops.   
 
HMS Tiger, 1:550 Scale, Scratch-Built by Greg Shoda - This is the HMS Tiger done in 1/550 scale scratch-built by Greg Shoda, based mainly on drawings from R. A. Burt's British Battleships of WWI. Construction time was
about two months at about 3-4 hours per day.  
 
HMS Hood, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Rick Cotton - Rick Cotton has built the Trumpeter 1:350 scale kit of HMS Hood. Tom's Modelworks photo-etch was used to add extra detail.  
 
HMS Nelson, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Dino Carancini - Tamiya HMS Nelson ... cheap, fast and easy... Dino Carancini built this kit "straight out of box" for an hobby shop just to show to the customers what you can
obtain from a 1/700 scale kit without photo-etch and scratch-built details.   
 
Izmail, Imperial Russian Battlecruiser, Scratch-Built in 1:125 Scale by S.E. Vinogradov, Photographs by Dmitry Antonov - Dmitry Antonov sent these photographs that he took of a scratch-built model of the Russian
battlecruiser
Izmail. The model of Izmail shows the ship according to the 1917 project. The scale is 1/125. The model was built by Mr. S. E. Vinogradov more than 10 years ago and needs some restoration.
 
SMS Hindenburg, H-P Models 1:700 Scale, Built by Rob Kernaghan - This is the H-P Models 1/700 scale kit of SMS Hindenburg, WW1 German battlecruiser. She is painted in White Ensign Models and Humbrol enamels
and Rowney oils. Photo-etch is from
WEM. Rigging is stretched sprue, gun barrels from NNT. Photographs are by Jim Baumann.  
 
Mikasa, Imperial Japanese Battleship 1905, Hasegawa 1:350 Scale, Built by Dade Bell - Here are photographs of the 1/350 scale Hasegawa IJN Mikasa. She's in her fit for the Battle of Tsushima. Dade Bell used the Gold
Medal Models
detail set and ais pretty happy with the results.  
 
USS Illinois, Commanders/Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Quintin Trammell - Here are pictures of the build of the 1/350 scale Iron Shipwright USS Illinois. Quintin Trammell made two modifications to the kit.
First, he added brass barrels. Second, he added a second tall vent to the rear deck.  
 
HMS Tiger, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Norbert Thiel - If you produce your own line of resin kits as does Norbert Thiel of NNT, what kits of other companies interest you? Here are photographs of the recently finished
model of Norbert's non-
NNT favourite, HMS Tiger by Combrig in 1:700 scale, with a lot of modifications.
 
HMS Orion 1914, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Frank O'Neill - Here are some pictures of the HMS Orion built by Frank O'Neill. It's the Combrig 1/700 scale kit with Tom's Modelworks brass rails added.   
 
HMS Dreadnought, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Dmitry Chernov -  One of the most detailed kits produced by Combrig is the HMS Dreadnought in 1:700 scale. These are photographs of this outstanding Combrig model
built by
Dmitry Chernov. Dmitry builds all of the Combrig kits. He also is involved in the technological process at the final stage of master model assembly.  
 
Gangut, Imperial Russian Battleship 1894, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Andrey Zhukov - Andrey Zhukov built the Russian Imperial Navy Barbette Battleship "Gangut", 1894 by Combrig in 1:700 scale. This ship has a short
biography - Commissioned in 1894 and sunk two years later after striking an unmarked underwater rock. After 6 hours or struggle, the ship was lost and still remains in a depth of 29 meters in the Baltic Sea. There were no
casualties.
 
HMS Rodney 1942, 1:600 Scale, Scratch-Built by Peter Hall - As if the éminence grise of White Ensign Models does not have enough projects with master patterns and photo-etch, Peter Hall has been busy building the HMS
Rodney
in 1:600 scale on commission. Not content with modifying the Airfix kit of Rodney, Mad Pete chose to scratch-build the battleship.  
 
Jaureguiberry, French Predreadnought Battleship, Dream Festival Workshop 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - This is a 1/700 scale model of the French pre-dreadnought Jaureguiberry cast in resin by a Japanese cottage
industry company called the Dream Festival Workshop. The ship was launched in the late 1890's, and typified the French ships of that period: pronounced tumblehome, large military masts with the "Fierce Face" look, and a
mixed main armament (12", 10.8", 6") arranged in a lozenge layout.  
 
Suvorov, Imperial Russian Battleship, Eastern Express 1:350 Scale, Built by Mario Busto - Here are some shots of Eastern Express Suvorov in 1:350 scale. Mario Busto modified the stern with a scratch-built roof He hopes
that he ended with something more similar to the actual
Suvorov rather than to some other ship of the Borodino Class.  
 
Kawachi, Japanese Battleship 1:550 Scale, Scratch-Built by Greg Shoda - This is the model of the the Japanese battleship Kawachi, usually considered the first Japanese dreadnought. The scale of the model is 1:550 and
scratch-built by
Greg Shoda. Kawachi and her sister Settsu were products of an impoverished naval power striving to attain world class status.
 
Scharnhorst, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Peter Lindstrom - This is a 1/700 scale Tamiya Scharnhorst built by Peter Lindstrom. Photo-etched parts from Tom's Model Works were used.   
 
USS Maine, 2nd Class Battleship, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - These are photos of the latest build by Bob Cicconi. The USS Maine is built as she appeared shortly before her loss in Cuba, which precipitated
the Spanish-American War. Bob thought it appropriate to "
Remember the Maine" on Memorial Day. The kit is the very nice Combrig 1/700 scale Maine pretty much out of the box, with the exception of the masts which are
brass, and the addition of
Gold Medal Model's Gold Ultra railing set.  
 
HMS Abercrombie, Royal Navy Monitor, 1:350 Scale, Scratch-Built by Tony Lawrence -  Tony Lawrence scratch-built the HMS Abercrombie in her grey camouflage paint scheme in 1:350 scale. Tony runs Dorking Models in
Dorking, Surrey, United Kingdom. Text and photographs by
Peter Fulgoney.  
 
USS Missouri 1987, Scratch-Built in 1:175 Scale by Donald Branscom - This model of the USS Missouri is the post 1986 (modern) version. Donald Branscom started with a solid hull built bread and butter style. The scale is
1:175 which is very close to 1/16 of an inch. He did this because he was going to double the size of the Revell 1:350 scale model.
 
Mikasa, Japanese Battleship, Seal Models 1:700 Scale, Built by Tim Watson - This is the Seal Models 1:700 scale Mikasa model that Tim Watson made for a Japanese friend of his a few years ago. This followed a visit to the
real ship in Japan. It uses some
White Ensign Models etchings.  
 
Kniaz Potemkin Tavritcheski, Ogonek 1:400 Scale, Built by Guido Amadini - These are pictures of a 1:400 scale model of the Russian imperial battleship Kniaz Potemkin Tavritcheski built by Guido Amadini. The battleship
became notorious due to the mutiny in the port of Odessa during the failed revolution of 1905, as narrated in Sergei Eisenstein’s world famous movie.  
 
USS North Carolina, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Frank O'Neill - Here are some pictures of Frank O'Neill's 1:350 scale Trumpeter USS North Carolina. The model has a scratch-built main deck. Also pieces from the
Gold Medal Models, Yankee Modelworks and Lion Roar photo-etch sets were added.  
 
HMS Renown, Battleship-Yacht 1905, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - These are photos of the Combrig 1/700 scale HMS Renown that Bob Cicconi just completed. He chose to build it circa 1905-1906 when it
was used by the royal party to make a tour of the world.   
 
Dante Alighieri, First Italian Dreadnought, 1:550 Scale, Scratch-Built by Gregory Shoda - Here are photographs of the model of the Italian dreadnought battleship Dante Alighieri. It is scratch-built in 1:550 scale by Gregory
Shoda
. Dante Alighieri is the only battleship that I know of that is named after a poet.
 
Hyuga, Japanese Battleship December 1941, Hasegawa 1:700 Scale, Built by Byoung Dae Lee - This is the recent work of Byoung Dae Lee, the IJN HYUGA. This kit is the Hasegawa Hyuga in 1:700 scale. The kit represents
the battleship as she appeared in 1941. But it does not exactly match the appearance of the ship at the outbreak of the war and so Mr. Lee decided to modify the kit.  
 
Potiomkin, Russian Battleship, Maquette 1:400 Scale, Built by Louis Carabott - Louis Carabott finished a 1/400 scale model of the Russian ship POTIOMKIN. Some detail was added to the kit. The only photo-etch parts used
were the handrails and the rest came from the spares box. The manufacturer of the ship is Russian and it simply says Maquette.  
 
HMS Commonwealth, British Battleship 1918, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Rob Kernaghan - Rob Kernaghan has really taken to World War One Royal Navy dazzle camouflage schemes. First he unveils his HMS London,
battleship/minelayer, in her 1918 dazzle scheme and now it is
HMS Commonwealth in her 1918 dazzle scheme. The kit is the Combrig 1:700 scale HMS Britannia kit, modified to represent the 1918 appearance of the ship.
 
HMS Erin, Royal Navy WWI Battleship, 1:550 Scale, Scratch-Built by Greg Shoda - Greg Shoda scratch-built this HMS Erin built in 1:550 scale. Erin was an interesting ship, like Agincourt built for Turkey in the United
Kingdom. On July 31, 1914, Winston Churchill, as First Lord of the Admiralty, ordered the seizure of
Erin and Agincourt for use by the Grand Fleet to prevent their falling into the hands of a power friendly with Germany.  
 
HMS Prince of Wales, MiniHobby Model 1:350 Scale, Built by Ted Bunn - This is the MiniHobby Models 1/350 scale Prince of Wales built by Ted Bunn. Ted chose the MiniHobby Models kit because he wanted a waterline
model and didn't have the heart to saw a Tamiya hull in half.   
 
Borodino, Russian Battleship 1904, Eastern Express 1:350 Scale, Built by Quintin Trammell - Here is the build of the  Eastern Express Borodino by Quintin Trammell. The kit is built out of the box using White Ensign
Models
photo-etch. Quintin loves the Borodino and would much prefer a good Combrig resin version, as all plastic kits have seams and fit problems. And while the EE kit does have those problems and some inaccuracies, it
builds into a very nice kit using the
WEM photo-etch and should not pose a real problem to most builders
 
RN Caio Duilio, Italian Battleship 1943, Regia Marina 1:700 Scale, Built by Miguel Villarreal - Italian warships are very interesting vessels. Their fine lines and their bold camouflage are so appealing. Miguel Villarreal
choose to build a
Doria class battleship. The kit he choose was the Caio Duilio in 1:700 scale from Regia Marina.  
 
Bismarck, German Battleship, Tamiya 1:350 Scale, Built by Glavan Srdjan - Glavan Srdjan resides on the island of Mali Losinj in Croatia. He spent two and a half months building the Tamiya 1:350 scale model of the German
battleship
Bismarck. Photo-Etch details were added using the detail set produced by Gold Medal Models. The Bismarck is portrayed in the camouflage scheme that she wore during her sea trials in the Baltic. This scheme was
painted over in Norway immediately before
Bismarck and Prinz Eugen sortied into the Atlantic.  
 
HMS Indomitable, British Battle Cruiser 1910, H-P Model 1:700 Scale, Built by Miguel Villarreal - If you didn't know that this model was in 1:700 scale, you would believe that it is far larger. That is because of all of the detail
that
Miguel Villarreal has added to the HMS Indomitable kit from H-P Model.  
 
Fuso, Japanese Battleship in 1:200 Scale, Scratch-Built in Wood by Song Jung Gun - Song Jung Gun of South Korea scratch-built this model of the Japanese battleship Fuso in 1:200 scale entirely from wood. It took over
eleven months to complete the project.  
 
HMS Courageous, Large Light Cruiser/Light Battle Cruiser, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - Courageous as a battlecruiser was an oddity and was an unsuccessful design. Fortunately, England was able to make
lemonade out of a lemon by converting her to an aircraft carrier. Admiral Fisher called her a large light cruiser to circumvent cabinet restrictions on building further capital ships; however, she did displace 19,230 tons. This model
was scratch-built in 1:550 scale by
Greg Shoda.  
 
Scharnhorst, German Battleship, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Nathanael Jansen - This is the 1:700 scale Tamiya kit of Scharnhorst. It was built by Nathanael Jansen and also used photo-etch from White Ensign Models.  
 
HMS Victoria, British Battleship, Commanders/Iron Shipwright 1:192 Scale, Built by Ken Mackenzie - This is  the 1:192nd scale HMS Victoria from Commanders/Iron Shipwright built by Ken Mackenzie.  
 
RN Vittorio Emanuele, Italian Battleship, 1:550 Scale, Scratch-Built by Gregory Shoda - Vittorio Emanuele was designed by Vittorio Cuniberti, the distinguished naval architect. His concept was a battleship faster than other
battleships that could run down armored cruisers. Scratch-built in 1:550 scale by
Gregory Shoda.  
 
HMS Conqueror, British Super-Dreadnought 1913, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob CicconiBob Cicconi built the Combrig 1:700 scale HMS Conqueror as she appeared in 1913 with two white bands on her after funnel
and in overall medium gray. He modified the bridge and foremast structure to match photos of
Conqueror.  
 
USS North Carolina BB-52, Atlantic Fleet 1942, Imperial Hobby Productions 1:700 Scale, Built by Mike Wolfe -  After building the IHP Lexington in a late 1941 Pacific Fleet fit, Mike Wolfe had the urge to do a South
Dakota
class of 1922 but a little differently from the box. The model represents the USS North Carolina as she might have appeared serving with the Atlantic Fleet at the beginning of the  United  State 's involvement in World
War II.  
 
Bismarck, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Byoung Dae Lee - This kit is the Trumpeter 'Bismarck' in 1:700 scale. For added detail, Byoung Dae Lee used Voyager ' Bismarck  ' photo-etch set and White Ensign Models  
'DKM AA gun' photo-etch set for replacing kit's AA gun parts.
 
USS Tennessee 1941, Hi-Mold 1:700 Scale, Built by Frank O’Neill - This is the 1:700 scale Hi-Mold USS Tennessee kit. This kit shows the ship in it's pre-war configuration and Frank O’Neill thought it would make an
interesting display next to the 1945 version that he had previously completed.
 
HMS Queen Elizabeth 1943, 1:128 Scale. Scrath-Built by Roger Antrobus – This is a museum quality model of HMS Queen Elizabeth depicted as in 1943. She is in scale 1:128 and was scratch-built by Roger Antrobus in
brass and styrene on a molded hull.   
 
HMS Royal Oak, British Battleship 1937, Samek 1:700 Scale, Built by Vincent c.f. Lau - The kit is the Samek 1:700 scale  Royal Oak  built by Vincent c.f. Lau of  Hong Kong . This 2005 award winner in the  Hong Kong
show was built with
Gold Medal Model's photo-etch, brass barrels from NNT & Lionroar and some scratch-built parts.
 
HMS Canada, British Battleship, 1:550 Scale, Scratch-Built by G. Shoda - This is HMS Canada, which G. Shoda scratch-built in 1:550 scale.
 
USS Kearsarge BB-5, Commanders/Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Ken Mackenzie - With New Year fast approaching, its time to send the old tuxedo off to the cleaners. You certainly want to look like a million bucks at
the posh soiree that you will attend on New Year's Eve. On the other hand, you may want to ring in the new year with a build of an interesting warship.
Ken Mackenzie certainly built an unusual one with his build of USS
Kearsarge
BB-5 in 1:350 scale from Commanders/Iron Shipwright.  
 
Bismarck, Tamiya 1:350 Scale, Built by Ed Keegan – Not content to simply build the 1:350 scale Bismarck by Tamiya right from the box, Ed Keegan added wood decking and parts from four photo-etch sets.
 
Borodino, Imperial Russian Battleship 1905, Eastern Express 1:350 Scale, Built by Guido Amadini -  Guido Amadini believes that he bought one of the first offers of the Borodino kit seen on eBay and that it took about 3
months to complete the model. The model is the Russian produced 1:350 sale model of
Borodino from Eastern Express. Guido built the battleship with her anti-torpedo nets deployed.  
 
Hyuga, Imperial Japanese Battleship 1940, Hasegawa 1:700 Scale, Built by Lars Mosbaek - This is Lars Mosbaek's first build in 25 years. As a kid Lars built a lot of plastic kits, mostly planes in 1:72 scale, but also all of Airfix
ships in 1:600 scale. For some years now he had a dream of building all of the Imperial Japanese Navy's Battleships from the Water Line Series in 1:700 scale at first. His first step was the battleship
Hyuga in 1:700 scale by
Hasegawa.
 
USS North Carolina, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Rick Cotton – These photographs show the 1:350 scale USS North Carolina done in post war light gray. Rick Cotton built the model. Rick describes some of the
problems of the build and his solutions.
 
HMS Thunderer, Orion Class Battleship, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Peter Fulgoney - Combrig has produced a wonderful kit of the HMS Thunderer in 1:700 scale, and with R. A. Burt’s “Battleships of WW1” an accurate
model may be produced to enhance your Grand Fleet collection.
Peter Fulgoney decided to build the mid life version using White Ensign Models Colourcoat RN03 and employed the torpedo nets, and booms as per the
instruction sheet.  
 
USS Missouri, Tamiya 1:350 Scale, Built by Louis Carabott - This is the USS Missouri in 1:350 scale from the Tamiya kit. The model took Louis Carabott of Malta over six months to build.  
 
HMS Neptune, British Battleship 1911, 1:550 Scale - This is G. Shoda's 1:550 scale model of the British WWI battleship HMS Neptune. Over the years, he has built models of most of the capital ship classes of the Grand Fleet
in this scale except
Dreadnought and Invincible, both of which he built in 1:450 scale, and Repulse, the Airfix 1:600 scale version.
 
SMS Kaiser, German Battleship 1915, H-P Model 1:700 Scale - Here are some photos of the SMS Kaiser. It is the H-P Model 1:700 scale kit built by Frank O'Neill. Tom's Modelworks brass rails were added. The torpedo
nets, booms and all masts were scratch-built. Searchlight lenses were scratch-built and the model was washed, weathered and dry-brushed.  
 
HMS Erin, British Battleship 1914, Combrig 1:700 Scale - This is the British Battleship Erin from the Combrig 1:700 scale kit. Peter Fulgoney built the ship to show her in 1914, as she was seized from the builders at the start
of World War One. Peter believes that the
Erin has been the most complicated Combrig kit that he has attempted so far because of the number of parts. He says the deck detail seems to go on forever, and it’s difficult to place
the first time.  
 
HMS Barham, Queen Elizabeth Class 1915, 1:550 Scale - Here are pictures of HMS Barham 1915, based upon drawing of R. A. Burt in 1:550 scale. This model of HMS Barham was scratch-built by G. Shoda in 1:550 scale.
 
USS Alaska CB-1, Scratch-Built in 1:350 Scale - Anyone familiar with the work of Pierre Marchal will recognize some of his preferences. He scratch-builds his subjects. He prefers to work in 1:350 scale, instead of 1:400
scale which is more popular in France. For subjects he likes warships of the Marine Nationale and the USN of World War Two. Here is Pierre's build of the
USS Alaska CB-1, Large Cruiser in 1:350 scale.
 
Volya 1918, Ex-Imperator Alexandr III, Combrig 1:700 Scale - Here’s another interesting subject from Combrig, a Black Sea dreadnought named Volya, by the Russian State of 1918 after the over through of the Tsar. This
ship, of the
Imperatricia Maria class, was laid down during the Tsarist regime in response to the Turkish deployment. The original name, Imperator Alexandr III, was changed as were other ships of the Russian fleet to reflect
the new order.
Volya, "freedom" was the adopted name for this majestic and powerful looking battleship. The 1:700 scale model was built by Peter Fulgoney.  
 
HMS Hibernia, RN King Edward VII Class Battleship, Combrig 1:700 Scale - This is the HMS Hibernia, Royal Navy battleship of the King Edward VII Class. Rob Kernaghan used the Combrig 1:700 scale kit of HMS
Britannia for the basis of the model of
Hibernia. Of course the greatest change is the forward flying off system installed above A turret and running to the bow.  
 
Henri IV, French Battleship, Combrig 1:700 Scale - Here are photos of the Combrig 1:700 scale Henri IV built by Bob Cicconi.  Bob made the mainmast slightly different than the plan drawings, as photos show two yardarms
rather than only one. Bob believes this has to be the most detailed kit that
Combrig released to date. The resin castings are petite and very crisp, and they even include two range clocks printed on clear acetate.  
 
Redoubtable, French Battleship 1892 - This is the  model of the French battleship Redoutable in 1:550 scale, circa 1890-1893, scratch-built by G. Shoda. She was designed by Marie-Anne Louis de Bussy, director of naval
construction. As
Redoutable was designed for duty on foreign stations, she was originally built with a three mast barque sailing rig when commissioned in 1878.
 
USS North Carolina BB-55, Regia Marina 1:700 Scale - This is the USS North Carolina BB 55 from Regia Marina in 1:700 scale built by Christoph Mentzel. The kit shows the North Carolina in her dazzle pattern that she
wore in 1944.   
 
HMS Agincourt 1917, Combrig 1:700 Scale - This is the Combrig 1:700 scale resin kit of HMS Agincourt. Peter Fulgoney built this kit in conjunction with White Ensign Models HMS Tiger photo-etch set., MIG pigments
for "rust", and "smoke", and invisible thread from a fabric shop for the rig.  
 
USS Wyoming, USN Monitor 1902, Commanders/Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale - It’s hot in the "Big Apple" in the dog days of August. Maybe you thought you would take a dip at Coney Island. Just when you thought it was
safe to get back in the water, here comes our Man About Town,
Felix Bustelo, with his new build. Attired in his jaunty US Fed, green on green, speedos, Felix is ready for surf or sand with his USS Wyoming, 1902 USN
monitor, built from the 1:350 scale
Florida kit by Commanders/Iron Shipwright.
 
USS New Jersey BB-16, 1:144 Scale, Best Ship Model 2005 US IPMS National - If you couldn't attend the 2005 IPMS US Nationals in Atlanta, Georgia, at least you can see the model that took the prize as best ship model. It is
the
USS New Jersey BB-16 in her original white and buff in 1:144 scale. The model was scratch-built be Gary Kingzett.  
 
Bouvet, French Battleship 1:200 Scale - Here is a 1:200 scale scratch-built French battleship Bouvet scratch-built by Eugene Drots. He used Evergreen plastic sheets, brass tubing of various diameters and photo-etched Gold
Medal Models
1:200 scale two bar railing. His model represents Bouvet after modernization but before World War I.
 
HMS Roberts, WW2 British Monitor, H-P Models 1:700 Scale - This is the British WW2 monitor HMS Roberts. Rob Kernaghan built the H-P Models 1:700 scale resin kit of the ship and added a considerable amount of extra
detail. Photographs are by
Jim Baumann.  
 
HMS Duncan, November 1905, Combrig 1:700 Scale - These are photographs of the 1:700 scale Combrig Pre-Dreadnought H.M.S. Duncan as she appeared in November 1905, according to a photo in Burt's book on British
Battleships. In addition to the usual photo-etched rails, ladders, etc.,
Bob Cicconi  used 1:25 scale auto braided fuel line to make the torpedo net.
 
HMS Agincourt, British Battleship, 1:350 Scale - On August 2, 1914 the British government seized the Turkish battleship Sultan Osman I at the Armstrong's Yard on the Tyne and renamed her HMS Agincourt. This model is in
1:350 scale and was scratch-built by
Ken MacKenzie and portrays the ship as she appeared on trials in July 1914 with flying boat bridge over turrets #3 and #4.  
 
HMVS Cerberus, Combrig 1:700 Scale - These are photographs of the Combrig 1:700 scale HMVS Cerberus. The kit was built pretty much out of the box, except where David LaPell substituted plastic rod for the kit masts,
and rigging from paint brush bristles.   
 
HMS Agincourt, British Battleship 1:550 Scale – This is a scratch-built HMS Agincourt in 1:550 scale. Greg Shoda used the plans in R. A. Burt’s British Battleships of World War One in his build. The model portrays the "Gin
Palace" after the flying boat decks over the amidships turrets were removed.
 
HMS Queen Mary, British Battle Cruiser, NNT 1:700 Scale - Here are photographs of the NNT HMS Queen Mary, built by none other than Norbert Thiel of NNT. Norbert used his High-Tech kit and additional
railings from Eduard for the complex rigging.  
 
HMS Vanguard, The Last British Battleship, HP/Fun Arrowmodels 1:700 Scale - These are pictures of the 1:700 scale HP-Fun/Arrowmodels HMS Vanguard, built by Christoph Mentzel. This ship is the last of the long line
of battleships for the Royal Navy.
 
HMS Royal Sovereign 1892, Combrig 1:700 Scale - The HMS Royal Sovereign was the first battleships design of the new Director of Naval Construction (DNC) William White. With this design the Royal Navy ended a period
of hodge-podge designs and  the overall design became the pattern established by the RN for their battleships.
Peter Fulgoney has built HMS Royal Sovereign as she appeared in her full Victorian splendor in 1892 from the
Combrig kit in 1:700 scale.   
 
USS Maryland BB-46 1935 - These are pictures of the USS Maryland (BB-46) in 1935 based upon drawings by Alan Chesley. Records show that G. Shoda completed it in November 1996 and that he worked on it off and on
for seven months.  
 
SMS Zrinyi, K.u.K. Austo-Hungarian Battleship, NNT 1:700 Scale -  This is the Austrian battleship SMS Zrinyi built by Frank O'Neill. It is the 1:700 scale NNT kit with Tom's Modelworks brass railings added. Rigging is
done with 0.002" monofilament line and weathering, washes, dry-brushing etc. was done to bring out the details. The funnels were scratch-built from aluminum tubing and scored with a tubing cutter. Steam pipes were added
with brass rod.  
 
Dvenadsat Apostolov, Russian Battleship, Combrig 1:700 Scale - This is Combrig's 1:700 scale  "Dvenadsat Apostolov" (12 Apostles) that Bob Cicconi recently completed. He acquired the model from Pacific Front Hobbies
and added photo-etched rails, scratch-built masts, extra tertiary armament, and stretched sprue rigging. It is shown at anchor circa 1900.  
 
RN Vittorio Veneto, Italian Battleship 1943, Regia Marina 1:700 Scale - This is the Regia Marina 1:700 scale Vittorio Veneto in it’s 1943 configuration. Joe Simon used White Ensign Models Colourcoats paints and rigging.
The masts and yardarms are scratch-built.  
 
USS South Dakota, Washington Cherry Tree Battleship Design 1921, Imperial Hobby Productions 1:700 Scale - Hearing Mike Bartel's cries from the Wilderness for more IHP subjects for the gallery, Tim Denning has
come steaming to the rescue. This is the
USS South Dakota battleship design which was cancelled as result of the 1922 Washington Treaty. The model is in 1:700 scale from Imperial Hobby Productions.  
 
USS Arkansas BB-33 1944, 1:192 Scale - These are photographs of the USS Arkansas BB-33 1944. Bill Everett scratch-built the ship in 1:192 scale using Floating Drydock plans and parts from HR Products and Bluejacket
Marine.
 
USS Lexington CC1, USN Battlecruiser December 1941, Imperial Hobby Productions 1:700 Scale - This is the USS Lexington CC-1 battlecruiser design model in 1:700 scale by Imperial Hobby Productions. However,  Uwe
Grella
updated the model to reflect how she may have appeared in December 1941 with all of the newest improvements already installed.
 
Admiral Ushakov, Imperial Russian Coast Defense Battleship 1905, Combrig 1:700 Scale - One of a class of three small coast defense battleships, the Admiral Ushakov was part of the 3rd Pacific Squadron. All three ships
were present at the Battle of Tsushima in May 1905.
Bob Cicconi has built the Combrig 1:700 scale kit of the small battleship
 
USS Tennessee BB-43 in 1944, H-P Models 1:700 Scale - Here are some photos of the recently completed USS Tennessee built by Frank O'Neill. It is the 1:700 scale H-P Models kit updated with Clipper barrels, Gold Medal
Models
and Tom's Modelworks detail sets, Corsair Armada 20mm AA guns and GMM watertight doors.
 
USS Nevada, USN Battleship 1920 - Here are some pictures of the Nevada  1920 based upon Friedman's drawing and scratch-built by G. Shoda. He took these pictures for record purposes because it and his Maryland  are
being sold to a buyer and he won't see them anymore.
 
Petr Velikiy, Imperial Russian Ironclad Battleship, Combrig 1:700 Scale - Here are photographs of the 1:700 scale Petr Velickii produced by Combrig.  Bob Cicconi added photo-etch rails, extra boats, secondary armament,
etc., and scratch-built the masts of his build of the kit. He rigged it with stretched sprue.
 
Deutschland Panzerschiffe, Fujimi 1:700 Scale - Built by Chee Wee Sim, this is the panzerschiffe Deutschland. The kit is from Fujimi in 1:700 scale. All of the small detail parts were scratch-built. The model is painted to
show her as she appeared on the Neutrality Patrol in the Spanish Civil War.  
 
HMS Prince of Wales 1941, Tamiya 1:350 Scale - When someone with the last name of Beatty and with the initial D in his name builds one of His Majesty's Ships, it is best to notice. This is the Tamiya Prince of Wales in 1:350
scale built by
Wesley D. Beatty. One must wonder when Wes will get around to HMS Lion.  
 
USS Arizona, Revell 1:426 Scale - Here in the northern hemisphere, when January rolls around we are normally locked in the icy embrace of winter. However, things are different in the southern hemisphere where it is
mid-summer. So this January lets visit the River of January, as we see the build of the Revell 1:426 scale
USS Arizona built by Guiherme David Santos of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is amazing to consider that this kit has been in
production for half a century. I'm sure that David would invite everyone to visit sunny and warm Rio, even Ray D. Bean, if he promises to leave his weather at home. I'll bet there is no snow on Sugarloaf.  
 
SMS Lutzow, Grossen Kreuzer, 1:350 Scale – When no company produces a kit of a warship that you want to model, what do you do? Well, you can follow the example of Tony Van Wyk and scratch-build it. This is the SMS
Lutzow
, Admiral Hipper’s flagship, in 1:350 scale. In his first attempt to scratch-build a subject, Tony has done an amazing job on this handsome battlecruiser with Evergreen plastic card, plus brass photo-etch from Gold Medal
Models
and White Ensign Models.
 
Bismarck, German Battleship Spring 1941, Tamiya 1:350 Scale - This is the 1:350 scale model of the German battleship Bismarck produced by Tamiya. The model is built by Luciano Rizzato with the addition of brass
photo-etch from
Toms Modelworks. The camouflage scheme is the one that Bismarck carried in the Baltic and on her journey to Norway in spring 1941. It was painted over just before her break out into the Atlantic.
 
HMS Repulse, British Battlecruiser, Frog 1:600 Scale - Although the box says the kit is manufactured by Frog, this model of HMS Repulse is from the molds originally produced by Airfix. This kit is generally recognized as one
of the best of the classic 1:600 scale Airfix models. The model has been built by
Min-young Jung who added photo-etched details from White Ensign Models.  
 
Gneisenau, German Battleship, Heller 1:400 Scale - Guillermo Martinez Baz took the Heller 1:400 scale model of the German battleship Gneisenau and replaced 20% of the parts with scratch-built items. Since he did not use
any photo-etch, every stanchion and minute detail was scratch-built, resulting in a model comprised of 1,000s of parts.  
 
HMS Britannia, King Edward VII Class Battleship, Combrig 1:700 Scale - Here are some photos of the recently completed HMS Britannia built by Frank O'Neill. It is the 1:700 scale Combrig kit with Tom's Modelworks
railings and
Atlantic Models ratlines.  
 
Bismarck, German Battleship 1941, Academy 1:350 Scale - These are photographs of the Bismarck in 1:350 scale from Academy. Luigi de Maria built the kit and used Tamiya acrylic paints. The hull is painted in Italian Red ,
overall structures and upper side are of hull Haze Grey. Both ends of the hull were painted in gunship grey, as well as the top of the main turrets. Modelmaster natural wood was used for the deck.  
 
SMS St. Jakobus, Austro-Hugarian Battlecruiser 1915, 1:700 Scale – Don’t bother looking for the SMS St. Jakobus Austro-Hungarian battlecruiser of 1915. You won’t find it in any reference. It is another product of Winkel
Metalwerk (WMW) of Wien. The
Winkels, father and son, have designed another project to allow the K.u. K. to rule the Adriatic.  
 
HMS Nelson, Tamiya 1:700 Scale - This is the HMS Nelson in her late war paint scheme. The model is the Tamiya kit in 1:700 scale and was built by Chee Wee, Sim.
 
USS Arizona, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale - These are photographs of the 1:350 scale USS Arizona by Trumpeter. The photos were sent in by Zach, who did not send in his last name. Therefore, we'll just call him, Zach the
Mysterian.  
 
HMS Rodney, Airfix 1:600 Scale - This model of HMS Rodney was made from a 1:600 scale Airfix Nelson battleship kit. It’s mostly out of the box with exception of an Eduards photo-etch railing. She is wearing a hand painted
camouflage job hull and deck. Built by
Mario Grima.
 
USS Texas, USN Battleship, Samek 1:700 Scale - These are some photos of the USS Texas. It is the 1:700 Samek kit with Tom's Modelworks railings added. Built by Frank O'Neill.  
 
Haruna, Japanese Fast Battleship, Fujimi 1:700 Scale - This is the Japanese fast battleship Haruna. The model is in 1:700 scale from Fujimi. It was built by Chee Wee, Sim, with all of the detail parts being scratch-built by
him.
 
USS Michigan, America's Dreadnought, Commanders/Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale - Authorized before HMS Dreadnought, the USS Michigan was completed well after the British battleship. However, she was still the first all
big gun battleship to have superfiring guns.
Quintin Trammell has built the USS Michigan in 1:350 scale from Commanders/Iron Shipwright.  
 
Yamato, Japanese Battleship, Tamiya 1:350 Scale - This is the Tamiya 1:350 scale Yamato. It is currently being built by Benoit Secardin, who is 12 years old, with a little help with painting by his father Jean Secardin. The
ship is not yet finished but already has taken about 200 hours of work.  
 
Potemkin, Imperial Russian Battleship 1905, Maquette 1:400 Scale - Decades ago the Soviet Union trade authorities contracted with Heller to produce two model ships in 1:400 scale. One kit was Potemkin, or more correctly,
the
Kniaz PotemkinTavricheskii.  Produced by a number of different companies in the years that followed, the 1:400 scale Potemkin still builds into a very attractive model as shown in this build of the Maquette version of the
kit, built by
Il Choi of South Korea.
 
Tirpitz, German Battleship, Academy 1:350 Scale - Min-Young Jung built this model of the German battleship Tirpitz. The kit is 1:350 scale and produced by Academy. Photo-etch was added from Toms Modelworks.
 
H-Klasse, German Battleship of 1939, NNT 1:700 Scale - The German battleship design following that of Bismarck was the H-Klasse. With a displacement of 62,600 tons full load and mounting eight 16-inch (406mm) guns,
they would have been significantly bigger than
Bismarck & Tirpitz. Six ships were planned in the class and the first two, H and J, were laid down in 1939. Work was stopped on September 30, 1939 and they were on hold until
November 25, 1941, when the slips were cleared.
Norbert Thiel of NNT has built a copy of his own H-Klasse battleship from NNT in 1:700 scale.
 
USS Texas BB-35, Samek 1:700 Scale - Niels Holland from Denmark sent in these photographs of his build of the 1:700 scale USS Texas BB-35, produced by Samek.
 
HMS Rodney, Tamiya 1:700 Scale - Min-Young Jung from South Korea built one of the famous ships of World War Two. This ship is the Tamiya kit of HMS Rodney with the addition of Tom's Modelworks brass photo-etch
railing set.  
 
USS Arizona, Mini Hobbies Models 1:350 Scale - Abram Joslin of Tempe Arizona built the USS Arizona from the Mini Hobbies Models 1:350 scale kit. Abram, who is sixteen, portrayed the Arizona as she appeared on
December 10, 1941. Abram took about six months to build the model.  
 
USS Missouri BB-63 1991, Tamiya 1:350 Scale - This is the USS Missouri BB-63 circa 1991 converted from the Tamiya 1:350 scale USS New Jersey. This model took 2nd place at the 1998 TamiyaCon for large ship models,
after a well done Yamato. Built by
Jaime Campbell.
 
Admiral Graf Spee, German Panzer Schiffe 1939, Fujimi 1:700 Scale - This is the Admiral Graf Spee built by Il Choi of the South Korea Warship Model Club. The kit is from Fujimi in 1:700 scale and includes Toms
Modelworks
radar and railing and scratch-built detail.
 
HMS Tiger, British Battlecruiser January 1915, Combrig 1:700 Scale - This is the HMS Tiger, one-off British battlecruiser. Frank O'Neill built the Combrig 1:700 scale kit of Tiger and used the White Ensign Models brass
photo-etched fret designed specifically for the
Combrig kit, WEM PE 757, and Gold Medal Models deck figures.
 
USS Missouri, WW2 Fit, & USS New Jersey, Modern Fit, Tamiya 1:350 Scale - The USS Missouri in her World War Two fit, and the USS New Jersey in her modern fit were built by French modeler, Alexis Zeil. Both models
are 1:350 scale kits from Tamiya.
 
Hyuga, Japanese BB/CV Hybrid, Nichimo 1:500 Scale - This is the 1:500 scale Nichimo Hyuga with Gold Medal Models IJN Battleship bass photo-etch set. It’s painted with Testor’s Marine colors with Kure Naval Arsenal
Grey. The
Hyuga was built by Kevin McLaughlin.
 
HMS King George V, Tamiya 1:700 Scale - Albert Yue from Hong Kong has added his touch to his build of the 1:700 scale HMS King George V from Tamiya.
 
Ise & Hyuga, Hybrid Battleship-Carriers 1944-45, Nichimo 1:500 Scale - Mario Grima built both of the hybrid battleship-aircraft carriers, Ise and Hyuga. Actually the Ise was just built from the Nichimo 1:500 scale kit, while
the
Hyuga was completely re-constructed from the same kit that he had built two decades ago.
 
USS Maine, 2nd Class Battleship 1898, Commanders/Iron Shipwright 1:700 Scale, #2, #3 - The USS Maine, 2nd Class Battleship, originally typed as an armored cruiser, blew up in Havana harbor in February 1898, which
became the nominal cause for the Spanish-American War.
Jim Strauss built the 1:700 scale kit from Commanders/Iron Shipwright.
 
Yamato April 1945, Tamiya 1:350 Scale - The venerable Tamiya Yamato steams again with this build of the 1:350 scale kit by Lim Kian Seng. He extensively used White Ensign Models PE 3528 "Ultimate" IJN
Yamato/Musashi to super-detail the model.
 
HMS Abercrombie, British Monitor 1943, Combrig 1:700 Scale - Jim Baumann built the Combrig 1:700 scale HMS Abercrombie twice, before and after discovering details about the construction of the original British
monitor. This is a how to article which shows how Jim went about building the kit.