Battleships & Battlecruisers 2
 
HMS Hannibal 1902, Majestic Class Battleship, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - These are photographs of a recent build by Bob Cicconi, the 1/700 scale Combrig HMS Hannibal as she appeared circa 1902.  Bob didn't realize it until he
did some research for the build, but only the last three of the
Majestic Class had the conning tower under the bridge. The first six had the bridge in back of the conning tower and the foremast was through the bridge rather than behind it.
HMS Hood 1941, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is the HMS Hood in 1941, built with the Trumpeter 1:700 scale kit by Kostas Katseas. Kostas used spare photo-etch that he had left.
HMS Malaya, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Here is my build of the HMS Malaya from the Trumpeter 1:700 scale kit. It was built with spare etch and is a Covid build-up.
King George V, Neptun 1:1250 Scale, Enhanced by Kostas Katseas - This is the British battleship, HMS King George V. This is the metal model by Neptun in 1:1250 scale, greatly enhanced and placed in a sea base by Kostas Katseas.
Neptune, French Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Gregory Shoda - This is Gregory Shoda's recently completed French predreadnought battleship Neptune.  It only took Greg about two weeks to build despite having a bit of trouble at the
start when he made a mistake in the model’s dimensions. Greg kept looking at the  drawings and the footprint of the hull and something was wrong. He discovered that he had done his math wrong. The model is built in 1/550 scale.  
HMS Nelson, Neptun 1:1250 Scale, Enhanced by Kostas Katseas - The metal model of HMS Nelson by Neptun in 1:1250 scale was greatly enhanced by Kostas Katseas and placed in s sea base.
Amiral Duperre, French Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Gregory Shoda - Here are photographs of Greg Shoda's recently completed model of the French ironclad Amiral Duperre.  Included among the photos are photos of the model with
models of other French units that
Amiral Duperre operated with as part of the Mediterranean squadron, namely, Hoche, Courbet, Redoutable, Marceau, and Formidable.  I have collected several images from the internet of the French ironclad fleet off
Villefranche and Toulon.  These are fascinating ships.
Scharnhorst, Flyhawk 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Normally Kostas Katseas builds models in the waterline format  and places the model on a sea base. This time Kostas throws a curve ball. His build of the Flyhawk 1:700 scale model of the
Scharnhorst is built in the full hull format with pedestals connecting it to the base.
HMS Dreadnought, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - The Trumpeter HMS Dreadnought in 1:700 scale really shines in this build by Kostas Katseas.
HMS Agincourt 1914, Flyhawk 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - More eye candy from Kostas Katseas. Can you get diabetes II from eye candy? This time it is the HMS Agincourt 1914 from the kit by Flyhawk in 1:700 scale.
USS Indiana BB-58, Neptun 1:1250 Scale, Enhanced by Kostas Katseas - With railing, rigging, a correct camouflage paint scheme, a sea base and the addition of other fine details, Kostas Katseas has greatly enhanced the Neptun model of USS
Indiana
BB-58.
HMS Iron Duke, Navis 1:1250 Scale, Enhanced by Kostas Katseas - This is the HMS Iron Duke by Navis in 1:1250 scale. Kostas Katseas enhanced the metal model with the addition of railing, rigging, cables, the buoy at  the bow and placed it in a sea
base.
Re Umberto, Italian Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Gregory  Shoda - Here are photographs of Greg Shoda's model of the Italian predreadnought battleship Re Umberto.  The model is built to 1/550 scale.
HMS Renown 1942, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is the HMS Renown in her 1942 fit. Kostas Katseas used the Trumpeter 1:700 scale kit, enhanced with the Flyhawk upgrade set.
USS Alaska, Neptun 1:1250 scale, Repainted by Kostas Katseas - Many ships are built with the intention to counter a specific opponent, which they never meet. The USS Alaska is such a ship. Built to engage large Japanese cruisers and a rumored
Japanese version of the
Graf Spee, Alaska and sister, Guam, provided heavy anti-aircraft support to USN fast carriers. Kostas Katseas repainted the Neptun 1:1250 scale USS Alaska in her camouflage pattern and mounted it in a sea base.
HMS Prince of Wales December 1941, Tamiya 1:350 Scale, Built by Veniamin Litvin - Veniamin Litvin assembled a model of the battleship Prince Of Wales from the Tamiya 1:350 scale kit. The model represents the ship on December 7, 1941.
Veniamin used two sets of extensions from Pontos and Eduard. The build was not easy and he had to fix a lot and do it himself.
Formidable, French Battleship, Scratch-Built in 1:550 Scale by Greg Shoda - These are photographs of my model of the old French battleship Formidable.  I love the old French ironclads and would have liked to have been in Toulon in the late 19th
century to see the French Mediterranean fleet lying at anchor.  The
Formidable was scratch-built in 1/550 scale.  Some of the photos also include the French battleships Courbet and Redoutable.