Aircraft Carriers
USS Hornet CV-8, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale, By Matthew Edwardson - This is the model of USS Hornet CV-8 scratch-built by Matthew Edwardson in
1:200 scale and depicting the ship during the Doolittle Tokyo raid with the deck covered with B-25s. The construction of the model took him about 5 years and
he used the Tetra Model Works detail set.
USS United States CVA-58, Blue Ridge Models 1:700 Scale, Built by Gene Largado - Flip those Flapjacks and Roll those Eggs! With the USS United
CVA-58 in 1:700 scale from Blue Ridge Models, you can do just that. No, we are not talking about breakfast. The USS United States was the first ship
in a five ship class of supercarriers approved in 1948.
Gene Largado built the model of the carrier that almost was.
USS Saratoga CV-3 1944, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Rob Weilacher - These are photographs of Rob Weilacher's 1/700 scale Tamiya CV-3 USS
.  Rob chose to model her in the short-lived dazzle camouflage of 1944.  Great kit.
USS Enterprise CV-6 1944, Tom's Modelworks 1:700 Scale, Built by Rob Weilacher - Here are photographs of Rob Weilacher's 1/700 scale Tom’s
USS Enterprise CV-6 circa 1944. This is a great kit that includes photo-etch and great decals from Starfighter Decals.
Graf Zeppelin, German Aircraft Carrier, Orange Hobby 1:700 Scale, Built by Norbert Thiel - Here are  some shots of Norbert Thiel's Graf Zeppelin model.
It is the
Orange Hobby kit in 1:700 scale, finished about three years ago. In Norbert's opinion it is one of the best kits offered on the 1:700 market.
USS Enterprise CV-6 1942, Merit 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is a  composite diorama that can be one part or 2 different models of the USS
CV-6 by Merit in 1:350 scale and the Trumpeter North Carolina also in 1:350 scale, as they were in 1942.
USS Nimitz CVN-68 1976, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Louis Carabott - It took Louis Carabott two years to complete the Trumpeter 1/350 scale USS
CVN-68, which equals a total of 1,532.30 man hours. Louis wanted to portray the carrier in 1976 with Airwing 8 sporting Bicentennial markings.
USS Saratoga 1944, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Having built the Tamiya 1:700 scale USS Saratoga, transporting US Army equipment and
USAAF aircraft on her flight deck (
Sara and the Hitchhikers), Kostas Katseas has this Sara ready for business. With a deck full of F6F Hellcats, this Sara is
out hunting.
USS Enterprise CVN-65, Trident 1:1250 Scale, Modified by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas modified the Trident 1:1250 scale USS Enterprise CVN-65
with beehive island by adding a 3rd bridge and air wing.
USS Yorktown CV-5, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Song Jung Gun - Song Jung Gun finished his most recent model, the 1/200 scale USS Yorktown
CV-5. It took him 11 months to complete and is made from wood, thread, bronze wire, and paper. The aircraft are made from wood too.
USS Enterprise CV-6 1945, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Luqmanul Hakim - This diorama model of the "Big E" depicts the ship during operation
"Detachment" where she sent her fliers to bombard the Island of Iwo Jima in the early months of 1945.
Charles De Gaulle, French Aircraft Carrier, Heller 1:400 Scale, Built by Alessio Mugnoz -  Alessio Mugnoz built the French nuclear aircraft carrier Charles
De Gaulle.
The kit is the Heller 1:400 scale. Alessio wanted it to be Radio/ Controlled but it is too heavy and does not float as it should.
USS Gerald R. Ford CVN-78, 3D Prinited 1:1250 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is entirely 3D printed along with the planes, deck tractors, etc. Hence
it is not metal, and a bit rough at places but that is noticeable more in the close up images  than with the naked eye, as
Kostas Katseas did a lot of sanding and
smoothing in places.
USS Enterprise CVN-65 1964, Argos 1:1250 Scale, Modified by Kostas Katseas - This is the USS Enterprise CVN-65 as seen in 1964 with the original
Beehive dome. The model is in 1:1250 scale in white metal by the German company Argos.
Kostas Katseas enhanced the model with rigging and air wing.
USS Intrepid CVS-11, Argos Models 1:1250 Scale, Modified by Kostas Katseas - Here is New York City's own USS Intrepid CVS-11. Kostas Katseas
supplemented and modified the white metal model of the
USS Intrepid in 1:1250 scale from the German firm of Argos Models. The model is enhanced with
some rigging and railing and 3D printed air wing.
USS Enterprise CV-6 1944, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - No, Trumpeter doesn't produce a USS Enterprise kit in 1:350 scale for the
1944 fit. However, that didn't stop
Kostas Katseas. He started with the Trumpeter Hornet kit and used his talents to replicate the 1944 Big E.
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69, Trident 1:1250 Scale, Modified by Kostas Katseas - This is a metal 1:1250 scale model of the USS Dwight D.
CVN-69 from the German firm of Trident. Kostas Katseas greatly supplemented the standard model by placing it in a sea base and adding scale
deck equipment and crew figures.
USS Enterprise CVN-65, Tamiya 1:350 Scale, Built by James Jacob - James Jacob started building the USS Enterprise CVN-65 from Tamiya in 1:350 scale
after receiving it for a birthday present in 2009. In addition to the kit itself, he has supplemented it by purchasing several Trumpeter 1:350 scale aircraft kits,
mainly Hawkeyes', F-14D Tomcats, Intruders and assorted helicopters.
Akagi 1929, Hasegawa 1:700 Scale, Built by Andrew Johnson - These photographs are of the 1928-9 version of Akagi, built by Andrew Johnson with many
attempts at scratch improvements using the AJ Press Akagi Volume 1 book. The kit is from Hasegawa in 1:700 scale.
USS Lexington CV-2 1936, Scratch-Built in 1:192 Scale by Bill Everett - This is the scratch-built 1/192 scale model of USS Lexington, CV-2, 1936 by Bill
. The model was built using plans from The Floating Drydock and parts from  HR products and Bluejacket Marine. The aircraft are F3F, F4B4, SBU
and BG-1 and were made from  molds that Bill constructed.
USS Saratoga CV-3, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas built the USS Saratoga CV-3 from the new 1:700 scale Tamiya kit.
Akagi, Hasegawa 1:350 Scale, Built by Rick Cotton - Rick Cotton built the Akagi kit from Hasegawa in 1:350 scale with the addition of Gold Medal Models
and Hasegawa brass photo-etch sets and extra Hasegawa aircraft.
USS Hornet CVS-12, Revell 1:530 Scale, Built by Louis Carabott - Louis Carabott took the old Revell USS Hornet CVS-12 in 1:530 scale (original version
USS Essex released in 1956) and built her in her appearance for the Apollo 11 recovery mission in 1969.
USS Yorktown CV-5, Tom's Modelworks 1:700 Scale, Built by Robert Weilacher - Whats that, Bunky? Tom's Modelworks is just for brass photo-etch? How
wrong you are! Here is a brand new
USS Yorktown CV-5 in 1:700 scale from Tom's Modelworks built by Rob Weilacher. Hey, how about an Enterprise
1942 or 1944,
Nevada 1944 or Arkansas 1944, look for them from Tom's Modelworks.
USS Wasp CV-7, Corsair Armada 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - With the build of the USS Wasp CV-7, using the Corsair Armada 1:700 scale,
Kostas Katseas
wanted to have something a bit different. He added a few vehicles from L'Arsenal's line of excellent 1/700 scale resin vehicles, a couple
Army B-25's , and some supplies, all going to a distant base somewhere.
Akagi, Fujimi 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas used the Fujimi 1:700 scale kit of Akagi with the Fujimi photo-etch set and a moderate
amount of extra detailing for this replication of the flagship of the Japanese Aircraft Carrier Strike Force.
Akagi 1922, Hasegawa 1:700 Scale, Built by Peter Fulgoney - Peter Fulgoney built the Akagi as she appeared in 1922 from the Hasegawa 1:700 scale kit.
He used
Tom's Modelworks brass photo-etch and further super detailed the kit.
Elbe, German Aircraftcarrier with Wunderwaffen, HP Models 1:700 Scale, Built by Peter Fulgoney - Peter Fulgoney has gone through the Looking Class
to an alternate reality. This is the
Elbe, a German aircraft carrier design based on the conversion of the passenger liner Potsdam, and fully equipped with
drawing board design aircraft, including huge flying discs.
USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas built the USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71 from the
Trumpeter 1:700 scale kit. He supplemented the kit with
Gold Medal Models photo-etch for ship and aircraft and Starfighter decals.
USS Enterprise CV-6, Big E at Midway,Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas was under commission to portray the USS
Enterprise CV-6
under attack at the Battle of Midway. He converted the Trumpeter 1:350 scale USS Hornet to the Big E. Figures are depicted on deck as
damage control parties during the air attack because that was part of the commission.
HMAS Albatross, Niko Model 1:700 Scale, Built by Chee Wee Sim - These are photographs for the 1/700 scale seaplane carrier HMAS
, built from the Niko Model kit. Chee Wee Sim believes that he Niko Albatross is a very detailed kit that comes with the photo-etch set.
USS Wasp LHD-1, Revell 1:350 Scale, Built by Louis Carabott - Louis Carabott, the Maltese Falcon, did his usual outstanding build with this USS Wasp
LHD-1 from Revell in 1:350 scale. He has added all of his traditional extra detail from super detailing the deck equipment, aircraft and amphibious boats to
scratch building a hangar deck outfitted with internal lighting.
HMS Ocean, Orange Hobbies 1:700 Scale, Built by Chee Wee Sim - Chee Wee Sim built the 1/700 Scale HMS Ocean by Orange Hobbies. This is a very
fine kit and it comes with photo-etch sets.
HMS Victorious, MT Miniatures 1:700 Scale, Built by Chee Wee Sim - Chee Wee Sim built the HMS Victorious from MT Miniatures in 1:700 Scale and
supplemented it with
White Ensign Models and Gold Medal Models.
USS Wasp CV-7, Corsair Armada 1:700 Scale, Built by Rob Weilacher - These are photographs of the Corsair Armada 1/700 scale CV-7 USS Wasp built by
Rob Weilacher. Aircraft are from Trumpeter as is some of the extra photo-etch beyond what comes with the kit.  
HMS Invincible 1982, Airfix 1:350 Scale, Built by Louis Carabott - On release of the 1:350 scale Airfix Illustrious kit Louis Carabott decided to convert
HMS Illustrious, at present, to HMS Invincible during the Falklands Conflict in  1982 which is completely different in all aspects to the Airfix offering. A
different ship and a different era.  
USS Lexington CV-2, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Jae Won Kim - Jae Won Kim recently completed a new model of the Trumpeter 1/700 scale US
Lexington. He built her as she appeared at her last battle in the Coral Sea . Jae used photo-etched parts from Gold Medal Models, Flyhawk and Lion
USS Franklin CV-13, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Jeffrey Prowse - These are photographs of Jeff Prowse's recently completed project, the 1/350 scale
USS Franklin CV-13 from Trumpeter with photo-etch from White Ensign Models and Eduard.
Minsk, Modern Russian Aircraft Carrier, Aoshima 1:700 Scale, Built by William Zammit - This is the 1:700 scale Russian aircraft carrier Minsk, produced
by Aoshima and built by
William Zammit of the United Kingdom.  
USS Ticonderoga CV-14, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Mike Golden - This is Mike Golden's build of the Trumpeter 1/350 scale USS TICONDEROGA
CV-14. There was some scratch building on hull side, such as fuel lines port side and hull re-enforcement on both sides of hull.  
USS Ranger CV-4 1944, Corsair Armada 1:700 Scale, Built by Rob Weilacher - Here are photos of Rob Weilacher's just finished CV-4 USS Ranger by
Corsair Armada in 1/700 scale.  A great kit and a lot of fun to build.  

Shokaku, Japanese Aircraft Carrier, Fujimi 1:350 Scale, Built by Rick Cotton - Rick Cotton has built the new Fujimi 1:350 scale Shokaku.   
Foch, French Aircraft Carrier, Late Career Fit, H-P Models 1:700 Scale, Built by Christoph Mentzel - The aircraft carrier Foch was with his sister ship,
Clemenceau, the first modern built French carriers. Built in the late 1950's and commissioned in the early 1960's, both carriers were the heart of the French
fleet for over 35 years.  H-P Models have produced both ships in 1:700 scale. The
Foch is in her late configuration with only four 100mm guns and two SACP
Crotale missile systems. Built by
Christoph Mentzel.  
USS Hornet CV-8, June 1942, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Luciano Rizzato - This model was built by changing the Trumpeter 1:350 scale kit of the
USS Hornet CV-8. Luciano Rizzato used the set of dedicated improvement parts produced by White Ensign Models, Gold Medal Models, Tom's
and a few general U.S. Navy sets by L'Arsenal.
USS Lexington CV-2, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Robert Dedmon - Robert Dedmon built the Trumpeter 1:350 scale USS Lexington CV-2 as the Lady
Lex appeared in the last few waning days of peace in the Pacific.
Yankee Model Works, B&D brass barrels and L'Arsenal after market products were used
to create this fit.  
HMS Illustrious 1943, Heller 1:400 Scale, Built by Louis Carabott - These are photographs of the finished model of HMS Illustrious, built by Louis
. The model was constructed from the very old 1/400 scale model kit by Heller. The model is portrayed when it formed part of the attack Force H for
the Salerno ( Italy ) Operation in September 1943.  
Principe de Asturias, Spanish Aircraft Carrier, Scratch-Built in 1:72 Scale by Victor Garcia Martinez - Victor Garcia Martinez has finished another radio
controlled (RC) model in 1:72 scale. His first RC model in this scale was the battleship
Pelayo but this one is a carrier, the Spanish carrier "Principe de
Admiral Kuznetsov, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Louis Carabott - These are the photos of Louis Carabott's build of the Russian carrier Admiral
from the Trumpeter kit in 1/350 scale.  
USS Abraham Lincoln CVN-72 2000, 1:144 Scale, Scratch-Built by Patrick, Robin & Yohan Loffredo - Allow Patrick Loffredo to introduce his family's
"gorgeous" creation:
USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN - CVN 72 in 1/144 scale! The scene is in the Pacific Ocean during RIMPAC 2000 - September 2000.  
Cavour, Modern Italian Aircraft Carrier, Delphis Model 1:700 Scale, Built by Maurizio Chiaro - This is Maurizio Chiaro's build of the Delphis Model
1:700 scale
Cavour, modern Italian aircraft carrier.   
Cavour, Modern Italian Aircraft Carrier, Delphis Model 1:700 Scale, Built by Maurizio Maggi - Here are some photos of the Delphis Model 1:700 scale
model of the modern Italian carrier
Cavour. The model was built by Maurizio Maggi and photographs are by Dario Agostinelli.  
USS Ticonderoga CVS-14, SCB-125 Angled Deck Essex Class, Ships & Co. 1:700 Scale, Built by Maurizio Chiaro - Here are some pictures of the newest
kit of the
Ships & Co in 1/700 scale of the SCB-125 version of the angled deck Ticonderoga/Intrepid/Hancock Aircraft Carriers.  
USS Ranger CV-4, Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Dave Judy - Here's some shots of Iron Shipwright's 1/350 scale USS Ranger CV-4 as she
appeared while serving with the RN Home Fleet. The kit was built by
Dave Judy.  
USS Card CVE-11, Iron Shiprwight 1:350 Scale, Built by Dave Judy - This is the Iron Shipwright's 1/350 scale Bogue class CVE done by Dave Judy as
USS Card in the Atlantic.
USS Midway CV-41 1991, Arii 1:800 Scale, Built by Koufopoulos Nektarios - These are some photos of the modified Arii kit of USS Midway as she appeared
in 1991, built by
Koufopoulos Nektarios. The aircraft are from Pitroad sets and they were vastly improved using Starfighter decals set 700-50 Carrier Air
Wing 5
USS Midway 1991.  
USS Enterprise CV-6 1944, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Robet McGee - These are photos of Robert McGee's build of the CV-6 Enterprise. The kit is
the 1/350 scale Trumpeter
Hornet with a resin island conversion, photo-etch from both Gold Medal Models and White Ensign Models with additional planes
from Trumpeter.  
USS Lexington CV-2 1942, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Jeong-Hoon, Lee - This is Jeong-Hoon, Lee's "CV-2 Lexington 1/700". The model is from
Trumpeter in 1:700 scale.   
USS Enterprise CVN-65, Tamiya 1:350 Scale, Built by Louis Carabott - Louis Carabott just finished this Tamiya 1:350 scale model of the USS Enterprise
CVN 65.
Gold Metal Models and White Ensign Models photo-etch were used to detail both the ship and the air wing, however, there was a lot of scratch
USS Intrepid CV-11, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Jean Barby - Here are photographs of the famous CV11 "Intrepid". The basic kit is from Trumpeter in
1:350 scale and was built by
Jean Barby.  
Giuseppe Garibaldi, Modern Italian Aircraft Carrier, Delphis Models 1:700 Scale, Built by Riccardo Benco - This is a new model built by Riccardo Benco
Associazione Modellistica Monfalconese Italy. It is the Delphis Models 1:700 scale Giuseppe Garibaldi, Modern Italian Aircraft Carrier.  
USS Mindoro CVE-120, FleetNet 1:700 Scale Built by Carl Musselman - This is the build of the FleetNet 1/700 scale Commencement Bay CVE-105 resin
kit by
Carl Musselman. Carl built the kit to reflect the USS Mindoro CVE-120 during the late 1940's / early 1950's.  
USS Nimitz CVN-68, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Byoung Dae Lee - So? The art department fell off the wagon again and mislabeled the title shot 1:350
scale. The title may say 1:350 scale but it really is not. No,
Byoung Dae Lee built a 1:700 scale Trumpeter Nimitz and with his skill added incredible detail to
the smaller kit look like a far larger model.  
USS Yorktown CV-5 1940, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Modified and Built by Rick Cotton - Take a 1:350 scale Trumpeter Hornet, take accessory sets from
various companies, take some time and a high degree of skill, shake in a bag...and Voila! a 1940
USS Yorktown. Rick Cotton modifies and builds the
Hornet kit. Yes I know, Yorktown is CV-5 not CV-6.  
USS Enterprise CV-6 1938, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Mike Wolfe -  Mike Wolfe wanted to build the USS Enterprise (CV-6) as she looked before the
Second World War. Now, with Trumpeter releasing various pre-war US Navy aircraft sets in 1/700th the time was right for such a project. Mike chose the old
1:700 scale Tamiya
Enterprise as the starting point for his conversion.  
USS George Washington CV-73, Italeri 1:720 Scale, Built byNektarios Koufopoulos -  This is the Italeri 1/720 scale USS George Washington CVN-73 built
Nektarios Koufopoulos with about 60-70 extra parts in order to make it look more modern. The aircraft are Pitroad and the decals on the ship are a mix of
Gold Medal Models and Starfighter decals. The aircraft decals are of course the Starfighter ones, which make the aircraft look much better than
before applying them.  
Admiral Kuznetsov, Soviet Aircraft Carrier, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Kian Seng Lim - This is the Trumpeter 1:350 scale model of the Russian
Admiral Kuznetsov built by Kian Seng Lim.   
USS Nimitz CVN68, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Maurizio Chiaro - Here are some pictures of the 1/350 scale USS Nimitz CVN-68 built by Maurizio
with photo-etch from Gold Medal Models and White Ensign Models.  
USS George Washington, Trumpeter Nimitz 1:350 Scale, Built by Simon Bird - This is a conversion (warts 'n' all) of the USS George Washington from the
Trumpeter 1:350 scale Nimitz. All the additional sponsons etc were scratch-built from plastic/brass using pictures as a rough guide.  
USS Intrepid CV-11, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Steve Booher - Here are photos of the build of the Trumpeter 1/350 scale Intrepid by Steve Booher.
The kit is a modified Trumpeter 1/350
USS Yorktown. He built the Intrepid as she was in early 1945.
USS Bataan LHD5, Revell 1:700 Scale, Built by John Goodacre - The Atlantic Ocean (June 18, 2005) – The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5)
shown underway with all eight MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Tiltrotor Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 22 (VMX-22), "turning" and ready for
takeoff. VMX-22 is conducting the final operational test phase of the tilt rotor aircraft. This was modified from a Revell
Boxer kit in 1:700 scale by John
Big Stick at Sea, USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71, 1:125 Scale, Scratch-Built by Richard F. Smith III - The TR takes to sea. Richard Smith III
scratch-built this 1:125 scale
USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN71 in 1:125 scale. Not designed as a static model, this Big Stick took to the water this month for
her first RC sortie.   
USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71, 1:125 Scale, Scratch-Built by Richard F. Smith III - This is the USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71, scratch-built by
Richard F. Smith III in 1:125 scale. It has been built for radio controlled operation.  
USS Franklin, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Mark Taylor - From the foothills of the Smokies, where all is seen in the orange tinted glasses of the Vols,
comes this model of the Trumpeter 1:700 scale
USS Franklin, built by Mark Taylor. He incorporated every thing that he knew into this 1/700 scale
USS Franklin. He built it waterline so that he can eventually use it in a diorama of the Philippines that he has planned.  
USS Lexington CV-2, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Craig Lieberman - This Trumpeter 1:350 scale USS Lexington was the first full build of Craig
, using tips and tricks from other modelers and after warming up on an Arizona and a Hornet CV8.  
USS Nimitz CVN-68, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Riccardo Benco - This is the Trumpeter 1:350 scale USS Nimitz CVN-68 (1981-1982) built by
Riccardo Benco of the Associazione Modellistica Monfalconese (Gorizia) Italy. Photo-etch and detail sets used on the model include Gold Medal Models 1/350
Nimitz Class Detail Set; Gold Medal Models 1/350 Nimitz Class CVN Extra Detail Set; Gold Medal Models 1/350 US Navy Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier
L'Arsenal AC-350 25 resin personages; L'Arsenal AC 350-33 resin personages and Trumpeter sets F-14 D Tomcat.  
Principe De Asturias, Spanish Aircraft Carrier, 1:144 Scale, Scratch-Built by Alejandro Garri - Alejandro Garri chose 1:144 scale for his scratch-build of
the Spanish carrier
Principe De Asturias because it was the smaller scale in which to get aircraft and helicopter kits. The aircraft are the AV-8B Day Attack
and AV-8B ll + from Revell and the helicopter models of the SH-3H Sea King is from Sweet.  
Zuikaku, Japanese Aircraft Carrier 1944, Nichimo 1:500 Scale, Built by Harry van Ball - Harry van Baal is on a ceaseless quest to build the perfect
Zuikaku. This is his build of the Nichimo 1:500 scale kit of Zuikaku, or more precisely his rebuild of the kit. As Harry obtains more up to date on the carrier
and her green camouflage scheme of 1944, he is compelled to rebuild the kit and incorporate the latest information.  
Admiral Kuznetsov, Russian Aircraft Carrier, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Peter Hall - After designing the latest brass photo-etch captain's coffee cup
for the latest 1:700 scale
White Ensign Models fret, Peter Hall finds a little time to build kits for himself. As Mad Pete says, "Yes I do sometimes get time,
Midnight until about 2am, to do some building for myself. Sad I know, but it just has to be done." This his latest build, the 1:350 scale Russian aircraft carrier,
Admiral Kuznetsov. It is the Trumpeter kit, significantly modified, using L'Arsenal figures and oddly enough, White Ensign Models brass photo-etch and
Colourcoats paints.  
USS Saratoga CV-3 1945, 1:500 Scale, Scratch-Built by Pierre Marchal - Pierre Marchal - The Early Years ... Most know that Pierre Marchal scratch
builds all of his subjects and that his preferred scale in 1:350. However, at one time Pierre built a number of subjects in 1:500 scale. This is his 1:500 scale
CV-3 in 1945.  
USS Saratoga CV-3 1945, 1:350 Scale, Scratch-Built by Bob Harris - These photographs show the USS Saratoga CV-3 as she appeared in 1945. The model
is in 1:350 scale and was scratch-built by
Bob Harris.
HMS Furious, British Carrier/18-Inch Gun Cruiser, 1:700 Scale, Scratch-Built by Vincent Lau - This 1:700 scale HMS Furious was built mainly based on
R.A Burt's plan & photos in "British Battleships of WWI" and some other photos that
Vincent Lau found through internet. The model portrays the ship as
commissioned with a flight deck forward and an eighteen-inch gun turret aft.
HMS Invincible, Jump Jet Carrier 1981, Revell 1:700 Scale, Built by Dr. George Pék - Akos Gergely sent in these photographs and text of the build of the
HMS Invincible in the Falklands in 1:700 scale by Dr. George Pék. If you are familiar with the other incredible builds by Dr. Pék, you'll instantly
recognize the same artistry here.
USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CVB-42, Loose Cannon 1:700 Scale, Built by Christoph MentzelChristoph Mentzel built the Loose Cannon 1:700 scale
model of
USS Midway CVB-41 to portray the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt CVB-42 in 1946 during her tour of the  Mediterranean Sea .
USS Yorktown CV-10 1944, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Keith Hufnagel - This is the 1:350 scale kit of USS Yorktown CV-10, produced by Trumpeter
and built by
Keith Hufnagel. The model won first place in “Ships 1:400 scale or larger” at the Nationals this year (2005).  
USS Hornet CV-8, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale by Patrick Camp - These are some photos taken of Trumpeter's 1:350 scale CV-8 Hornet. When Trumpeter
released their 1:350 kit of
Hornet, Patrick Camp couldn't wait to get started on it. That was almost two years ago, and Patrick has only just finished it,
although he was working on other models at the same time.  
São Paulo , Brazilian Aircraft Carrier, Heller 1:400 Scale - This is the " São Paulo ", aircraft carrier of the Brazilian Navy, originally the French Foch. The
kit is in scale 1:400 and is produced by Heller. Some modifications have been made to the model by
Guilherme D. Santos to represent the Brazilian ship.
USS Essex CV-9 & USS Hornet CV-8 - Jean-Luc Elineau sent in photographs of his latest builds of the USS Essex CV-9 and USS Hornet CV-8. Although
all photo labels list
Essex, clearly the superstructure photo and probably the photo with the SBDs are Hornet because of the island and camouflage scheme.
USS Lexington CV2 1936, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale - Rick Cotton took the 1:350 scale model of USS Lexington CV2 produced by Trumpeter and backdated
it to 1936. It certainly is dramatic with the mahogany colored deck and a deck covered with yellow wing biplanes.
HMS Hermes, British Aircraft Carrier, H-P Models 1:700 Scale - The HMS Hermes was the first aircraft carrier built as such from the keel up. In spite of
her huge island, the Hermes was a rather small carrier with a small aircraft complement. She was caught and sunk near Ceylon (Sri Lanka) by Japanese carrier
aircraft during the Japanese carrier raid into the Indian Ocean in spring 1942.
Peter Fulgoney built this H-P Models 1:700 scale kit of HMS Hermes and
obviously added a lot to it.  
USS Yorktown CV-5, June 1942, H-P Models 1:700 Scale - Here are some pictures of the HP-Models 1:700 scale USS Yorktown CV-5 built by Christoph
. The kit should show the USS Yorktown as she looked like in 1942 at the Battle of Midway. The kit is camouflaged in Ms. 12; Sea Blue; Ocean Gray
and a Norfolk stained flight deck.  
USS Enterprise CVN-65, Tamiya 1:350 Scale - This is the Tamiya 1:350 scale USS Enterprise, CVN-65 built by Robert L. McGhee. This model took Robert
1 1/2 years to build and includes photo-etch sets from
Gold Medal Models & White Ensign Models; decal sets from GMM and resin figures from
USS Oriskany CVA-34, Jim Shirley Productions 1:700 Scale - With all of the talk about various versions and models of the Essex Class and especially the
USS Oriskany, many may like to see a long out of production model of the "Mighty O". This is the Jim Shirley Productions USS Oriskany CVA-34
in 1:700 scale built by
Christoph Mentzel.  
USS Kalinin Bay, Casablanca Class Escort Carrier, National Museum of Naval Aviation, 1:96 Scale - How many modelers have their work displayed under
the wing of a genuine F4F Wildcat?
Bill Waldorf does as his scratch-built USS Kalinin Bay CVE-68 is prominently displayed with a real F4F Wildcat as the
overhead backdrop at the National Museum of Naval Aviation at Pensacola Naval Air Station.  
Bois Belleau, French Light Aircraft Carrier, 1:350 Scale - This is a 1:350 scale model of the Bois Belleau R97 of the French Marine Nationale. Of course it
was originally the
USS Belleau Wood, Independence Class light aircraft carrier. The ship was named after a World War One battle in France in which the
USMC successfully countered the German Army and the name was Anglicized from the original French. When the carrier was transferred to France, the
French Navy changed the name back to the original French. This model is scratch-built by French master builder,
Pierre Marchal.  
HMS Ark Royal (IV), British Aircraft Carrier, Fujimi 1:700 Scale - This is the HMS Ark Royal (IV). Chee Wee Sim built this model from the Fujimi 1:700
scale kit.
Zuiho, Japanese Light Carrier 1944, Hasegawa 1:700 Scale - This is the Japanese light aircraft carrier Zuiho, as she appeared in a green camouflage scheme
in 1944.
Jae Won Kim of Tae Gu, Republic of Korea, built the Zuiho from the 1:700 scale kit produced by Hasegawa.  
USS Hornet CV-8 1942, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale - This is the USS Hornet portrayed with Jimmy Doolittle’s B-25s on deck. Notice the USN aircraft stored
below through the open hangar doors. This is the Trumpeter 1:350 scale kit and was built by
Louis Carabott of IPMSMalta. Louis also used White Ensign
photo-etch set for the kit. It took him six months to finish building the kit.
USS Lexington CV2, May 1942, Yankee Modelworks 1:350 Scale - There is no mistaking the appearance of the USS Lexington CV2. These photographs
show the Lady Lex as she appeared at the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942. The 1.1-inch gun arrangement that was incorporated in place of the original
eight-inch gun turrets presents a very unique look. The kit is the 1:350 scale
Lexington from Yankee Modelworks. The model comes with optional parts to
portray the ship as lost, as seen in these photographs, or as she appeared before Pearl Harbor still mounting her four twin 8-inch gun turrets. The master
pattern for the kit was produced by Mike Bishop. This build of the
YMW Lexington was built by the head yankee of Yankee Modelworks, John Sheridan.  
USS America CV-66 - These are the pictures of USS America CV-66 and her escorts. These are 2 Ticonderoga Class CGs ,2 Spruance Class DDs ,1 Arleigh
Class DDG ,1 Roosevelt Class DDG and 2 Los Angeles Class SSNs. Built by Nektanios Koufopoulos. No manufacturer or scale was listed for any of
these kits but it is assumed that they are from various companies in 1:700 or 1:720 scales.
HMS Ark Royal, Airfix 1:600 Scale - This is the HMS Ark Royal, the Royal Navy World War II aircraft carrier. This model is built from the 1:600 scale
Airfix kit. I scratch-built the ship’s cranes, antenna masts (the hockey sticks), guard rails and added detailed parts to the pom-pom guns, the life rafts, aircraft
propellers and other items. Built by
Chee Wee, Sim.
Strike Force, Japanese Carriers of the Pearl Harbor Attack in 1:700 Scale - These are a number of photographs combining 1:700 scale models and edited
digital photography. The kits and photographs are all done by
Rick Smith. The models feature four of the six aircraft carriers of the Japanese Pearl Harbor
strike force,
Akagi, Kaga, Soryu and Shokaku, as well as an escorting Kagero Class destroyer. The Akagi and Kaga are from Hasegawa, Soryu from
Aoshima, and the
Shokaku and Kagero from Tamiya.
USS Intrepid CV-11 1944, Hasegawa Essex Kit 1:700 Scale - These are photos of the build of the 1:700 scale Hasegawa Essex as the Intrepid by Richard
. There have been 'some' modifications to the basic kit. Just about all of it came under the knife in some fashion. There are also the inclusions of Gold
Medal Models
, Tom's and White Ensign Models photo-etch for various add-ons.   
Big E Before the War, USS Enterprise CV-6, Tamiya 1:700 Scale - The model built by Richard Smith is the 1:700 scale Tamiya kit of the USS Enterprise
CV-6, painted in Color Measure 1. Some of the photos show the aircraft in the overall non-spectacular gray. Others depict the air group after October, 1941
when the aircraft were repainted in the two-tone non-spectacular blue gray over non-spectacular gray.  
USS Enterprise CV-6, June 1944 at the Battle of Midway, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale - The Big E is one of the favorite ships of Jean Barby, so Jean built a
1:350 scale version of
USS Enterprise CV-6, as she appeared at the Battle of Midway in June 1942. The Trumpeter Hornet kit was used, along with an
Enterprise island from Nautilus, photo-etch from Toms Modelworks & White Ensign Models and topped off with a Colourcoat paint scheme.  
Zuikaku, Japanese Carrier 1944, Nichimo 1:500 Scale -  These are photographs of the NICHIMO 1:500 scale ZUIKAKU built by Harry van Baal. The ship
was built as waterline with
Gold Medal Models 1:700 IJN Carrier railing and the triple 25 mm AA guns replaced by 1:700 scale versions.  
Kiev, Soviet Carrier, Aoshima 1:700 Scale - Albert Yue of Hong Kong built and super-detailed this model of the Soviet missile cruiser/carrier Kiev from the
1:700 scale kit produced by Aoshima. The most obvious super-detailing is in all of the intricate arrays and fittings of the island but there is plenty more detail
loaded on this model. Look at the missile deck on the bow and you'll see one missile about to be loaded into the canister and another one in the canister but the
missile hatch is still open.  
USS Essex CVA-9, Attack Carrier, Hasegawa 1:700 Scale - The USN Essex Class could be called the ships that won the war in the Pacific. They were found
on the front line of the United States Navy for decades to come. The Hasegawa 1:700 scale kit of the Essex depicts the carrier in her late World War Two
Albert Yue of Hong Kong decided to update the Essex .... by about 20 years, circa 1965. It is hard to believe that this model was built from the
straight deck WW2
Essex kit but it was.  
USS Saipan LHA-2 Amphibious Assault Ship, Dragon 1:700 Scale - This is the USS Saipan LHA-2 amphibious assault ship in 1:700 scale manufactured by
Dragon. However, Albert Yue of Hong Kong was not satisfied with building the Saipan from the box. The starboard side of the hull and island have been cut
away to show internal arrangements.  
Lady Lex Before the Storm: USS Lexington CV-2 1940, Fujimi 1:700 Scale - This can go in the diorama gallery as well as the carrier gallery because
Richard Smith shows the Fujimi 1:700 scale USS Lexington CV-2 in harbor as well as at sea, as she was in 1940. Also included is a dramatic sequence of
four photographs which portrays an aircrafts approach to the Lady Lex. To be seen to best effect, copy them at full size and then cycle through them at speed
on your viewer.  
USS Enterprise CVN-65 1:350 Scale  from Tamiya - About a week ago Susanna Viljanen mentioned that a ship model won best of show at the 2004
Helsinki Model Expo. Well here it is. More than a model, this was the quest for perfection of
Pekka Rautajoki that took him a decade to build.  This is the
USS Enterprise CVN-65 in 1:350 scale from Tamiya in all her glory, complete with lighted hangar interiors and much more.  
HMS Illustrious, Royal Navy Carrier of World War Two, Aoshima 1:700 Scale - The Aoshima kit of the HMS Illustrious, Royal Navy aircraft carrier of
World War Two was paired with the Tamiya kit of a British O Class destroyer in this build by
Martin Ramsden, in his first warship build in many years.   
Giuseppe Garibaldi, Modern Italian Carrier, Delphis 1:700 Scale - The name Giuseppe Garibaldi has been carried by the warships of the Italian Navy almost
since its inception. The series of ships have been named in honor after one of the Italian heroes most responsible for the unification of Italy in the 19th Century.
The current
Giuseppe Garibaldi  is the pride of the modern Italian Fleet. Giampiero Galeotti has built the Delphis 1:700 scale model of the modern Italian
carrier and used his own
Regia Marina photo-etch railing in the build.  
HMS Furious, Aircraft Carrier 1918 - A carrier with an island in the middle of the flight deck. That is just one of the features of the HMS Furious, in her
1918 fit, that compelled
Jim Baumann to build the 1:700 scale kit of Furious, produced by Loose Cannon Productions. This is another article that is of such
high quality, that it fits into the aircraft carrier gallery, diorama gallery and aircraft carrier reviews.   
USS Enterprise, CVAN-65 - This model is the Revell 1/400 scale of USS Enterprise CVAN-65 in her original island configuration with billboard radar and
beehive dome. Built by
Robert McGhee, the kit is heavily modified with photo-etch. The plane kits are from Tamiya and the hangar area is scratch-built.   
Shoho, Japanese Light Carrier - Originally built as a submarine depot ship named Tsurugisaki, the Shoho was converted into a 28 knot light carrier. Shoho
was the first Japanese carrier lost in World War Two when she was lost at the Battle of the Coral Sea.
Pascal Bruyere built the 1:700 scale kit of Shoho
produced by Hasegawa, with photo-etch from
L'Arsenal and some scratch-building.  
Mama Wasp and the Little Boy - Taken from an actual event photographed during the limited service time that USS Wasp had at Guadacanal, Jim Kloek
created this diorama of the
USS Wasp refueling the destroyer, USS Buchanan. The kits are 1:700 scale; Wasp from Corsair Armada and Buchanan from
USS Iwo Jima, LHD-7 - Andrew Dunikowski proudly serves aboard the USS Iwo Jima LHD-7. Andrew thought that it would be an easy matter to take the
Revell-Germany kit of sisterhip,
USS Wasp LHD-1, and model his ship. As he got into the build, he discovered more and more changes that were necessary.  
USS Hornet CV-12 - Rick Bellanger pulls out all of the stops in building the HMS Hornet CV-12 from the 1:350 scale USS Essex kit from Trumpeter. Rick
used the photo-etch frets from all of the Big Three-
Gold Medal Models, Toms, and White Ensign Models. To top it all off, he assembled a full carrier wing
of 92 aircraft to deck his
Hornet with Grummans.   
Akagi, Japanese Carrier Flagship - Hasegawa produces the largest scale kit of the Akagi, famous flagship of the Japanese strike force at Pearl Harbor and
Midway. The 1:450 scale kit can build into a very fine model.
Pascal Bruyere has built this kit in fine fashion.  
USS Enterprise CV-6, October 1944 - Dave Becker builds another 1:350 scale kit from Blue Water Navy. This time it is the USS Enterprise. The Big E was
built by Dave showing her as of October 1944 in her dazzle camouflage scheme.  
USS Lexington CV-2 - The 1:350 scale kit of USS Lexington CV-2 from Blue Water Navy is built by Dave Becker to show her as she appeared at the
Battle of the Coral Sea.   
Hiryu, Japanese Carrier in 1:200 Scale - Danny Wong scratch-built the IJN Hiryu in 1:200 scale. Taking over two years to build, it is motorized for remote
control. Text by
John Horner.  
USS Hornet, CV-8 - The USS Hornet CV-8 in 1:350 scale from Trumpeter can be built emphasizing different periods of her short operational life through the
choice of deck aircraft. When
Rick Cotton built the kit and used Toms Models photo-etch, he chose to emphasize Torpedo Eight, the Squadron of TBD
Devastators lost a the Battle of Midway.  
USS Langley, CV-1 1930 - Any iron worker would like the number of lattice support braces on the USS Langley CV-1 in 1930. Dave Judy has built the Iron
1:350 scale kit of first carrier of the USN.  
USS Hornet, CV-8 - The Tamiya 1:700 scale kit of USS Hornet CV-8 was released some time ago, however it is still a popular subject. Mike Dershem built
the kit with additional aircraft, F4Fs, TBFs, and SBDs by Fujimi.
USS Enterprise CVN-65 - In 1986 Lim Kian Seng built his first large scale warship kit. It was the USS Enterprise CVN-65 model from Otaki in 1:400 scale.
Also included is a unique photograph showing the landing approach of a F-14 Tomcat to the "Big E".
Strike Force of the Imperial Baumannese Navy - Actually these are 1:700 models of the Akagi, Kaga, Kongo, Kiso and Tenryu of the Imperial Japanese Navy
built by
Jim Baumann.  
Arromanches - Sébastien Berti scratch-built this 1:200 scale model of Arromanches, French carrier of the Colossus Class, using plans from the Naval
Museum of Paris.  
HMS Ark Royal - The 1:600 scale Airfix HMS Ark Royal as built by Jim Baumann in his "dodgy" period.  
USS Enterprise CVN-65 - Mike Golden builds the 1:350th scale Tamiya USS Enterprise CVN-65. Mike used GMM and Toms photo-etched brass to detail the
USS Iwo Jima - The 1:700 scale kit of the USS Iwo Jima is by Pitroad/Hi-Mold is built by Peter Van Buren, who also provides comments about the kit.
USS Midway, CVA-41 - Mark Leonard built the Arii 1:800 scale kit with scratch-built parts and GMM photo-etch.
HMS Vengeance - This 1:700 model of a Colossus Class Light Carrier was scratch-built by John Rodriguez Asti of Peru. He also made a mold in order to
produce variants of the class.
USS Ranger, CV-4 -  The fourth installment of the Warship Models of The National Museum of Naval Aviation, located on Pensacola Naval Air Station (NAS)
is the
Ranger. This large scale model was built by the Navy Department and is off much less detail then those models built by individual modelers.  
USS Lexington CV-16, Essex Class Fleet Carrier: Dave Becker's build of the Blue Ghost from the Tom's Modelworks 1:350 kit.
USS Bunker Hill, Essex Class Fleet Carrier, Scratch-Built by Pierre Marchal in 1:350 scale.
Lexington, CV-2- The third installment of the Warship Models of The National Museum of Naval Aviation, located on Pensacola Naval Air Station (NAS) is
the "
Lady Lex". This large scale outstanding model was scratch built and donated to the Museum by CDR Josiah "Cy" Kirby, USNR (Ret).
USS Langley, CV-1, this is the second in the series of articles on the models of The National Museum of Naval Aviation. This model of the original carrier
for the USN was scratch-built and donated to the museum by
CDR Josiah "Cy" Kirby, USNR (Ret).
Hr Ms Karel Doorman, Henk Lindeman of Wageningen, the Netherlands, scratch-built this Colossus Class carrier in 1:700 scale. This carrier started as HMS
and ironically was the chief target of the Royal Navy in the Falklands War, when she was the Argentine, Veinticinco de Mayo.
Charles De Gaulle, Sébastien Lausdat builds the Heller 1:400 model of the nuclear powered French carrier with substantial modifications.
USS Saratoga, Martin Quinn has built the Fujimi 1:700 plastic kit with substantial modifications and additions.
USS Franklin D. Roosevelt, Revell, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, Bob O'Conner has modified the old Revell kit to depict the FDR in her 1956-1958 configuration. The
yellow and white deck markings are accurate- as per the '57 cruise book, which Bob worked from-with a single color aerial photo of the flight deck
1:700th scale LHD Essex, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7 by Peter Van Buren (Revell)
USS Enterprise, CVN-65, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7 Bert Legaspi built the Revell 1/720 Scale Model with some scratch-building, most notably, the island. GMM
brass fret was used for detail. Aircraft from Fujimi and Skywave. This model reflects the Big E's latest configuration.
HMS Ark Royal, #2, #3, #4 by Dave Humphreys of North Wales, UK. The only additions made to the model were some parts from the Gold Medal Models  
Royal Navy CV etched set and White Ensign Model's RN AA set (I still need 4 quad pom poms to finish the job!). There would have been some Skuas on deck
but I somehow lost them on the way back from the IPMS UK Nationals in 2000. The biggest job was drilling out the portholes and making up the many gaps
between flightdeck and hull.
1:350th USS Constellation CV-64, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11 by Michael Larsen. Model is under construction, scratch-built and converted
from Tamiya
Carrier Group Photographs 1:350, #2 by Michael Larsen.
Additional Photos of 1:350 USS Nimitz CVN-68, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, #18 by Michael Larsen.
Scratch-built and converted from the Tamiya
Additional Photos of 1:350 USS Saratoga CV-60, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6 by Michael Larsen. Scratch-built and converted from Tamiya Enterprise.
1:350th USS Nimitz CVN-68, #2, #3, #4, #5 by Michael Larsen of Denmark, Scratch-built and converted from the Tamiya Enterprise
1:350th USS Saratoga CV-60, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7 by Michael Larsen of Denmark, Scratch-built and converted from the Tamiya Enterprise
1:700th USS Ticonderoga CV-14 #2 #3 #4 By Peter Van Buren (Hasegawa)
1:700th USS Bogue CVE-9 #2 #3 By Peter Van Buren (Tamiya)
1:720 USS Kitty Hawk CV-63 #2 #3 By Peter Van Buren (Italeri)
1:700th HMS Illustrious #2 By Peter Van Buren (Revell)