Cruisers
 
USS Savannah CL-42, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Shuki Aloni - This is the light cruiser, USS Savannah CL-42, Shuki Aloni'a latest scratch-built model in 1:200 scale. It was made by the usual materials that he uses, like card
board, foam board and balsa wood.
HMNZS Achilles, Leander Class Light Cruiser, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Shuki Aloni - Shuki Aloni scratch-built the Achilles in 1:200 scale from his usual materials like card board, foam boards and balsa wood. It took about
two weeks to build. Shuki used the plans was from a Profile Morski on the topic.
HMS Exeter 1942, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale y Shuki Aloni - Shuki Aloni added a new model to his collection:, the HMS Exeter, scratch-built in 1:200 scale. (The tripod fore mast shows the 1942 fit.) As always, Shuki made it
from his usual materials like card board, foam boards and balsa wood. The ship took about one month to build and he got the plans was from Profil Morski.
Mogami, Japanese CA/CV 1944, Tamiya 1:350 Scale, Built by Rick Cotton - Here’s a commission that was built by Rick Cotton. It is the Tamiya 1/350th scale Mogami 1944 fit, built with  mixture of Gold Medal Models and
White Ensign Models photo-etch. A very easy, trouble-free build.
HMS Naiad, British Light Cruiser, 1:200 Scale, Scratch-Built by Shuki Aloni - This HMS Naiad, British Light AA Cruiser, was made in 1:200 scale Shuki Aloni's usual materials with card board, balsa wood and brass pipes.
Leipzig, German Light Cruiser, 1:200 Scale, Scratch-Built by Shuki Aloni - This is the German Light Cruiser Leipzig. Shuki Aloni scratch-built it in 1:200 scale using card board, balsa wood and brass pipes.
Kinu, Japanese Light Cruiser, Aoshima 1:350 Scale, Built by Rick Cotton - This is Rick Cotton's 1/350th scale Aoshima kit of the IJN light cruiser, Kinu. Rick used Gold Medal Models photo-etch, Fujimi sailors, and bathtub caulk
for the water. The Aoshima
Kinu is a  very nice-fitting, trouble-free build of a lesser-seen subject.
RN Zara, Italian Heavy Cruiser, 1:200 Scale, Scratch-Built by Shuki Aloni - This is the scratch-built RN Zara, Italian Heavy Cruiser, made by Shuki Aloni. The Zara was made in 1:200 scale and made by his usual materials, using
card board, balsa wood and brass pipes.
SMS Scharnhorst, Combrig 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas returns to the Kaiser's Navy with this build of the SMS Scharnhorst armored cruiser by Combrig in 1:350 scale.
SMS Fürst Bismarck, Imperial German Armored Cruiser, NNT 1:700 Scale, Built by Norbert Thiel - This model of the SMS Fürst Bismarck by NNT in 1:700 scale has been built out of the box by Norbert Thiel. The kit includes a
small diorama base made out of plaster of paris, representing  a small sea-base along the Kiel canal.
Prinz Eugen 1941, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Louis Carabott - The Prinz Eugen by Trumpeter in 1:350 scale comes in the 1945 fit but Louis Carabott wanted to model this beautiful ship in the Baltic scheme and had to go for
the Rheinebung Operation in 1941.
Takao, Japanese Heavy Cruiser, Fujimi 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas built this model of the Japanese heavy cruiser Takao from the Fujimi 1:700 scale kit, supplemented by the Flyhawk detail set.
SMS Scharnhorst, German Armored Cruiser, Combrig 1:350 Scale, Built by Ted Bunn - This is the SMS Scharnhorst in 1:350 Scale from Combrig. I opted for the more colorful peace time colors of white and spar for my
Scharnhorst using Tamiya and Colourcoats paint. Brass rod masts, turned yardarms, gun barrels and period photo-etch railing supplied by Burkhardt Masch at Modelmarine.de.
Varyag,Russian Protected Cruiser, Zvezda 1:350 Scale, Built by Louis Carabott - This is the Russian Protected Cruiser Varyag in 1901 built from the 1:350 scale kit by Zvezda. I wanted to portray my model in it’s peacetime colours,
on a seacape and added floating pieces of melting ice to make the scene a bit more attractive.
USS San Francisco CA-38, December 1942, Scratch-Built in 1:128 Scale by John Haynes - John Haynes just finished his scratch-build of USS San Francisco CA-38 in 1:128 scale, finished in August 2013. It took John six months
to build this custom model on commission for a customer from San Francisco.
USS San Francisco at Guadalcanal 1942, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is about as dramatic as it gets! The USS San Francisco at the Battle of Guadalcanal, portrayed by Kostas Katseas, is turning hard to
port, barely evading two deadly Long Lance torpedoes and surrounded by shell splashes. The model of
San Francisco is the 1:350 scale Trumpeter kit.
USS Columbia C-12, Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by FelixBustelo - This is a build of the Iron Shipwrights 1:350 Scale USS Columbia C-12 was basically out of the box with a couple of exceptions: The hull was a
water-lined casting at my request. The kit was a joy to build and does a great job of capturing the beautiful lines of this ship.
HMS Curacoa, British Light Cruiser 1942, Scratch-Built in 1:192 Scale bt Ray Crean - Here are photographs, from start to finish, of the construction process of a 1/192 scale scratch-built model of HMS Curacoa, as she
appeared in October of 1942, when she was rammed and sunk by the
RMS Queen Mary. It is entirely scratch-built, that is from drawing the plan to the finished product by Ray Crean.
HMS Kent, British Armored Cruiser 1902, Combrig 1:350 Scale, Built by Colin Swager - Here are some photos of Colin Swager's attempt at HMS Kent. This is a 1/350 scale resin kit from Combrig to which Colin has added
additional detailing.
Colin has attempted to portray the ship as it looked in 1902.
USS Atlanta, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Shuki Aloni -These are pictures of Shuki Aloni's new model and scratch-built in 1:200 scale of the AA cruiser USS Atlanta that made by the materials Shuki Aloni prefers to use
(Cardboard and balsa wood). It took him 3 weeks to built and it was based on very few sources.
Nachi, Myoko Class Heavy Cruiser, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Shuki Aloni - This is the Myoko Class heavy cruiser, Nachi, scratch-built in 1:200 scale by Shuki Aloni.
HMS Kent, British County Class Armored Cruiser, Combrig 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas -Kostas Katseas built the Combrig 1:350 scale HMS Kent in a dishevelled condition. She is certainly in no condition to pass in
review. Nonetheless, she was in a similar weather-beaten condition at her greatest moment at the Battle of the Falklands. She had steam up as guard ship when von Spee appeared and was outside of the Port Stanley harbor entrance.
Gneisenau thought she was trying to escape and steered towards her until hit by a 12-inch round from Canopus. In the general chase Kent was magnificent. At her trials a decade earlier she could only manage 22-knots but she
exceeded 24-knots as she chased down the light cruiser
Nurnberg and sank her.
USS USS Brooklyn CL40 1939, Yankee Modelworks 1:350 Scale, Built by Chris Preston - It took Chris Preston seven and a half years to complete the Yankee Modelworks 1:350 scale USS Brooklyn CL40, modified for her
prewar appearance in 1939.Chris also used a veritable cornucopia of brass photo-etch parts from sets by
Gold Medal Models, L'Arsenal, Tom's, White Ensign Models and of course the Yankee Modelworks set that comes with the
kit.
USS Worcester CL-144, Admiralty Modelworks 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is Kostas Katseas' build of the Admiralty Modelworks 1:700 scale USS Worcester CL-144.  
USS Northampton 1941, Corsair Armada 1:700 Scale, Built by Jeff Sharp - This is the USS Northampton in late 1941 with the false bow wave. It was built by Jeff Sharp from the Corsair Armada 1:700 scale kit.
USS Canberra CAG-2 1967, Niko Model 1:700 Scale, Built by Jörg Kuhnert - These are photos  of the built model by Jörg Kuhnert of the USS Canberra CAG-2 from Niko Model in 1:700 scale.
Sverdlov, Soviet Light Cruiser, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Shuki Aloni - Shuki Aloni has built a new model of the Soviet cruiser Sverdlov scratch-built in 1:200 scale. It took him one month to build and in his tradition, it was
made of card board and balsa  wood and that is the reason for it's very light weight  (900 grams only -105 cm long).
HMS Sheffield, Town Class Light Cruiser, Scratch-Built in 1:200 Scale by Shuki Aloni - These are pictures of the HMS Sheffield scratch-built in 1:200 by Shuki Aloni. It took him three weeks to built it  last year and it also
made from cardboard and balsa wood.
USS Leahy CG-16, Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Geoff Cook - This is Geoff Cook's Commanders/Iron Shipwright USS Leahy CG-16 in 1/350 scale. Geoff finished her several years ago but  had to take a long hiatus
from ship modeling due to a new job and cross country move.
Myoko, Japanese Heavy Cruiser, Aoshima 1:350 Scale, Built by Jose Soca -  This 1941 Myoko was a pleasant build. Jose Soca doesn’t regret having building the Aoshima 1:350 scale Myoko because he like her a lot after her refit
when those big wind baffles were added to the bridge.  
Sendai, Japanese Light Cruiser at the Battle of Midway June 1942, Fujimi 1:700 Scale, Built by Gus Villanueva - This is the Sendai, Japanese light cruiser of the 1st Fleet, Main Body at the Battle of Midway. The Fujimi 1:700
scale kit was built by
Gus Villanueva.  
USS Brooklyn 1898, Iron Shipwright 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - Here are photos of Bob Cicconi's latest build, the Iron Shipwrights 1/700 scale armored cruiser Brooklyn circa 1898.  
USS Chicago CG-11, JAG 1:700 Scale, Built by Chen. Chih-Pang - This model is the JAG 1:700 scale kit of the USS Chicago CG-11 built by Chen.Chih-Pang.  
USS Boston, Protected Cruiser, Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Felix Bustelo - Felix Bustelo's build of the Iron Shipwrights 1:350 Scale USS Boston was basically out of the box with a couple of exceptions.  
USS Long Beach CGN-9, Revell, Box Scale, Built by Falk Pletscher - Falk Pletscher brings another "Blast from the Past" - Revell's USS LONG BEACH. This kit of 1960 vintage was originally released even before the real ship
was commissioned.  
USS Brooklyn, USN Armored Cruiser, YS Masterpieces 1:350 Scale, Built by Peter Plattner - The location was Scale Model World 2004 in Telford... it was time. Peter Plattner bought three kits from YS Masterpieces in 1:350
scale;
Averoff, Oregon and Brooklyn. All ships pre Word War One, all have tremendous character, all three kits of very high quality. After this heroic act of conscience and wallet damage Peter hid them from himself.... Fully fed and
done with Christmas celebrations he retired to his study. There he had the joys of modeling solitude. Examining these kits is simply a pleasure. Here is his build of the
USS Brooklyn.  
Agano, Japanese Light Cruiser, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Zenden Ng - With this Tamiya 1:700 scale model of the Japanese light cruiser Agano, Zenden Ng built everything out of the box, except for a few Lion Roar IJN
railing used on the superstructure.
HMAS Perth 1942, NNT 1:700 Scale, Built by Norbert Thiel - On December 7, 1941 Japan went to war with the western powers to secure natural resources. With a total oil and steel embargo against Japan, the country would run
out of critical raw materials unless she left China or secured the recourses elsewhere, primarily in the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia). Defending the Dutch colony was a polyglot collection of forces call ABDA Force. Ships were present
from America, Britain, Netherlands and Australia, hence the name.
HMAS Perth was the Australian cruiser of the force. The entire force was demolished by the Japanese with HMAS Perth and USS Houston meeting their end at the
Battle of Sunda Strait.
NNT now has a 1:700 scale kit of Perth, as seen in this build by Norbert Thiel.  
Kirov, Russian Missile Cruiser, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Chuck Bauer - The model Chuck Bauer built represents the Kirov in its “late” phase, just prior to its nuclear accident, re-naming and decommissioning. The Trumpeter
1:350 scale kit accurately represents the major elements of the ship, and would make a decent model “out of the box.”  
Prinz Eugen, Revell 1:720 Scale, Built by David DeLang - Here is something you don't see everyday, that ancient, ANCIENT mariner, the Revell 1:720 scale Prinz Eugen. Initially released in 1967, there have been very few sightings
of this puppy since the release of the Tamiya 1:700
Prinz Eugen and the new Trumpeter 1:700 scale Prinz Eugen and Admiral Hipper kits. However, thanks to David DeLang you can now get into Mr. Peabody's "Way-Back" machine
and dial back 40+ years when this kit was new and every new ship kit was a joy, because they were so few in number.  
USS Juneau 1942, Dragon Premium Edition 1:700 Scale, Built by Jim Kloek - This is Jim Kloek's build of the Dragon Premium Edition 1/700 scale kit of the U.S.S. Juneau.  This is repop of the old Skywave kit, with a full hull
option, some newer
Dragon weapons sprues, and a photo-etched fret added.  
USS Katahdin, Armored Steam Ram, Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Fritz Koopman, Photographs by Matt Grzybinski - This is the Iron Shipwright 1:350 scale kit of the armored steam ram USS Kathadin. Fritz Koopman
picked it up several years ago from
Ted Paris at a Noreastcon, thinking it would be a nice weekend kit. It took him four months instead.  
USS Houston 1941, Corsair Armada 1:700 Scale, Built by Rob Weilacher - Here is Rob Weilacher's Corsair Armada 1/700 scale USS Houston finished as pre-war fit.  Rob used Pollyscale paints, photo-etch from Gold Medal
Models
and some Tom’s Modelworks.  Wonderful kit, as always, from Mike Czibovic.  
USS Northampton 1941, Corsair Armada 1:700 Scale, Built by Robert Dedmon - Robert Dedmon back dated the Corsair Armada 1:700 scale USS Northampton kit from as sunk configuration to as she was at the beginning of the
war. He removed tubs around the aft superstructure and enlarged the forward funnel (done to reduce stack gasses on the bridge).  
HMS Delhi 1942, British Light Cruiser, Scratch-Built in 1:350 Scale by Phil Reeder -  One ship in the Royal Navy that has always fascinated Phil Reeder was the Delhi. This was because she was equipped with USN 5"/38 cal guns
and the Mk 37 fire-control system, similar that fitted in the US Fletcher class destroyers. She probably was the only British build ship with a foreign main armament.
Prinz Eugen 1942, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Here is the Trumpeter 1/700 scale Prinz Eugen 1942 built by Kostas Katseas. The Lion Roar photo-etch set and Flyhawk brass mast set were used on the kit..  
USS Indianapolis CA-35, 1:200 Scale, Scratch-Built by Shuki Aloni - These are pictures of Shuki Aloni's USS Indianapolis CA-35 made from scratch from card board, balsa wood etc, in 1:200 scale. It took him 3 weeks to build it.
Admiral Hipper, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Phil Reeder - This is Phil Reeder's build of Trumpeter`s 1:350 scale Admiral Hipper. It is an out of the box (OOB) build.  
USS Minneapolis 1943, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Jim Kloek - The photos are of Jim Kloek's build of the Combrig 1/700 scale U.S.S. Minneapolis.  This is a very nice kit which represents the ship as she emerged from her
mid-1943 reconstruction.  
Arsenal Ship CG-86, Jim Shirley Productions 1:700 Scale, Built by Nektarios Koufopoulos - These are some photos of the old Jim Shirley Productions of the what-if 1/700 scale arsenal ship CG-86, a design for a heavy SAM
cruiser. The model was built by
Nektarios Koufopoulos.  
HMS London, County Class Heavy Cruiser, H-P Models 1:700 Scale, Built by An Chu - This is the H-P Models 1:700 scale kit of HMS London, built by An Chu. London was the only County class cruiser to receive the massive
tower bridge refit and reduction from three funnels to two. After the refit the
London appears completely different from her numerous sister ships.
USS Little Rock CLG-4 1976, Niko/Ships & Co. Kit Bash 1:700 Scale, Built by Maurizio Chiaro - Here are some photographs of the newest kit from Maurizio Chiaro. This is a modified USS Galveston CLG from Niko Model with
the hull of
USS Providence from Ships & Co. The final result is the USS Little Rock CLG-4 as when she was the Sixth Fleet Flagship.   
HMS Scylla, The Toothless Terror, WSW 1:700 Scale, Built by An Chu - This is the HMS Scylla, known as the "Toothless Terror" due to her light armament. An Chu used the WSW 1:700 scale kit to build the model.   
USS San Francisco CA-38, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Jean Barby - This is the USS San Francisco CA-38 from the 1:350 scale kit from Trumpeter. Jean Barby used Gold Medal Models specific photo-etch plus L'Arsenal
5-inch guns and Chicago pianos. Jean also modified the kit's main mast, an area often forgotten by modelers. The Classic Warship pictorial was of immense help, for the great pictures reveal an amount of detail few plans show.  
HMS Argonaut, Dido Class AA Cruiser, White Ensign Models 1:700 Scale, Built by An Chu - An Chu built the White Ensign Models 1:700 scale HMS Dido, AA cruiser, as sister ship HMS Argonaut.  
Zhdanov, Soviet Command Cruiser, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Andrey Zhukov - Here are some photographs of Andrey Zhukov's Zhdanov cruiser built from 1/700 scale Combrig kit. Zhdanov is a soviet cruiser of the Sverdlov
class, project 68-bis. Built by the Baltic yard, Leningrad - laid down 1950, launched 27 December 1950, completed 31 December 1951.  
USS Denver CL-58, Skywave 1:700 Scale, Built by Christophe Mentzel - This is Christophe Mentzel's USS Denver CL 58, a light cruiser of the Cleveland class from the 1:700 scale Skywave kit. The Denver was a member of the
first batch of this class with a round bridge.
Chokai 1932, Scratch-Built by Frank Halbe in 1:700 Scale - Here are a lot of photos of the Chokai in 1932 in 1:700 scale. There is not a model kit. So Frank Halbe scratch-built all parts (hull, bridge, etc.) are built from polystyrol,
copper wire, aluminum foil etc.
USS Savannah CL-42 1944, Niko Model 1:700 Scale, Built by Christophe Mentzel - Here are some photographs of the Niko Model USS  Savannah CL-42 1944 in 1:700 scale, built by Christophe Mentzel. It is a real nice and superb
kit. Everything you need to build the kit is included.  
USS New Orleans CA-32 1945, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Converted by Dave Hill - This is Dave Hill's 1/350 scale USS New Orleans, converted from Trumpeter's 1944 San Francisco. She is depicted as she looked in 1945 after her
last refit at Mare Island Naval Yard.  

Duca d'Aosta, Italian Light Cruiser. Delphis Models 1:700 Scale, Built by An Chu -  This is An Chu's recent work, Delphis Models 1/700 scale Italian Light Cruiser Emanuele Filiberto Duca d'Aosta.  
HMS Danae 1942, Niko Model 1:700 Scale, Built by Peter Fulgoney - This build is based on the NIKO kit ORP CONRAD., a 1:700 scale resin kit with some photo-etch. Essentially Peter Fulgoney wanted to build a camouflaged
version, and the ship was previously RN
HMS Danae and so the game begins.  
USS Salem CL-3, Loose Cannon 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - Here are photos of Bob Cicconi's latest build, the Loose Cannon 1/700 scale Birmingham, done as the USS Salem, CL-3, in a dazzle camouflage scheme circa
1918. The kit is dimensionally almost spot on, in comparison to the out of production Jim Shirley kit, which is noticeably shorter.
USS Honolulu CL-48, Corsair Armada 1:700 Scale, Built by Christoph Mentzel - Here are some pictures of the USS Honolulu CL-48 as she looked in October 1944 at Leyte Gulf, built by Christoph Mentzel. This is the Corsair
Armada kit in 1:700 scale with some parts an old Naval Works kit of the
USS Honolulu.
SMS Emden, Imperial German Scout Cruiser, Revell 1:350 Scale, Built by Alec Cap – To commemorate the exciting, educational and illuminating discourse between Alec Cap and WR in the "Read My Flags" chronicles, here is the
Revell of Germany 1:350 scale model of the World War I Imperial German scout cruiser,
SMS Emden built by Alec Cap.
Deutschland, Modern German Cruiser & Training Ship, NNT 1:700 Scale,Built by Norbert Thiel - Here are some photos of Norbert Thiel's finished NNT Deutschland in 1:700 scale. These shots have been taken at an exhibition at
Bühl in Germany by the son of a famous friend of Norbert's:
Daniel Villhauer, Bernd´s son, both being very well-known amongst ship modellers in Germany.
HMS Ajax 1941, Scratch-Built in 1:350 Scale by Phil Reeder - This is a scratch-built model of the cruiser, HMS Ajax, as she appeared in 1941. Phil Reeder used the plans in the Profile Morskie book, scaled up to 1/350th scale.  
Nachi 1942, Japanese Heavy Cruiser, Hasegawa 1:700 Scale, Built by Andrew Johnson - This is the  Hasegawa 1/700 scale IJN Nachi built by Andrew Johnson with extra details from Gold Medal Models photo-etch IJN cruiser set
and
White Ensign Models IJN weapons set. The scene represents the cruiser in her 1942 form recovering her seaplane.
USS Chicago, Protected Cruiser 1895, Combrig 1:700 Scale,Built by Bob Cicconi - The kit of the Combrig 1:700 scale USS Chicago is well cast, but the instructions are sketchy in places, particularly regarding the various vent styles
and placement, and the mast construction. Built by
Bob Cicconi.
USS Detroit CL-8, 1:192 Scale, Scratch-Built by Bill Everett - These are photos of the USS Detroit that Bill Everett built in 1:192 scale using plans from The Floating Drydock and parts from HR Products and Bluejacket Marine.  
USS San Francisco 1942, Niko Model 1:700 Scale, Built by Charles Matthews - These are photos of the model of the USS San Francisco in 1/700 scale by Charles Matthews. The model is by Niko and represents her in the 1942 fit.
USS Nashville CL-43 October 1944, Corsair Armada/Honolulu Naval Works 1:700 Scale, Built by Christoph Mentzel - These are some photographs of the USS Nashville CL43, as the cruiser appeared in the Pacific in October 1944
at Leyte Gulf.
Christoph Mentzel's idea was to show the ship in a scene as General McArthur comes aboard the ship, transferred by a PT boat.
USS Tuscaloosa CA-37, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Rick Cotton - Come on down to T-Town! Here’s a 1/350 scale Trumpeter San Fiasco (er..Francisco) as a 1940 Tuscaloosa CA-37 built by Rick Cotton. Gold Medal Models
photo-etch was added.
USS Brooklyn, Armored Cruiser 1:96 Scale, Scratch-Built by Tim Quinlan - This model of the armored cruiser USS Brooklyn is about 4 feet long, and is R/C. The model was scratch-built by Tim Quinlan with construction of aspen
and pine in the traditional bread and butter method.  
Furutaka 1942, Japanese Heavy Cruiser, Hasegawa 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - This is the re-tooled 1/700 scale Hasegawa Furutaka built by Bob Cicconi. The kit builds the Furutaka as it appeared in 1942, the year it was
sunk. It's a great kit and a vast improvement over the original issue.
Chokai 1942, Japanese Takao Class Heavy Cruiser, Aoshima 1:350 Scale, Built by Chris Hartman - This is the Aoshima 1:350 Scale Chokai, 1942. This is an out of box build by Chris Hartman. Paint is Tamiya and Floquil.   
Maya 1944, Japanese Takao Class Heavy Cruiser, Aoshima 1:350 Scale, Built by Jose Soca - Maya always was the favorite of Jose Soca from all four Takao class cruisers. Jose tried to do his best, modeling her just before
embarking in her last mission. The kit is Aoshima’s 1:350 scale kit of
Maya.
USS Brooklyn 1898 Armored Cruiser, Commanders/Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Ken Pascal - In the gloom of the feebly lit street corner on a cold Rochester evening, Guido saw his mark. "Psst---Hey kid, ya need a
Brooklyn? I got one right tcheer!"  Ken Pascal saw this as an opportunity and quickly snapped up a Commanders/Iron Shipwright 1:350 scale USS Brooklyn armored cruiser kit from the lurking Guido.
USS San Francisco CA-38 1942, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Rick Cotton - Rick Cotton has built the Trumpeter 1:350 scale USS San Francisco as she appeared on unlucky the Friday 13th of November 1942 in the first battle in
the three day climatic naval Battle of Guadalcanal.
USS Virginia CGN-38, Commanders/Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by John Sykes - John Sykes built the Commanders/Iron Shipwright 1:350 scale model of VIRGINIA as she was in the late 1970's - harpoon fitted, but no
CIWS, or Tomahawk box launchers.
USS San Francisco 1942, Trumpeter 1:350 Scale, Built by Chris Hartman - This is the Trumpeter 1/350 scale USS San Francisco 1942 out of the box build, except the catapults. Chris Hartman had to scratch build them after
destroying the kit cats by trying to drill them out. Paint is Pollyscale acrylics.
Jintsu, Japanese Light Cruiser, Fujimi 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - Here are photos of the Japanese light cruiser Jintsu as she appeared at the Battle of Java Sea in early 1942. Bob Cicconi used the old Fujimi kit and made
some modifications to the foremast and bridge.
USS Boston CAG1, Modified Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Converted by Edwin Chan - Edwin Chan finished the USS Boston (CAG 1) by converting from the Trumpeter 1/700 Baltimore kit. He used some of the guns, part of the main
deck and the hull. The rest are scratch-built from styrene sheets.  
RN Gorizia, Zara Class Italian Heavy Cruiser, Delphis Models 1:700 Scale, Built by An Chu - The RN Gorizia was one of the Zara class of Italian heavy cruisers. She was the only survivor of the class, as the other three were sunk
at the Battle of Cape Matapan.
An Chu built the Delphis Models 1:700 scale kit of the RN Gorizia.
USS Galveston, Denver Class Peace Cruiser, Commanders/Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Felix Bustelo - Here are some photos of the USS Galveston built by Felix Bustelo, based on the Iron Shipwright's 1/350 scale USS
Denver
class peace cruiser kit.  
RN Raimondo Montecuccoli, Italian Light Cruiser, Regia Marina 1:700 Scale, Built by Charles Matthews - These are photos of the 1/700 build of the Regia  Marina Raimondo Montecuccoli, Italian Navy Cruiser by Charles
Matthews
.  The ship is built in the 1942 configuration. Additional detailing includes; scratch-built masts, deck supports and rigging.
HMS Cumberland, County Class Armored Cruiser, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Frank O'Neill - Here are some pictures of the HMS Cumberland built by Frank O'Neill. It's the Combrig 1/700 scale kit with Tom's Modelworks
railings added. Masts are scratch-built from brass rod. The model was washed, weathered and dry-brushed in the usual manner.
Zhemchug, Imperial Russian Scout Cruiser, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Tom Lindsay - This is Combrig's 1:700 scale Zhemchug kit, built in the spring of 2004 by Tom Lindsay. It is built out of the box except for opening up the
aft compass platform structure.
USS California CGN-36, Commanders/Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by John Sykes - This is the Commanders/Iron Shipwright kit of USS CALIFORNIA CGN 36. It is their 1/350 scale resin kit and was built by John Sykes.
Furutaka, Japanese Heavy Cruiser, Yankee Modelworks 1:350 Scale, Built by Jose Soca - This is the Yankee Model Works Furutaka. Jose Soca depicted her in 1942 before the battle of  Cape  Esperance. She was painted with a
mixed of euro and ocean grey, rigging was made with invisible thread.
HMS Leviathan, Drake Class Armored Cruiser 1913, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - This is the 1/700 scale Combrig HMS Leviathan. Bob Cicconi made her as close as he could to two photos he found on the internet
that represent
Leviathan as she appeared circa 1913 with some type of early semi-dazzle scheme that included a false bow wave.
USS New Orleans CA-32 1942, Waveline 1:700 Scale, Built by David Hlusak - USS New Orleans CA-32 earned 17 Battle Stars for her efforts in WWII, however is usually only given credit for 16. This is the build of the Waveline
1:700 scale model of this great cruiser by
David Hlusak.
Chokai, Japanese Heavy Cruiser 1942, Aoshima 1:700 Scale, Built by Dan Kaplan - This the new 1:700 scale Aoshima tooling of Chokai, depicted in her fit during the Guadalcanal campaign in the late summer of 1942. Built by Dan
Kaplan
.
Tama, Japanese Light Cruiser, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Peter Lindstrom - Peter Lindstrom built this model of the 1:700 scale kit of the Tamiya Japanese light cruiser Tama with the addition of some photo-etch.  
HMS Kent, Royal Navy Armored Cruiser, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Peter Fulgoney - Peter Fulgoney has valiantly stepped into the breach and rendered sterling service to all modelers with his build of the Combrig 1:700 scale
HMS Kent, with a kite balloon no less.
Noshiro, Japanese Light Cruiser, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Dan Kaplan - Pictured is the Japanese light cruiser Noshiro in the fall of 1944, built by Dan Kaplan. This is the 1/700 scale Tamiya Yahagi tooling with a generous
helping of corrections, scratch-building and photo-etch, including the very fine basic
Agano class fret from Joe World.
Furutaka, Japanese Heavy Cruiser, Hasegawa 1:700 Scale New Tooling, Built by Byoung Dae Lee - This is IJN heavy cruiser Furutaka, newly tooled kit from Hasegawa. Byoung Dae Lee built the kit with the addition of some
parts, mainly from Lion's Roar.  
RN Luigi di Savoia Duca degli Abruzzi, Regia Marina 1:700 Scale, Built by Dino Carancini - Dino Carancini built the light cruiser Abruzzi straight out of box and set it with the scratch-built tug Tenace. She is set in 1940, as he
choose this time frame because she was painted overall light gray, and thought this emphasizes the wonderful lines of this well balanced cruiser, the last along with the
Garibaldi of the class.
USS Bainbridge CGN-25, Commanders/Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Luciano Rizzato - This is the USS Bainbridge CGN-25 in 1:350 scale by Commanders/Iron Shipwright. Luciano Rizzato  built the kit and added detail
from sets by
L'Arsenal and Gold Medal Models.
USS Ticonderoga, Aegis Missile Cruiser, Dragon 1:350 Scale, Built by Dave Hill - This is the Dragon 1/350 scale USS Ticonderoga built almost 10yrs ago by Dave Hill. It was built out-of-the box and before he knew about
photo-etch. It was painted with Testors enamels and if he remembered correctly, it took about a month to finish. The spindles and brace were handmade by Dave.
Varyag, Russian Rocket Cruiser, Trumpeter 1:700 Scale, Built by Lim Kian Seng - This is the 1:700 scale Trumpeter Slava class- Varyag, built by Lim Kian Seng. Photo-etch is by Lion Roar. He used computer graphics to recreate
the environment.
Suzuya, Japanese Heavy Cruiser, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Byoung Dae Lee - This is the IJN heavy cruiser 'Suzuya', sister ship of Mogami and is Byoung Dae Lee's first warship after moving to USA. The kit is from Tamiya
and for detail-up, he used Pit-Road's 'Mikuma & Suzuya' photo-etch set.
HMS Exeter, British Heavy Cruiser 1:700 Scale, Scratch-Built by Dino Carancini - So, you have always wanted an 1:700 scale HMS Exeter? Are you tired of waiting for one? If so, build your own, as Dino Carancini did.
HMAS Canberra, County Class Heavy Cruiser, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Norbert Thiel - This is Norbert Thiel's result with Kombrig´s 1:700 scale HMAS Canberra. He cut the main deck and made it level aft, used NNT Gun
Barrels and
White Ensign Models photo-etch.
SMS Scharnhorst, Imperial German Armored Cruiser, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Frank O'Neill - This is the Combrig 1:700 Scale Scharnhorst, built by Frank O'Neill. Railings are from Tom's Modelworks, canvas
wind-dodgers are simulated with diluted white glue, boat davits and sternwalk are from
White Ensign Models.
USS Yorktown CG48, Dragon 1:350 Scale, Built by Mark Watts - Here is a model of the USS Yorktown CG 48 that was built by Mark Watts. It is 1/350 scale by Dragon. Mark was a crew member of the Yorktown from 1988 to
1990.
Kirov, Soviet Rocket Cruiser, Dragon 1:700 Scale, Built by Yannis Carystinos - Yannis Carystinos built this Dragon 1:700 scale model of the Soviet Rocket Cruiser Kirov. Photo-etch detail was added from White Ensign Models.  
USS Vesuvius, Pneumatic Dynamite Gun Cruiser, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Peter Fulgoney - Popularly known as the Dynamite gun cruiser, the USS Vesuvius was unique in having three 15-inch pneumatic guns installed fixed
fore and aft that fired a shell at a fixed elevation of 18 degrees. This is an excellent little
Combrig kit, built by Peter Fulgoney almost out of the box.
Prinz Eugen, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Charles Matthews - These are photos of the 1/700 scale Tamiya Prinz Eugen built by Charles Matthews. Photo-etch was added from White Ensign Models.
USS San Diego & USS Flint, Atlanta & Oakland Class AA Cruisers, Pitroad 1:700 Scale, Built by Biker Yu - These are the recent models of Biker Yu. You may see these models are full of railing on each level of deck and the
bridge. He used plastic thread, which is actually made from the the remaining section of the kit's sprue.
Admiral Makarov, Kresta II Soviet Missile Cruiser, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Andrey Zhukov - This is the latest completed project of Andrey Zhukov, the Admiral Makarov, KrestaI II Missile Cruiser, that he started a year ago,
together with a Kresta I and Kara. The
Combrig 1:700 scale kit is a beautiful 8 inch long model that was detailed with parts from various Gold Medal Models photo-etch sets.
Kumano, Japanese Light Cruiser (As Built), Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Charles Matthews - The model is the 1/700 scale kit of Kumano, as built, from Tamiya with Photo-Etch from Gold Medal Models. The boat davits, deck
supports and parts of the masts were scratch-built from piano wire and brass rods. Built by
Charles Matthews.
Varyag, Russian Protected Cruiser, Zvezda 1:350 Scale, Built by Mario Busto - Here is the Zvezda Varyag in 1/350 scale built by Mario Busto. The quality of this kit is very good, nice details and realistic look. I added railings, anchor
chains, rigging and some final touch of weathering. This should be the peacetime colour scheme.
USS Brooklyn, Armored Cruiser, Commanders/Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Mario Busto - Here are some shots of the  Iron Shipwright 1/350 scale USS Brooklyn ACR-3. Mario Busto always liked this ship, its design
makes it one of his favourites. He built it without major modifications from the box, except for some extra railings and a few other items.
Baleares, Spanish Heavy Cruiser, H-P Models 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - These are photos of the Spanish Canarias class heavy cruiser Baleares, which was sunk in 1938 during the Spanish Civil War. The kit was the 1/700
scale resin offering of H-P Models that
Bob Cicconi acquired from Pacific Front Hobbies.  
HMAS Canberra, Australian Heavy Cruiser, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Jon Iverson - Here is the Combrig HMAS Canberra Jon Iverson, finished in 2005. The ship represents the final configuration in 1942 - to the best of the
references he could find. It was finished with the
White Ensign Models County Class Cruiser set.  Jon added the WEM Pro Resin large radar lantern and Walrus seaplane.
RN Raimondo Montecuccoli, Italian Light Cruiser 1942, Delphis Model 1:350 Scale, Built by Luciano Rizzato - This is the RN Raimondo Montecuccoli, Italian Light Cruiser, from Delphis Model in 1:350 scale. One of the five
classes of Condottieri, the ship was built by
Luciano Rizzato and painted as she appeared in spring 1942.
Muzio Attendolo, Italian Light Cruiser, Regia Marina 1:700 Scale, Built by An Chu - This is very nice kit of the Italian light cruiser Muzio Attendolo from Regia Marina in 1:700 scale and built by An Chu.  Nice details and fine
photo-etch parts! The pigment he used is the Gunze Sangyo water based acrylic paint. The colors are based on the
White Ensign Models Regia Marina Paint Set.
Tone, Japanese Heavy Cruiser, Aoshima 1:700 Scale, Built by Byoung Dae Lee - This is the recent work of Byoung Dae Lee, the IJN CA Tone. This kit is the Aoshima Tone in 1:700 scale. The appearance of kit is good, but needs
some modification and detailing up.
SMS Emden, German Light Cruiser, Revell 1:350 Scale, Built by Mario Busto - Here are a few photos of the S.M.S. Emden in 1:350 scale by Revell. Mario Busto got it on E-Bay and completed last year, straight from the box with
the exception of Aber chain railings, anchor chains and opening of the back of the gun armour. Rigging is 0.012-inch fishing line.
RN Bolzano, Italian Heavy Cruiser, Delphis 1:700 Scale, Built by An Chu - The Second World War Italian warships' camouflage is diverse and interesting, RN Bolzano is one of them, In particular it extremely special starboard
pattern. The model, built by
An Chu, is from Delphis Models in 1:700Scale, and photo-etch parts are from various sets such as Regia Marina, Gold Medal Model and PIT-ROAD.
Bayan, Imperial Russian Cruiser, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by David LaPell - This is Combrig's 1/700 scale cruiser Bayan. The ship is pretty much out of the box, and David LaPell added White Ensign Models railings and
figures. He used paint brush bristles for rigging and painted aluminum foil for water coated with two coats of future floor wax.
Varyag, Imperial Russian Protected Cruiser, Zvezda 1:350 Scale, Built by Guido Amadini - Guido Amadini puts his take on the Zvezda 1:350 scale kit of the Russian protected cruiser, Varyag.
Varyag, Imperial Russian Protected Cruiser, Zvezda 1:350 Scale, Built by Ripley Bogans - Built by Cramp Shipyard of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, this is the Imperial Russian protected cruiser Varyag produced in 1:350 scale by
Zvezda.
Ripley Bogans built the cruiser out of the box.
HMS Cornwall, British Heavy Cruiser, 1:128 Scale, Built by Gary Rowe - This is the HMS Cornwall, County Class Heavy Cruiser, built by Gary Rowe based on a 1:128 scale Fleetscale hull. She took about a year to complete. She still
needs a lot of rigging and stanchions. Unfortunately there are no build photos, left just these few of her on patrol at Black Park lake near Slough UK.
USS Chicago 1937, 1:192 Scale, Built by Alan McGivern - This is a 1:192 scale model of the USS Chicago from the mid to late 1930's. It took Alan McGivern approximately two years to build. It started as an old Boucher kit that he
took the hull and cut off the bottom section to turn it into a waterline model. That and the 8" barrels were all Alan used from the Boucher kit. Everything else is either after-market parts and photo-etch or scratch-built.
Tokiwa, Japanese Cruiser, Sealsmodels 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - This is the 1/700 scale Sealsmodels Tokiwa from Pacific Front Hobbies in pre-Russo-Japanese War livery and built by Bob Cicconi. It was built out of the
box except for photo-etch rails and ladders, Eduard pre-painted figures, and stretched sprue rigging.
USS Baltimore CA-68, Heavy Cruiser 1945, Scratch-Built in 1:350 Scale by Pierre Marchal - This is another fabulous scratch-built replica in 1:350 scale by Pierre Marchal of Paris. This is the heavy cruiser USS Baltimore CA-68 in
her 1945 fit. Pierre built this model between 2002 to 2004 and used plans from Floating Drydock.
Averoff, Greek Armored Cruiser, YS Masterpieces 1:700 Scale, Built by Momcil Kaltchev - Photographs of various early 20th century warship kits reminded Momcil Kaltchev of the old kit of the Russian battleship Potemkin made by
Ogonek, that his grandfather gave him when he was a kid. So he decided to build an armored cruiser. Momcil's selection was the Greek armored cruiser
Averoff, produced in 1:700 scale by YS Masterpieces. Until you learn otherwise,
Momcil's build appears to be the 1:350 scale kit of
Averoff, also from YS Masterpieces.
USS Canberra CAG-2, Missile Cruiser, Commanders/Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Ken Mackenzie - This is the USS Canberra CAG-2. The cruiser was a Baltimore heavy cruiser converted to a missile cruiser by the removal
of the aft turret and installation of missile systems. The
Commanders/Iron Shipwright kit in 1:350 scale was built by Ken Mackenzie.
USS Indianapolis CA-35, Commanders/ Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale. Built by Luciano Rizzato - Luciano Rizzato of the Monfalconese Model Club built this 1:350 scale Commanders/ Iron Shipwrights kit of USS Indianapolis
CA-35. He supplemented the kit parts with a number of super-detail USN sets from
L'Arsenal.
USS California CGN-36, Commanders/ Iron Shipwright 1:350 Scale, Built by Geoff Cook - Here is the 1:350 scale USS California CGN-36 from Commanders/Iron Shipwright. Geoff Cook spent the better part of seven months
on her and added a bunch of extra stuff to the stock kit from
Commanders. Most notably, he used Veteran Models accessories.
USS Olympia, Protected Cruiser 1898 at Manila Bay, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Peter Fulgoney - Peter Fulgoney has seen USS Olympia on the site before but thought it would be a challenge to try and imagine what she would
look like going off to the Manila Bay battle. Peter built the
Combrig 1:700 scale USS Olympia and even put Commodore Dewey in the tower above the conning tower.
USS San Diego, Armored Cruiser 1918, Conversion of the 1:350 Scale USS South Dakota Kit from Iron Shipwright by Steve Berti - USS San Diego was the largest USN warship lost to enemy action in World War One. She struck a
mine laid by a U-Boat off of Long Island, New York and went down fairly quickly.
Steve Berti of New York City wished to build the USS San Diego as she appeared during World War One. The starting point was the
Commander's/Iron Shipwright 1:350 scale model of USS South Dakota, armored cruiser.
 
 
 
 
____________________________________________________________________________________
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------