Submarines

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Type IIB German Submarine, ICM 1:144 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - Kostas Katseas decided to take a small break from his storm tossed sea bases with
his build of a
Type IIB German submarine coming into port in calm water. He used the ICM 1:144 kit for the submarine and North Star figures.
HMS M3 Minelaying Submarine 1927, Samek Models 1:350 Scale, Built by Felix Bustelo - The HMS M3 was started in 1917 and completed after the war
as a monitor submarine carrying a single 12-inch gun. In 1927 the
HMS M3 was converted to a minelaying submarine and it is this fit that is portrayed in the
Samek 1:350 scale kit and built by Felix Bustelo.
UB Type III, German U-Boat 1917, UBoatInfo 1:72 Scale, Built by Hans Koerver - The most common type of German U-Boat in World War One was the
UB Type III. A medium size, ocean-going boat, 201 units were ordered but only 84 boats saw action, starting with
U-48, cumulatively sinking over 500 ships.
Hans Koerver built this UBoatInfo 1:72 scale kit, which he also designed, with a full crew of 34.
HMAS Collins, Modern Australian Submarine, Showcase Models Australia 1:350 Scale, Built by Felix Bustelo - This is Felix Bustelo's build of the
Showcase Models Australia
HMAS Collins kit. It is an out of the box build and it is a very well-engineered kit. Felix used the ceremonial markings for her
launching that are provided on the decal sheet to give the model a little pizzazz.  The model is mounted on a homemade wood display simulating keel blocks.
HMS Astute, S119 2011, Hobby Boss 1:700 Scale, Built by Peter Fulgoney - This is the Hobby Boss 1:700 scale plastic kit of HMS Astute, modern British
submarine with full hull or waterline options, built by
Peter Fulgoney. The kit has a minimal number of parts with more decals than actual parts unless you prefer
the waterline option.
USS Cod, Revell 1:72 Scale, Buily by John Welther - John Welther used the Revell 1:72 scale USS Gato to modify for the USS Cod.
HMS Trafalgar, British Attack Submarine, Airfix 1:350 Scale, Built by Joseph Passaseo - This is the HMS Trafalagar built by Joseph Passaseo. It is an
out of the box build of the Airfix 1:350 scale kit. The model was painted with Tamiya acrylics and weathered with Humbrol enamels and pastel chalks.
HMS Astute, British Attack Submarine, Hobby Boss 1:350 Scale, Built by Joseph Passaseo - This is the Royal Navy HMS ASTUTE, attack submarine by
Hobby Boss in 1:350 scale built by
Joseph Passaseo. It was built out of the box, painted with Tamiya acrylics and weathered with Humbrol enamels and paste
chalk. Hull colored strips were painted on,  as the kit decals are too short. The figure in the conning tower is converted from a Fujimi navy officer.
HMCS Ojibwa, Oberon Class Submarine, Resin Shipyard 1:350 Scale, Built by Steve Vallis - This is the model of HMCS Ojibwa, an Oberon
Class
submarine in 1/350 scale, built by Steve Vallis. This model is built from a kit from The Resin Shipyard.
U-202, Type VII U-Boat, Revell 1:72 Scale, Built by Stephen Vallis - Here are some photographs of Stephen Vallis' model of U-202. This is the
Revell 1/72 scale kit with
White Ensign Models brass and crew figures from Revell.  
I-400, Japanese Aircraft Carrying Submarine, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Greg Agnello - This is Tamiya's version of the I-400 in 1/700 scale.
Greg Agnello added some photo-etched handrails, hatches and figures along with some additional rigging form reference photographs. The ship was
weathered with different mixed hues of paints to achieve the desired effects.  
Surcouf, French Big Gun Submarine, Heller 1:400 Scale, Built by Patrice Legrand - You will find some pictures of Patrice Legrand's Surcouf.
This French submarine is produced by Heller in 1:400 scale. This is the updated version with resin part and photo-etched parts from
L'Arsenal.    
USS Gato 1943, AFV Club 1:350 Scale, Built by Kostas Katseas - This is the AFV Club 1/350 scale kit of the USS Gato 1943 fit built by Kostas
Katseas
. The Gato 1943 variant has two 40mm Bofor guns on the tower. The guns  are provided by L'Arsenal.  
Zwaardvis Class SS-793, Robin Models 1:350 Scale, Built by Chen, Chih-Pang - This is the model kit from Robin Models in 1/350 scale of the
Zwaardvis Class submarine SS-793 built by Chen, Chih-Pang.  She is service  with the Taiwanese Navy .  
Lira Project 705 Alfa Class, OKB Grigorov 1:700 Scale, Built by Felix Bustelo -Felix Bustelo doesn't usually build in 1/700 scale but he must
say the OKB Grigorov
Alfa attack submarine was a fun kit to build. The draft, emergency buoy and rescue hatch markings came of a 1/700 scale Soviet
submarine decal sheet that
Greg "Gunner" Stitz was kind enough to give Felix.  
Hai Pao SS-792, Robin Models 1:350 Scale, Built by Chen, Chih-Pang - This is the model kit of the Robin Model 1/350 scale Balao class
submarine
Hai Pao SS-792 built by Chen, Chih-Pang. Originally built as the USS Tusk (SS-426), on April, 11, 1946. The Tusk remained in US
Service until 1973 when she was transferred to  Taiwan  as part of the  Security Assistance Program.  
Wilhelm Bauer, Type XXI U-Boat, Built by Chuck Bauer - Chuck Bauer built the Revell 1:144 scale model of Wihelm Bauer, which he built out
of the box.  This sub was a ‘test bed” for him, as it represents his first use of an airbrush. On the main hull he tried artist’s oils for weathering.   
Type IX-B U-Boat, Hobby Boss 1:350 Scale, Built by Werner De keersmaecker - This is the Hobby Boss 1/350 scale Type IX-B U-Boat built
by
Werner De keersmaecker. The, rigging added and scratch-built guns with photo-etch parts from the spares box.   
Toti, Italian Submarine, Regia Marina 1:350 Scale, Built by Felix Bustelo - Basically the Regia Marina 1:350 scale Toti is out of the box with a
couple of exceptions.  
U-552, Type VIIC U-Boat, Revell 1:72 Scale, Built by Joe Brannin - These are pictures of Joe Brannin's U-552, Type VIIC, 1/72 scale U-Boat
by Revell. He put a resin pressure hull in because he opened up all of the flooding holes and if someone were to look in they would see a hollow hull.  
Kursk, Modern Russian Submarine, Tamiya 1:700 Scale, Built by Thierry Jacquemin - This is the 1/700 scale Tamiya " KURSK  " kit by
Thierry Jacquemin. He forgot to spray a gloss clear coat before applying the decals and the punishment came: silvering... It's not visible too much to the
naked eye, but photographs are pitiless. It's his first attempt at creating a (very basic) sea base, done with a simple aluminum foil.  
Casabianca, French Submarine, L'Arsenal 1:350 Scale, Built by Felix Bustelo - To the barricades, mes amis, opps, wrong revolution.  For this
Bastille Day or La Fête Nationale or le quatorze juillet here is the
Casabianca in 1:350 scale by L'Arsenal. Now, where did I place my sabots, on to
Rikers Island!
Type XXVIIB Seehund, ICM 1:72 Scale, Built by Al Magnus - Here are some pictures of Al Magnus' 1/72 scale ICM Type XXVIIB Seehund
submarine. Basically it was built straight out of the box. Al added loops made from bent wire to the upper fore and aft of the hull.   
PLA Type 33, Chinese Submarine, Hobby Boss 1:700 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - Here are photographs of Bob Cicconi's latest build, the
Hobby Boss 1/700 scale PLA
Type 33 submarine. Bob built it pretty much out of the box, except that he put a photo-etch antenna on the front sail,  
changed the location of the whip antenna there, and cut out the six windows at the front of the sail.  
I-400, Japanese Submarine, Tamiya 1:350 Scale, Built by Pappy Orion - This is the 1/350 scale Tamiya I-400 kit. Pappy Orion has added  
White Ensign Model's photo-etch railings as well as the Tamiya 1/350 scale plastic figures.  
I-19, Japanese Submarine, Nichimo 1:200 Scale, Built by Phillip Gore - This is Nichimo’s 1/200 scale Otsu Class I-19 WWII Japanese submarine built
by Phillip Gore.  
I-19 is credited with sinking the American aircraft carrier USS Wasp in September 1942, during the battle of the Eastern Solomons.  
U-201 July 15, 1941, Revell 1:72 Scale, Diorama by Nicolas Dupont - Here are photos of a diorama which shows the U-201. It was on July 15th
1942 in the middle of the  Atlantic Ocean , when the
U-201 commanded by the captain Aldaber Scnhnee, stopped the British tanker, Yeoman. Nicolas
Dupont
built the Revell 1:72 scale Type VII in a diorama and photographed it in a period photograph appearance.   
USS Cochino SS-345 Guppy II Spy Submarine, Yankee Model Works 1:350 Scale, Converted by Tony Bunch - These are photographs of the
1/350 scale
Yankee Model Works USS Dace kit built as GUPPYII USS Cochino SS-345 by Tony Bunch.   Some sail work done, limber holes
forward filled, sonar dome added, re-shaped bow, deck details added per photo of
Cochino last seen.   Time to build 3 months.   Subs are cool!    
U-84 Type VII U-Boat, Revell 1:125 Scale, Built by Bob Cicconi - These are photos of the U-84 that Bob Cicconi built for Garth Connelly. It
was modified from the 1:125 Revell U-99 kit.  
Gato Class USN Submarine, Revell 1:72 Scale, Built by Jack Walden - This is the Revell 1:72 scale kit of the Gato class submarine. Jack Walden had a
lot of fun building this one.
Morj, Imperial Russian Submarine 1915, Scratch-Built in 1:350 Scale by Alexandre Mazur - Here is a subject that you won't see everyday. It is the Imperial
Russian submarine
Morj in 1915. The boat is scratch-built in 1:350 scale by Alexandre Mazur.  
U-453, Gulfstream 1:350 Scale, Built by Fritz Koopman, Photogrsphrd by Matt Grzybinski - This is an old Gulfstream kit that Fritz Koopman  picked up at
a model swap about a year ago. To keep things interesting he decided to fit her out as
U-453 would have appeared just as she left the Atlantic for the
Mediterranean in late 1941.  
USS Tullibee SSK(N)-597, Dragon Model & Pattern Works 1:200 Scale - Ken Hart presents a truly rare work with this 1:200 scale resin model of the USS
Tullibee
SSK(N)-597. Paul Fisher of Dragon Model & Pattern Works, made only one casting of this model and this is the one and only example.
HMS Ursula, Mirage 1:400 Scale, Built by Bruce Simard - These are some photos of the newest addition to the 1/400th scale Flotilla of Bruce Simard. This is
the
HMS Ursula, from the Mirage Undine kit.  
JMSDF Uzushio SS-566, Raccoon 1:200 Scale, Built by Ken Hart - Cast in solid resin, this 1:200 scale submarine model of the JMSDF Uzushio
SS-566 was produced by Raccoon. It came in a Japanese-labeled box with no instructions and no decals.
Ken Hart looks at the kit.  
Primo Longobardo, Ex-USS Pickerel, Yankee Modelworks 1:350 Scale, Built by Oliviero Voyak - This is the latest work by Oliviero Voyak.
It's the Italian submarine from the years 1970/1980, the
Primo Longobardo (501), ex-USS Pickerel (SS524) of the Tench class. The model is in
1/350 scale from
Yankee Modelworks with some modifications.   
Enrico Toti SSK-506, Regia Marina 1:350 Scale, Built by Luciano Rizzato - This is the 1:350 scale resin kit Enrico Toti SSK-506 by Regia
Marina
. It was built by Luciano Rizzato, who also used the resin figures detail set by L'Arsenal AC 350-25.
USS Sturgeon D&E Miniatures 1:192 Scale, Built by Ken Hart - This 1/192 scale STURGEON-class cast resin model is one of two hefty kits
made by
David Merriman and once offered by his company, D&E MINIATURES. Built by Ken Hart.  
Type VIIC, German U-Boat, Revell 1:72 Scale, Built by Oto Gerza - Here is another 1:72 scale Revell Type VIIC U-Boat. This build by Oto
Gerza
of the Czech Republik goes beyond the norm. Oto built his as U-667 but has gone well beyond presenting the standard static model. What better
way to portray a model of a submarine than to photograph the model underneath the water.  
Type VIIC, German U-Boat, Revell 1:72 Scale, Built by Glenn Cauley - This is a Revell 1/72 scale model of U-625 that was sunk on March 10,
1944 off the coast of Ireland by Sunderland flying boat EK591 of 422 Squadron RCAF.
Glenn Cauley built the kit for his father, Frank Cauley, who
was the navigator aboard the Sunderland. He started this project in December 2005 as a present for his father, and presented the finished version to him
on Christmas Day 2006.
Type VIIC/41, German U-Boat, Revell 1:72 Scale, Built by Ethan Davis - Here are photos of the recently completed Revell Type VIIC/41
German U-Boat in 1:72 scale, built by
Ethan Davis. His USN Gato class sub from Revell, also in 1:72 scale, is along side.  
USS Sea Tiger, Gato Class from Operation Petticoat, Revell 1:72 Scale, Built by Chris Hartman - This is the Revell 1/72 scale Gato. Chris
Hartman
built her as the USS Sea Tiger from Operation: Petticoat.  
Gato Class USN Submarine, Revell 1:72 Scale, Tom Dunbar Starts the Big'Un - Tom Dunbar was waiting for views of the new 1:72 scale Gato
Class
submarine from Revell of Germany. Since none were forthcoming Tom jumped in with photographs of his first three hours of building this gigantic
model.  
USS Icefish SS-367, Revell Lionfish Conversion, Built by Bob Cicconi - This is the Revell 1/175 scale Lionfish converted into the Icefish,
SS-367, as she appeared in 1945.  
Bob Cicconi used the Nautilus Icefish conversion resin kit, their wooden deck, and their SM-02 photo etch set.  
S-Boat, USN Submarine, Combat Models 1:72 Scale, Built by Mario Grima - The late Combat Models made an assortment of very exotic 1/72
vacuformed submarine & aircraft kits. These submarine vacuformed kits came in a form of thin plastic styrene like sheets with the section halves of clear
hulls formed and a plan sheet. The smooth hull sections have to be cut out from a styrene sheet and glued together.
Mario Grima takes a look at their
S-Boat kit.
Type IIC, German Coastal Submarine, Mirage 1:400 Scale, Built by Aidan Campbell - Aidan Campbell is a professional miniaturist working
mainly as a figure sculptor for various retailers and model manufacturers. This is his first attempt at a maritime subject. The model is a Mirage
Type IIC
coastal U-Boat in 1:400 scale.
USS Lionfish, Revell Kit, Built by Leslie Foran - This is the model of the USS Lionfish. It was built by Leslie Foran from the Revell kit and
modified to better represent the prototype on display at Fall River, Massachusetts.
X-1, Royal Navy Midget Submarine, Combat Subs 1:72 Scale, Built by Bruce Simard - Several years ago, Bruce Simard happened on an
advertisement for Combat Sub's 1/72 scale Royal Navy
X-1 Midget Sub. This was purchased through Pacific Front Hobbies. Like most small resin
companies, the supply from Combat Subs was spotty at best, and there was a 18 month delay. In Bruce's opinion, it was well worth the wait.
Narodovolets D-2, Soviet Submarine 1929, Combrig 1:700 Scale, Built by Peter FulgoneyPeter Fulgoney built the Combrig 1:700 scale D
Class
Soviet submarine Narodovolets D-2 in the full hull version. The model is photographed to represent the submarine under water.