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This Gallery section is for completed scratch models only. If you have any in-progress photos please post them in your logs or other appropriate forums. In progress photos will be deleted from albums as this gallery should not be used a duplicate build log. ONLY COMPLETED MODELS PLEASE. Thank you.

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  1. USS TROUT SS 566 1/350 Updated

    This is a TANG class diesel submarine.  This class is the first US-designed post-war submarine. Internal and some of the external features of this class were taken from the German TYPE XI, and XXIIIclass "electro-boats."
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  2. Varca ri conzu Updated

    This vessel of Sicilia called “ varca ri conzu” ( conzu means longline in Sicilian dialect) fished with this fishing gear near the coasts of Catania and Ragusa, even though occasionally also used pots and bottom trawling nets to fish.
      These boats, of an elegant and stylish line, used to go profusely polychromatic with geometrical and figures as motives. Another typical characteristics are the acute prolongation of the bow stem that elevates much more than a mere functionality criteria would demand, and the presence of the spur that does not obey any specific function, and that it makes this vessel also known as “varca cu spiruni ” for obvious reasons. Another singular characteristic of these boats is the spritsail which they are rigged with.
      This model is made from the plan and illustration of this vessel that appear in the book “Vele italiane della costa occidentale” of Sergio Bellabarba and Eduardo Guerreri.
     
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  3. NewYork Pilot Boat Updated

    This is a slightly kit bashed model of the Phantom kit. I added a charging dog figurehead and changed the name to the Ruff Waters as a gift for my vet.
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  4. Roger Pellett Updated

    Early Eighteenth Century Royal Navy rigged longboat.  Scale: 1:32
     
    Hull lines redrawn from rigged longboat drawing in May’s Boats of Man of War.
    Overall appearance from Burgis’s “View of the Port of New York 1717.  All components except rigging line were scratch built by me.
     
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  5. Paranza di Trani Updated

    The paranza , a typical vessel from the lower Adriatic was used mainly for fishing, although it was also used for coastal fishing and surveillance.
    The paranza of Trani was of robust construction and frequently made fishing campaigns of several months´ duration in Albania, Greece and even farther waters off the Mediterranean oriental coasts as well as North Africa. The load displacement varied between five to thirty tons and the length went from ten to thirty two meters. It was a wider vessel that as a singular characteristic showed a very rounded bow.
      A detailed description of the paranza of Trani was given by captain Hennique, Commandant of a French fragata that found one of these vessels, “Maria de Costantinopoli” in the coasts of Tunisia in 1888, and made it the object of a meticulous and detailed study.
      The paranza had a rounded hull and presented a 3:1ratio between length and beam. The dimensions checked by Hennique were as follows: 12 meters of length, 4.2 beam and 1.3 depth. The boat draught 0.7 m and displaced 13 tons. Its crew was of 10 men and a deckhand.
      The rudder of the vessel particularly called Hennique´s attention because of its dimensions since with a longitude of 4.55 meters draught a lot more than the boat and had a surface close to a third of the plane of the central dagger boards. When the vessels entered port or found scarce bottoms, the rudder elevated itself using for this one of the two backstays that sustained the mast on each bulk ward rail. The boat was rigged with a lateen sail, and with tail winds a jib was rigged upon an outrigger tied to the mast´s base and to one of the bow´s bollards.
     
     
     
     
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  6. steamschooner Updated

    The JOHN CUDAHY  is a 1/4" scale steam tug. Complete with a compound steam engine and detailed engine room
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  7. Chesapeake Bay Head Boat Updated

    This is a Chesapeake Bay charter fishing boat. They charge "by the head" hence the name. The scale is 1:16 - the model is about 32" long overall. It is not a model of a specific boat, but I was inspired by a real boat named Miss Violet moored at Kent Island, MD. There are progress pics from the build on my website - modelboatyard.com
     
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  8. Flying Fish clippers. Updated

    My model is scaled up to measure 1.5 meters in lenght. Al wooden materials in hull and deck are in oak. My building times has bean 1.5 years for this ship. Im starting this hobby then i was 12 years old and now i had 6 ships in my fleet. I wish al shipsmates good luck with this great hobby.
    Cinserly Leif Helge from Norway.
     

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  9. Reale de France di luponero Updated

    1/60 scale model made in 2016
     

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  10. Sadi Carnot, Dundée of Port Louis Updated

    Launched in Guillaume´s shipyard in 1895, the Sadi Carnot was one of the first dundées to have a square aft built in Palais. With a very pronounced draft, a stern with little overhang and its bottom outlined in a V, it could carry a real substantial ballast. It was a fast vessel that showed notable nautical characteristics. Its mainsail of free foot and slightly concave, it shared similitudes with the old bare chalupas.
     
    Dedicated to fishing, it had its main fishing grounds right up to l´île d‘Yeu and Rochelle, this last port frequented by the fishermen of Port-Louis that sometimes used it as a winter base. During the summer it fished sardine by bait in the rock bottom corridors of Groix and Belle-Île towards Concarneau.
     
    The Sardi Carnot ended its career and was scrapped in Port-Louis in 1912.
     
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  11. USS DOLPHIN SS 555 Updated

    The last American Diesel Powered  Submarine. Dolphin was decommissioned on 15 January 2007. She was used in testing various projects over her long career. The submarine s now a museum in San Diego CA.  Model in 1/350 by Don Meadows 




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  12. Medway Longboat Updated

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  13. La Legere Updated

    French light frigate, built in 1682
     
     
     
     
     


























     
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  14. Nave Etrusca - Vessel and war Monére of the V-IV sec. B.C. - 1/30 scale Updated

    This is a model made in 2017, taken from Italian monograph, made in 1/30 scale
     
                                                      used wood:  walnut and cherry

                                                    construction details

     
                                                                       aplustre   (Ornamental aft structure)

                                                               creation of Etruscan amphorae




     
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  15. William Underwood - Sardine Carrier - 17" LOA Updated

    The William Underwood was built in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1941.  It was built for the Underwood Canning Co. and worked out of Jonesport Maine.  The sardine carrier was 70' LOA.
     
    This model was scratch built in 1:48 scale.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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  16. Gokstadskipet - 1:72, cardstock Updated

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  17. HMS "Fly" 1763 -1:100, scratch, cardstock. Updated

    One of my cardstock models, this one designed for "Modelarstwo Okrętowe", made of cardstock and paper, all parts printed in colour, no painting. Masts and yards made of wood. The build of the model took about 4 months.












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  18. USS Olympia 1/200 cardstock Updated

    The build of this model took about 1 year. 
    It's Dewey's USS Olympia in her 1904 configuration with radio room, antennas and white-and-buff paint. 
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  19. Danish fishing vessel 1/220 from cardstock Updated

    In the 1900s with upcoming of the petrol engine, the Danish began to increase their fishing fleet in order to outrun fishermen who were underway by sail only. The fast Danish vessels suddenly appeared on the fishing grounds, took their advantage of speed and catched and delivered their fish before the others could react.
    That's why they've been nick-named "shark cutters".
    My model is nearly 95% scratch built, that's why I'm posting it here. Scale is 1/220. 



















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  20. Tserniki vessel of Mytilene Island Updated

    It's a scratch built model at 1:24 scale, of a small double ended vessel (Tserniki type) which used to be  built in Lesbos Island.
    It was used for coastal trading, often rigged with a sacoleva sail (sprit sail).
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  21. Boatshop Diorama Updated

    I worked on this diorama off and on between other models. First time I've made a diorama and it was a lot of fun! I love making little details. Scale is roughly 1:16 although most things were made by rack of eye as the old-time Chesapeake Bay boat builders would say.







     


     
     
     
     
     

     
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  22. Leut Updated

    A fishing boat for hunting sardines at the time when there was no petroleum fire was already burning in front of the bow




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  23. Hanse Kogge from Elblag Updated

    The Cog (Kogge) was the typical one masted trade ship of the era from XII to XV centruty C.E. used by the Hanseatic League sailing in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. The Elbing Cog - Koga Elblaska - was reconstructed based on archeological finds of other cogs, but mainly based on the seal of the town of Elblag.
     
    This model is based on the paper model from Maly Modelarz 9/2000 in the scale 1:100. It was my return to sail ship modelling after a decade long break. Instead of paper and card I used balsa wood to get some experience in bending planks and working with wood. Balsa is not the best material for making a model, but it is cheap and turned out pretty well. The model is not made historically accurate (for instance the rigging) but was made as a nice decoration piece.
     
    The model was finished in 2010.
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  24. Dutch 17th century workhorses Updated

    Here is a small collection of 17th century Dutch vessels. Some are for inshore use, some for coast traffic, some really crossed the seas. They all have in common that there is no showing off. They were just tools and that's how they were used. The yacht is the only exception in this row of models.
    Nevertheless they can be held responsible for most of the trading success the Dutch achieved in the 17th and 18th century.
     
    The models were made of paper and card after data I found in contemporary literature. Paper allows the model builder to build remarkably fast. These models were all made within two years (and there are more). They are all in the same scale: 1/77.

    This is a 'smalschip'. Inshorevessel, about 70 feet long

    A Galjoot (galliot) small trader

    A Hoeker, Fishing vessel for cod and haddock

    A 'buis' (buss) for catching herring

    A Kaag for transport of people.

    A 'waterschip', a fishing vessel for the 'Zuiderzee'.

    A 'wijdschip' (wide ship). Same type as the smalschip (narrow ship), but too wide to pass the Dordrecht locks, so it had to sail 'outside the dunes'.

    a small fluit, based on footage of a wreck in the Baltics at 120 meters deep.

    A whaling fluit, reconstructed after literature.

    a 'pinas', an armed trader.

    A yacht, used by officials.
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  25. Coble of Yorkshire Updated

    The coble is a boat that during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was characteristic of the English coasts of the northeast. It was used, both in rowing and sailing, for fishing, piloting and also, sometimes, as a pleasure boat and for bargaining. It was designed to be launched and picked up with the stern facing the shore even with great waves and strong breakers, and could sail long distances in the open sea. He wore very well, and in the hands of experienced crew was very capable of surviving a gale.
     
    Its clinker hull presents a very complex and curious shape, with flat bottom and high boards, with a curved slightly thrown stem and a keel that only reaches half the length of the boat, with two two side keels that come from said half. until the stern, which has the shape of a horseshoe and inclines at an angle of 45º. The flat bottom and the aforementioned side keels facilitate their beaching on shallow sandy beaches; an advantage in the coasts where it operated, in which the wide bays and inlets offered little shelter against the stormy weather. The design contains reminiscences of Nordic influence, although for the most part it shows a Dutch origin.
     
    The local  carpenters built the cobles without the use of planes, getting a robust and resistant boats. Although the cobles had the reputation of being dangerous to sail with an inexperienced crew, in experienced hands they could move safely and quickly.
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