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Gallery of COMPLETED Scratch-built models


Completed Scratch Models

This Gallery section is for completed scratch SHIP 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 SHIP MODELS PLEASE. Thank you.

 

YOU MUST create an album for each completed model and upload your images in that album.  Do not just upload images to the gallery that are not contained within an album.  These will be deleted.   Thank you.


Albums

  1. Bilbil Lalong from Astrolabe Bay, P.N.G. Updated

    Modeled at 1/2"=1', this is a 9.5m Lalong from Madang, Papua New Guinea. Sources for this model were Mary Mennis' two outstanding documentations of the reconstruction of the first Lalong built at Madang in over a generation: "The First Lalong Canoe Built for 40 Years, Bilbil Village, Madang Province" (1980), and "Mariners of Madang and Austronesian Canoes of Astrolabe Bay" (2011).  The upper lee platform is the 'captain's quarters,' while the weather side was the crew's.  The lower slatted platform was used for carrying cargo-- typically clay pots, which were traded along the coast. At the top of the mast is a wooden cuckoo-- totem of a local clan.
    Harvey Golden
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  2. Unaligmiut Qayaq Updated

    Deerskin-covered kayak model.  This kayak type was used by the Yup'ik of Norton Sound, Alaska.  Model is 18" long; full size would be in the 16-17' range.
    Harvey Golden
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  3. 1800s Galway Hooker by Gbmodeler Updated

    Galway Hooker by Gbmodeler - 1:48 scale - a small Irish fishing boat from the late 1800s
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  4. Caustic, British gunboat 1814 Updated

    Caustic was one of a fleet of 12 gunboats built by the British on Lake Champlain around the end of the War of 1812.   The work was overtaken by the Treaty of Ghent, ending the war in 1814, and the fleet was mothballed without ever having entered service.   Nevertheless, plans for two of the boats were retained, and survive in the Canadian National Archives.   These draughts were reproduced by Howard I Chappelle in his book “The History of the American Sailing Navy”, which is where I came across them.   The gunboats were 62’3” overall, with a beam of 16’2” and depth in hold of 4’1”.   They were rigged with lugsails but depended mainly on sweeps for propulsion.   Their main point of interest is that they were armed with three 24pdr long guns (or, in the case of the four section leaders, two 24pdrs and a 68pdr carronade), mounted on circular tracks.
    John Garnish
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  5. Lady Sarah Updated

    A Victorian steam launch kit bashed from Constructo’s “Louise”
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  6. Slocum's "Spray" Updated

    Scratch built at 3/8"=1' from lines in "Sailing Alone Around the World" with details from same and later interpretations. Interior mostly my imagination.  While not R/C (nor even really made for water), it sails very nicely in light wind, and is great company for summer swims. 
    Harvey Golden
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  7. USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60) 1/144 scale, RC Updated

    Scratchbuilt, based on the Glynn Guest plan from Model Boats magazine. Approx. 42” LOA.  Model of Guadalcanal as she appeared in June 1944, during the capture of U-505.
     
    Radar and forward elevator are motorized.
     
    Rcboater Bill
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  8. Hudson Straits Umiak ca. 1885 Updated

    Built based on Howard Chapelle's drawing of a Baffin Island Umiak ("Bark Canoes and Skinboats of North America," figure 172), with further details from Franz Boas' "The Central Eskimo" (1888) and Eugene Arima's "Report on an Eskimo Umiak Built at Ivuyivik, P.Q. in the Summer of 1960" (1963). 
    Harvey Golden
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  9. HMS Alert 1777 1/48 Updated

    A model I built about thirty years ago. It has several errors but considering that there was no internet then and you could not find today's materials and the equipment I have today, in the end it is not too bad.
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  10. Some men-of-war around 1660 Updated

    First an English 4th rate: Lennox after Richard Ensor's book The Restoration Warship.
     
    The first Dutch one is a 142 foot long ship, called Akerboom (Oak tree)
     
    The second one is a 160 foot long warship called Alkmaar . Although several Alkmaar s sailed for our fleets, none of them matches this model.
     
    Oh, I forgot to mention. They are made of paper and card.
    Ab Hoving
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  11. Fishing boat Updated

    This 1/50 scale model of fishing boat was built about 30 years ago based on photographs collected in the ports of Calasetta and Carloforte, two towns of the islands south of Sardinia
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  12. Tartana Gemma 1/48 Updated

    Tartana Gemma scale 1/48 Fissore plans Ancre Edit
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  13. Hawaiian Sampan Updated

    This is a model of the "Waialua Beauty"-- a power sampan I saw at Hale'iwa Harbor some years back. I built it to the hull-lines of one shown in Harry Sucher's "Simplified Boatbuilding: The V-Bottom Boat" plate 33, with specific details, color, etc. from photographs of the original. Scratch built at 3/4"=1'.
    Harvey Golden
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  14. Star of India Updated

    Star of India. Oldest working iron hull bark in the world.
    Kathy Teel
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  15. “Pailebote” scale 1:220 Updated

    The “pailebote” was a wooden boat with solid lines and a low edge, which was fitted with two or more masts of equal height, which were rigged only by auric and triangular sails, dedicated to cabotage or large cabotage in the western Mediterranean, during the 19th century and in the first half of the 20th century. The name of these boats comes from the “pilot-boat”, very frequently rigged with schooners, that Catalan and Levantine sailors found in the destination ports of their voyages in the 18th century. The idea and concept which inspired these boats were taken as a model by Mediterranean shipowners who wanted to have smaller and faster boats in their fleets, and which, in addition, required less crew than brigantines, corvettes and classic frigates. If at the beginning of old brigantines and corvettes were rigged in schooners, it did not take long for the shipyard carpenters to integrate the “pailebotes” rigged as such in their constructions. Due to the different function of the two types of boats, their similarity was really limited to rigging, as pilot boats had thin and light hulls and had a large sail area, while “pailebotes” had large sails. larger and heavier hulls and had less sails.
     
    These boats were widely distributed and it is proven that they were built in several places: in Águilas, Torrevieja, Villajoyosa, Santa Pola, Altea, Calpe, Valencia, Vinaroz, Alcudia, Soller, Andraitx, Palma de Mallorca, Ciutadella, Mahón , Ibiza, Tarragona, Barcelona, Malgrat, Vilassar, Arenys, Mataró, Blanes, San Feliu de Guixols, Palamós and Port Vendres, but they were probably built in many other ports and beaches. There were also some in Galicia, Cantabria and the Canary Islands, as well as on the other side of the Atlantic, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Argentina, etc.,
     
    Their loading capacity varied from 100 to 1000 tons , the most abundant being those that could carry between 150 and 400 metric tons. These ships transported all types of solid cargo, mainly - in the western Mediterranean - salt, citrus fruits and materials for construction (cement, tiles and bricks); as well as olive oil in barrels, alfa husks, charcoal and various goods (wine, liquors, beer, ceramics, clothing, food, tools, machinery, etc.). On transatlantic voyages, they carried hardwood, tobacco, coffee, sugar, and rum from Cuba and Puerto Rico. The lumber was shipped to ports on the east coast of the United States. Phosphate was loaded in Moroccan ports in the Atlantic and live animals in those in the Mediterranean.
     
    The success of these boats is based on their high profitability, due to the small number of crews, limited equipment, versatility, maneuverability and low cost of construction, since they were manufactured in the same port base or nearby and, moreover, its construction uses almost exclusively local timber.
    Javier Baron
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  16. The MAYFLOWER - CARD - 1:100 Updated

    This is my model of the Mayflower from c.a. 1620, based on the plans from Waldemar Nowy  (1976) from the polish model plans publication "Plany modelarskie, Vol. 78, Nr. 2, 1977".
    Waldemar Novy in turn based his plans on the plans for the Mayflower II, by William A. Baker (1958).
     
    I made a few modifications to be more historically accurate, especially with the rigging from that period. I started this build back in 2010 and finished it this year, 2020 in December.
     
    The model is made of cardboard of various thicknesses. Wooden parts are only the masts and the blocks. The blocks I purchased from Master Korabel. I used the self adhesive foil with wooden pattern and altered with oil paints. Colored parts were painted with either enamel paints for plastic kits or waterproof  art-markers.
     
    Rgds,
    Radek
    RdK
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  17. Shallow-water Stern wheeler, "Puddle Jumper" Updated

    Scratch built stern wheeler, circa 1930.  Design by C G Davis
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  18. Sailing Gillnetter (Columbia River/Bristol Bay) Updated

    3/4"=1' from Howard Chapelle's "American Small Sailing Craft" fig. 70-71. Portrayed in Columbia River Packers Association livery.
    Harvey Golden
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  19. Brazzera, 1908 Updated

    1:48 Scale, Italian 10-meter boat used for fishing and cabotage (freight and passenger service) in the Adriatic, circa 1908.
    Gbmodeler
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  20. Frigate Chesapeake Updated

    Seahawk1313
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  21. Hornbeam by Sam Wasson Updated

    Scale (1:48) scratch-built U.S. Coast Guard Buoy Tender "Hornbeam" WLB 394
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  22. HMS Surprise by Navis Factorem Updated

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  23. Byzantine Dromon 1098 A.D. Updated

    1:50 model of a Byzantine dromon of the reign of Emperor Alexios I Komnenos, based on the superbly researched book Age of the Dromon by Prof. John Pryor, archaeological discoveries of Byzantine galleys in the silted up Harbour of Theodosius at Yenikapi, Istanbul, and my own research of contemporary pictorial representations. Built with frames and planking to the same dimensions (to scale) as the Yenikapi galleys. Build log at  https://modelshipworld.com/topic/10344-10th-11th-century-byzantine-dromon-by-louie-da-fly-150/
     
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  24. Barco Catalan, Mediterranean Fishing Boat Updated

    1:48 scale model of a typical 9-meter fishing boat from the late 1800s out of Barcelona, Spain.  Constructed of primarily basswood, with paper sails.
     
    Gbmodeler
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  25. Hemingway's PILAR in 1:12 Updated

    1:12 operating model of PILAR.
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