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Gallery of COMPLETED Scratch-built models


Completed Scratch Models

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.

 

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. Small fishing harbor Updated

    This is my Third Diorama, to model a small fishing harbor, concrete dock, Trees and a small shop and a fishing trawler ... Weathering is applied  
    mhkash
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    mhkash Updated
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  2. Genesis-mega yacht 1:300 Updated

    Hi folks! Genesis is finally finished.  All of her decks and superstructure are fully removable, thereby enabling the interior accommodation to be viewed.  I hope you like her!
    Omega1234
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    Omega1234 Updated
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  3. Trabaccolo Updated

    The trabaccolo, the most widespread vessel in the Adriatic in past centuries in its various types, only began to decline with the disappearance of the sail and the diffusion of faster and lower cost means of transport.
    The hull of the trabaccolo has peculiar characteristics that are maintained from the Gulf of Trieste to the Otranto canal: the bow and stern of very full shapes, a minimum draft and a length-sleeve ratio, of the most classic, 3: 1, same as the one Roman ancient ships had.
    In essence, this hull, equipped with a wide central hatch, offered maximum load capacity and good behavior at sea. It was basically a cargo ship destined for cabotage, although there was a smaller version, which was called barchetto, dedicated to fishing.
    In its most common version, the trabaccolo carried two mast with lug sails and a long bowsprit with a sliding staysail.
    Javier Baron
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    Javier Baron Updated
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  4. Model Sunseeker'130 Predetor. Scale 1-20. Updated

    Dmitry Babichev
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    Dmitry Babichev Updated
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  5. Dmitry Babichev Updated

    Russian steam torpedo boat from cruiser" Pamyat Azova" Scale 1/36. 
    Dmitry Babichev
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    Dmitry Babichev Updated
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  6. Hannah Updated

    Built with full use of Bob Hunt's Practicum
    stuglo
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    stuglo Updated
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  7. The Lighthouse Diorama Updated

    Good day to you all
    This is my second diorama, that i built from scratch using Foam, balsa wood, Acrylic colors and kitchen paper towels. I consider myself a beginner in building Diorama models, and relied on my knowledge in building scale ship models from scratch for the scale and painting issues. Actually, I found this hobby very interesting and enjoyed it very much .. working on details like waves, grass and trees .. to me , this is a relaxation time during building the scale boats .. I hope you like it , all your comments are really welcomed .. 
    Thank you very much.
     
    mhkash
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    mhkash Updated
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  8. Mounts Bay Lugger Updated

    Not sure if there will be any appetite for my models on this forum. No wood was harmed in the production of this model at 1/144
    She is typical of the numerous Mackerel and Pilchard Drivers see around our coasts until the early 1900 when they were replaced by steam.
    The hull length was around 39' (12m) overall with fore and aft out riggers loa. 69.5' (21.2m)
    The boat is based on the Happy Return, a lugger which is still operating today from Penzance. The back drop of St Michaels Mount in the background was taken from the Happy Return by Len of the Mounts Bay Lugger Association
    http://www.mbla.co.uk/index.html
    longshanks
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    longshanks Updated
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  9. Round-stern Workboat Stern Cutaway Updated

    This cutaway model of the stern section of a Chesapeake Bay round-stern workboat is based on plans in Workboats of Smith Island by Paula Johnson. I built a full model of the boat back in 2017 but I always thought it would be interesting to build a cutaway of the stern to show how the boat was constructed. It was a short project - just two weeks - but it was a lot of fun. The scale is 1:16.
     
    There are images of the construction process here - http://modelboatyard.com/rscutaway.html
    jhearl
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    jhearl Updated
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  10. COLONIAL SCHOONER HALIFAX Updated

    A plank on frame model of the colonial schooner Halifax based on Harrold Hann's book "The colonial Schooner" and drawings by Howard Chapelle from the Smithsonian Museum in Washington. The vessel was originally built as a trading schooner in the 18th centuary and was purchased by the British Navy for conversion into an armed topsail schooner in 1768. Drawings of the conversion are held in the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.
    The model was largely constructed fro Ash with pear used for some of the fittings and boxwood for the carved work. The guns are machined from phosphor bronze and can all be fired.
    The scale is 1/16th inch to the foot.
    Richard Braithwaite
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    Richard Braithwaite Updated
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  11. French Naval Xebec (1750) Updated

    This model of a French Naval Xebec Le Singe was built at a scale of 1/32" to the foot from Holly. The hull is solid up to the main deck and is planked with strips of holly shavings. The sails are made of tissue forned over carved wooden blocks to give then double curvature. The rigging is from blackened copper wire. Sea made from plasticene painted and varnished (and looks fine after 28 years!).
    The model is based on a model at the Musée national de la Marine in Paris.  
    The whole model is only about 3 inches long.
    Richard Braithwaite
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    Richard Braithwaite Updated
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  12. Independence by KenW Updated

    I based my model on the Artesania Latina kit, Independence 1775, as the basis of my build. I changed the scale to 1:48.
    KenW
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    KenW Updated
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  13. Scow Schooner Updated

    Typical of 1901 era coastal, shallow-water cargo ships, this girl is named Mary Alice.
    Boxnotes
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    Boxnotes Updated
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  14. HMS Revenge Updated

    About the size of a Crayon, this model was built from on-line images.  Hull is solid balsa, sails are card stock and anchors, lanterns and flag staffs are wire.
    Boxnotes
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    Boxnotes Updated
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  15. Monitor Updated

    Styrene covered plywood and a tape tube made a pretty nice replica. Luckily the internet has a plethora of plans and photographs to use as reference. Interestingly the configuration of the ship changed enough over time to throw doubt into some drawings. 
    Boxnotes
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    Boxnotes Updated
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  16. Hozugawa Downriver Boat - 1/40 scale Updated

    In Japanese, this is a  保津川下り舟 or  Hozugawa kudari bune. It is a "downriver" boat, because these boats were traditionally run down the Hozu river and through the rapids to carry goods down from the mountains to the old capital city of Kyōto.
     
    In the old days, the nearly 40-foot long boats were then hauled back up the river, manually, by the boatmen wearing cloth harnesses attached to long ropes. They would hike the rocky shores of the river, 3 at a time, while a fourth boatman would stay on the boat or on the shore, pushing the boat away from the rocks with a heavy pole.
     
    This is how it was done for centuries on the Hozu river as well as many other rivers. You can see many Japanese woodblock prints where boatmen are depicted walked along a river, hauling on ropes to pull boats upriver. 
     
    This models is made from Japanese cypress, Hinoki, and is based on some drawings provided by boat builder Douglas Brooks. The last wooden kudari boat was specially built in 2009, the first wooden boat of its type built in 60 years. The boat still exists, but is not in use. Today, the tour boat company that operates on the Hozu river, uses fiberglass boats based on this design.  
     
    These old wooden boats were particularly interesting in that the planking was not symmetrical. The bottom planks are made relatively short, and the floor planks closer to the bow are tapered. The planking arrangement is said to allow damaged planks to be more easily replaced. 
     
    My own model is something of a hybrid of old and new. I had to base construction on photos of the wooden boat, but some changes had been made since its construction to make it more easily used as a tour boat. I tried to avoid adding the more modern touches, but I had few references to guide me at the time. 
     
    I've since found photos of the boat when it was first put in the water in 2009. Plus, I now think I have a better understanding now of what was traditional and what was not.
     
    Edit: Just discovered this interesting (soundless) footage on Youtube that shows a boat being hauled up river and run down the river:
     
     
     
     
    catopower
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    catopower Updated
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  17. Sloup Charentais Updated

    This beautiful sailboat with an aspect of a yacht is however a working vessel. Initially destined to the ostreiculture industry for which it worked in channels and sea arms, it also fished with bottom trawling gears common prawns and also captured other species like blue whiting, hake, herring, seabream and sole. The height of its rigging allowed it to catch high winds in the sheltered places where it sometimes fished. Well ballasted by forged cement in its bottom, it was well adapted to its environment thanks to its low draught and how easily it could be set aground.
    Javier Baron
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    Javier Baron Updated
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  18. Dutch Statenjacht 1678 Updated

    Typical Dutch Statenjacht  2nd half of the 17th century.
     
    Original scratch build model and then developped into a kit
    *Hans*
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    *Hans* Updated
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  19. Revenue Cutter Dallas 1779 Updated

    Plank on solid carved hull using cherry,walnut strips decks teak planked original plans from smithsonian ship plans.
    John White
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    John White Updated
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  20. Scratch built Uss Niagara by J White Updated

    Plank on solid hull using original plans using natural cherry, walnut strips on hull decks teak strips and masts &yards hand carved oak rounds.
    John White
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    John White Updated
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  21. Schooner David by J White Updated

    Scratch built late 1800s solid wood hull hand carved planked in cherry strips , decks planked in teak strips, masts oak hand carved .
    John White
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    John White Updated
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  22. HMS Harrier Updated

    1/36 working RC Cruizer-class brig
    Timmo
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    Timmo Updated
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  23. Skipjack Kathryn Updated

    The Kathryn model is based on the HAER drawings, and is at 1:32 scale.
    Mahuna
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    Mahuna Updated
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  24. Cross section Fishing Smack by G.L. - Scale 1/20 - POF - approx. 1920 Updated

    G.L.
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    G.L. Updated
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  25. Greek Traditional vessel Trechandiri with Schooner rigging Updated

    It's a scratch built model at 1:30 scale.
    It represents a real one cargo vessel, at the age of sail.
     
    Thanasis
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    Thanasis Updated
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