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Gallery of COMPLETED Kit-Built Ship Models


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

 

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. Spray - Joshua Slocum's Yawl - Bluejacket - 3/8" = 1' Updated

    Completed by Josh Williamson.  Kit model by Bluejacket Shipcrafters, Inc.  Model started on 9/24/20 and completed 11/24/20. 
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  2. Viking ship of IX-XI century - Falconet -1:72 Updated

    The kit rope was off color and shiny so I used my own made with Aurifil Thread.  The kit was remarkably easy to make. 
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  3. Lowell Grand Banks Dory - Model Shipways Updated

    This kit is the first in a series by Model Shipways intended as an introduction to model ship building skills.  These photos are of my second build of the Dory.
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  4. Bounty - Revelle - Scale 1/110 Updated

    Here are pictures of my HMS Bounty, a Revelle kit in 1/110 scale. 
     
    I got this kit from friends who were cleaning up their attic.
     
    Normally I only build 1/72 scale military models (and wooden ships). At first I didn't want to build this model. But it was a challenge: to apply my ideas and techniques of military modeling to a ship.
     
    General objectives
    Have fun
    Do something different and see what it becomes
    Apply more details
    Don't buy extra parts, make everything yourself.
     
     
    Please check out my build log on MSW at:
     
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  5. Keith z Updated

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  6. HMS Kent 1942 (1/350) Updated

    I wanted to make a beat up and weathered Royal Navy warship, and given the Kent did the Murmansk convoys at this time I reckon she’d get beaten up 
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  7. Liman 2 TugBoat - Novice Updated

    I am new to model ship building, so please be kind ... :0)
     
    This is my third kit, and my first attempt at customizing a kit. I tried to emulate the other, much more experienced builder who also made this kit, but I varied somewhat, also.
    1. Added copper plating to the hull, painted it black, and used Paneliner & salt streak paint for the salt stains.
    2.  Painted the deck gray.  Scraped bits of a charcoal pencil on the wet paint, & smeared it a bit to try to simulate dirt & grime.  Also added this "grime" to the wheel house & other wooden structures. 
     
    3. Covered all of this with satin varnish to keep it from rubbing off.
     
    4. Used tires from model car wheels; don't know that these are on the same scale as the rest of the model, but to my unpracticed eye they look to be a decent size; perhaps a bit too big, I don't know.
     
    Any feedback & constructive criticism is welcome!
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  8. 17' Chesapeke Kayak Updated

    This is a Midwest kit.  Using this as a basis, I scratch-built another.
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  9. Vasa by Snoepert Updated

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  10. Glad Tidings Pinky Schooner Updated

    Originating in 16th century Europe, the Pinky received its name from its uplifted, narrow, or pinked stern. These sturdy, seaworthy craft ruled the New England fishing industry from 1815 to 1840. They were gradually replaced by the larger, faster Gloucester schooners. Because of their stability and grace, many pinky schooners were built as pleasure boats in the late 1900s.
     
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  11. Batavia by drobinson02199 - Kolderstok - Scale 1:72 Updated

    This is the Batavia from Kolderstok.  Really a pleasure to build and a very high quality kit.
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  12. USS Constitution 1/96 Updated

    Hi there, after several years, I have just finished this Constitution Revell kit. It has been a little bit bashed. Masts, sails, life boats....Finally I decided to put the ship on the sea, that is made of styrene and toilet paper, so quite cheapm solution. Of course the "Sea" can be removed anytime out of the case. 
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  13. RANGER - Revenue Cutter - by Corel Updated

    A small cute kit, inspired to a revenue cutter of the first half of the XIX century.
     
    Cristiano
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  14. HMS Hood 1:720 by Revell Updated

    Since I built the Bismarck a while back it only made sense to build her rival the mighty HMS Hood.
     
    I found this 100 year edition recently and decided to go for it. This is also the first model I didn‘t break a part on or lose one on.
     
    This is by far the best model I have built till now and I hope to build many more with this quality.
    She can now join the Bismarck (having both placed opposite of eachother)
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  15. Sloup Coquillier Updated

    Jerry Sturdivant
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  16. Duchess of Kingston by James H - 1:64 - Vanguard Models Updated

    Here is my prototype of Vanguard Models' 1:64 Royal Yacht 'Duchess of Kingston', now complete. The photos are being used for the manual and box artwork. Deck is laser-engraved maple, and the exterior planking is in pearwood.
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  17. Wütender Hund by ccoyle - Shipyard - 1/72 scale Updated

    This is the first wooden kit offered by the Polish card model publisher, Shipyard. It represents a cog (or kogge) used by privateer Klaus Störtebeker in the latter half of the 14th century. Full build log can be viewed here .
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  18. Ric's Polaris Updated

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  19. Tirpitz 1:1200 by Revell Updated


    So I got this model a year or so ago, I built this one to test some newt materials and techniques. This is my second smaller scale ship
     
    I do hope to some day build a larger version of the Tirpitz and put her with her sistership. For now this one joins the small scale Scharnhorst.
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  20. Scharnhorst 1:1200 Revell Updated

    Finished build of a Scharnhorst of scale 1:1200 by Revell. Started and finished a few years ago.
     
    Some colors are inaccurate due to not having the needed colors. This model was mainly used as a test before starting a larger model.
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  21. Strasbourg 1/350 Hobby Boss Updated

    Warship Strasbourg in Armistice colours 
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  22. Artesania Latina Swift 1805 by JEB 1981 Updated

    My first wooden ship model, done in 1981-82.  Still holding up after almost 40 years.
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  23. Corel Flying Fish 1860 1:50 by JEB Updated


    Started in 1984, finished 1 st   layer of planking & two deck houses.     Put away in about 1990 for 30 years, decided to try finishing it in 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic.     6 months of daily effort finished it.
     
    Never did really figure out hull planking.     Turned out ok, but don't look too closely!     Had a very hard time getting it acceptable at the bow.     Amazing what you can cover up with stain.
     
    Was amazed that the "flexible beech board" actually was flexible after 30 years (after soaking in water).
     
    Almost decided to cut back the bowsprit & main boom, as they seemed really excessive, but in the end didn't.     Glad I didn't.
     
    Was scared to death to cut out the construction bulkheads, leaving the bulwarks supported without them.     It worked, but I was prepared for disappointment there.
     
    Virtually non-existent instructions.     Just "make like drawings".
     
    Parts list is very good though.     Only way to figure out what's used for what.
     
    I (probably over)simplified rigging.     Didn't want to attempt ratlines.     Afraid I'd mess it up.
     
    Didn't use rigging that came with it.     Got some Amati that worked better.
     
    Thought the bulwarks were too low at the bow, so I raised them
     
    The bowsprit supports didn't seem to work where the drawing said they should be, so I raised them.
     
    Thought the bulwarks were too high at the stern & obscured the deck house, so I kept them lower
     
    The anchor capstan looked way too big, so I didn't use it & made a smaller, simpler one.
     
    There wasn't enough chain to run the anchor chain as shown in the drawings.
     
    Didn't like the stern rail, so I changed it
     
    Didn't like the transom piece, so I planked over it.
     
    The deadeye straps for the topmasts were too short & wouldn't work.     Replaced them with brass wire to a brass strap on mast
     
    The brass rings that were supposed to go around the base of the masts where they go through the deck wouldn't work due to the rake of the masts, so I made raised wooden areas around the base of the masts.
     
    Added gaff sheets not shown on drawings because they seemed necessary.
     
    Ordered pre-made boom & gaff goosenecks rather than making from scratch.
     
    Didn't use spreaders for the shrouds to the mastheads.     Was afraid they'd be too fragile.
     
    Didn't use sails
     
    Didn't use display base
     
    Things I learned:
    You don't have to follow everything exactly. Be ready to get a bit creative.
     
    When you think you can do that one extra thing today, STOP, walk away, let the glue actually dry & come back tomorrow.
     
    You can get virtually any part you need from the amazing on-line vendors.
     
    ModelersCentral is in Australia!     Takes a while to get to the US (like a month).     But they're great.
     
    Gorilla wood glue sets up faster than you'd think.     I liked it.
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  24. DKM Bismarck 1:700 Revell Updated

    Finished build of a DKM Bismarck of scale 1:700 by Revell.
    Started many years ago and stopped due to school, now finally completed.
     
    Pieces missing due to box being thrown out by family member. Some parts were broken after younger family members touched the model without permission. 
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  25. Hobby Boss USS Alaska (CB-1) in 1/350 Scale Updated


    For my next project I built the U.S.S. Alaska (CB-1) in 1/350 scale.   While the Alaska and her sister ship, U.S.S. Guam, did not have distinguished histories, they are elegant and interesting ships.  
     
    I found the Hobby Boss kit to be of excellent quality with clear instructions.   The photo-etched brass parts are well done.   I believe the kit would deliver an excellent model straight out of the box.  None the less,  I   decided to customize the kit with the following:
     

    ·      Infini Model’s Brass mast kit 
    ·      Blue Ridge Model’s 3D printed plastic 20mm Oerlikon gun mounts
    ·      Black Cat Model’s 3D printed plastic and photo-etched brass quad 40mm guns and Mark 51 Directors
    ·      Infini Model’s Brass 12-inch gun barrel set with resin blast bags
    ·      Infini Model’s Brass electric winches
    ·      Artwox teak color wood deck overlay and photo-etched brass detail kit
    ·      North Star Model’s resin Floater nets
    ·      Black Cat Model’s 3D printed plastic paravanes
    ·      Parts from Gold Medal Model’s USS North Carolina photo-etched brass detail kit (primarily for fire control radars).
     
    I painted the ship in her Measure 22 camouflage pattern that she wore during her combat service in the Pacific.   I deviated from the camouflage by not staining the wood deck with Deck Blue.   I'm sure the ship's first Lieutenant had the wood deck holystoned back to its original teak soon after the Japanese surrendered!
     

    I purchased Mike Ashley's Comprehensive Series Scale Model Ship Manual Number 3 which covers the Alaska.  While I won’t completely follow his guidance, I do intend to pay close attention to him, especially where he points out defects in the kit and how to reinforce some of the delicate photo-etched pieces.   
     
    Another good source of photographs and technical information is Classic Warship Publishing’s  Warship Pictorial 43 Alaska Class Cruisers .  
     
    I also have photos of the Alaska Builder’s Model that resides at the Oklahoma Science and Technology Museum.
     
    The build took from March 15, 2019 to January 21, 2020 and about 295 hours of bench time.    
     
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