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Gallery of COMPLETED Kit-Built Ship Models


This Gallery section is for completed kit models only

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. Thank you.

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  1. Bomb vessel Granado 1/64 Updated

    The Caldercraft kit with some scratch built additions.
    Timmo
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  2. 18th Century Armed Longboat 1:24 Updated

    18th Century Armed Longboat - Model Shipways - Started build March 17, 2019 and finished July 14, 2019 . The kit was modified using ideas from the Medway Longboat (1742) plank on frame group project started by Chuck Passaro.  This build was POB.
    Dr PS - Paul Schulze
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  3. Royal William By Vince P. Euromodel 1:78 Greatly Enhanced Updated

    Royal William - Euromodel 1:78 Scale - Greatly Enhanced
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    pirozzi Updated
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  4. Yacht Mary Semi-scratch Updated

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    AVBiker Updated
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  5. Scottish Maid 1840 - 1:50 - Artesania Latina (heavily modified) Updated

    This is a heavily modified version of AL's Scottish Maid. Built in 1840 in Aberdeen  - she was the first ship to use the "Aberdeen" bow, which was later adapted and used on the early British Clippers.
    Rigging, masts, deck layout, ships boat, steering, wheel, bowsprit are all adapted to match contemporary info about the Scottish Maid, instead of following the AL plans.
    I have shown the model half-rigged to give it a sense of being a dynamic moving thing, but without obscuring much the deck and rigging. 
    Tim Curtis
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    Tim Curtis Updated
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  6. Pinnace 1:24 Updated

    Pinnace circa 1750-1760 by Model Shipways scale 1/2" (1:24) built strait out of the box 
    MEDDO
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  7. Canon Jolle 1:72 kit Master Korabel Updated

    Swedish type gunboat of 1801 The Korabel Master Kit is 1:72 scale.
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    Ekis Updated
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  8. Victory 1737 (inspired by) -1:84 Updated




















    Ekis
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    Ekis Updated
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  9. Sultana - Model Shipways MS2016 by Overworked724 Updated

    My first wooden model ship. Followed Chuck’s practicum in most areas. Lots of scratch building but lots of fun. 
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  10. USS Fletcher 1942 - 1/350 Updated

    Tamiya’s old Fletcher kit, with 5 Star upgrade set
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    RGL Updated
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  11. Turtle - Korean Ironclad Updated

    Geobukseon, the Turtle, was a 15th Century ship that sported an iron, spiked shell over its top to defend against fire projectiles and guns
    This is a kit-bash of the Young Modeler 1/65 scale model. This model is sold as a two-deck and I added the third deck with a removable top.
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  12. USN Picket Boat #1 Updated

    This is the Model Shipways USN Picket Boat #1, a steam launch. it was built in 1864 and is noted for its attack on the Confederacy ironclad, Albemarle . Outfitted with a spar-torpedo, it charged the ironclad and jammed the torpedo into its side, sinking the ship
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  13. Mystique / Misticque; Corel; 1:50; xebec Updated

    -          Built 2016-2019
    -          Since the ship is shown with all the sails hoisted, the guns had to be secured and the gun port lids had to be closed
    -          Corel does not provide a belaying plan, rigging plan is insufficient
    -          Hints for rigging and belaying of the square-rigged sails were found in the book of Lennarth Peterson: “Rigging Period Ship Models: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Intricacies of Square-Rig”
    -          Rigging and belaying of lateen sails based on logic
    -          I would recommend the model to all who want to build a ship with an unusual but very nice shape  
    Clark
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    Clark Updated
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  14. 17' Chesapeke Kayak Updated

    This is a Midwest kit.  Using this as a basis, I scratch-built another.
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  15. Candelaria Updated

    Candelaria is a Spanish bomb vessel. They were used to lob ordinance over fortifications using large mortors.  This solved the problem of attacking forts with ship guns which shot fairly horizontally.  It meant that shots from ships guns primarily hit the fort walls, which in some cases could be 3 yards thick. Occre kit
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  16. Chris Craft Updated

    This is a 1/8" scale model of the 1940 Chris-Craft Barrel Back by   Dumas. I added swim fins, scuba tank and other incidentals for a little realism.
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  17. Santa Maria Updated

    SANTA MARIA - A Spanish Carrack, circa 1492, of C Columbus fame. Amati kit.
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  18. San Francisco II Updated

    This kit is of a flagship of the Spanish Armada.  It's a favorite era of mine. It displays a great deal of character which also appeals.
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  19. Blue Nose Updated

    This Canadian Grand Banks schooner was the first kit I built. It is accompanied in its display by the Canadian dime depicting the Blue Nose.  The display also includes the Blue Nose postage stamp first-day-of-issue.  The ship is obviously a Canadian icon.
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  20. SV Kurun Updated

    “KURUN” sailed around the world between 1949 and 1952 with its captain and owner, Jacques-Yves Le Toumelin, in command. The vast majority of the trip was done solo.
     
    Le Toumelin (1920-2009) grew up during the tumultuous period of German occupation of France during WWII. He originally had built a fishing cutter he named Le Tonnerre but she was seized and wrecked by the Nazi’s in the early 1940s. Not to be deterred Le Toumelin had the famous French naval architect Henri Dervin design him a Norwegian cutter class boat based on the famous lines of the renowned Norwegian designer Colin Archer.  
     
    Sporting the usual cutter design of a double-ender KURUN, which means ‘thunder’ in the Breton language spoken around Brittany, was gaff rigged. However KURUN had a couple unusual design features. One was that she had no crew cockpit; her weather deck is unbroken by a recessed cockpit. She was designed this way to add structural integrity to the hull form and it also allows for extra internal storage space in the rear of the vessel.
     
    Without a cockpit and its usual seating another peculiar feature was introduced. When Le Toumelin was hand steering the vessel he sat on a convex shaped bench that ran athwartships the entire width of the boat just aft of the cabin. Since this bench was higher amidships than along the gunwale lines he was able to sit on a relatively level surface regardless of what angle of heel the boat took under sail.
     
    Another unusual feature were the “shore legs”. I modeled them attached to either side of the hull. These uniquely designed wooden supports made careening KURUN for unwater hull maintenance much easier. Careening is the practice of grounding a sailboat at high tide in order to expose one side of its hull for maintenance and repairs below the water line when the tide goes out. However using KURUN’s “shore legs” when she was careened it provided access to the entire hull below the waterline because the boat was upright instead of resting on one side. When not in use these legs were stowed under the helmsman’s bench.
     
    A purist when it came to his seamanship Le Toumelin once said, “It is hard to become a true sailor if you get into the habit of using a motor.” And thus he sailed KURUN around the world without an engine (Joshua Slocum style) and therefore we find stowed on the port side a large sculling oar he used to maneuver his boat in tight quarters or when becalmed in certain instances. (His transit of the Panama Canal was made especially difficult because he lacked an engine for maneuvering.)
     
    The original KURUN was oak planked with acacia ribs. The deck was made of iroko (a large hardwood tree from the west coast of tropical Africa that can live up to 500 years) and mahogany.
    Length Overall (LOA):   33 ft.
    Length on the waterline (LWL): 27 ft. 10 inch.
    Beam (Max): 11 ft. 10 inch.
    Draught: 5 ft. 4 inch.
    Displacement: 8.5 tons
    Sail plan: Traditional gaff-rigged with 570 sq. ft. of sail
    Aux. propulsion: None
     
    Launched on February 26, 1948 Le Toumelin and KURUN left his hometown port of Le Croisic, France in September 1949 sailing westward around the world. In July 1952, nearly 3 years from his departure, he returned to his home port and said upon arrival, “I felt as I moored KURUN that I had not come back to the harbor to stay. I was merely at a port of call.” Ironically, with that said Le Toumelin only made one other extended cruise in KURUN, a cruise to the Caribbean from September 1954 to July 1955.
     
    The Model: The plastic injection molded kit I built was from the French company Heller/Humbrol. In 1/60 scale the assembly is rather straight forward and the fit good. However to make the model resemble KURUN as she did on her circumnavigation required quite as lot of modifications. I scratch built an anchor windlass cover, the bowsprit, sculling oar, access ladder, cabin top handrails, rigging blocks, stowed boom and gaff cover, baggywrinkle, ratboards, appropriate halyard fittings and the “shore-legs”. I also enhanced cabin portholes, added freeing ports where necessary and added various standing and running rigging enhancements. I used web images and Le Toumelin’s book “KURUN Around the World” as reference during construction.
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  21. Bruce Evans Chaperon Steamer Updated

    Completed model of Chaperon stern-wheel packet steamer, by Model Shipways (1:48 scale)
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  22. HMS Pegasus Amati Updated

    - Build 2011-2016
    - Did not like the copper plates, painted the hull white
    Clark
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    Clark Updated
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  23. New Bedford Whale Boat Kit # KLW122 Updated

    New Bedford Whale Boat
    BlueJacket Kit # KLW122
    Jan. 2019
    By G. Jarrell
    *Note: This was my first ship model build.
    New Bedgord Whale Boat
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  24. HMS BOUNTY scale 1:26 Updated

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