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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. 

 

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. Virginia 1819 by Smisa - Artesanía Latina - 1:41 Updated

    After years of experience with paper models, I decided to try another challenge - my first wooden ship.
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  2. Missouri 1/200 by Bryceck Updated

    Two and a half years to build
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  3. Revell 1/96 USS Constitution by Bill97 Updated

    Took up the craft of model ship building again after many many years being away from it. Took on the challenge of this historic ship and loved every minute of the months it took to complete. 
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  4. Revell 1/96 Cutty Sark by Bill97 Updated

    This is my second time to build this beautiful model. The first time was about 55 years ago. This time as an old retired guy I was able to spend much more time working on it and employee many ideas and techniques learned from this site. 
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  5. Oseberg Viking Ship - Billings - Scale 1:25 Updated

    My wife writes young adult fantasy novels. Her next book features Viking witches, so I just had to build a Viking ship. This was a quick, 2 month build for me. There are several excellent build logs for this kit and similar kits by Dusek and Amati, so I didn't bother with a build log.
     
    I made a huge beginner's mistake in building the hull before staining the pieces, so every little spot of CA shows through the stain. I know better but did it anyway. I touched all of those spots with a brown marker but they still show. That does make the hull look a little old and battered in a crude sort of way. As the programmers say, "It's not a bug, it's a feature."
     
    The kit includes laser etched carvings for the bow and stern that look very nice. But like other builders I was disappointed by the use of plywood for everything else in the kit, so I remade the stand, rudder, mast fish, oar holders, and W-shaped blocks out of hardwood. The real ship was nailed together, so I put about 1,450 brass pins through the hull. That wasn't as painful as you'd think - it only took about 8 hours, but it was tedious to trim the pins that poked through the open areas at the bow and stern. You can't see most of the pins on the bottom of the ship so I'm not sure if it was worth it.
     
    Billings includes a piece of white muslin for the sail. Most builders mask it off and paint stripes that invariably bleed under the tape. I went to the fabric store and bought a piece of striped outdoor fabric. Nicest sail the Vikings ever had. Billings also includes a spool of rigging line that looks like cheap string. I ordered 40 feet of handmade rope from Chuck at the Syren Model Ship Company . Nicest rope the Vikings ever had.
     
    This is a BIG model - almost 34 inches long. I'm not sure where I'm going to put it in the house. When you're thinking about buying a kit, never ask where you're going to put it.
     
     
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  6. St. Gabriel, 1/72, Master Korabel Updated

    My first 'big' ship project, and second wooden kit. Completed in 2019, I learned a lot from building it.
     
    Great kit by Master Korabel , everything is laser-cut, even the hull planks, making it perfect for beginners.
     
    Built out of the box, except for all the threads - those in the kit were terrible, and the launch on the deck.
     
    The launch is a separate mini-kit, again from Master Korabel.
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  7. Four-oared yawl of XIX century, 1/24, Falkonet Updated

    Excellent kit from Russian manufacturer Falkonet , extremely detailed and very well engineered. Built completely out of the box.
    Alexander Bulimov
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  8. HMS Bounty Launch by Justin P. - Model Shipways - 1:16 Updated

    Finally completed after starting over two years ago, setting aside, shelving and even hiding in a cabinet.   During the COVID sequester I dragged it out once more and just stared at it awhile.  One thing lead to another and things started coming together.   Glad to finally have this one behind me.  
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  9. Martha Updated

    I have been striving to improve the quality of my builds for 2 decades. I suffer from the same frustrations many others have...that piece a bit short, popped strakes, creased copper plates and a careless, damaging swipe of the hand, etc. But I love this past time  and I am determined to achieve the level that I see in so many of your images.  
     
    I took a break from other ships when I saw this beauty. The kit is by Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum of a Drakeback crab boat. They were popular in the early 1900s as commercial work boats and survive today as pleasure craft. 
     
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  10. Will Everard at quay by bolin - Billing Boats 1:67 Updated

    The sailing barge Will Everard at quay circa 1946.
     
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  11. Amerigo Vespucci - Heller 1:150 - plastic Updated

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  12. EMMA C. BERRY Updated

    A MODEL SHIPWAYS Kit
    Scale 1:32
    mek
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  13. Occre's Albatross by Nazir Updated


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  14. USS KEARSARGE MOHICAN CLASS-SLOOP-OF-WAR 1862-1894 Updated

    Kearsarge Mohican Class Sloop-of-War 1862-1894
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     



    CPS_skybolt
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  15. New Bedford Whaleboat Updated

    My first nautical build. I learned a lot and thoroughly enjoyed the process.
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  16. Bounty’s Jolly Boat Updated

    First boat that I have built since my house fire that destroyed my models. I built this in a little over a month and took some liberties in the final build to make the boat look a little unique. I mounted the boat on a slant to make it appear to be sailing with the main only and the headsails still lashed down. 
    Minesank
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  17. Artesania Latina Red Dragon Updated

    Artesania Latina Red Dragon completed on July 22, 2020
     
    X11X11X11
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  18. 18th Century Longboat - Model Shipways 1:48 Updated

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    • 12 images
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  19. USS Alfred A. Cunningham (DD-752), 1/350 scale, Heavily Modified Yankee Model Works USS Shea Kit Updated

    My fifth post-retirement model ship project is U.S.S. Andrew A. Cunningham (DD-752), an Allen M. Sumner class destroyer.  One of my friend's Dad served onboard this ship in World War II.     
     
    There are no Allen M. Sumner class models in 1/350 scale currently on the market.      I ended up purchasing     a Yankee Model Works USS destroyer minelayer resin kit for the U.S.S. Shea (DM- 30) on eBay. The Shea was converted from an Allen M. Sumner class destroyer (same class as U.S.S. Aaron Ward).      I will convert the kit back into a Sumner class destroyer.
     
    The conversion concept is to remove the mine rail foundations and mine winch off of the main deck and add/modify the weaponry to reflect a late flight Sumner class.      I will use as many 3D printed parts as possible to replace the kit’s white metal parts as well as the photo-etched brass 20mm guns.      I am also upgrading much of the brass photo-etched parts to take advantage of more modern products.      I want to minimize the use of white metal parts, poorly formed resin parts and substandard photo-etched brass.     These new parts will update the kit from its late 1990’s design.      Essentially, I’m using the kit for the hull and superstructure.
     
    All of the weaponry and most of the small fittings are are 3D printed plastic parts from Black Models.   I used Infini Models photo-etched brass for the radars and the main deck life rails.   The Mark 37 GFCS director is a resin and photo-etched brass add on from L'Arsenal.   Bitts and chocks are 3d printed by Shapeways.com.   The aft 20mm gun tub was designed by a modeling friend and 3D printed by Shapeways.com.    
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  20. Bounty Launch Jolly Boat Updated

     
    HardeeHarHar
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  21. 1847 Baltimore Clipper Harvey 1:130 scale Updated

    A nice little model but not for beginner's... like me!
    This is my second full build and the directions were non-existent. I was able to find a video with good pictures and I had enough knowledge from my previous build to get through it.
    Details are minimal at this scale but it was good fun to assemble over the last few months
    Enjoy!
     
    LyleK1
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  22. Regia Marina Zara Updated

    Italian Navy Zara in her final configuration, Trumpeter kit with upgrades
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  23. Phantom NY Pilot Boat Updated

    First model ship build
    Steemftr
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  24. 1:64 Brig Sloop HMS Flirt 1782 Updated

    This is the prototype of 1:64 HMS Flirt, built for Vanguard Models, using the Speedy kit, but with changes to rigging, a white bottom etc. 
    James H
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  25. Thermopylae 1:96 Scientific Models Updated

    Here's the finished shots of my first model.
     
    Build log:
     
    Jamie Coleman
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