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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.

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  1. 1/400 USS Powhatan 1850, sidewheel steam frigate Updated

    Sidewheel steam frigates led by Commodore Matthew C. Perry of U. S. Navy are popularly known as “Kuro-Fune (Black ship)” in Japan. The influence of Perry Expedition to open Japan is so great, we Japanese living in modern world still use the term “Kuro-Fune” when we faced with economical impact from outside of Japan or even when foreign TV personality comes to Japan unexpectedly.
     
    Although sidewheel steam warships were destined to become obsolescent soon by screw propeller warships, the visual impact of gigantic paddle wheels may give much more impression than screw ships of which appearance showing little discrepancy from pure sailing ships except funnel.
     
    USS Powhatan was fourth and last large paddle steam warship for U. S. Navy, lunched in 1850, commissioned in 1852. Although she missed opportunity to join Perry’s first expedition, she became Perry’s flagship while she was participating his second expedition.
     
    Powhatan also has great connection with history of Japan. Shoin Yoshida’s failed attempt of stowing away to the United States, conclusion of Treaty of Amity and Commerce on her deck and embarkation of Japanese Embassy to the United States are examples of these historical events.
     
    I built miniature model of Powhatan for the part of diorama of “Perry’s second expedition and Yokohama”. The diorama is planned and built for 40 th exhibition of Yokohama Sailingship Modelers Club which will be held coming September. The scale is 1/400, based on plans acquired from Maryland Silver Company and some images of her model exhibited in US Navy Museum I found on the net.
     
    Hull is bread and butter built with 1.5mm plastic card. Coincidentally intervals of water lines appeared on sheer drawing reduced to 1/400 scale is almost 1.5mm! Although bottom hull is unnecessary for diorama, I also built bottom hull which can be separated by water line because I regard hull shape with flare naturally connecting to deadrising from keel as important. Planking was simulated with 1mm breadth masking tape, and copper plates were simulated with copper seal. Dummy butts were pressed onto seal, then cut into strips, and finally attached to bottom hull.
     
    Sidewheels and some other parts including tracks for chaser gun were laser cut plywood and card. Laser cutting data was prepared with Adobe Illustrator.
     
    Spars were made from brass rods of various sizes. Furled sails are thin lens cleaning paper and seams of sail cloths were printed on the paper.
     
    At this moment I don’t have spare time to write building log of her, but I gathered my tweets on her building. Although written in Japanese text, accompanied images will help your understanding.
     
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  2. Flying Fish clippers. Updated

    My model is scaled up to measure 1.5 meters in lenght. Al wooden materials in hull and deck are in oak. My building times has bean 1.5 years for this ship. Im starting this hobby then i was 12 years old and now i had 6 ships in my fleet. I wish al shipsmates good luck with this great hobby.
    Cinserly Leif Helge from Norway.
     

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  3. “Maria” a fishing vessel from Finkenwerder, Hamburg Updated

    The “Maria” was a fishing vessel from Finkenwerder, an island from the Elba in Hamburg, which had an active life during seventy years before finding its last pier in the hall of Naval Construction of the Deutsches Museum in Munich.
     
    The history of “Maria” starts in 1880, an era characterized for launching great fishing sailboats, and leads all the way up to the second postwar. The record of this unusual long time at sea and the recollection of episodes of life aboard the “Maria” give as a result a vivid presentation of deep sea fishing from Finkenwerder. Originally built according to the characteristics of a traditional wooden ship and rigged as a sailboat, the “Maria” adapted to the changing times and its reflection in the fishing world due to the industrialization.
     
    Finkenwerder offered few means of making a living. The majority of the population lived of fishing that was still practiced in the Elba since before 1815 although under strict rules for the protection of the fish populations. Its boats were of flat bottom, Pfahlewer with angled hulls assembled with one mast and a driftnet that extended for a longitude of about 10 meters that resulted difficult to handle for which the Fischewer fishing boats went onto adopt the first mechanical winches for technical support. Around 1850 the fisheries were experimenting a big boom due to the population growth. In train, fish could be taken in a cheap and fast way to the interior of the country. Also an increasing number of steam boats, which steam engines allowed them to have a bigger traction power could use very wide bottom trawling nets with trawl doors, which meant more productive captures. As a result of this fishing intensification, initial areas of fish populations decreased so much that the vessels had to move to new fishing areas, farther apart in their majority, a disadvantage for the ewer that sailed.
     
    This journey to other fishing grounds that existed at high sea represented for these vessels of fluvial origins a high price to pay: in a few years ten ewer with registration HF (Hamburg-Finkenwerder) got lost at sea.
     
    It’s in this transitional period when the ewer “Maria” is made, thus presenting a few modifications that were made during its construction to try to make a better adaptation to the new conditions of the environment in which was designed to operate. The first one was the assembly of a fixed keel along its flat bottom to improve the drift. It also anticipated lateral folding luffs even though it’s not sure that they finally got to be assembled, as so an iron keel luff, so that in its origin the boat had an openness in the bottom as well as the box to receive the luff in mid ship gangway. The navigation conditions of the ewer “Maria” were also affected by the existence of an on board hatchery communicated with the sea in which the captures were preserved live, and was accessible through a big hatch. This disposition was dangerous since if it wasn’t properly closed incoming water could penetrate on board. As a safety measure around 1905 the hatches were reduced and the hatchery was adapted. Later on in the 1957 restoration made for its incorporation to the funds of the Deutsche Museum had the width of the hatch reestablished to its original state.
     
    The change of navigational conditions and fishing techniques also required the adaptation of the rig, that at the time of the construction of the “Maria” evolved towards the classical equipment of a queche , after increasing the number of sails from just one initial sail of the fluvial Pfahlewer and the following three of the Giekewer until reaching the dotation of the 5 or 6 of the Besanewer that already fit two masts.
     
    The “Maria” ewer built in 1880, was 70 years in service and became one of the most durable vessels of its kind. In 1950 it was removed of its duty and abandoned went on to deteriorate buried in the mud until in 1957 it was acquired by the Deutsche Museum of Munich in which after a careful restoration can be contemplated nowadays.
     
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  4. Llaut Papallona Updated

    This Llaut is a coastal fishing boat typical of the Balearic Islands. Although formerly they were boats of Latin sail, the model shows a motorized specimen of those that at the moment can be seen in the ports of the islands.
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  5. English Cutter Cheerful 1804 Updated

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  6. Queen Anne Style Barge - 1705 Updated

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  7. Centerboard cutter Updated

    This model reproduces a cutter with centerboard. It was built in 1860-70 in Paynesville, in the Gippsland region in Victoria (Australia) for the Barton family that had properties in Point Wilson and in Ocean Grange.
     
    It was initially used amongst other boats for communication with Paynesville, and it was frequently seen navigating under any climatological condition, transporting sheep and goats from island to island. In a latter period it was used to proportion services to an increasing tourism business sector situated at Ocean Grange.
     
    In the decades of the 40s and 50s of the past century it underwent different modifications that made it lose its own characteristics, since its rig was changed by another of lesser display and the removable center board was substituted by a false keel. Later on it went onto pass from hand to hand to finish being abandoned for years at the bottom of Lake Mitchell, until the 80s when it was rescued for its recovery by a careful reconstruction process that restored its original state.
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  8. Badger 1777 by Richard Fernandez Updated

    The Badger was the first command of Admiral Lord Nelson when he was a Lieutenant. It was probably American made by the looks of it's construction. He sailed in the West Indies chasing smugglers. 






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  9. Quechemarin Updated

    The quechemarines , whose name comes from the French chasse-marée , appear on the Cantabrian coast in the eighteenth century as the evolution of the freight boats, from which they gradually derived to a different type of boat, useful both for fishing and for the small cabotage. Of lines fuller than its predecessor, also presented a deeper sling that gave greater verticality to the fine stern, which improved the tight. These forms of the hull required a large sail area to navigate with light winds, so they rigged the main and staysail with their corresponding topsails, accompanied by a smaller mizzen and jibs to assist in the government of the ship. With harder times, the tall sails were lowered and some curl could be charged on the larger sails, even picking up the jib and the mizzen, so that the boat stayed in the typical rig of the chalupas .
     
    It was a type of ship very accepted by the owners of the Cantabrian coast due to its good sea conditions and much sought after for cabotage in the 19th century, which is why it was one of the most abundant types of vessels in those waters at that time. In Vizcaya, quechemarines dedicated to the transport of iron ore for steel mills in the area were specifically known as venacheros .
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  10. Mediteranean Chebec "Eagle of Algier" Updated

    This Chebec is based on an Amati plan which has been enlarged from scale  1:60 to new 1:48, the armed ship is built from scratch with many special details inside / outside with outcut viewing possibility from the port side. It is representing a vessel that was also used by corsairs and pirates of the mediteranean North African "Barbary Coast".
    The crew I have chosen and gathered together, is recruited from a bunch of multi cultural "ruffians". The build time was appr. 9 months.
     
    For larger images , please right click on the pic, and choose the larger magnification from the grey colored multi function bar  "other sizes", (choose the largest option there)   
    Enjoy 
     
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  11. "1928 Berthil Bothén-6 meters" Updated

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  12. Dirk Updated

    Caldercraft Victory 1:72. Took me over 3000 hours of work. Added crew to make it more lively. Difficulty to get an acrylic showcase made to measure. This is my 10th model and by far the most beautiful. Have also built since 1969 : HMS Fly, Friesland, Bounty, USS Constitution, Mayflower, Adler von Lübeck, Atropos, Spirit of Mississippi, Chaperon,
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  13. Chapman Barge 1768 (Scale 1:50) Updated

    Model of a Barge according to Chapmans "Architectura Navalis Mercatoria" plate XLVII no. 4
     
    The barge had the following specifikation:
    Length over steven: 12.9 m
    Width on frames: 1.9 m
    Draft: 0.6 m
    10 oars
     
    For the construction I followed David Antscherl's book "The Greenwich Hospital barge of 1832 and methods of building open boats".
    The proportions of the oars were taken from David Steel's "Naval Architecture" of 1805.
    In terms of appearance and colour, I have orientated myself to the Swedish royal barge "Wasaorden" whose replica is still used today for official occasions.
     
    Overall, the construction of the model took a year.
    The hull is clinker-built.
    The moulding was made of lime wood, which was treated with beeswax as a release agent.
    Building material of the model was pear for the planks (plank thickness 0.3 mm), box for the ornaments, bamboo for the oars.
    The cabinet was made of aircraft plywood for the walls and limewood for the roof.
    The colours are from Humbrol and Tamiya. The gold colour is an acrylic colour from Golden (Iridescent Gold Deep Fine)
    To determine the shape and posture of the putti on the foredeck, I made a plasticine model on an enlarged scale before carving the boxwood putti.
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  14. Round Yola of the Martinica Updated

    Until the 1950s, Martiniquens used a coastal canoe locally known as “gommier” for coastal navigation. Too limited and narrow, this vessel met less and less the requirements of fishermen, forced to go further and further into the sea due to the decrease in fishing resources. That's how the yola made its appearance.
     
     Towards 1960, under the auspices of local neighborhood festivities, yachting regattas began, which very soon became a key issue for the different coastal communities. Since then, these boats were designed and built specifically for the competition. Bigger and with greater sail development than the units destined to the fishing, these boats (very frequently sponsored) could embark until 18 men, most of them to lie down on the hangers (calls "bois-dressés") to maintain the boat well upright
     
    The model, which shows some of the "bois-dresses" in position reproduces one of these boats, called "Mont-Pelé" 'which was designed and built by Georges-Henri Langier.
     
    Characteristics of the model:
     
    Scale: 1: 105
    Length (hull): 99 mm.
    Breadth: 19 mm.











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  15. Caïque de l’Etretat Updated

    Étretat is a town in the French department Seine Maritime, located on the coastline of the Pays de Caux, in Normandy. Étretat is well known for its high cliffs of white limestone that, together with the beach located next to them, attracted many artists such as Eugène Boudin, Gustave Courbet and Claude Monet.
     
    This beach with pebbles and quite steep, is the one that, in the absence of natural shelters, gave rise to the characteristics of the boat with which the local fishermen worked, which was known as “caïque”. The boats were stranded on the top of the pebble beach, pulling them with the help of robust winches, with the work of the local maritime community. This way of operating required that the boats had a structure at the same time very resistant and light, which was achieved with clinker construction,  with elm strakes that formed a hull of scarce draft and a keel in oak slightly curved to facilitate the pull operation.
     
    As a coastal fishing vessel, it practiced different fishing gears according to the season of the year and the type of capture. It had a great versatility in terms of its rigging. With good weather, he had a large canvas with a lot of cloth, which was almost oversized. When the wind cooled, the mainsail and the topsail retreated, and the main mast -whose length was more than one and a half times the length of the boat- collapsed. The ratchet sail ("borcet"), which had the peculiarity of being hoisted at the end of the boom when the entire sails were deployed, was then placed in a classic manner with the point of tack on the head of the stem, using for it the first strip of curls. A small jib could then be launched on the boom. In this way the “caïque” easily adapted to the changes of wind.
     
    This possibility of presenting different forms of rigging has given me the idea of making the model in duplicate, in order to present both forms.
     is a town in the French department Seine Maritime, located on the coastline of the Pays de Caux, in Normandy. Étretat is well known for its high cliffs of white limestone that, together with the beach located next to them, attracted many artists such as Eugène Boudin, Gustave Courbet and Claude Monet.
     
    This beach with pebbles and quite steep, is the one that, in the absence of natural shelters, gave rise to the characteristics of the boat with which the local fishermen worked, which was known as “caïque”. The boats were stranded on the top of the pebble beach, pulling them with the help of robust winches, with the work of the local maritime community. This way of operating required that the boats had a structure at the same time very resistant and light, which was achieved with clinker construction,  with elm strakes that formed a hull of scarce draft and a keel in oak slightly curved to facilitate the pull operation.
     
    As a coastal fishing vessel, it practiced different fishing gears according to the season of the year and the type of capture. It had a great versatility in terms of its rigging. With good weather, he had a large canvas with a lot of cloth, which was almost oversized. When the wind cooled, the mainsail and the topsail retreated, and the main mast -whose length was more than one and a half times the length of the boat- collapsed. The ratchet sail ("borcet"), which had the peculiarity of being hoisted at the end of the boom when the entire sails were deployed, was then placed in a classic manner with the point of tack on the head of the stem, using for it the first strip of curls. A small jib could then be launched on the boom. In this way the “caïque” easily adapted to the changes of wind.
     
    This possibility of presenting different forms of rigging has given me the idea of making the model in duplicate, in order to present both forms.
     
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  16. Model ship from Mauritius - rebuild Updated

    Was given a ship to rebuild. All i know was built in Mauritius and in need of some TLC. The following two pictures show the boat before repair and after.


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  17. Shadow (Mega Yacht) Updated

    Shadow is entirely scratch built model; loosely based on an actual mega yacht called Mary Jean II.  
     
    The model is is designed so that all five decks can be lifted off to reveal al fully detailed interior, from the luxurious Sun Deck, through to the two decked engine room.  Shadow’s two tenders are also included, as well as her two jet skis.
     
     
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  18. Urayasu Bekabune, Seaweed Harvesting Boat, 1/10 scale Updated

    Tokyo Bay was once famous for it's nori or edible seaweed, the same stuff that is dried and wrapped around sushi. Urayasu was one of the towns on the outskirts of Tokyo that was home to a fleet of seaweed harvesting boats called Bekabune.
     
    These small one-person boats were made in a very specific size, allowing them to navigate between the seaweed nets. 1 or 2 smaller boats were sometimes carried aboard a larger vessel, but many used a small spritsail to reach the seaweed beds.
     
    Mine is a 1/10-scale model of the larger 14' boat, which was also used for shellfishing. It's made from Japanese cedar, or sugi, like the actual boat, with beams and stem made from Japanese cypress, or hinoki. The model is based primarily on information in Douglas Brooks' book Japanese Wooden Boatbuilding. The boat was the subject of his second apprenticeship with Japanese master craftsmen.
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  19. Sandbagger. Scale 1:112 Updated

    Originally, the sandbagger was a working vessel specialized in bottom dredging fishing (oysters, scallops, etc.) on Staten Island, in the shallow waters of New York Bay. Of simple and robust construction, the sandbagger could carry a good load of oysters or other products. By habit, when the boats went out to fish, they did races informally and without respecting any rule, to show who was faster. And very soon the crews learned to move the load due to the wind to optimize the navigation conditions. To supply the lack of keel, and given the limitation they had to embark a large crew (ten men was the maximum because of the size of his hull), the sailors carried bags of sand of 25 kg. (that's where his name comes from) like a mobile ballast that changed sides when turning on board. The sandbagger thus became a very popular regatta sloop at the end of the 19th century. The races that were organized in the bay of New York saw compete the best sailors of the time, and were a field for betting. All kinds of tricks were consented to in these regattas, even becoming habitual to embark people as live ballast, which were thrown into the water at the opportune moment to be able to win in the competition. The hulls, with enough breadth, had very flat hull shapes, and with a hypertrophied sail they could reach very high speeds. To make that great sail possible, they had a very long boom, solidly attached to the hull with metal braces. The most famous of the sandbaggers, called Susie S., of 1863, with a hull of 8.30 m. of length, had a total length of 21.50 m. and had 140 m2 of sail. Unlike other models of the collection, I present the boat in this case in winter, without the sails, to be able to better appreciate its line.
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  20. La Jacinthe Updated

    LA JACINTHE - Goêlette - 1823 scale 1:65

















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  21. USS SANTA FE Bottle in a Ship Updated

    Minibar built for the former commanding officer of the USS SANTA FE SSN 764. Contains CROWN 3 shot glasses, a deck of playing cards, two  Cuban cigars, Cigar cutter, and a lighter. Now homeported at the office of Commanding Officer Submarine Group 2, Squadron 10
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  22. Paranza de Trani Updated

    The paranza, a typical vessel from the lower Adriatic, was used mainly for fishing, although i also used f  an surveillance. Trani's paranza was of robust construction and often led to fishing campaigns lasting several months in Albania, Greece and even in the farthest waters of the eastern Mediterranean or North African coasts. The displacement ranged between five and thirty tons and the length ranged from ten to thirty-two meters. It was a  wide boat that as a peculiar feature showed a very rounded bow. A detailed description of Trani's paranza was provided by Captain Hennique, commander of a French frigate who encountered one of these vessels, the "Maria di Costantinopoli", off the coast of Tunisia in 1888, and made it the object of a meticulous and detailed study. The paranza had a rounded hull and had a relation between length and beam of 3: 1. The dimensions verified by Hennique were the following: 12 meters of length, 4.2 of beam and 1.3 of strut. The boat zipped 0'7 m and displaced 13 tons. His crew was 10 men and a boy. Hennique was particularly struck by the rudder of the boat because of its size, since with a length of 4.55 meters it pierce deeper than the boat and had a surface close to one third of the lateral drift plane. When the boat entered the port or was with scarce funds, the rudder was lifted, using for this one of the two cops that held the pole on each board. The boat was rigged with a Latin sail and, with favorable winds, it armed a jib on a pole moored at the foot of the pole and one of the bow bits.
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  23. Saint Columba’s curragh Updated

      Registered Member #4036 Joined: Wed Aug 08 2012, 01:04am
    Posts: 31 This is a model of the 36’ curragh in which Saint Columba (a.k.a., Colmcille) travele from northern Ireland to the island of Iona in What is now Scotland, in 563 A.D. The model was built from scratch using traditional curragh building methods. A wooden frame was constructed that consisted of a double gunwale, and a basket-like frame of ribs (“hoops”) and stringers tied together with simulated leather sinew. A hand-sewn leather covering was then stretched around this frame and lashed to the double gunwale. Sails, rigging, and oars completed the model. A figure of Saint Columba was made from epoxy clay and positioned at the bow, in the act of releasing a ceremonial dove prior to the voyage. Another figure at the stern depicts a fellow monk, patiently waiting for Columba to finish his little ceremony. 





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  24. H.M.S. Triton Cross Section Updated

    1:48  Scale Cross Section 
     
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  25. Schooner Altair 1931 Updated

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