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  1. USS Guitarro Updated

    The bad luck submarine or known as "The Mare Island Mud Puppy." This 637 ClassSSN sank at the pier during building resulting in an additional 32 months of repairs. She went on to a very successful career. The model is Resin from a mold and master I made. The screw is brass and the control surfaces are cast Britannia.    



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  2. 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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  3. USS CREVELLE SS291 Updated

    Submarine in a bottle under actual water
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  4. Fighting Whale! Updated

    A very upset Sperm Whale decides he is not going to be a candle in some New England House.

    This is 1/100 or so scale carved from Pine.
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  5. USS TRUTTA SS 421 Updated

    USS TRUTTA as she appeared at the end of WWII and as she appeared as a converted GUPPY Class. The two models are in a single case one atop the other on separate mirror shelves. I based the hull on the old LIONFISH kit. It had the correct shape but that was about all it had.
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  6. Anchor Hoy Updated

    Pictures of my first wooden ship and first scratchbuild. Plans taken right from the book American Sailing Ships and How to Build Them.
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  7. Russian AKULA II Class SSN Updated

    1/350 Scale heavily modified models of The Russian SSN K-157 (VEPR) This is the submarine I used in my novel OF ICE AND STEEL.
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  8. Stove by a Whale! Sinking of the ESSEX 1820 Updated

    This was made from a broken model of the little Academy Whale ship. The base is two inches round. I made my own photo etch parts for this as a test. The work here is my second in a series of whaling ship dioramas.
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  9. Lighthouse Box Updated

    Lighthouse Box
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  10. USS DALLAS SSN700 in a bottle with a working Lighthouse Updated

    This is one of the submarines I served on. I liked the challenge of making a working lighthouse in the bottle along with a model
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  11. Surprise Box Updated

    Three tiny models used to create a unique box. Models are of maple, bass, steel, and brass. Nameplates are my own photo etch as is the US Submarine insignia.

    The submarine is of the 637 class attack submarine. I served on USS RAY SSN 653 of the same class. The ship is a Bermuda sloop. I hope you enjoy this. It took 18 hours of build time.
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  12. USS RAY SSN 653 Updated

    This is s the submarine I was stationed on when we went to the North Pole. I built this for a friend. It is 1/700 scale. Materials are wood and brass. I had plenty of ref. material.
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  13. Russian VICTOR III 1/350 Scale Updated

    Based on the kit from HOBBY BOSS. I added photo etched parts and I made my own decals on the sail. This submarine suffered a fire in recent years that claimed the lives of two of her crew. She has since been refitted and is one of the only remaining VICTOR III class left in service.
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  14. Honor Build USS ATLANTA SSN 712 Updated

    Build for a Brother of the Phin (Fellow Submarine Qualified Person) Made of cast resin and Photo-etch. 1/700 scale and terrible photos through the case. Ugggggg
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  15. USS BARBEL SS 580 Updated

    Submarine Scratch built
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  16. SSN 700 Bottle with working Lighthouse Updated

    Here is another version of my working lighthouse in a bottle. Made some improvements. The light flashes in time with the real lighthouse. I used my new photo etch skill to detail the light tower.
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  17. USS RAY SSN 653 1/350 Updated

    This is the first submarine I served on. This is the ship that made me a man. I came aboard as a 19 year old kid, and left a warrior. It is strange to model the places you really walked, to paint the areas that you really had to paint. This project brought back so many wonderful memories.
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  18. USS SAM RAYBURN SSBN 635 Updated

    Ripple Launch of Trident C 1A Missiles from USS SAM RAYBURN SSBN 635
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  19. USS George C. Marshall Updated

    Last of the 41 for Freedom Class Ballistic Missile Submarines. Marshall was a 640 Class SSBN. The need for this class came from the United States development of late modifications of Poseidon Missile system, and then to the Trident 1 these new missile systems were larger and heavier. The goal not achieved until the mid 80s was to have a system capable of covering targets while the boats could remain in home port. This eliminated the need for costly facilities in Holyloch and other areas outside of the US
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  20. USS SKATE SSN 578 Updated

    SKATE was the follow on to the NAUTILUS. Although it is debated I for one see many attributes of the German Type XI in the design of early American SSNs. SKATE was from the beginning to her final days a test bed for new submarine tech. She was one of the first to test seven bladed low cavitation screws. She was fitted with what would be come the BQS-13 sonar system, and a few other things that are still classified. She was the first submarine to make a fully submerged trans-Atlantic crossing and the first submarine to surface at the North Pole. This model is from the Mir kit fro Russia.
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  21. USS GRAYBACK Updated

    The US Navy's early attempt to introduce nuclear armed cruise missiles on submarines. This method required the submarine to surface, move the missile from the hanger, prep the missile, aim the missile and at last fire the missile. Not a lot of fun if you are only a few hundred miles from the enemy shores. A few of the test missile exploded on deck. Once the SSBN systems came around this project was scrapped. However GRAYBACK went on using her missile hanger to carry and deploy special foreces
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  22. USS CONNECTICUT SSN 22 Updated

    Based on the HOBBY BOSS Kit. This is the second of the SEAWOLF CLASS Attack Submarines. 1/350 Scale
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  23. Virginia Class SSN USS MISSOURI SSN 780 Updated

    1/350 scale highly modified Virginia Class American Nuclear Submarine based on the kit by Bronco
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  24. USS ALASKA SSBN 732 Updated

    The largest submarine ever built by the US NAVY. She caries 24 TRIDENT II D-5 Solid Rocket motor 2 stage ICBMs Each missile can carry 12 independently targeted thermonuclear warheads. Each Boomer has two crews that rotate in order to keep this leg of our nuclear deterrent at sea. This is a Dragon Models kit in 1/350 scale.
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  25. British Steel HMS TIRELESS Updated

    1/350 scale Royal Navy Submarine
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