Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Backer

  • Birthday 02/28/1964

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    East Flanders Belgium
  • Interests
    Wasa , Golden Hind and Military modeling scale 1/72.

Recent Profile Visitors

2,876 profile views
  1. The legs of the carriages are further built according to plan. Estimate the angle in which the legs are placed, a photo of the 12.8 cm Pak is used for this. Legs glued and drying. Later some extra details will be added. 1 cannon is build in transport position and 2 in firing position.
  2. @ GL I prefer, as good as possible, in a lower acceleration. It remains a hobby for me. @ Michael Yes, the idea is to build a model with full rigging and sails. Thanks for comments and likes
  3. While building the carriages the wheels are made. Ther are 18 pieces for 6 wheels cleaned up and assembled.
  4. Started with the cabin under the poop deck. This was the captain's cabin. There is one door for access and 3 small hatches. A table with 6 chairs is provided. At the back there is a couch that can also be used as a bed. Am actually not satisfied with the finish of this cabin (interior and exterior). Given the long buildtime of this model, I struggle to stay focused That's why I restarted with military 1/72 modeling ( build log in the shore leaf topic) and later the Bounty project will be restarted again. Building on this model will temporarily be a bit slower in the near future. Thanks for following
  5. Ace model is still "alive and kicking" http://acemodel.com.ua/en But these 3 models are no longer in production. Every year there is an exhibition of IPMS in Hoboken (Belgium). With a wide range of kits for sale at fair prices. So then it's "shopping time"
  6. This is the build of 3 cannons on a 1/72 scale The models are from Ace from Ukraine. They produce well detailed models, not always easy to build. but always a pleasant addition to the collection. These models are the so-called short run method. A mold is made, and with this models are made until the mold is worn out. Why build these 3 in a serie, it saves me time and especially thinking about the construction method (once you understand how a certain component is built, then the next 2 to build are easy). We build 3 cannons from WW 2 (All have the same carriage). A 122mm A-19 from Russia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/122_mm_gun_M1931/37_(A-19) A 152mm ML-20 from Russia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/152_mm_howitzer-gun_M1937_(ML-20) A 12.8 cm Pak.44 (K81 / 2) from Germany https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/12.8_cm_Pak_44 Step 1 opening the boxes. Most parts are identical. only the parts for the barrels are different. The first part is ready The legs of the carriages are now being made. The first piece is a bit of a puzzle. Drawings from some plastic models are sometimes as simple as those from wooden boats.... to be continued
  7. The best way to get answers to these questions is to start a build log.
  8. Welcome, and greetings from Belgium.

About us

Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research

SSL Secured

Your security is important for us so this Website is SSL-Secured

NRG Mailing Address

Nautical Research Guild
237 South Lincoln Street
Westmont IL, 60559-1917

About the NRG

If you enjoy building ship models that are historically accurate as well as beautiful, then The Nautical Research Guild (NRG) is just right for you.

The Guild is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to “Advance Ship Modeling Through Research”. We provide support to our members in their efforts to raise the quality of their model ships.

The Nautical Research Guild has published our world-renowned quarterly magazine, The Nautical Research Journal, since 1955. The pages of the Journal are full of articles by accomplished ship modelers who show you how they create those exquisite details on their models, and by maritime historians who show you the correct details to build. The Journal is available in both print and digital editions. Go to the NRG web site (www.thenrg.org) to download a complimentary digital copy of the Journal. The NRG also publishes plan sets, books and compilations of back issues of the Journal and the former Ships in Scale and Model Ship Builder magazines.

Our Emblem

Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research
  • Create New...