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  1. I'd sure like to be able to make something as nice as this
  2. This is a great, realistic example of such ships. Nice job. Excellent detail
  3. Boxnotes


    Styrene covered plywood and a tape tube made a pretty nice replica. Luckily the internet has a plethora of plans and photographs to use as reference. Interestingly the configuration of the ship changed enough over time to throw doubt into some drawings.
  4. This is a slightly kit bashed model of the Phantom kit. I added a charging dog figurehead and changed the name to the Ruff Waters as a gift for my vet.
  5. Mastless deck to display its furniture
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. Love the detail.. Thanks for sharing
  9. This is a Midwest kit. Using this as a basis, I scratch-built another.
  10. A good perspective of the bomb well location
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. SANTA MARIA - A Spanish Carrack, circa 1492, of C Columbus fame. Amati kit.
  14. 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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