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Apr 01, 2024

USCG 44332

Model of a motor life boat I ran while serving on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Started out as a Dumas 1/16 scale model, where only the fiberglass

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Apr 01, 2024

Vietnam war era patrol boat river

This is a large scale RC river patrol boat that i Kit bashed. Years ago, Vantex a Chinese RC model company sold a 1/6 scale river patrol boat. I missed

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Apr 10, 2023

USCG 44332

Model of a motor life boat I ran while serving on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Started out as a Dumas 1/16 scale model where only the fiberglass

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May 19, 2022

Constellation, 1854 sloop of war

October 2016

Constellation is a working, sailing RC model of the sloop of war as she appeared in a painting done in 1856. The model is 1:36 scale. About 8 feet, bowsprit

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Jan 22, 2022

RCMP St. Roch

This is a Billings Boat kit, 1:72 Scale. The St. Roch was built in 1929 as a patrol boat. In 1940 it started its mission to accomplish a complete crossing

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Dec 25, 2021

fully operational scale row boat

Row boat. Experimented/ tested on 3 mechanical prototypes to refine into final model. Oars run in a flat topped elliptical pattern. Left /right are independent

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Nov 01, 2021

PT109 scratch build

Used the plans from this site to build this large version. I hope you agree they help build great models.

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Sep 21, 2021


This is a ship that served the Confederate States of America during the civil war. I would have loved to show some of the intricate detail as far as what

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Sep 11, 2021


This is one of the three ships Columbus used for sailing to the New World (the Nina, the Pinta and Santa Maria) in 1492 landing in what he named Hispaniola

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Sep 01, 2021

Viking Norsemen "ORION"

As usual I used only stuff I had around the's a Viking warship that was used for quick and brutal raids. The sail is actually a 3/8 thick piece

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Aug 18, 2021

Viking small boat "DRACO A"

This is a viking small boat used for short incursions. It's made entirely of materials I found around the house and took me a week to put together. The

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Jul 13, 2021


Sheeting with .8mm ply

Hi All. My model is based on Petter Blix's 1:24 scale plans and instructions downloaded and printed to full size. As my main hobby is electronics I was

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May 04, 2021

German Raider Atlantis

German Raider Atlantis

The model is a scratch built model at 1/192 scale. It is 31 inches long mounted on stained hardwood. I acquired it at a local estate sale and the children

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Jan 31, 2021

Nautilus, Disney movie


This is a scratch build from drawings and photos from the internet. Basswood was my principle material. It is 1:120 scale and measures 20 inches. The

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Jan 25, 2021

Sea Witch 1/96 scale Lindberg plastic kit

This was a very fun kit. I had no problems assembling until the last bit of running rigging of the yard braces. I made my own sails out of a old cotton/polyester

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Dec 07, 2020

"Bella Barca" beautiful Boat in Italian 35' Swedish pleasure boat concept

Artists rendering

This is a team effort. I followed Petters 1:24 scale PT boat plans until the necessary modifications to convert it to the boat you see. All that I had

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Oct 29, 2020


This 18th century British warship was made almost entirely of balsa wood and ice cream sticks. As usual, I used necklace crafting stuff for the cannons

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Oct 18, 2020

USS Ticonderoga

Uss Ticonderoga Atlantis model s

I recently purchased the Atlantis model of the USS Ticonderoga. Does Revell have a model of USS Ticonderoga? Which is a superior model Atlantis or Revell

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Sep 14, 2020

Forrest Gump Jenny

It's been a while but I built a second boat using the Cabin Cruiser plan as a base. Just like my last project (Jaws Orca), I modified the cabin and turn

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May 09, 2020

African Queen

This is a scratch built model of the African Queen. It is 43 inches long and has a beam of 13 inches. It is constructed from mahogany plywood and skinned

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