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Sep 21, 2021

C.S.S SHENANDOAH RAIDER

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

THE SANTA MARIA

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 house...it'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

ELCO PT-109

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

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

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

HMS WARSHIP BRITANNIA

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

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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Mar 03, 2020

HMS PANTHEON

This is a 18th century British Royal Navy warship,built entirely from scratch. I had planned on 24 guns but ran out of room. I got a bit more creative

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Feb 12, 2020

USS Monitor (Civil War ironclad)

I have always been an admirer and fan of the USS Monitor and her genius designer, John Ericsson. A visit to the Monitor Center at the Mariners Museum in

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Dec 27, 2019

USS CONSTITUTION

I built this one the same way I built my other model ships. I just build from scratch with no plans or templates. I used to use hot glue gun like I did

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Dec 27, 2019

Viking SNEKKJA MARINE VESSEL "PLUNDER"

I'm a novice builder i built this ship of mostly odds and ends around the house and a few sticks of balsa wood. I didn't use a kit or plan i just started

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Dec 26, 2019

The Plunderer

I am a beginner ship builder. I use odds and ends from around the house and some balsa wood. This is a small viking vessel, much like the ones that were

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Apr 15, 2019

Mistral ship battleship

Mistral ship scratch built scale 1:165

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Sep 09, 2018

Juyilanga - 28-footer Uniflite "Salty Dog"

Inspired by now defunct American manufacturer Uniflite, this boat is based upon 1970s-early 80s 28-footer model Salty Dog and is built on approximately

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