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Jul 13, 2021


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

Continue reading "ELCO PT-109"

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


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

Continue reading "HMS WARSHIP BRITANNIA"

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


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

Continue reading "HMS PANTHEON"

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


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

Continue reading "USS CONSTITUTION"

Dec 27, 2019


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

Continue reading "Viking SNEKKJA MARINE VESSEL "PLUNDER""

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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Feb 23, 2018


I embarked on a 1/72nd scale version of her and developed some great methods to achieve more scale representation on super structure panels and pushed

Continue reading "USS HAYLER DD-997"

Feb 11, 2018

Powerskow Alaskan Salmon Tender

This model is based on an Alaskan Salmon Tender. It is completely scratch built except for the brass hardware and a few things that I purchased from Harbor

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Jun 11, 2017

Jaws Orca - modified hull from RC Cabin Cruiser

This is my first attempt at building a boat. I really liked the way RC cabin cruiser plan was designed in that it was simple and easy to put together.

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Jun 08, 2017

World War II American PT boat.

This is my first scratch built model, retired last year so I have some time on my hands! It is 1:32 scale built from the excellent plans supplied by Petter.

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