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NEW Academy 1/700 USS Enterprise CV-6 Modeler’s Edition 14224

USS Enterprise (CV-6), was the seventh U.S. Navy vessel to bear the name. Colloquially called "the Big E", she was the sixth aircraft carrier of the United States Navy. A Yorktown-class carrier, she was launched in 1936 and was one of only three American carriers commissioned before World War II to survive the war (the others being Saratoga and Ranger). She participated in more major actions of the war against Japan than any other United

French Navy Pre-Dreadnought Battleship Danton 86503

New from Hobby Boss, the French Navy Pre-Dreadnought Battleship Danton 86503 in 1:350. Danton was a pre-dreadnought battleship of the French Navy and the lead ship of her class. She was a technological leap in battleship development for the French Navy, as she was the first ship in the fleet with turbine engines. Standard Displacement: 18,318 tons,full load displacement of 19,763 tons. Speed: 19.2knots. She’s equipped with 4x 12-inch (305mm) artillery, 12x 9.4-inch (240mm) artillery, 16x

1/200 Bismarck by Terry Cornell

Back in September 2014, a web friend knocked on our doors asking if we wanted to feature his upcoming build of the 1/200 Bismarck from Trumpeter Models. Who could say no to his proposal? We have seen plenty of aircraft, armor and car builds but this is a sight we don't get to see often. The build log started back in September, 2014 and today Wednesday April 1st, 2015 we call this build DONE! It has

Trumpeter 1/200 Bismark (WIP)

With over 1,700 parts here is a sight we don't see everyday. The famed Kriegsmarine battleship and the lead ship in his class from Trumpeter Models in a colossal 1/200 scale is kindly presented here as a work in progress project by reader Terry Cornell. Terry has been very kind to share this build with all of us interested in the legendary Battleship. I suggest those interested in this project to sign up to

1/72 U-Boat Type XXVIIB Seehund German Midget Submarine

The Seehund German seal, also known as Type XXVII, was a successful series of German midget submarines created during World War II. Designed in 1944, and operated by two man crews, the submarines were used by the Kriegsmarine during the closing months of the war, sinking 9 merchant vessels and damaging an additional 3, with 35 losses mostly attributed to bad weather. Highly detailed plastic pieces molded in gray. Hull in two halves showing welded seams. Detailed propeller

Trumpeter 1/72 USMC LCAC

The landing craft air cushion (LCAC) is a high-speed, over-the-beach fully amphibious landing craft capable of carrying a 60-75 ton payload. It is used to transport weapons systems, equipment, cargo and personnel from ship to shore and across the beach. The advantages of air-cushion landing craft are numerous. They can carry heavy payloads, such as an M-1 tank, at high speeds. Their payload and speed mean more forces reach the shore in a shorter time,

Trumpeter 1/350 S-100 Schnellboot

The Schnellboot or S-boot was a type of German torpedo boat that saw service during WWII. The S-boote were approximately twice as large as their American and British counterparts, were better suited for the open sea, and had a substantially longer range, at approximately 700 nautical miles. S-100 class equipped 2 x 20 mm gun amidships and 37 mm gun aft. S-boats were often used to patrol the Baltic Sea and the English Channel in order

Brengun 1/144 Midget Sub X Craft

The X class was a World War II midget submarine class built for the Royal Navy during 1943–44. Known individually as X-Craft, the vessels were designed to be towed to their intended area of operations by a full-size 'mother' submarine - (usually one of the T class or S class) - with a passage crew on board, the operational crew being transferred from the towing submarine to the X-Craft by dinghy when the operational area was

1/72 Moebius USS Skipjack

The Skipjack class was a class of United States Navy nuclear submarines. This class was named after its lead ship, the USS Skipjack. This new class introduced the teardrop hull and the S5W reactor to U.S. nuclear submarines. The Skipjacks were the fastest U.S. nuclear submarines until the Los Angeles-class submarines. The Skipjack's design was based on the successful Barbel-class submarines that were based on the USS Albacore design. The design of the Skipjacks was very different from

Airfix 1/350 Trafalgar Class Submarine

The Fleet Submarines of the Trafalgar Class are extremely sophisticated, deep diving, high-speed submarines, capable of fulfilling a range of maritime military tasks undreamed of by the strategists of previous generations. Their most important role is to seek out and destroy other submarines that may pose a threat to any friendly force. Model Scale 1/350 Number of Parts 41 Dimensions (mm) L245 x W28 MSRP: $12.99 USD Kit # A03260 The Kit: Here is another kit of a well known British deep

Navy Underwater Demolition Team Strikes Again

Join the Navy and blow up things!!  The latest diorama shows the post World War Two U.S. Navy UDT version of the boat used to drop off and recover the best of the best. I had this model back in the late 1960s as I remember the "frogmen" figures that inspired me to set a goal for becoming one of them, things didn't work out along those lines but I completed over twenty years in the Navy retiring at the highly

Revell Flower Class Corvette Preview

I've got this box seating on the floor two days ago in my studio. Finally I was able to take a peak inside and take some pictures. I was greeted by an impressive instruction booklet. It is comprised of 42 pages, ending on the rigging of the ship on step 165. From step 166 to 172 you'll get to work with the supplied 1/72 figures. Step 173 and 174 is about painting and decaling one