Ships / Subs

Hobby Boss 1/700 USS Los Angeles Submarine

Hobby Boss 1/700 USS Los Angeles Submarine

This is the Hobby Boss 1/700 USS Los Angeles Submarine.  I bought this back when Great Models was still around and they had it on clearance figuring it would be something simple to build and get something completed.  It’s a really simple build, consisting of something like 10 or 11 parts of which 3 are […]

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Matchbox HMS Tiger

Matchbox HMS Tiger

Matchbox 1/700 scale HMS Tiger Kit#PK-164 This is another kit for the “Animal” Challenge that got done late.   I was given this kit by a good friend Sgt. John H. S. S. Smith.  He and I worked in the Data Maintenance Shop at Pruem Air Station, West Germany in the early 1980s.  John before […]

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Tamiya 1/700 IJN Yubari

Tamiya 1/700 IJN Yubari

I enjoy building models of WWII Japanese Navy ships.  This kit was no exception.  This is a quality waterline ship model for all ship modelers.  The Yubari is a Light Cruiser.  I have built others and this is the best looking ship of her class.  She is much smaller than US Light Cruisers and has […]

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KM Admiral Graf Spee “Back From The Dead”

KM Admiral Graf Spee “Back From The Dead”

Steve Nelson announced the “Back From The Dead” build challenge, I got to digging into my stash of models.  The Spee seemed to be my best candidate for this challenge. I think I purchased the Aurora KM Graf Spee back in 1971 before going into the USAF.  I started the model in 1974 at Griffiss […]

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IJN Battleship Yamashiro – 1/700 – Minicraft

IJN Battleship Yamashiro – 1/700 – Minicraft

Laid down:  November 20, 1913 Launched:  November 3, 1915 Completed: March 31, 1917 The Battleship Yamashiro mainly served her time cruising her home waters doing training.  She met her fate on October 25, 1944 when she was gunned and torpedoed by the US 7th Fleet at the Battle of Leyte Gulf. This is an old […]

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IJN Heavy Cruiser Takao – 1/700 – Aoshima

IJN Heavy Cruiser Takao – 1/700 – Aoshima

Laid Down:  April 28, 1927 Launched:  May 12, 1930 Completed: May 31, 1932 December 1941 – provided distant cover for the Philippine invasion December 23, 1941 – covering Malaya operations January 1942 thru March 1942 – SW Pacific Operations May 1942 – Aleutian operations August 1942 – Battle of Eastern Solomons October 1942 – Battle […]

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IJN Light Cruiser Tatsuta – 1/700 – Hasegawa

IJN Light Cruiser Tatsuta – 1/700 – Hasegawa

Laid Down:  July 24, 1917 Launched:  May 29, 1918 Completed: March 31, 1919 The Tatsuta and her sister the Tenryu were Japan’s first modern Light Cruisers.  The 18th Cruiser Squadron was based at Truk at the start of World War II.  The Tatsuta took part in the attack on Wake Island and the landing at […]

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