#WoodenKit #1/25 #Artesania Latina

Providence Whaleboat, 1/25, Artesania Latina, 2020

With this small and simple kit I wanted to get a break from rigging HMS Terror I’ve been building for over a year now. Providence Whaleboat Typical whaleboat used for whaling during the 19th century in New England. Such boats were carried on board of whaling ships and used to hunt and harpoon whales. While I definitely disapprove whaling as a practice, the whaleboat itself is quite a beautiful subject. ...

#WoodenKit #1/24 #Falkonet

Four-oared yawl of XIX century, 1/24, Falkonet, 2020

Another wooden model. The more I build them, the more I love doing it. The manufacturer is a Russian company called Falkonet, they specialize in extremely detailed kits. Four-oared yawl of XIX century Not much to say about the subject, it’s a fairly typical yawl from that age. The box says it’s based on real historical plans from 19th century, by English shipwright Benjamin Stuckey. Model quality It’s absolutely excellent, level of details is insane and superior to what I’ve seen in other manufacturer’s kits. ...

#Airfix #1/72

Royal Aircraft Factory BE2c, 1/72, Airfix, 2019

Royal Aircraft Factory BE2c3 The Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2 was a British single-engine tractor two-seat biplane designed and developed at the Royal Aircraft Factory. Most production aircraft were constructed under contract by various private companies, both established aircraft manufacturers and firms that had not previously built aircraft. Around 3,500 were manufactured in all. from wikipedia. I picked this model on my visit to Royal Air Force Museum London. ...

#1/700 #Trumpeter

SS Jeremiah O'Brien Liberty Ship, 1/700, Trumpeter, 2019

SS Jeremiah O’Brien SS Jeremiah O’Brien is one of the few surviving Liberty Ships - cargo ships massively built by US in WW2. Used everywhere - from arctic convoys to D-Day, those ships became a legend. This particular ship is currently based in San Francisco where I had the pleasure to see and visit her. Obviously after the visit I decided to build the model of this remarkable ship. I decided to go with 1⁄700 scale, mostly because I already had HMS Hood in ~1⁄700, but now I see how choosing this scale was a huge mistake. ...

#WIP #WoodenKit #1/75 #OcCre

[WIP] HMS Terror, 1/75, OcCre, 2020

Once I built up some confidence with wooden kits, especially after St. Gabriel I felt confident enough to start the ‘proper’ wooden ship. Like you know, one which you have to plank manually and scratch-build most of stuff. As you probably know, picking the right subject you are really interested in is the key to success. Especially when built is expected to take many months. After careful considerations and reading Model Ship World a lot, I picked this kit from OcCre. ...

#WoodenKit #1/72 #Falkonet

Boat 1763, 1/72, Falkonet, 2019

I can’t really help it - wooden models attract me more and more. This one is yet another tiny boat kit that I bought for like 10 Euros on my trip to Russia. The manufacturer is Falkonet, apparently they focus on smaller stuff like boats and yachts, no tall ships in the catalog so far. Wooden boat from year 1763 Some luxurious wooden boat from Catherine The Great era. Well, basically a typical 6-oar boat with ornaments on the side. ...