Modeller’s Corner: Ships model Kits

Classic ships Model Kits (injected)

In all the recent ships posts (from 2021 onwards) you will find systematically a “modeller’s corner” after the books/links section. I’m currently using scalemates, which huge database is quite handy to find old brands and unusual scales. It’s the archive.org or model kits. For each ship, i’ll try to pick up each time all the existing scales and brands, and pick up some famous ones. It happens rarely, but some ships never had been covered in anyway. In this section i will try to list everything reachable on the web in terms of classic injected plastic model kits. Not reviews yet, but it’s secheduled.

Ships plans & blueprints:
http://floatingdrydock.com/TFW2.htm

Novo kit British cold war frigate

Ships comes in 1/72, 1/96, 1/144, 1/200, 1/350, 1/400 1/450, 1/600, and 1/700 scale, although small scales has been produced, at 1/1200 or 1/1250, even 1/3000 models for wargaming or toys.
Models of warships by Airfix Ship model kits by Airfix
Heller ships models Ship model kits by Heller
Ark models shipshttp://www.ark-models.org/catalog.php?cid=15
Ship model kits by Italeri
Hasegawa ships model kits Ship model kits by Hasegawa
Matchbox model kits Ship model kits by Matchbox
Ship model kits by Revell
Ship model kits by Tamiya
tamiya waterline serie catalog
tamiya.com 1/350 ship kits
And also: Academy

AFV club also manufactured a serie of 1/350 submarines, and two USN frigates. AMG models manufactured two soviet motor boats (>). Eastern Express did a few ships like the HMS Tiger (>). Fascinations manufactured a few ships and subs in metal. Hobby Boss also manufactured a serie of ships (like this interesting and rare USS heavy cruiser Hawaii French Strasbourg and Condorcet, Nelson, Mikasa, Type 039G Song Class SSG – unfortunately many are out of stock). Trumpeter, the famous Chinese manufacturer also made a sizeable serie of ships models. See also > (Both websites are out of reach). Also ICM made a few ships like the german ww1 BB Kronprinz wilhelm, König, U-Boat Type IIB, Type XXIII Elektroboote, Type XXVII “Seehund”. MENG also provided a few ww2 battleships such as the Bismarck and Missouri. Modelist made also a few models such as sailing ships and an interesting trireme, OREL made the Petropavlovsk, Torpedo boat D-3 and many other Russian/soviet models. Mister Craft, better known for planes, made at least the Santa Maria, HMS Sikh and Eskimo or Hero. S-model made a few rare ships, the Imperial Chinese Navy Tsi Yuen, Ting Yuen and Ching Yuen 1894. Zvezda of course also made some ships, Russians like the BB Sevastopol, Hood, Bismarck, Titanic, Yamato, Essex, Kirov, Suvorov, Varyag, Kursk, and some sailships.

Ships models retailers:

From the full manufacturers list
From emodels.co.uk
Ships model kits Monogram Revell
modelerscentral.com
micromark.com
bluejacketinc.com/
https://www.historicships.com/
1001modelkits.com
kingkit.co.uk

Printable 3d ships models:

On turbosquid.com
https://www.turbosquid.com/3d-model/submarine
https://www.turbosquid.com/3d-model/military-vessel
On cgtrader.com
https://www.cgtrader.com/3d-models/navy
On sketchfab.com
partcloud
free3d.com
archive3d.net
thingiverse.com
3dwarehouse.sketchup.com
myminifactory.com
cults3d.com
pinshape.com
shapeways.com ships tagged 1/700

WebVR Battleship Display
Naval History

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