Builder

Geoff Young

Class and Type

KING GEORGE V Class Battleship

HMS Duke of York

Scale          Length           Beam

1/128

178 cm

26 cm

Details

Completed in 1941 and served most of the war providing cover for the Artic convoys to Russia and it was here, where in December 1943 she played a large part in the sinking of the German battlecruiser SCHARNHORST. After a large refit she served in the Pacific in the closing stages of WW2.

Scratch built model with steel/GRP hull and ply upperworks

Builder

John Hawley

Class and Type

Yard Class Minesweeper

BYMS 253

Scale          Length           Beam

1/48

85 cm

15.6 cm

Details

This Class of minesweeper was built to a standard tonnage of 292 tons in the USA and lent to the Royal Navy under the WW2 Lease Lend scheme. BYMS 253 came from the Weaver Shipyard in Orange, Texas. Launched 31/1/43, completed 11/11/43, transferred to the Royal Navy 12/11/43. She was driven by twin General Motors diesel engines developing 1200 BHP giving a service speed of 15 knots and a range of 2500 miles at 10 knots. She had a compliment of 3 officers and 29 men, carried an armament of 1x 3inch 50 calibre main gun and 2 x 20mm Mark 4 Oerlikon secondary guns.

She was transferred to the Netherlands as HNLMS Duerloo (A921) in 1946

Builder

Dave Reith

Class and Type

Crown Colony Class Crusier

HMS Mauritius

Scale          Length           Beam

1/128

132.0 cm

Details

Fleetscale Hull all other work scratch built. Approx 2 years Build time

Builder

David McNair-Taylor

Class and Type

Battle Class Destroyer

HMS AGINCOURT

Scale          Length           Beam

1/96

Details

Model scratchbuilt on GRP Hull to a scale of 1/96 , Took approx 18 months to complete and is now some 30 years old

Builder

John Hawley

Class and Type

Attacker Class Escort Carrier

HMS Battler

Scale          Length           Beam

1/96

152 cm

21.7 cm

Details

HMS Battler was laid down on 15th April 1941 as an 11,900 ton C3 class freighter Mormacland for the Moore-McCormack lines. She was taken over by the US Navy to be named USS Altmahara, AVG6, and completed as a Bouge Class Aircraft Carrier. This name was cancelled on 17th March 1942 when it was decided that, on completion, she would be transferred to the Royal Navy on loan. She was commissioned as HMS Battler, D18, on 31st October 1942.

Battler was completed with a displacement of 14,170 tons at the Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation of Pescagoula, Mississippi USA. She was driven by a single screw Westinghouse turbine and had a service speed of 18 knots. Her Crew complement was 646 and she had an aircraft complement of 20. Aircraft she carried at various times included Swordfish, Wildcats and Seafires.

Builder

Geoff Young

Class and Type

LEANDER Class frigate

HMS Cleopatra

Scale          Length           Beam

1/72

182 cm

20 cm

Details

The model depicts CLEOPATRA in 1976 when she had just undergone a refit including the fitting of Exocet surface to surface missiles and upgrading of her communications systems etc. At a subsequent refit she was the first Leander frigate to be fitted with the towed array sonar system

Scratch built model with steel/GRP hull and ply upperworksModel Maker

Builder

Dave Reith

Class and Type

River-class patrol vessel

HMS Clyde

Scale          Length           Beam

1/48

170.2 cm

27 cm

Details

Latest Royal Navy vessels to enter service for Falkland Islands patrol. H.M.S. Clyde is the first one of her class of two ships so far. Similar to her other sisters, but this time with a flight deck for landing helicopters up to Chinook size.

H.M.S Clyde was started in Jan 2011- Approx 3 years construction, with a further 6 months build time required to fully complete the model. The model is powered by 2 x 800 MFA Torpedo Motors, has Bow thruster and Gun Rotation

Builder

David McNair-Taylor

Class and Type

TYPE 45 Destroyer

HMS DAUNTLESS

Scale          Length           Beam

1/96

160 cm

Details

The model is scratch built on a Sirmar GRP hull

Builder

John Hawley

Class and Type

D Class Destroyer

HMS Daring

Scale          Length           Beam

1/96

Details

The D Class of Destroyer were part of the RN A to I Class of ‘between’ the wars escorts to the larger capital ships. They were what was then referred to as ‘economy’design, smaller and more lightly armed than equivalent vessels of other navies. HMS Daring was launched 25/11/1932. Her builders were Palmers of Hebburn-on-Tyne.
She was commanded by Lord Louis Mountbatten in 1934 and shows the red funnel markings of the Mediterranean Fleet

This Class of destroyer bore the brunt of operations in the early WW2 years and many were lost. HMS Daring was sunk by a U-boat off Duncansby Head (John o’Groats) on 18/2/1940 with heavy loss of life. Her displacement was 1375 tons with a compliment of 145.

Builder

David McNair-Taylor

Class and Type

Type 42, Sheffield Class Destroyer D89

HMS EXETER

Scale          Length           Beam

1/96

Details

Model is part scratchbuilt built using a Sirmar GRP Hull and fittings , took approx 1 year to build

Builder

John Hawley

Class and Type

Armed Military Class trawler

HMS Guardsman

Scale          Length           Beam

1/96

Details

These vessels had a displacement of 750 tons and were used in a number of roles including coastal convoy escorts. They were driven by a single steam Reciprocating engine developing 110 ihp and had a top speed of 11 knots. The builders were Cook, Welton & Gemmel who built 75 Armed Trawlers to RN design.

These vessels were developed from Whale Catchers and many returned to a traditional fishing role after WW2. They were excellent ‘bad weather’ ships. For their size they carried a wide range of weapons, 1 x 4 inch main gun, 2 x Browning 0.5 inch machine guns, 6 x 20 mm Oerlikons, 1 x Holman Mills Bomb projector, 2 x PAC launchers, 4 depth Charge throwers and 2 x Depth Charge rails

Builder

David McNair-Taylor

Class and Type

Admiral Class Battlecruiser

HMS Hood

Scale          Length           Beam

1/150

Details

The model is based on a Graupner Ready to Run model with additional detailing added .

Builder

Geoff Young

Class and Type

Admiral Class Battlecruiser The only one of her class completed.

HMS Hood

Scale          Length           Beam

1/128

207 cm

24 cm

Details

Completed in 1920 this is one of the most well known ships of the 20th century. Tragically one of the chief reasons for this is her disastrous fate when she blew up in May 1941 with the loss of all but 3 of her crew after a brief action in the Denmark Strait with the German battleship BISMARCK. The model depicts HOOD in 1933 when she was still basically in her as built configuration

Scratch built model with steel/GRP hull and ply upperworks

Builder

Geoff Young

Class and Type

INVINCIBLE class Aircraft Carrier

HMS Invincible

Scale          Length           Beam

1/106

194 cm

33 cm

Details

Lead ship of the three INVINCIBLE class carriers modelled as she appeared shortly after the Falkland Islands conflict in 1982 in which she took part. The only visual change from 1982 is that she is now fitted with two Phalanx close range weapon systems.

Scratch built model with steel/GRP hull and ply upperworks

Builder

David McNair-Taylor

Class and Type

Ton Class M1157

HMS Kirkliston

Scale          Length           Beam

Details

Model is built to 1/48 scale scratch built using a Sirmar Hull and some Sirmar fittings Build time was approx nine months.

Builder

David McNair-Taylor

Class and Type

Type 23 Duke Class Frigate F229

HMS LANCASTER

Scale          Length           Beam

1/96

139.7 cm

Details

The model took approx a year to scratchbuild on a Fleetscale GRP Hull and using some commercial fittings , has a full sound system fitted . Built to scale of 1/96 .

Builder

David McNair-Taylor

Class and Type

Type 61 (Salisbury Class) Frigate F99

HMS Lincoln

Scale          Length           Beam

1/96

Details

The Model is scratch built on a Scale Warship GRP hull

Builder

David McNair-Taylor

Class and Type

Batch 2 Leander Class Frigate F42

HMS PHOEBE

Scale          Length           Beam

1/72

162.6 cm

Details

Model is part scratchbuilt built using a Sirmar GRP Hull and fittings , took approx 1 year to build .

Builder

Dave Reith

Class and Type

Sandown Class Mine Hunter

HMS Penzance

Scale          Length           Beam

1/48

109.2 cm

Details

HMS Penzance (M106) is a Sandown class mine hunter commissioned by the Royal Navy in 1998. She is named after the Cornwall seaside town of Penzance, and is the fourth vessel to bear the name

SIRMAR Hull all other work scratch built Powered - 1 Voth Schneider Unit Approx 2 years Build time. Bow thruster and Gun Rotation

Builder

Geoff Young

Class and Type

Battlecruiser. Originally Revenge Class Battleship

HMS Renown

Scale          Length           Beam

1/128

189 cm

21 cm

Details

HMS RENOWN was completed in 1916 and in 1936/39 was completely rebuilt to basically the appearance of the model as in 1945. This refit made her the fastest capital ship to serve in the Royal Navy in WW2. She served in the famous Force H in the Mediterranean until a further refit which greatly reinforced her anti-aircraft armament led to a period serving in the Far East before the end of the war. She was scrapped in 1948

Scratch built model with steel/GRP hull and ply upperworks.

Builder

Geoff Young

Class and Type

Nelson Class Battleship

HMS Rodney

Scale          Length           Beam

1/128

172 cm

26 cm

Details

HMS RODNEY and NELSON were the only two ships in this class and were scaled down versions of the projected G3 battle cruisers of 1921. To comply with the weight restrictions of the Washington Naval conference of that year the two ships were shortened with all the main armament grouped forward and with much less powerful engines giving a top speed when completed of only 23 knots. However they were the only British battleships fitted with 16 inch guns .

Scratch built model with steel/GRP hull and ply upperworks.

Builder

Geoff Young

Class and Type

Royal Sovereign class battleship

HMS Royal Oak

Scale          Length           Beam

1/128

152 cm

23 cm

Details

HMS ROYAL OAK was completed just in time to take part in the battle of Jutland in 1916 and served through the inter war period in Home and Mediterranean fleets. In October 1939 with WW2 only six weeks old she was torpedoed at night by a U boat in Scapa Flow, sinking in a matter of minutes. Around 800 of her crew were lost.

Scratch built model with steel/GRP hull and ply upperworks

Builder

David McNair-Taylor

Class and Type

Round Table Class Minesweeper

HMS Sir Galahad

Scale          Length           Beam

1/24

Details

Model is made from a Deans Marine Kit with much added detail and scratch building

Builder

Alan Gamblin

Class and Type

Tribal Class Destroyer

HMS Somali

Scale          Length           Beam

1/96

120cm

Details

Built by Swan Hunter - Commissioned 1938, leader of 6th Destroyer flotilla. 4.7 inch twin Guns, 2 pndr Pom Poms, 21 inch Torpedo tubes , Speed 36.4 (On trails) Sunk in Artic Ocean Sept 1942.3

Deans Marine kit, 15 months build time R/C 2.4 GH2 Motors 2x 385 driving two propellers

Builder

Dave Reith

Class and Type

Type 42 Destroyer Batch 2.

HMS Southampton

Scale          Length           Beam

1/96

132.0 cm

15.0 cm

Details

HMS Southampton was a batch two Type 42 destroyer of the Royal Navy. She was named after the city of Southampton, England, and built by Vosper Thornycroft, in Southampton. She was the sixth Royal Navy ship to bear the name

SIRMAR Hull all other work scratch built Powered – 2 x 550 motors

Builder

Ken Winters

Class and Type

Battleship

HMS Vanguard

Scale          Length           Beam

1/128

262 cm

Details

HMS Vanguard was commissioned after the war. She was the only ship of her class and was the biggest, fastest and last of the Royal Navy's battleships, and the final battleship to be launched in the world.

The Model is Currently Under re- construction, Fleetscale Hull , Scratch built upper works.

Builder

Geoff Young

Class and Type

Queen Elizabeth class battleship

HMS Warspite

Scale          Length           Beam

1/128

156 cm

23 cm

Details

Generally regarded as the most successful class of British battleships ever built this member of the five strong Queen Elizabeth class saw service in both world wars and in WW2 became the Royal Navy vessel to emerge with the most battle honours.

Scratch built model with steel/GRP hull and ply upperworks

Builder

Dave Reith

Class and Type

Admiral Hipper-class heavy cruiser

K.M. Prinz Eugen

Scale          Length           Beam

1/128

165 cm

17.75 cm

Details

Prinz Eugen (German pronunciation:) was an Admiral Hipper-class heavy cruiser, the third member of the class of five vessels. She served with the German Kriegsmarine during World War II. The ship was laid down in April 1936 and launched August 1938;

Fleetscale Hull all other work scratch built. Approx 3 years Build time Prinz Eugen entered service after the outbreak of war, in August 1940. The ship was named after Prince Eugene of Savoy, an 18th-century Austrian general

Builder

John Hawley

Class and Type

Landing Ship Medium

LSM 257

Scale          Length           Beam

1/72

82.6 cm

13.8 cm

Details

The Landing Ship Medium evolved from elements of the Landing Craft Tank Mark 6 and the Landing Ship Tank. It was originally designated LCT 7. It was designed to operate as an ocean going tank landing ship to operate with convoys of Landing Ship Infantry Large LCI(L). They were particularly suited to use in the Pacific where ‘Island hopping’ was the type of operations

LSMs were powered by either 2 Fairbanks-Morse reversible hydraul;ic clutch diesels or 2 General Motors non-reversing diesels with an airflex clutch. Maximum speed was rated at 13.2 knots with an endurance of 4900 miles at 12 knots at a displacement of 928 tons. They were operated by a crew of 2 officers and 46 men

Builder

David McNair-Taylor

Class and Type

GERMAN SCHNELLBOOT. (E BOAT)

S 100

Scale          Length           Beam

1/40

Details

The model is based on a commercial kit by “Robbe” with additional detailing

Builder

Dave Reith

Class and Type

GERMAN SCHNELLBOOT. (E BOAT)

S 100

Scale          Length           Beam

1/35

99 cm

Details

The model is Built from commercial Italieri Kit

Builder

John Hawley

Class and Type

e-Boat

S-100 e-Boat

Scale          Length           Beam

1/35

99cm

Details

Diesel engine using Mercedes Benz units after the originally fitted MAN units proved unreliable. Credited with sinking 40 warships, 12 of them Destroyers, and over 100 Merchant ships in WW2. Operated largely in the English Channel/North Sea coast but also appeared Baltic, Black Sea and Mediterranean. Most famous operation was that at Slapton Sands near Lyme Regis where they caught US forces carrying out a landing exercise prior to the Normandy landings.

8 LSTs carrying troops and tanks were attacked, one was sunk and two were set on fire. Casualties amongst the US forces were high and the exact number killed and wounded has to this day never been admitted to. German e-Boat (e = enemy). Wooden hulled fast MTB type craft. Also did mine laying.

Builder

Geoff Young

Class and Type

NIMITZ Class Aircraft Carrier

USS Dwight D Eisenhower

Scale          Length           Beam

1/180

187 cm

45 cm

Details

First commissioned in 1977 this was the second ship of the nuclear powered NIMITZ class aircraft carriers to be completed and at present there are ten ships I in the class. Before this class the only previous nuclear powered carrier was the USS ENTERPRISE commissioned in 1961.

Scratch built model with steel/GRP hull and ply upperworks and deck.

Builder

Geoff Young

Class and Type

BELKNAP class cruiser

USS JOSEPHUS DANIELS

Scale          Length           Beam

1/96

176 cm

19 cm

Details

One of the nine BELKNAP class US Cruisers first commissioned in 1965. They were the last US Cruisers to be powered by steam turbines and were capable of a top speed around 33 knots. Instead of conventional funnels her boilers exhausted via ducts built into the masts and were known as “Macks”, which in American parlance is a combination of masts and “stacks” The ship is named after the US Navy secretary in WW1

Scratch built model with steel/GRP hull and ply upperworks

Builder

David McNair-Taylor

Class and Type

Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer

USS Winston S Churchill

Scale          Length           Beam

Details

The model is a commercial Ready to Run model

Builder

Alan Gamblin

Class and Type

County Class GMD

HMS Antrim

Scale          Length           Beam

1/96

Details

Semi-kit build driven by 2 x 550 electric motors 2.4 Ghz Radio Control

Builder

Geoff Young

Class and Type

Dido Class Light Cruiser

HMS Black Prince

Scale          Length           Beam

1/96

Details

HMS Black Prince was a Dido-class light cruiser of the Royal Navy, of the Bellona subgroup. The cruiser was commissioned in 1943, and served during World War II on the Arctic convoys, during the Normandy landings, and as part of the British Pacific Fleet.

Builder

David McNair-Taylor

Class and Type

"Ceres Class" Anti Aircraft Cruiser WW2

HMS Curacoa

Scale          Length           Beam

1/96

Details

HMS Curacoa was a C-class light cruiser built for the Royal Navy during the First World War. She was one of the five ships of the Ceres sub-class and spent much of her career as a flagship. The ship was assigned to the Harwich Force during the war, but saw little action as she was completed less than a year before the war ended. Briefly assigned to the Atlantic Fleet in early 1919, Curacoa was deployed to the Baltic in May to support anti-Bolshevik forces during the British campaign in the Baltic during the Russian Civil War.

Shortly thereafter The ship struck a naval mine and had to return home for repairs. After spending the rest of 1919 and 1920 in reserve, she later rejoined the Atlantic Fleet and remained there until 1928, aside from a temporary transfer to the Mediterranean Fleet in 1922–23 to support British interests in Turkey during the Chanak Crisis. Curacoa was then transferred to the Mediterranean Fleet in 1929.
In 1933 she became a training ship until she began a conversion into an anti-aircraft cruiser six years later. The ship played a minor role in the Norwegian Campaign of early 1940 before she was damaged by German aircraft. After repairs were completed later that year, she escorted convoys in and around the British Isles for two years. In late 1942, she was accidentally rammed and sunk by the large ocean liner RMS Queen Mary with the loss of much of her crew.
The model is built to 1/96 scale on a Deans Marine GRP Hull using Norman Ough plans with additional info from website photos etc and depicts the ship as she appeared in 1939/40 following her conversion to Anti-aircraft cruiser.

Builder

David McNair-Taylor

Class and Type

D class destroyer

HMS Diamond

Scale          Length           Beam

1/96

Details

HMS Diamond was a D-class destroyer built for the Royal Navy in the early 1930s. The ship spent the bulk of her career on the China Station. She was briefly assigned to the Mediterranean Fleet in 1939 before she was transferred to West Africa for convoy escort duties. Diamond returned to the Mediterranean Fleet in early 1940 where she generally escorted convoys to and from Malta. The ship participated in the Battle of Cape Spartivento in November. Diamond was sunk by German aircraft on 27 April 1941 whilst evacuating Allied troops from Greece.

Scratchbuilt on Deans hull 1/96 scale

Builder

David McNair-Taylor

Class and Type

Flower Class Corvette K27

HMS Honeysuckle

Scale          Length           Beam

1/72

Details

Model is built using a Revell kit hull but much modified with scratch building and commercial fittings , took approximately6 months

Builder

Steve Gregory

Class and Type

Admiral Class Battle Cruiser

HMS Hood

Scale          Length           Beam

1/150

175 cm

21 cm

Details

HMS Hood is a Graupner 1-150 scale ready built Admiral class battle class cruiser. The RC gear was added to allow sailing. The paintwork has been weathered for more realism. A Scale Warship sound module was added and the turrets were made controllable. It is pictured here on Setley Pond. Sailing Weight is approximately 5Kg

Builder

Dave Reith

Class and Type

Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessel.

HMS Quorn

Scale          Length           Beam

1/48

Details

Named after the Quorn Hunt this 1/48 Scale model was constructed on a Fleetscale GRP hull with all other parts scratch built. This is the second of my builds where I have used fibre optic for the bulk head light, bridge consoles and quarterdeck lights. Other lighting has been done by using LEDs. The model functions are controlled by a Forge Electronic Sound unit and their Servo slow unit while the 4 way switch unit is from Action.

Builder

Tony Leighton

Class and Type

River Class Frigate

HMS Spey

Scale          Length           Beam

1/96

95 cm

12 cm

Details

The Model is how she was when launched in 1941, The Spey was first deployed to Western Approaches on Convoy Duty then went to the Mediterranean to Support the Torch landings, after this in 1944 she Went to Burma to support operations against the Japanese.

The model was built on the Dean Marine Hull and from a Canadian Plan with added info from reference books on the class and camouflage. It runs on two monoperm engines. It does have a slightly over sized rudder as the scale one made the model have a very large turning circle but now it can turn well enough to deal with the New Forests U Boat issue!

Builder

Dave Reith

Class and Type

Landing Craft

Mk 9 LCU

Scale          Length           Beam

Details

Scratch built using light ply. The MK 9 LCU as fitted to Royal Navy Fearless Class land ships. The LCU is shown as in NATO group colours and is carrying a Leopard 2 6A main battle tank. LCU has the following working functions are , landing craft door lowers and raises by sail winch servo, LEDs lights and working anchor winch.

Builder

Owned by John Wills

Class and Type

Littorio Class Battleship

RMS Roma

Scale          Length           Beam

1/350

Details

The RMS Roma, was the fourth Vittorio Veneto-class battleship of Italy's Regia Marina (Royal Navy). The construction of both Roma and her sister ship Impero was due to rising tensions around the world and the navy's fear that only two Vittorio Venetos, even in company with older pre-First World War battleships, would not be enough to counter the British and French Mediterranean Fleets.

This model of RM Roma was commissioned by Scale Warship Ltd and built by Devonport Models from the 350th Scale kit produced by Trumpeter. The basic kit was enhanced by the addition of Photo Etch and Wooden deck upgrade kits. Painted in the well known camouflage pattern with red and white striped forecastle this static model will be used as a guide to making a 96th scale version.

Builder

David McNair Taylor

Class and Type

Type VIIC U-boat

U552

Scale          Length           Beam

1/48

Details

Model is built to 1/24 scale from the Trumpeter kit and is modified to change the starboard side clear panel from the kit to a cutaway pattern. The model is fitted with the “Magic Scale Models “ full lighting and sound system which runs for 7 minutes giving different modes of operation . It has a full crew of 33 figures . I also used additional detailing kit by “Eduard” which also includes brass etched parts and a fully detailed deck gun and conning tower detail .

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