Saturday, July 01, 2017

Browns Bay British Gunboat

These are pictures of the model of what the Browns Bay Gunboat may have looked like. I have more information and more pictures on this boat in my Memorials in Ottawa blog site.




Monday, May 01, 2017

HMS Victory cross-section in 1:200 scale (part 1)

This is a work-in-progress of the HMS Victory. It is a 1:200 scale cross-section of the famous sailing battleship commanded by Admiral Nelson and victorious at the battle of Trafalgar in 1805. What is making this build so very difficult is that the box mailed from China did not have the instruction sheets in it. So everything is a guess based on photos of the real thing and of professional models of the Victory. It is an all-wood kit. Only the gun barrels are brass. Only after I reached the top deck and had planked the inside and out of the highest inner deck did I realize that the gun ports were in the wrong spots, and thus blocked the placement of the rigging. I also had to add an entry port after the fact. Plans would have helped. What yous ee below took about 20 days in April 2017. May should be for rigging. The kit comes from China's Aliexpress.com and costs about $30. John Clearwater ps: Happy May Day!











Sunday, April 16, 2017

Ed Chan's 1:700 Antietam










May 2017 Meeting

Capital Marine Modellers' Guild will have its final meeting of the 2016-2017 season on May 2, 2017 at 7 p.m., at the Nepean Museum, 16 Rowley Avenue, Nepean.


Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Some Photos From the April Meeting



The master commands the first mast rigging on the Revell plastic model of the Cutty Sark.






Ed is adding aircraft to the interior hangar deck before placing the flight deck on top and covering up all the work.


Dutch canal and coastal boat (royal barge), from a $15 all-wood kit mail ordered from Ali Express. All is hand-painted. Built by John Clearwater over the winter of 2016-17.



Tuesday, March 28, 2017

April 2017 Meeting

Capital Marine Modellers' Guild will meet on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 7 p.m., at the Nepean Museum, 16 Rowley Avenue, Nepean. The forcast calls for plus temperature and rain. Bring out your show and tell items.


Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Photos From the March Meeting

Ed Chan kindly provided these photographs taken at the March 7, 2017 meeting.

GIBSONS GAL, ship model purchased in Vancouver

Dave Omond giving a planking demonstration

 The following models are 1/700 scale ships built by Ed Chan.

Russian Kirov Class battlecruiser



HMS Repulse battlecruiser, sunk in 1941