In its detail and accuracy, my new Ise still doesn’t come close to others I have seen, but I am discovering how satisfying it can be to invest the extra time and resources in a model of this size.
Two years ago I built Revell Germany’s 1/96 replica of the Santa Maria, Christopher Columbus’ flagship for his first voyage across the Atlantic. For many years now I have focused solely on […]
Alistair Roach. The Life and Ship Models of Norman Ough. Barnesly, U.K.: Seaforth Publishing, Pen and Sword Books, Ltd., 2016. Some individuals are so uniquely eccentric — and perhaps so gifted […]
Here I offer a brief study of my little ship-making history. In an earlier post I shared three bombers and discussed the ways in which my building of large aircraft had developed over the […]
This set of photographs was created in collaboration with the terrific 14-year-old Japanese boy who was our house guest this month. He came to us for an informal home stay arranged […]
Some of my three-year-old’s favorites…
This set is a partial homage to the Japanese brands that started the 1/700 ship model craze: Hasegawa, Tamiya, Aoshima, Fujimi, Pit Road/Skywave. Even now, when rival Chinese manufacturers have […]