Notice: Undefined offset: 8192 in /home/storm/sites/modelboatbuilder-co-uk/public/gallery/include/debugger.inc.php on line 112

Notice: Undefined offset: 8192 in /home/storm/sites/modelboatbuilder-co-uk/public/gallery/include/debugger.inc.php on line 112
Model Boat Builder Gallery - Home

Model Boat Builder Gallery

Display, Working and Pre-Owned Models.


Home Login
Album list Last uploads Last comments Most viewed Top rated My Favourites Search

162 files in 3 albums with 0 comments viewed 74146 times
Display Models


Victory_starboard_bow_for_site.jpg

77 files, last one added on 20 Jul 2010

Working Models


Hurworth_5.jpg

79 files, last one added on 2 Sep 2011

Pre-Owned Models


Vosper_graphic.jpg

6 files, last one added on 1 Jan 2008

3 albums on 1 page(s)

Examples of models various types.
enterprise3.jpg
Enterprise (J Class)264 viewsAs well as having a superb boat, Harold Vanderbilt, the owner and skipper of "Enterprise", used the best American management methods. His professional crew was well paid and well treated. The ship was run by an afterguard consisting of Vanderbilt as skipper and helmsman, an assistant helmsman, a navigator, and two specialists for the setting of the rigging and the sails. Each man had his job to do, to ensure the whole team functioned smoothly.
The selection trials to choose the defender were closely fought. "Whirlwind" proved a failure, but both "Yankee" and "Weetamoe" came close to beating "Enterprise". After the selection series, the Americas Cup contest of 1930 proved an anticlimax. "Shamrock V" never looked like winning even one race.
catriona2.jpg
Clyde Puffer871 viewsI know from personal experience just what sort of weather the Minch can kick up, and just how rapidly a perfectly sunny day can turn into a mass of low, grey, wind-driven clouds and flying spray. Add to this the delights of working cargo on an open beach, with no harbour faciltites, digging down through a hold full of coal and using the ship's own derrick to load it into carts which had driven out to the ship at low tide, working hard to shift as much cargo as possible before the tide came up again, and you will see that the life was not an easy one.
Juliana_3.jpg
Juliana 3429 viewsHere she is running in calmer water through the gathering dusk, making a very atmospheric picture with her navigation lights lit.
(Model by family builder, restored by John Davies)
Complete_Port_Quarter_View.jpg
Small Colin Archer; Port Quarter view.333 viewsBuilt to a tight deadline for a wedding present, she makes a pretty picture.
(Model by John Davies)
Solebay1.jpg
HMS Solebay 1463 viewsThese are perhaps not the best of photographs, but they're well worth including, because it's such a fine, impressive, highly detailed model. The Battle Class destroyers were very handsome ships.
(Model by John Davies)
galahad1.jpg
Sir Galahad.562 viewsMy father spent the war in minesweeping trawlers. I built this model of the "Sir Galahad" for him in 1985. It was the first model boat I ever built.
Trafalgar_Diving.jpg
Trafalgar diving.465 viewsPump in ballast and down she goes. She will run beautifully under water, fast, level and stable. Unfortunately, she defied all attempts to photograph her doing so! All my attempts produced lovely pictures of areas of open, empty, water. But that's the point of a submarine really. Underwater, they can be very hard to detect.
(Model by John Davies)
Trafalgar_chuntering_on_surface.jpg
Trafalgar class submarine.467 viewsJust like the real boat, the model Trafalgar class is not really happy on the surface. But pump in ballast and she slips below into her true element.
(Model by John Davies)