Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Tanker Barge Norman McLeod Heading West At Morrisburg.

I stopped at Morrisburg, Ontario last week to photograph some memorials. While there Norman McLeod went past the Morrisburg Public Dock going upriver on the St. Lawrence. I took a few photos. Norman McLeod is a non powered barge, most often paired with the tugboat Everlast.





IMO (International Maritime Organization number): 8636219
Name: NORMAN MCLEOD
Vessel Type: TANK BARGE
Gross Tonnage: 6809
Build: 2002
Flag: CANADA
Home port: TORONTO

For more information click here.

Bill Williams

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.