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January 4th, 2017

THOROUGHBRED FIGURES - Thoroughbred Figures Civil War models are well worth a look!

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Sammelhafen.de - This German website lists thousands of models by manufacturer, and has many photos of the ship models. A valuable resource for any collector. 

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January 17th, 2016

JEAN BART - The Yellow Battleship - In June 1940, with German forces rapidly advancing and France on the verge of collapse, the French managed to get the partially completed battleship JEAN BART, sister ship to the RICHELIEU, underway and moved to Casablanca. Far from combat ready, the ship sat there, incomplete until February 1945 when she was moved back to France. But her time at Casablanca was not uneventful.

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June 24th, 2015

BEARN - A Complex Conversion - Paul Jacobs modifies the Neptun French carrier BEARN to its 1945 version. Not a job for beginners!

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Dec 13th, 2014

ILMARINEN and VAINAMOINEN - Paul Jacobs discusses these two sister ships and shows how to modify the Argonaut model to latter war rig.

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Nov 1st, 2014

Rigging Small Scale Sailing Ship Models - John Olsen details in full how to rig a small scale ship model with pictures and step by step instruction.

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May 11th, 2014

Helge Fischer - Helge Fischer is a collector and producer (HF)of fine models.  He has also built masters for Neptun.  The attached album includes many of his fine productions as well as some models by other producers that he has painted and detailed.  .

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March 29th, 2013

Hai REQUIN Converstion - Converting the Hai REQUIN to WW I by David Orzel.

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January 11th, 2013

From NASHVILLE To DENVER - Paul Jacobs modifies the Trident Alpha NASHVILLE LPD to sister ship DENVER in a later rig.

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August 2nd, 2012

Display Cases: Part 1 - A Primer - Paul Jacobs discusses a variety of choices for displaying your models. There's a small note at bottom of article!

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April 1st, 2012

5 Easy Pieces - Paul Jacobs shows five (well really six) simple conversions that anyone can do. Not an April Fools joke!

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Jan 8th, 2012

U.S.S. Samaritan - Tom Vargas converts the U.S.S. Chaumont into the hospital ship Samaritan

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Dec 13, 2011

Houston & Perth - Bob Baird shows us his Neptun versions of U.S.S. HOUSTON and HMAS PERTH, in February 1942.

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Sept 4, 2011

U.S. Navy Dockyard - Tom Vargas is adept at building diorama's.  Here is his latest, a U.S. Navy dockyard in the 1940's.

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August 14, 2011

U.S.S. Langley - Need a deckload for your LANGLEY seaplane tender? Paul Jacobs shows you what it looks like.

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Ingo Hohm's website has been added to Collector's Links.

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July 29, 2011 Floating cranes by Mountford - Minor update as Paul Jacobs adds two floating cranes pictures and a little backstory.

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May 8, 2011

Modifying the Wakamiya by Harald Scheel - Harald Scheel shows us his variations of the first Japanese seaplane carrier, the WAKAMIYA by Hai, which makes for a fine display of models.

Retrofitting the Neptun TEXAS by Paul Jacobs - Paul Jacobs retrofits the Neptun TEXAS to its 1936 state. NEW!


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Paul Jacobs reviews the new book about Eaglewall ship models in Books Of Interest.


February 20, 2011 THE BATTLE OF THE JAVA SEA by Paul Jacobs - Sixty-nine years ago this month, the Allies and the Japanese fought the first major naval battle of the Pacific War off the coast of Java.  Featured in this article are models of the ships that participated in this famous struggle. 

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December 23, 2010 Refitting the Neptun EMILE BERTIN, Photographs by Paul Jacobs - The French light cruiser EMILE BERTIN was named after the famous 19th century French naval architect and was designed as a minelayer and destroyer flotilla leader.  Launched in 1932 and commissioned in 1935, she was the first French warship to mount triple gun turrets.

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November 13, 2010 Sassnitz Harbor 1930, Diorama by Dietrich Herrmann, Photographs by Joachim Thiel - Here are some pictures of Joachim Thiel's Sassnitz harbor, a diorama in about 1930. Most harbor parts were made by Welfia, ships were made by Mercator, RG, Hansa and others. The diorama was made by a fine collector named Dietrich Herrmann, who passed away last year. Added to the Features Section