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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


May 27, 2010 USS Oriskany 1960, Attack Aircraft Carrier, Mountford 1:1250 Scale (MM250K) - Mountford Models has two versions of USS Oriskany in 1:1250 scale. One is the fully assembled and painted resin model consistent with traditional standard 1:1250 scale practice but the other version is in kit form at a lower price. Added to the Producer's Gallery


May 1, 2010 HMS Defence, Armored Cruiser 1908, Navis 1:1250 Scale N160N - This was the final Royal Navy armored cruiser design, the Minotaur class of the 1904 program with all large guns in turrets. The Minotaur Class consisted of three cruisers, HMS Minotaur, HMS Defence and HMS Shannon. All three were laid down in 1905. Added to the Producer's Gallery


April 7, 2010 CM Miniaturen - Carlo Marquart certainly does not need to be introduced to collectors and admirers of 1:1250 ships. Very few collectors do not have models produced by CM Miniaturen. Specializing in large liners, cruise ships and all types of merchant ships, CM has multiple lines including a warship line. 1250 Scale is honored to welcome CM Miniaturen as a sponsor. CM Miniaturen icon/link added to the home page. 

April 4, 2010 USS Boston CAG-1, Argos 1:1250 Scale, AS-95 - The Baltimore Class heavy cruisers had the necessary internal volume to convert to missile cruisers, so USS Boston CA-69 and USS Canberra CA-70 were selected for conversion to missile cruisers, becoming CAG-1 and CAG-2. Their designation was CAG, reflecting retention of their gun capability with the addition of guided missile capability. This is he Argos AS-95 of USS Boston CAG-1. Added to the Producer's Gallery


February 4, 2010 USS Carondelet 1862, City Class Riverine Ironclad,  Berger Zinngußmodelle 1:1250 Scale - No blue water Union warship ever experienced even a quarter of the action into which the City Class ironclads became involved. James Eads set up two yards to produce his design. Hambleton, Collier & Company of Mound City , Illinois was to build three ironclads, USS Cairo, Cincinnati and Mound City , and Carondelet Marine Railway & Dry Dock Company of Carondelet , Missouri would build four, Carondelet, St. Louis , Pittsburgh and Louisville . Leodegar Berger has a 1:1250 scale model, USS Carondelet, of this very important and busy class of ironclad. Added to the Producer's Gallery


January 20, 2010 The Redcoats Are Coming, The Redcoats Are Coming! ....well maybe not but you don't have to be Paul Revere to spread the word about the 2010 Society of Miniature Ship Collectors, starting May 29, 2010 at the USS Constitution Museum, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts. If you get bored, you can always step outside and go aboard a 1:1 scale heavy frigate USS Constitution or a Fletcher class destroyer USS Cassin Young DD793. Since the Cassin Young has only been around since 1943, she is a mere spring chicken compared to Old Ironsides. The 2010 meeting link has been added to the left side of the 1250 Scale home page. 


December 10, 2009 Ships of the Marine Nationale, Heller & Hobby Boss Models in 1:1200 Scale by Claude Sourdet - Claude Sourdet shows his Heller Cadet range ships of the Marine Nationale. These include cruiser Colbert as originally built, the Jeanne d’Arc and the guided missile frigate Suffren. Claude also converted a Colbert to show her refitted appearance as a guided missile cruiser. For good measure he threw in a USS Spruance and USS Ticonderoga from Hobby Boss. Added to the Features Section


November 11, 2009 USS Langley AV-3, February 27, 1942, Diorama by Thomas Schröder - Attack on USS Langley! USS Langley AV-3, on her way to Tjilatjap at the south coast of Java on 27th.of February 1942. Escorted by two old four-stackers, USS Whipple and USS Edsall, she is transporting 32 Curtis P-40 fighters. Diorama by Thomas Schröder. Added to the Features Section


October 23, 2009 HMS Indomitable, British Battle Cruiser, 1:1000 Scale, Scratch-Built by Andrzej Brozyna & Grzegorz Terpinsk - Here are photographs of the British battle cruiser HMS Indomitable taken by Jim Baumann. Jim took photos of this 1:1000 scale model made by two Polish modelers Andrzej Brozyna and Grzegorz Terpinsk, whom he met when he went to a competition in Poland . Added to the Reader's Models Gallery


October 19, 2009 Glory in the Indian Ocean, Diorama by Thomas Schroeder - In the early days of August 1945 in the Indian Ocean , in company of its escorting destroyer, HMS Wizard the Colossus-class light Aircraft Carrier HMS Glory (in this case the converted Neptun N-1120 Triumph) is doing exercises in the waters around Ceylon before sailing southbound to Fremantle and Sydney. Added to the Features Section

September 2, 2009 Mountford Models - Almost everyone is familiar with Mountford Models. Producers of an extensive range of resin and metal models, Mountford has something for everybody. The 1250 Page is honored to welcome Mountford Models as a sponsor of the site. Mountford Logo added to the 1250 Home Page. 
July 15, 2009 AA Military Research - AA Military Research (AAMR) is a small company located in suburban Maryland. They specialize in researching photographs, plans and textual documents for US Navy subjects from the late 1890's through the end of World War II. Added to the Links Section


June 25, 2009 Admiral Hipper 1940, Neptun Model 1:1250 Scale, Neptun Model 1032 - Neptun Model 1032 represents Admiral Hipper in 1940, after she had received the "Atlantik" bow and addition of stack cap but before the numerous anti-aircraft additions or camouflages schemes applied later when she spent a great deal of time in the fjords of Norway. Added to the Producer's Gallery


June 20, 2009 USN Flying Boats: by Paul Jacobs - From the early F5L, to the World War Two workhorses Catalina and Mariner, to the exotic, last of the breed, jet powered Seamaster, Paul Jacobs looks at the flying boats of the US Navy and the ships which served them. Added to the Features Section

March 2, 2009 HMS Sussex, 1:1000 Scale - Jim Baumann was in Poland for competition and saw some remarkable models scratch-built in 1:1000 scale by Andrzej Brozyna and Grzegorz Terpinsk. This second series of photographs by Jim shows the HMS Sussex with camouflage scheme, heavily weathered by service. Added to the Reader's Models Gallery


February 18, 2009 SMS Koenig Albert, 1:1000 Scale - Jim Baumann was in Poland for competition and saw some remarkable models scratch-built in 1:1000 scale by Andrzej Brozyna and Grzegorz Terpinsk. This first series of photographs by Jim shows the SMS Koenig Albert with her port side anti-torpedo net deployed. Added to the Reader's Models Gallery


January 21, 2009 Two For One, Easy Conversions of the Northampton & Augusta Heavy Cruisers: by Paul Jacobs - The six U.S. Navy cruisers of the inter-war Northampton Class fell into two sub-groups: Northampton, Chester and Louisville in one, and Augusta, Chicago and Houston in the other. The difference could be found in the elongated forecastle of the latter group, which enabled them to serve as fleet flagships. Paul Jacobs shows easy conversions to provide for other fits for these heavy cruisers. Added to the Features Section


December 16, 2008 Satama Deep Harbor, Diorama by Eric Jarvinen - This is a diorama of the Satama Deep Harbor by Eric Jarvinen. Added to the Reader's Models Gallery


December 2, 2008 Alsace, 1940 French Battleship Design, MB Models 1:1250 scale - MB Models produces a 1:1250 scale model of the Alsace 1940 French battleship design with a resin hull and white metal turrets, superstructure and other equipment. The master casting was prepared by John Youngerman. Added to the Producer's Gallery


November 5, 2008 The Elizabethans: by Paul Jacobs - At the end of World War I, the British built a class of cruisers different from anything that had come before or would follow afterwards. These ships, known variously as "The Elizabethans," or the "Hawkins" Class were a development of the prior "Town" Class light cruisers, but larger and more heavily armed. This class was also responsible for setting cruiser characteristics in the Washington Naval Conference. Added to the Features Section


October 30, 2008 RMS Queen Mary 2, Cunard Liner, With Extended Bridge Wings, Scherbak Ship Models 1:1250 Scale - Scherbak Ship Models has two highly detailed 1:1250 scale models of the Queen Mary 2. One version is in here appearance as originally entering service with Cunard. The second version, seen here is of the Queen Mary 2 after she was fitted with bridge wing extensions presenting her present day appearance. Added to the Producer's Gallery


October 21, 2008 USS Langley 1942, Seaplane Tender/Aircraft Transport, MB Models 1:1250 Scale - MB Models has two 1:1250 scale models of USS Langley AV-3 as she appeared in 1942. One is kit form, requiring assembly and painting. However, they also have an assembled painted version, as shown here. Added to the Producer's Gallery


October 19, 2008 Hanseatic League Ships & Buildings, Berger Zinngußmodelle 1:1250 Scale - In the the era of cogs and caravels, unique northern European architecture, still seen in Europe, had evolved. Berger Zinngußmodelle has developed a series of 1:1250 scale ship and building models of this Hanseatic League era. Added to the Producer's Gallery


October 14, 2008 Casting Container Cranes in 1:1200 Scale, By Jeff Stevenson - In this article Jeff Stevenson will describe how he set about making my own models of dockside container cranes and associated railroad cars in 1/1200 scale. Added to the Features Section


October 12, 2008 Conversion of the Neptun Colbert by Paul Jacobs - Of the French heavy cruisers, only two received significant modifications by Vichy France, the Algerie and Colbert. The most visible changes to Colbert were the removal of the main (tripod) mast, and replacement with a large box structure mounting anti-aircraft weapons. Added to the Features Section


September 30, 2008 CSS David, Berger Zinngußmodelle 1:1250 Scale - This model is the famous "DAVID". CSS David was built as a private venture by T. Stoney at Charleston, South Carolina in 1863, and put under the control of the Confederate States Navy. Added to the Producer's Gallery


September 14, 2008 Sendai Class Conversions: A New Life for Old Models by Paul Jacobs - Don't throw away those old models! They may be worn, featureless, bent, folded or mutilated but there is life within their battered exteriors. Paul Jacobs shows how he took two tired old war horses of the Sendai Class and easily crafted sprightly new thoroughbreds. Added to the Features Section


September 8, 2008 H39 German Battleship Design with Eight 16-Inch Guns, Superior 1:1200 Scale - This is the H-39 German Battleship Design with eight 16inch guns in 1:1200 scale by Superior Models, model G104. This design was the basic plan proceeded with and other than the main battery was no different than the design with twelve 15-inch guns, G103. This class was cancelled due to higher priorities for U-Boat construction. By Bob Weymouth. Added to the Producer's Gallery


August 24, 2008 County Class Heavy Cruisers in 1:1250 Scale by Paul Jacobs - The British County Class cruisers of the inter-war period made up the bulk of Britain’s fleet of heavy cruisers in World War II and thus, as a group, were a significant part of the Royal Navy ‘s cruiser force between 1925 and 1945. Paul Jacobs looks at the class and the models. Added to the Features Section


August 2, 2008 Dunkerque, French Battlecruiser 1940, By John Youngerman - These are photos of the re-make of the French battlecruiser Dunkerque as she appeared in 1940-41 scratch-built by John Youngerman. Added to the Reader's Models Gallery


July 17, 2008 USS Colorado BB-45, Mid-1944, By John Youngerman - John Youngerman decided to remake USS Colorado using the Morskie plans as a basis, which enabled him to add much more detail and to correct several very minor inaccuracies with the previous Colorado. Added to the Reader's Models Gallery


July 9, 2008 Welcome to the Society of Miniature Ship Collectors! You will find their logo and link on the main 1250 Page. Learn about the society and their by-laws by simply clicking on the link. 


July 1, 2008 Askold, Russian Protected Cruiser 1904, Navis N643 - Navis produces a model of this handsome ship. The Navis Askold (N643) is painted in the striking Pacific Squadron scheme of white with yellow funnels. Added to the Producer's Gallery


June 17, 2008 HMS Furious in 1:1250 Scale by Paul Jacobs - HMSFurious was one of the first aircraft carriers. Modified from a light battle cruiser, her first appearance had a flight deck forward and an 18-inch gun aft. However, after World War One she was converted to one of the first full fledged carriers and served the Royal Navy admirably through World War Two. Paul Jacobs examines her incarnations in 1:1250 scale. Added to the Features Section


May 31, 2008 Japanese Warship Conversions by Peter Ewell - Accurate conversion of IJN subjects is a good deal more uncertain than for Allied navies because of spotty documentation. Peter Ewell examines converting the stock Neptun 1:1250 scale models to add more variety to a collection. Added to the Features Section


May 17, 2008 USS Chicago CG-11, Missile Cruiser 1965 N2338 -  The USS Albany, Chicago and Columbus were modern razees from two Baltimore and one Oregon City cruisers. They were taken in hand and razeed to the weather deck with a towering superstructure and Tartar SAM mounts. Added to the Producer's Gallery


May 3, 2008 H39 German Battleship Design with Twelve 15-Inch Guns, Superior 1:1200 Scale G103 - This is the German battleship design H39 with twelve 15inch guns. This model is the Superior/Alnavco G103 in 1:1200 scale and shows an alternative armament scheme. By Bob Weymouth. Added to the Producer's Gallery


April 28, 2008 Borodino, Rissian Battleship 1905, Navis N612A - Navis has produced a new model of the Borodino N612A, which is painted in the striking black and yellow scheme worn by the Borodino at the Battle of Tsushima. Added to the Producer's Gallery


April 20, 2008 Jean Bart, French Battleship 1949, Scratch-Built by John Younerman 1:1200 Scale - Here are photos of John Youngerman's new 1/1200 scale model of Jean Bart. Also included are two photos showing both his 1/1200 scale scratch-built and the 1/700 scale Trumpeter model. Added to the Reader's Models Gallery


April 18, 2008 USS Los Angeles CA135 1957, Cruise Missile Heavy Cruiser, 1250 Models TF004 - In the mid 1950s, Los Angeles was one of the class equipped with the Regulus I. The grandfather of all cruise missiles, the subsonic Regulus could carry a nuclear warhead and is the ship is available in 1:1250 scale from 1250 Models. Added to the Producer's Gallery


April 7, 2008 2008 New York City 1/1250 Scale Marine Models Meeting - Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! Get the latest and greatest about the 2008 NYC 1/1250 Scale Models Meeting. Come join the rumble in the Big Apple on May 15 through May 17. Room rates as low as $150 for three nights in NYC? Big Joey says somebody is going to Ryker's Island for copping those rates. Added to the 1250 Scale Main Page


April 6, 2008 HMS Ajax 1942, Leander Class Light Cruiser, Mountford 1:1250 Scale (MM112K) - Mountford produces a resin and white metal model of HMS Ajax as she appeared in 1942. Added to the Producer's Gallery


March 26, 2008 SMS Emden II, German Light Cruiser 1916, Navis N41n - Navis has released a new (neu) pattern Emden II (N41n) in their ongoing improvement program for the entire line. The detail on Neu pattern models is tremendous and that of Emden II is no exception. Added to the Producer's Gallery


March 23, 2008 Gascogne, French Battleship Design 1940, Superior 1:1200 Scale F105 - As the fourth unit of the Richelieu class, the Gascogne 1940 design had the main battery arranged fore and aft and the secondary battery placed entirely on the center line. By Bob Weymouth. Added to the Producer's Gallery


March 18, 2008 HMS Malta, Heavy Carrier Design 1945, Mountford 1:1250 Scale - Both the USN and RN came a melding of design philosophies for large carrier designs late in the war. For the USN it was the large armored Midway class, whose first unit arrived shortly after the war had ended. For the RN the result was the Malta class whose units never did arrive. Mountford produces a 1:1250 scale resin and white metal of HMS Malta. Added to the Producer's Gallery


February 23, 2008 USS Salt Lake City CA-25 1944, Scratch Built by John Youngerman - Here is one of the new 1:1250 scale scratch-built models from John Youngerman. This time it is the USS Salt Lake City CA-25, as she appeared in 1944. Added to the Reader's Models Gallery


February 7, 2008 HMS Emerald, E Class Light Cruiser, Neptun N-1147 - Neptun Model produces a 1941 fit of HMS Emerald N-1147 before the addition of the pom-poms and twin 20mm mounts. Added to the Producer's Gallery


February 2, 2008 HMS Lion, Royal Navy 1939 Battleship Design, Superior 1:1200 Scale B102, By Bob Weymouth - This is the British Lion Class BB 1939, produced by Superior in 1:1200 scale as model B102. Added to the Producer's Gallery


January 23, 2008 Ise, Japanese Battleship-Carrier, 1944-1945, Neptun 1203 - With N1203 Neptun produces the Ise in her Battle of Leyte Gulf appearance with the rocket launchers flanking the aft flight deck.  Added to the Producer's Gallery


January 16, 2008 USS Roanoke CL-145 1949, Scratch-Built by John Youngerman - Here is one of the new 1:1250 scale scratch-built models from John Youngerman. This time it is the USS Roanoke CL-145, as she appeared in 1949. Added to the Reader's Models Gallery


January 13, 2008 USS New Jersey 1968 - This is the Superior 1;1200 scale USS New Jersey 1968 (A140). Due to the heavy fighting in Vietnam, the US Navy withdrew this battleship from the Reserve Fleet in September 1967 and outfitted her for renewed service with the fleet. Photographs by Bob Weymouth. Added to the Producer's Gallery


January 10, 2008 HMS Duke of York, British Battleship 1943, Nptun 1:1250 Scale - Neptun N-1101C is the Duke of York variant of the King George V class RN battleship. The model reflects her appearance in December 1943 when she sank Scharnhorst. As always Neptun provides an incredible amount of detail in their product with all of the fine detail expected of this world leading producer. Added to the Producer's Gallery


January 6, 2008 Scherbak Ship Models - The 1250 Scale Page wishes to welcome Scherbak Ship Models as a sponsor of the page. The company produces very type of ship, cruise ships, ocean liners, cargo ships, warships and sailing vessels. Added to the 1250 Scale Main Page.

 

September 19, 2007 USS Pensacola 1944, Scratch-Built by John Youngerman - Here is one of the new 1:1250 scale scratch-built models from John Youngerman. This time it is the USS Pensacola CA-24, as she appeared in dazzle camouflage in 1944. Added to the Reader's Models Gallery


July 21, 2007 Newest 1:1200 scale releases from Superior Models - Bob Weymouth shows the four latest 1:1200 scale models from Superior Models, the HMAS Hobart CV, HMS Dorsetshire CA, Mogami CA/CV and Kitakami CL. Added to the Producer's Gallery


July 1, 2007 Weapons Class, Royal Navy Radar Picket 1963 - MB Models produces a 1:1250 scale model of the Weapons Class Radar Picket. The model is composed of a resin hull with white metal masts, weapons and fittings. Added to the Producer's Gallery


May 30, 2007 HMS Invincible, VTOL Aircraft Carrier, ALK-72C - HMS Invincible was part of the core of the task force which reclaimed the Falklands for Great Britain. Albatros produces a model of this battle veteran. The model portrays the ship as she appeared in 2003, after refits from the Falklands fit. Numbered ALK-72C, the Albatros HMS Invincible comes with full deck markings. Added to the Producer's Gallery


May 20, 2007 USS Forrestal CVA-59 1955, The First Super-Carrier - Carlos Marquadt produces a model of USS Forrestal CVA-59 as built 1955. CMP-1010 has all of the original gun positions, as well as yellow deck numerals. Added to the Producer's Gallery


April 21, 2007 SMS Nurnberg 1914, German Light Cruier in East Asiatic Squadron Colors, Navis 50S - Navis produces two versions of the Nurnberg. This is # 50S in the white and buff colors of the German East Asiatic Squadron. The other version is #50, in gray war paint, as she appeared at the Battles of Coronel and the Falkland Islands. Added to the Producer's Gallery


April 19, 2007 HMS Adamant, British Submarine Depot Ship 1941 - If the British submarine is neglected, how much more so is the auxiliary that kept those submarines operational? Martin Brown of MB Models has produced a 1:1250 scale model of the last of the World War Two submarine depot tenders, the HMS Adamant. Added to the Producer's Gallery


April 11, 2007 USS Ticonderoga CV-14 - A modified design of the Essex class aircraft carrier was called the Long-Hull Essex. As constructed, the bulk of the Essex Class were in the long hull category. The 888-feet long-hull variant was found on Ticonderoga CV-14. Neptun produces a model of the Ticonderoga (N-1310b). Added to the Producer's Gallery


March 11, 2007 Kongo, Japanese Battle Cruiser 1914, Scratch-Built in 1:1200 Scale by Titan To - This is the Japanese battle cruiser Kongo, as she was originally built in Great Britain. Titan To of Hong Kong scratch-built the model is 1:1200 scale. Added to the Reader's Models Gallery


March 3, 2007 Imperial Japanese Navy 1930 Battleship Designs, Fujimoto & Hiraga Designs, Superior 1:1200 Scale - In early 1930, Japan was interested in new battleship designs as the battleship Building Holiday due to the Washington Treaty was due to expire in 1931. Two designs were submitted, the Fujimoto design and the Hiraga design. Superior has produced 1:1200 scale models of both designs. Photographs and text by Bobby Weymouth. Added to the Producer's Gallery


February 25, 2007 USS Saratoga, 1:1250 Scale by Peter Ohm - No, this is not the Trumpeter 1:350 scale USS Saratoga with prewar fittings and aircraft. This incredible model is actually in 1:1250 Scale. Peter Ohm did not state if he scratch-built this Saratoga or modified the Neptun model. Added to the Features Section.


February 11, 2007 Orca, Dutch Off Shore Ship 1984 - (AL-113) Not all ships are huge tankers, container ships or cruise ships. Thousands of small work ships go about their duties on the seas throughout the world. One of the most wonderful aspects of 1:1250 scale production and collection is that these small work ships can be produced. Here is one example, the Dutch Off Shore Ship, Orca in 1984. This model is produced by Albatros and is #113. Added to the Producer's Gallery


January 17, 2007 Duncan Robinson Collectables - The 1250 Page is pleased to welcome Duncan Robinson Collectables as a sponsor to 1250 Page. In addition to carrying models from various companies, D. R. Collectables will soon have their own line of models on RN submarines 1901 to present. 


January 15, 2007 Waterline-Ships.Co.UK - The 1250 Page is pleased to welcome Waterline-Ships.Co.UK as a sponsor to 1250 Page. It is about time that this page had a sponsor from the sceptered isle, land of Horatio Nelson and the Royal Navy. 

Y-Class, Post Belfast RN Cruiser Design - Scratch-built by Ron Hughes and photographed by Robert van Oosten, this depicts the never built Y Class RN cruiser design. Added to the Reader's Models Section. 


January 7, 2007 USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71 - This is the USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71 of the Nimitz class. It is produced in 1:1250 scale by Carlos Marquadt and is model CMP-1017. Added to the Producer's Gallery


January 4, 2007 New USN "Never-Weres" of the 1930s, Superior 1:1200 Scale, By Bobby Weymouth - Bobby Weymouth shows three new "Never Were" designs of the USN from the 1930s by Superior in 1:1200 scale. They include 1937 design XVI battleship, 1934-2 battleship design, and 1933 battle cruiser design. Added to the Producer's Gallery


January 1, 2007 HMS Edinburgh Type 42C Batch Three Royal Navy Destroyer - (ALK-82A) This is the stretched, improved version of the Type 42 Sheffield class destroyer. Named the Manchester class the Batch Three versions, in large measure corrected the defects of the initial design. Added to the Producer's Gallery



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