Tuesday, September 24, 2013


The Canberra Model Shipwrights Society had their annual exhibition last weekend. The display of model ships was terrific. Many of the models were scratch built and the degree of skill shown was truly amazing. Here are some photos from the exhibition.

  Mississippi river boats were popular

 A very nice British gun boat/launch - 1/48 scale
 A great Chinese War Junk

 Air craft carrier HMAS Melbourne in 1/72 scale

 Beautifully detailed work
 Amazing hand carved miniature ships figureheads

 The Santa Maria
 Very nice armed cutter

 1/35 scale Vietnam War Riverine craft
 The same in 1/72 scale
 There were quite a few very nice models of WW2 ships

 WW2 landing craft in 1/72 scale

 Some of the boys with their toys
 Nice Murray River paddle steamer

The level of skill on this model was truly astounding. All the decoration is hand carved from wood, incredibly detailed, a true masterpiece. The parquetry deck on the ship was also hand made - stunning!


  1. And people say there is nothing to do in Canberra

  2. I love model ships and these are excellent. Some people are very clever!

  3. Amazing ships and excellent photos Greg.