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Ship Model Kits

1:350 Scale is the most popular display scale. 1:350 translates to 1 Foot equals 350 Feet. A ship that is 700' long would be a 24" long model. Most of these ship models are of full hull construction. That means you get the parts to complete the model as if it were out of the water. Most models come with a display stand.

1:700 Scale, the collector's scale, offers the modeler hundreds of different model ship kits to choose from. This smaller scale translates to 1 Foot equals 700 Feet. Based on the example above, a 700' long ship would be a 12" model. Most of these ship models are of waterline construction. You get all of the parts that would appear above the waterline. They are designed to be placed on a flat surface and do not come with display stands.


The following ship models all required assembling.

1:350 Scale USS Enterprise Aircraft Carrier
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The United States Navy Aircraft Carrier CVN-65 Enterprise, also known as the "Big E", is the worlds largest ship and the first nuclear powered aircraft carrier. The CVN-65 was launched as the Enterprise on 24 September 1960 as the largest ship afloat. Its waterline is 317 meters long and has a beam of 40.5m, but even with these awesome dimensions it has the same draught as that of the Kitty Hawk class carriers. The Enterprise is powered by eight pressurized water cooled A2W nuclear reactors and 4 geared steam turbines by Westinghouse, which produces 280,000 horsepower. With this power the Enterprise can travel 140,000 n.m. at 36 knots or 400,000 n.m. at 20 knots. Cost of construction was 450 million dollars. The CVN-65 carries 94 aircraft which include F-14A Tomcat, A-7E Corsair II, A-6E Intruder, S-3A Viking, EA-6B Prowler, E-2C Hawk Eye and SH-3H Sea King helicopters.
#IH-ACE  $399.95.

1:350 Scale USS Lexington Aircraft Carrier

The USS LEXINGTON(CV-2) was originally designated CC-1 being laid down as a battlecruiser on 8 Jan 1921 at Quincy, Massachusetts. Authorized to be completed as an aircraft carrier on 1 July 1922 and commissioned 14 December 1927. On 7 December 1941 the USS LEXINGTON, based at Pearl Harbor, received word of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. She immediately launched searchplanes to hunt for the Japanese fleet. On 7 May 1942, USS LEXINGTON'S air group sank the Japanese light carrier SHOHO. On May 8th, the USS LEXINGTON was hit by 2 torpedos and 3 bombs. She finaly rolled over on her side and sank later that day. The first US Aircraft Carrier sank in WWII, the USS LEXINGTON received 2 battle stars for her gallant service.

#IH-05608  $299.95.


1:350 Scale German Battleship Bismarck

At 06.00 hours on Saturday 24th May 1941, at position 63 20' N, 31 50' W, the Royal Navy was dealt one of its most shattering blows. The 42,000 ton battle-cruiser Hood was destroyed after an action lasting barely eight minutes with Bismarch, the largest and most modern battleship in service with the German Navy. Three days later, after the most celebrated sea chase of the Second World War, which involved no fewer than three British battleships, two battlecruisers, two aircraft carriers and nine cruisers, plus numerous destroyers, Bismarck was brought to bay, reduced to a blazing hulk, and finally sunk. The career of the most feared German warship was terminated a mere nine months after she was commissioned.

By the Treaty of Versailles of 1919, Germany was forbidden to build warships displacing more than 10,000 tons or carrying armament of a calibre greater than 290mm. Three so-called "pocket battleships" were built more or less within these restrictions between 1929 and 1935, but capital ships capable of rivaling the heaviest units of the major naval powers were not laid down until 1936. These ships, Bismarck and her sister Tirpitz, did not have the benefit of continuous development and improvement as did those of foreign navies, and were fundamentally adaptations of the designs for the Baden class battle-ships built during the First World War. Despite this handicap, Battleships 'F' (Bismarck) and 'G' (Tirpitz) proved to be formidable warships, and although very much lacking in the protection afforded to their internal communications systems, a defect which was to prove particularly disastrous for Bismarck, their vertical armour, machinery and armament were excellent.

The Anglo-German Naval Agreement of 1935 suplanted the conditions imposed by the Treaty of Versailles and recognized the right of the German Navy to possess capital ships of a size comparable to those of other navies, which were themselves limited by the 1930 London Naval Treaty to 35,000 tons. In fact, studies for ships of this nature had already been drawn up, and the design of a 380mm turret was well in hand, by the time the Agreement was signed. Accordingly, on 2st July 1936, the keel of Battle-ship 'F' was laid at the Blohm und Voss shipyard in Hamburg, and despite a number of technical problems the ship was launched on 145h February 1939. Bismarck was commissioned on 24th August 1940, and after a period of trials, crew training and general working-up in the Baltic, was joined in April 1941 by the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen. The two ships trained together for several weeks and in the middle of May moved north to the Norwegian fjords. On 22nd May, Bismarck and Prinz Eugen, under the command of Admiral Gunther Lutjens, left friendly waters and steered north-west on Operation Rheinubung, a break out, via the Denmark Strait, into the Atlantic Ocean with the intention of attacking the vital British convoys. The British, realizing the immense threat posed by the two raiders, made strenuous efforts to locate the German vessels, and by the evening of 23rd May the cruisers Suffolk and Norfolk had sighted them and proceeded to track their movements by radar, eventually delivering them to the guns of Hood and the brand new battleship Prince of Wales.

Although Hood was destroyed, Bismarck had received three hits from Prince of Wales, on of which had penetrated a fuel tank, causing a leak which left a slick in the vessel's wake and contaminating much of the oil that remained. In view of the seriousness of the damage, Admiral Lutjens decided to cancel Operation Rheinubung and, after detaching Prinz Eugen, made for the Terman-held French coast. The journey was never completed. The pursuit, interception and final annihilation of Bismarck was fraught with incident. First, Swordfish torpedo bombers from the carrier Victorious launched three attacks, but without significant success. Then the British lost contact. It was regained through Bismarck's transmission of a radio message, but the signals were misinterpreted and the German battleship was not positively located again until early on 26th May, when she was spotted by an RAF Catalina flying boat. Strikes by Swordfish aircraft, this time from Ark Royal, were delivered, first in error against the British cruiser Sheffield, then against Bismarck, and one torpedo struck the stern of the battleship, jamming her steering gear and sealing her fate. On the morning of 27th May, the British battleships King George V and Rodney appeared on the horizon and, closing the range, proceeded to pound Bismarck to a wreck. An hour and three quarters later, the cruiser Dorsetshire put three torpedoes into her, and at 10.40 hours she capsized and sank, taking with her some 1,800 sailors.

#IH-78001  $249.95.


1:350 Scale British Battleship King George V
This model represents the Battleship King George V during WW II.
#IH-78010  $249.95.

1:350 British Battleship Prince of Wales
This model represents the Battleship Prince Of Wales during WW II.
#IH-BBPOW  $249.95.

1:350 Scale Japanese Battleship Yamato
In 1917 the Japanese Navy began planning a strong "Eight-Eight" squadron. This was to comprise eight new battleships including the Nagato, Mutsu, Kaga, Tosa, Kii and Owari, and eight new battle cruisers including the Amagi, Akagi, Takao and Atago. In addition four new ships as yet unnamed were to be leviathans with a load displacement of 47,500 tons and carrying eight 46cm guns as their main armament. However, under the Treaty of Washington signed in 1921, the possession of capital ships was limited and the building of new ships was prohibited for 10years. Although the Nagato and Mutsu were completed and the Akagi and Kaga were changed into aircraft carriers, the grand plan was never realized. In 1929-30 when the restrictions imposed were coming to an end, Japan planned to build battleships of 35,000 tons. However, the Washington treaty was followed by the London Treaty in 1930, and this plan was not realized either.

In October 1934 the Japanese Navy started plans for a new superdreadnought battleship, and after 22 months a proposal called A140-F5 was adopted. Substantial modifications were made and in March 1937 the final proposal for a 68,200 ton ship was adopted and building started at Kure Naval Dockyard on November 4th 1937. On August 8th 1940 the Yamato was launched and it was completed on the 16th December 1941. The most characteristic feature of the Yamato was the nine 46cm guns, the biggest ever mounted on a ship. For camouflage the guns were called 40cm guns of type 94. They had a maximum range of 41,000 meters and could penetrate a 43cm armour plate from a distance of 30,000 meters. The rate of fire was two rounds per minute. An armour piercing projectile of type 91 weighed 1.4 tons. The gun barrel weighed about 166 tons and the revolving part of the turret was as heavy as 2,265 tons. In addition to the powerful 46cm guns, the Yamato carried twelve 15.5 guns. The Yamato had excellent protection. Its hull was short and broad for its displacement. The turrets, bridge, machinery, etc. were disposed near the centre where the armour protection was concentrated. Of nearly 43,000 tons of steel, 21,266 tons was armour plating- more than 30% of the load displacement. The length of the Yamato was 256 metres, the breadth 34.6 metes and it had a draft of 10 metres. To gauge how huge the Yamato was, the height from keel to top of bridge was more than 50 metres, the hull contained six decks and the bridge structure thirteen decks. There were about 400 speaking tubes, 750 telephones and eight generators with a total output of no less than 4,800 kw, enough to supply a small town.

The Yamato first saw service in the Battle of Midway in June 1942, but it was not until October 25th 1944 that the 45cms guns were first used in action. On April 6th 1945 the Yamato took part in "Operation Ten No.1" (Operation kikusui), and on the 7th April early in the morning the Japanese unit was spotted by an enemy plane and in the afternoon it was attacked by more than 300 enemy aircraft. The Yamato was hit by ten torpedoes and eight bombs and at 2.23 p.m. it sank with its crew of 2,498 without proving the worth of its huge guns.

#IH-78002  $249.95.


1:700 Waterline Scale Super Dreadnought Japanese Battleships

These ships represent the massive might of the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II.

1. Japanese Battleship Musashi (below) - 2nd largest battleship ever made.
#IH-WLMB  $54.95.
2. Japanese Battleship Yamato (below) - Largest Battleship ever made.
#IH-WLB  $59.95. 
 #IH-WLBYM   ($99.95 for both)

1:700 Scale Japanese Aircraft Carrier Shinano
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This is the 1:700 assembly model kit of Shinano, the massive carrier, which was sunk only ten days after being put into commission. The unique hull design of Yamato and Musashi was passed down to Shinano, and has been accurately molded. The hangar under the flight deck has also been recreated, and can be equipped with aircraft. Both the front and rear aircraft elevators can be modeled in the raised or lowered position. The bridge, sloping funnel, and steam pipes have also been modeled with the utmost attention to detail. Kit also features accurate molding of rocket launchers, powerful anti-aircraft guns, and other powerful weapons of Shinano. Kit includes 32 aircraft, including the Ryusei. Since aircraft are molded in clear plastic, leaving the cabin portion unpainted produces a realistic finish.

#IH-31215  $64.95.



1:700 Waterline Scale Japanese Heavy Cruiser Mogami
The Mogami together with three cruisers of the same type- the Mikuma, the Suzuya and the Kumano- was designed and completed in 1935 as a large-scale light cruiser of an 8500-class. Protecting the Mogami was thickened, highly shell-proof armor effective in warding off extremely large falling-angle shells of U.S. heavy cruisers. But most impressive was the Mogami’s 152,000hp engine, the same employed on the battleship “Yamato,” the biggest battleship ever produced in the world. With the termination of the London Naval Reduction Treaty in 1937 the Mogami had its guns upgraded from 15.5cm triple to 20cm double guns. On March 30, 1942, the Mogami in cooperation the Mikuma and a squadron of destroyers sank the U.S. heavy cruiser “Houston” and the Australian cruiser “Perth” in the West Java area. In October of 1944, after going up in flames and being rendered useless from critical damage incurred by carrier-based planes during a battle off the Philippines, the friendly destroyer “Akebono” sank the Mogami with torpedoes, sending the cruiser to the depths of the Mindanao Sea.

#IH-31341  $59.95.

1:700 Waterline Scale Japanese Light Cruiser Kumano
A main characteristic of the heavily armored Mogami class cruisers was the use of weight saving techniques. This, however, resulted in concerns for the ships overall strength and stability. The Kumano, the last Mogami cruiser completed in 1937, was subsequently fitted with a large bulge, and the upper deck was built narrower and lower than the first two Mogami cruisers. The Kumano was originally fitted with 15.5cm triple guns, with a speed of 920m/sec., a max. range of 27,400m and a projection angle up to 55 degrees. These 15.5cm triple guns were highly respected by artillery experts. The Kumano participated in many battles during WWII including the Battle of Midway, the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, and the greatest naval battle of WWII, the Battle of Leyte Gulf, before suffering a simultaneous torpedo attack causing it to sink in Santa Cruz Bay in 1944.

#IH-31344  $54.95.

1:700 Waterline Series German Heavy Cruizer Prinz Eugen
The Heavy German Battle Cruiser, Prinz Eugen. 1:700 scale, total length: 303mm, total width: 31mm.Equipment and armament faithfully recreated. Prinz Eugen can be assembled as it appeared in two different operations: Operation Rheinubung, 1941 and Operation Cerberus, 1942. In Operation Cerberus, Prinz Eugen was equipped with 5 additional 20mm AA-gun quadruple turrets for the "Channel Dash." Every detail of the ship's form is accurately recreated down to the subtle line separating the left and right side of the ship's hull. Weaponry, searchlight, and the minutest onboard equipment are all portrayed in breathtaking detail.
#IH-31805  $54.95.

1:700 Waterline Scale U.S. Battleship New Jersey
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The Legend of the USS Battleship BB-62 New Jersey

One of four Iowa Class battleships built by the U.S. Navy, the BB-62 New Jersey was first commissioned during WWII, and has since been deployed with distinction to significant modern day conflicts including Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon and the Gulf War.

Serving from 1943 to 1991, the BB-62 New Jersey is the most decorated battleship in U.S. Naval history. Launched in 1942, the New Jersey was one of 4 Iowa class battleships built by the U.S. Navy. Like other Iowa class ships she boasted a 45,000 ton displacement, an amazing 212,000hp, was packed with three turrets of 50 caliber 40.6cm triple guns, and despite her large size, with hull stretching over 270m, was designed narrow enough to pass through the Panama Canal. Following serving in major battles in the Pacific during WWII, she was then deployed to both the Korean and Vietnam wars. In 1982, she was upgraded with modern technology and weapon's systems enabling her to launch Tomahawk cruise missiles and Harpoon anti-ship missiles. Following providing fire support during the Lebanon conflict she served in the Gulf War, and then was finally decommissioned for the last time in 1991.
#IH-31614  $54.95.

1:700 Waterline Scale U.S. Battleship Missouri
The Iowa Class Battleships were the largest and final great battleships of the US Navy. They included the BB-61 Iowa, the BB-62 New Jersey, and the third ship, the famous BB-63 Battleship Missouri. These ships, which boasted an amazing 212,000hp allowing a 33knots max speed, were armed with massive 40.6cm main guns. The Iowa Class ships stretched 270.4m but were relatively thin, with only 33m max length, enabling these ships to pass through the Panama Canal. Being commissioned in June 1944, the USS Missouri took part in many operations during the Pacific War including bombardments on Japanese mainland and capital. On September 2, 1945, the treaty for the unconditional surrender of Japanese forces was signed onboard the deck of the historical USS Missouri. With the outbreak of the Korean War in June 1950 the USS Missouri was deployed again with the other Iowa Class Battleships for fire support. The USS Missouri was relegated to reserve duty in 1955, but became subject to complete renovation and modernization in 1986 when she was fitted with the latest in electronic weapon systems, cruise missiles and other improvements. In 1991, the USS Missouri was deployed to fight in the Gulf War. Finally, in 1993, after about a half-century of service, this historical Battleship was at last retired.

#IH-31613  $54.95.

1:700 Waterline Scale U.S. Heavy Cruiser Indianapolis
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The U.S. Navy heavy cruiser, Indianapolis, was commissioned at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on November 15, 1932. On the opening day of the Pacific War, December 7, 1941, as flagship of Scouting Force, US Fleet, she was making a simulated bombardment near Hawaii. In March 1943, she became flagship of Admiral Raymond Spruance, Commander Fifth Fleet which consisted of Task Force 58 plus 130,000 marines and army troops. Leading the giant fleet, she participated in most of the major Central Pacific campaigns. In March 1945, she was severely damaged and returned to Mare Island for repairs. For the 2 months period of repairs, her equipment was renewed and much improved with the latest radar, electronic gun sights and new Curtiss Seahawks. After the repairs, she loaded secret cargo and personnel at San Francisco, and sailed for Tinian Island on July 16 , where a B29 bomber base was located, , and arrived there to unload the cargo and personnel on July 26. Then 4 days later, on July 30, she sunk taking 2 torpedo hits from the submarine I-58. She served with honor from Pearl Harbor through the last campaign of World War II, sinking in action two weeks before the end of the war, and earned ten battle stars.

#IH-31804  $54.95.


1/350 Scale U.S. Battleship New Jersey
This ship model represents the USS New Jersey in the 1980's and 90's.

#IH-78005  $199.95.

1:350 Scale U.S. Battleship Missouri

This model represents the USS Battleship Missouri during WWII. PLEASE NOTE: The mohogony base pictured above does not come with this kit. It come with the same kind of base as the U.S.S. Enterprises (sleek black- pictured at top of page).

#IH-78008  $249.95.

1:200 Scale Japanese Navy Super Battleship YAMATO
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This model is a behemoth! Includes guns, sea planes, clear parts, decals, gears & hardware to motorize. The most impressive model ship ever produced! Over 4' foot in length.
#IH-200SBY  $599.95.

1:600 Scale Queen Elizabeth II
This model is bigger than a 1:700 scale model.
#MEGAHBY  $79.95.

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