Models by All Types of Builders

I had originally had three different pages for different types of modelers: Assemblers, Detailers and Scratch Builders, but found each page was rather sparse. I have now placed all three type on this one page. You can see what type of modeler built each as I have noted if the builder is an Assembler ("Assembled by..."), a Detailer ("Detailed by...") or a Scratch builder ("Scratch built by...").

At the bottom of this page is a brief description of what each modeling type is.

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Dioramas    Aircraft Carriers    Battleships    Heavy Cruisers

Light Cruisers     Destroyers     Submarines     Lesser Vessels

Dioramas:
  • Destroyer Escorts in Harbor - Sky Wave - Detailed by: Chris Timony
  • Fleet in Harbor - Mixed - Detailed by: Noel Carpio


  • Aircraft Carriers:
  • New! Shoho - Hasegawa - Detailed by: "Capatin Nemo"
  • NEW! Shinano - Tamiya - Assembled by: Jason Abraham
  • Shinano - Doyusha - Detailed by: Noel Carpio and Jun Villalon
  • Shinano - Doyusha - Detailed by: Bill Waldorf
  • Shinano - Tamiya - Detailed by: Chris Timony
  • Zuikaku - Tamiya - Detailed by: Chris Timony
  • Junyo - Tamiya - Detailed by: Chris Timony
  • Junyo - Tamiya - Detailed by: Noel Carpio
  • Kaga - Hasegawa - Detailed by: Omami
  • Akagi - Hasegawa - Detailed by: Omami
  • Zuiho - Hasegawa - Detailed by: Chris Timony
  • Shinano (old) - Tamiya - Assembled by: Jason Abraham
  • Zuikaku - Tamiya - Assembled by: Jason Abraham
  • Akagi - Scratch builder: Motion Models
  • Hiryu - Assembled by: ANKEN
  • Junyo - Tamiya - Assembled by: Jason Abraham
  • Taiyo - Aoshima - Assembled by: Jason Abraham
  • Kaga and Akagi - Hasegawa - Detailed by:
  • Omami

    Battleships:
  • New! Ise - Hasegawa - Detailed by: "Capatin Nemo"
  • Yamato - Tamiya - Detailed by: Tom Wilson
  • Yamato - Tamiya - Detailed by: Bill Waldorf
  • Fuso - Scratch built by: Harvey Low
  • more to come...


  • Heavy Cruisers:
  • NEW! Suzuya - Tamiya - Detailed by: Chris Timony
  • Mogami - Tamiya - Detailed by: Chris Timony
  • Kumano - Tamiya - Assembled by: Jason Abraham
  • Nachi - Tamiya - Detailed by: Noel Carpio
  • more to come...


  • Light Cruisers:
  • New! Agano - Tamiya - Assembled by: Jason Abraham
  • Natori - Tamiya - Assembled by: Jason Abraham
  • Katori - Aoshima - Detailed by: Harvey Low
  • more to come...


  • Destroyers:
  • NEW! Hatsuharu - Skywave - Detailed by: Chris Timony
  • more to come...


  • Submarines:
  • more to come...


  • Lesser vessels:
  • Kamikawa Maru - Sky Wave - Detailed by: Chris Timony
  • Okikawa Maru - Sky Wave - Detailed by: Chris Timony
  • more to come...




  • Scratch Builders


    "What's a Scratch Builder?", you may be asking yourself. A Scratch Builder is someone who, if experienced, had decided to put his modeling skills to the ultimate test.

    To build a model of a IJN ship from nothing that has any resemblance to the final product is indeed a task that require guts, skill and an incredible amount of tenacity! I salute the scratch builders among you and hope to hone my ship building skills to one day join your ranks. *salutes*

    Scratch builders and Detailers share a common goal: to build as realistic a representation of an I.J.N. ship as is humanly possible.



    Detailers


    "What's a Detailer?", you may be asking yourself. A Detailer is someone more concerned with the nitty gritty of adding extensive detailing to a ship (photo etched parts, rebuilding inaccurate parts, etc, etc). Obviously Detailers are capable of producing higher quality models, but with much longer build and research times.

    You can always tell a Detailer when you see one or converse with one on a message board. They strive for perfection and usually leave messages like the following:

    "I have long thought the rivet details of models I've seen have not looked just right; I thought the height seemed to much; while I know people like to see details like these; I want mine to be realistic in every way..." - Steve Nuttall - building a 1/48 scale Yamato. (mind you his Yamato is being scratch built, but you get my meaning, right?)

    Scratch builders and Detailers share a common goal: to build as realistic a representation of an I.J.N. ship as is humanly possible.



    Assemblers


    "What's an Assembler?", you may be asking yourself. An Assembler is someone less concerned with the nitty gritty of adding extensive detailing to a ship (photo etched parts, rebuilding inaccurate parts, etc, etc) and is more focused on producing a nice model directly from the pieces that came included in the box. Obviously Assemblers are capable of producing higher quantities of models, but at less quality when placed side by side with a highly detailed custom model.

    If you find yourself with not alot of spare time (or money) on your hands to devote to revamping boxed models, or if you just find detailing with those small parts a headache, you are an Assembler.