Model Submarines

Submarine models in 1:700 Scale.


Some of my collection of 1:700 scale subs on display at a model show.

Early Submarines

Steam-powered subs of WWI - HMS K4 and K26

HMS K4 - scratchbuilt

Redesigned HMS K26 with raised bow and decking - note the twin funnels!

HMS M1 and M2 - scratchbuilt.

HMS M1 with 12in gun.

HMS M2 was converted into an aircraft carrier - with a Parnall Peto seaplane.

A pair of 'Cruiser' submarines - the French Surcouf and HMS X1. Both are scratchbuilt.

French submarine Surcouf - with 2 x 8in guns and Besson MB 411 Seaplane

HMS X1 with 4 x 5.2in guns in twin turrets.

WWII Submarines

WWII subs HMS Totem & HMS Triton - Seawaves waterline resin kits with scratchbuilt hulls.

HMS Totem - a Group 2 T Class Submarine

HMS Triton - a Group 1 T Class.

HMS Upholder - both scratchbuilt.

HMS Upholder of WWII.

Two Gato and a Balao class submarines of WWII - Hobby Boss kits.

USS Balao in 1943 configuration.

USS Gato in 1941 configuration.

German WWII U-Boats - Type IX, Type XXI and Type XXIII.

Hasegawa waterline Type IX - with scratchbuilt lower hull.

Type XXI submarine - Pit Road kit.

Type XXIII coastal submarine - Pit Road kit.

German WWII U-Boats - Type VII's - Hobby Boss kits.

German Type VIIB U-Boat.

German Type VIIC U-Boat.

German WWII U-Boats - Type IX's - Hobby Boss kits.

German Type IXC U-Boat.

German Type IXB U-Boat.

Soviet WWII Type D-2 & Type S submarines - Combrig resin kits.

Soviet WWII Type D-2

Soviet WWII Type S submarine.

Soviet WWII Type K-21, Type L-3 and Type M submarines - Combrig resin kits.

Soviet Type K-21 cruiser submarine.

Soviet Type L-3 submarine.

Soviet Type M coastal submarine.

Japanese WWII Type I-25 and Type I-17 - Pit Road 'Ready Made' models.

Japanese WWII - I-9 & I-400 Submarines.

I-400 - old Nichimo waterline kit with scratchbuilt hull.

I-9 - Skywaves kit.

Modern Submarines

Russian Kilo and Alfa attack submarines.

Russian Alfa SSN - DML kit.

Russian Kilo SSK - Hobby Boss kit.

Yuri Dolgoruky - new Russian SSBN - OKB Grigorov resin kit.

Yuri Dolgoruky - Borei Class submarine, recently launched.

British and American Attack subs - USS Dallas & HMS Trafalgar - DML kits.

HMS Trafalgar SSN.

USS Dallas SSN.

Soviet Delta III SSBN - DML kit.


Soviet Echo-II SSGN & Sierra SSN.

Echo-II SSGN - Skywaves waterline kit with scratchbuilt hull.

Soviet Sierra SSN Attack Submarine.

Russian Oscar II SSGN - 'Kursk'

Oscar Class - 'Kursk' - Hobby Boss kit - with opened up launch tubes.

Japanes Navy SSK's - Yuushio & Oyashio.

JMSDF Yuushio - DML kit.

JMSDF Oyashio - Pit Road ready-made kit.

Chinese PLA Navy Type 033 & Type 039A attack submarines.

Type 039A SSK - Hobby Boss kit

PLAN Type 033 (ex Soviet 'Romeo' class) - Pit Road ready made model.

British SSBN - HMS Resolution

HMS Resolution - DML kit.

Soviet 'Romeo' SSK & 'Whiskey Long Bin' SSG.

Romeo SSK - Hobby Boss PLAN Type-033 kit 'converted'.

Whiskey Long Bin - Pit Road ready made model.

Russian 'Akula' Class SSBN - NATO Typhoon.

Typhoon SSBN - Hobby Boss kit.

HMS Upholder SSK - scratchbuilt.

First US missile submarines - USS Cusk & USS Tunny

USS Cusk with 'Loon' (German V1) missile - modified Skywave waterline Gato.

USS Tunny with Regulus I missile - modified Skywave Gato.

USS Grayback and USS Halibut.

USS Grayback with Regulus II missile - Pit Road ready made model.

USS Halibut with Regulus I missile - scratchbuilt.

US 'Boomers' - Missile-launching SSBN's.

USS George Washington - the first Polaris SSBN - Skywaves waterline kit with scratchbuilt hull.

USS Ohio SSBN - DML kit.

USS Jimmy Carter - modified Seawolf Class SSN.

USS Jimmy Carter - Hobby Boss kit.

USS Nautilus SSN - first atomic powered submarine.

USS Nautilus - Pit Road ready made model.

USS Seawolf and USS Virginia - new attack submarines.

USS Seawolf - Hobby Boss kit.

USS Virginia SSN attack submarine. Hobby Boss kit

British SSBN - HMS Vanguard.

HMS Vanguard - scratchbuilt.

Russian attack submarines - Victor III and Akula class SSN's

Victor III SSN - DML kit.

Russian Akula class SSN - Hobby Boss kit.

....and finally....

Aleksayev KM Ekranoplan.

'Caspian Sea Monster' - Takara ready made model.

Ken Duffey

Nov 2014