Dan Pariser - Ship Model Project Photos
1:200" scale - scratch built
Model Completed in 2011
The hull is built up from basswood lifts, while superstructure is basswood sheathed in plastic. Portholes are dollhouse wiring grommets. Decks are paper. The fittings are from Bluejacket, modified to be historically accurate. Railings and stairways are photoetched brass from Gold Medal Models. Windows are custom photoetch.
1:72 scale - scratch built
54" long and 14" wide
Like the model of the USS Monitor, this was built for the museum at the Brooklyn Navy Yard (Building 92). It is built to the original plans, supplemented with numerous detailed photos from the Library of Congress. Thanks go to several other modelers who helped out: Ben Passantino, Ozzie Thalman, and Gary Kingzett. Construction notes: the hull and deck structures are built up from resin composite; the deck is printed paper; the figures are adapted from Revell Germany.