Jarod Matwiy - Ship Model Project Photos
got into ship modeling because I love building things, and the more complicated
the project the better. Sailing ship models seemed a natural fit, but I also
like to try something new!
I have been building models semi-professionally for 20 years and have completed about 30 models for clients all over the continent.
My background is in CAD and electrical and mechanical engineering and can build pretty much anything. I don't limit myself to ship models.
1:76" scale - Model Shipways kit
48" long x 132" high
is the second Model Shipways USS Constitution that I've made. The build was
aided by information from the Anatomy of the Ship book USS Constitution by Karl
Deck gratings and fittings were all made of Swiss Pear and the boats (originally covered) were fitted out before shipping at the request of the client.
3/16" scale - Model Shipways kit
28" long and 18" high
This Rattlesnake was the fourth commissioned by a long-time
client who requested a mix of sail settings and some crew for this build.
The model is made from the very good Model Shipways kit, with Swiss Pear gratings and other detail parts, as well as cherry hull planking. The crew were cast metal figures purchased from Model Expo (I'm not sure if they still sell them)
1/100 scale - Scratch built
33" long and 16" high
This model was built for a descendant of the ship's captain
Raphael Semmes. It was scratchbuilt using POF construction and a special set of
photo-etched brass fittings I drew up in CAD and had made.
Reference material was from the very good book "CSS Alabama, Anatomy of a Confederate Raider" by Andrew Bowcock.
My client is part of a group called the Baton Rouge Civil War Round Table, and when he received the model they invited me to Louisiana where I gave a lecture on the model to his club!
1:100 scale - Semi Scratch
18.5" long x 15.7" high
It was made plank on bulkhead style using the AOS Endeavour book as well as plans I had from a Caldercraft kit I made previously.
I rarely accept a "deadline", but in this case the client and project was too cool to pass up. I had just over 3 months to complete the model and unfortunately I didn't have time to make the ships' boats.