Friday, December 21, 2012

Wishing you Happy Holidays

Model Expo would like to wish all of our Model Shipways friends & families a Happy & Safe Holiday season!

As a reminder, please take note of Model Expo's holiday hours:
  • Monday, 12/24 - 9am - 12pm ET
  • Tuesday, 12/25 - Closed for Christmas 
  • Monday, 12/31 - 9am - 2pm ET
  • Tuesday, 1/1/13 - Close for New Years Day
  • All other days are normal business hours (9am - 6pm ET)

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Model Expo Technical Difficulties with Email

Model Expo fans - just as an FYI, our email server took a big hit yesterday. We're in the process of rebuilding however, in the interim, if you have any questions, please send all your emails to

We should be back up by Monday. Sorry for any inconveniences.

Eric @ Model Expo

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Another ship modeler request for assistance

Lawrence R Wendell Jr. of Glenwood, Iowa posted a message on Facebook regarding a re-build of his US Frigate ESSEX - we're hoping someone can help him. If you can

Friday, June 1, 2012

USS Essex - Vintage Kit Build!

Arnold Tillman, from Jacksonville, FL, sent us pictures of his "vintage" USS Essex! According to Arnold,

Friday, May 25, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Scratch Built Freidrich Wilhelm Du Perde by Mike Kamish

Mike Kamish shared with us pictures of his scratch-built Freidrich Wilhelm Du Perde - simply superb work Mike! Regarding the model,

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Chaperon by S. Vederso

S. Vederso, an avid ship modeler, sent in numerous pictures of his completed models. In this post, we are featuring

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Announcing the Frigate Essex by Model Shipways!

Ok, so the cat is finally out of the bag! One of Chuck Passaro's proteges (Sam Cassano) has been toiling away for several years on the Frigate Essex and she's nearly ready for production! The Essex will

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Something new on the horizon?!?!

Ok Ship Modeling fans, let's see how good you are! We have a super-secret Model Shipways project that has been under development for quite some time - only a few

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Don't be afraid to ask for help!

Whether you're new to ship modeling or a full-fledged expert, there's nothing wrong in seeking out help if you encounter a problem while modeling a ship. Take for instance John Oreskovich. New to the hobby, John recognized

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

Gunboat Philadelphia - Development Update Number 3!

I was beginning the rough outline of our Summer Sizzler catalog and wanted to know how Bob Crane was coming along with the Gunboat Philadelphia by Model Shipways

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Chuck Passaro's Pinnace - a New Model Shipways Kit?

If you're in the New London, CT area on Saturday, April 28th, you should stop on by the Ship Model Conference & Show; if you're not in the area, maybe you should make plans to attend. At the show (details below),

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

USN Picket Boat #1 being built by Manny Hernandez

Check out the in-progress pictures from Manny of Whttier, CA of his Model Shipways USN Picket Boat #1 - great job so far Manny! 

What's really interesting is that these comments came in

Friday, February 17, 2012

Model Shipways Kate Cory - Built by Gary Cox

Check out the pictures Gary Cox sent us of his Model Shipways Kate Cory - great job Gary!
The 132 ton whaling brig Kate Cory was built at Westport Point, MA in 1856. Seventy-five and a half feet long with a 22-foot beam, she was one of the last whalers built specifically for the trade.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Bicentennial of The War of 1812

Ron Neilson gave us a heads up that pictures of his Syren (previously posted here) will be displayed in an online initiative for the Bicentennial of the War of 1812!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Topsail Schooner Eagle built by Peter Jaquith

Check out the scratch built Topsail Schooner Eagle built by Peter Jaquith! Peter built this to a scale of 3/16” to the foot (1:64) using old Model Shipways plans by William Zakambell. 

Friday, January 27, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

Customer Service

Hi Modelers,  my name is Tom, one of your Customer Service Representatives.  Please check this blog site for future updated information from our CSR department.
Happy Modeling
Model Expo

Benjamin Latham built by Jim LeFever

Check out the pictures of Jim LeFever's Benjamin Latham by Model Shipways - great job on this and your other kits Jim!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

USS Enterprise built by Dr. James P. Melott, Jr.

Check out the pics of the USS Enterprise built by Dr. James P. Melott, Jr.! And if you have questions for him, I'm sure he'd be happy to hear from you!

Dr. Melott's comments: 

Mr. Garcia per your instructions I present the following information and request for your review and consideration. In 1998 or 1999, I purchased the Model kit #2040 of the USS Constitution. I ordered it

Friday, January 6, 2012

Sultana Colonial Schooner built by Donnie Driskell

Check out the great job Donnie Driskell did on the Sultana Colonial Schooner by Model Shipways! If you have questions about Donnie's work, you can contact him directly via email at

Donnie's comments: This was my first wooden ship to build in a long time. The Model Shipways manual & plans were written so that just about anyone, with a little effort and creativity, can

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Gunboat Philadelphia - Development Update Number 2!

After the long holiday, I was checking on the progress of our in-development kits and look what Bob Crane sent me in email - pictures of the brass prototypes of the 9-pounder guns the Gunboat Philadelphia by Model Shipways! Enjoy the pics!