1/12 Scale Twin B Fishing Boat

1/12 Scale Twin B Fishing Boat

Craftsman: Ellsworth Orr

Catalog #: 2022.5.1

Donor: Ellsworth Orr

Ellsworth Orr built this 1/12 scale model of the Twin B fishing boat in honor of the vessel’s original owners, Wallace “Bud” Brown and Wilson “Bogie” Bogan.

1/96 Scale USS United States Man-o-War

1/96 Scale USS United States Man-o-War

Craftsman: Francis J. Tepedino

Catalog #: 2014.20.1 

Donor: Francis J. Tepedino

This fully rigged 1/96 scale model of the USS United States Man-o-War includes deck and rigging figures.

1799 American Frigate USS Essex

1799 American Frigate USS Essex

Craftsman: Norman Wuyjens 

Catalog #: 2017.3.1 

Donor: Norman Wuyjens 

This scale model of the 1799 American Frigate, USS Essex was built by Norman Wuytens. The solid wood hull model was built from a Midwest Models kit.

1960 Cruiser (Designed 1939)

1960 Cruiser (Designed 1939)

Craftsman: William Tompkins

Catalog #: 2014.6.16

Contributor: William Tompkins

This model ship was designed by Bill Tompkins in 1939, but never actually built at full size. He named it, “1960 Cruiser.”

American Scout Cargo Ship Model

American Scout Cargo Ship Model

Craftsman: Unknown

Catalog #: 2013.11.1

Donor: Joe Martin

The American Scout is a C2 type cargo ship that was built from a 1950s Sterling Models kit by an unknown builder.

Boat in a Bulb 

Boat in a Bulb 

Craftsman: Howard Griffus 

Catalog #: 2017.29.1

Donor: Howard Griffus

Howard Griffus, a retired shipwright from San Diego, wanted to see if he could put a tiny boat in an old automotive lightbulb.

Charles W. Morgan (27-Inch) 

Charles W. Morgan (27-Inch) 

Craftsman: Bob Learman 

Catalog #: 2019.29.1 

Donor: Kim Learman 

Bob Learman built a 27-inch kit model of the Charles W. Morgan and then doubled the size of the plans for a larger 51-inch scratch-built model.

Charles W. Morgan (51-Inch) 

Charles W. Morgan (51-Inch) 

Craftsman: Bob Learman 

Catalog #: 2019.30.1 

Donor: Deborah Pinkerton

Bob Learman built a 27-inch kit model of the Charles W. Morgan and then doubled the size of the plans for a large 51-inch scratch-built model.

Chippewa Model Steam Launch

Chippewa Model Steam Launch

Craftsman: Gordon Wiles

Catalog #: 2016.45.1   

Donor: Gordon Wiles

This Chippewa model steam launch is powered by a Stuart 10V 2-cylinder steam engine fed with steam from its own boiler.

Chris-Craft Cobra R/C Model Boat

Chris-Craft Cobra R/C Model Boat

Craftsman: Daniel "Buzz" Brunkow

Catalog #: 2013.48.8

Contributor: Daniel "Buzz" Brunkow

This is an extremely well-built model of the unusual Chris-Craft Cobra speedboat built in the 1950s.

Fire Bomb Radio-Controlled Hydroplane

Fire Bomb Radio-Controlled Hydroplane

Craftsman: John Storoz

Knapp Collection #: 489

Catalog #: 2016.44.4

Contributor: Paul Knapp

This hydroplane was modeled after the 1950s style Gold Cup speed boats, and was completely hand crafted by Mr. Storoz.

Half Model Providence River Workboat

Half Model Providence River Workboat

Craftsman: Luke Boulware

Catalog #: 2022.2.1

Donor: Brian Burcombe

This Providence River Workboat was actually built as a half model mounted to a piece of polished aluminum.

HMS Bellona Scale Model

HMS Bellona Scale Model

Craftsman: James Hastings

Catalog #: 2021.10.1

Donor: James Hastings

This scratch-built scale model HMS Bellona is a 74-gun ship on the line. The ship is historically accurate and complete down to the very smallest details.

HMS Granado 

HMS Granado 

Craftsman: Michael Titone

Catalog #: 2011.34.3 

Contributor: Michael Titone

This 1/84 scale plank-on-frame model of the HMS Granado was built by Michael Titone. Rigging is all functional. 

HMS Supply 

HMS Supply 

Craftsman: Michael Titone 

Catalog #: 2011.34.2 

Contributor: Michael Titone 

This 1/56 scale plank-on-frame model of the HMS Supply was built by Michael Titone. Rigging is all functional.

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