Modeling & Historical Notes
Check out the links below for interesting and informative articles on finishing and painting metal kits, converting one ship to another, naval wargaming, histories, pictures , warship stats, and more!
By Various Authors
A conversion project is the modifying of a ship model to the configuration of another ship in the same class. This can be one of the most enjoyable parts of collecting 1:1200 models and enables you to add more ships to your collection. Following are suggested projects and the instructions for completing them. It helps also to have photos of the ships with which you are working.
By Wayne Smith
The Fleet That Never Was consists of models of ships that were proposed and planned but were never built (“Never-Weres”). All have an historical background even if it was just on paper. After you’ve boned up on this fascinating topic, head over to our Never-Were’s page where you can buy 1:1200 models of the proposed ships mentioned in the article.
Abraham Slonim founded Comet Metal Products in 1919 as a die-casting company. In 1935 his sons, Joseph and Samuel joined the company. Originally located in Richmond Hills, Queens, New York, the company produced 10,000,000 models during WWII at a cost to the Federal Government of $5,000,000. Their patented centrifugal…