Ship Model Society of New Jersey

Featured Model

From time to time we will feature a special ship model built by one of our members or from around the world.  You will find additional photos and a detailed article about it.  Please visit this page often as we will add new models regularly.  If you would like to add a featured model to this page please contact our web master.

Stern Paddle Wheeler "Dorine"

By Nicholas F. Starace II

This model is an original scratch project that attempts to capture the essence of the sternwheel packet steamboat as found on the American western rivers during the latter part of the nineteenth century.

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USS WASP - 1807

By Tom Ruggerio

This model of the Wasp is a plank on bulkhead hull.  The bulkheads and spine are basswood.  The hull planking is cherry with bass wood planking for the band at the gun ports.  The model is finished with minwax. Coppering is copper foil tape with nails simulated..