Modelarstwo #53

Reviewed September 2014
by Timothy Dike
Polish Ship Modeling Magazine Modelarstwo issue number 53 is out. This one features the newest Russian Corvette proj. 20380 "Steregushchy" in photos and plans drawn in 1/150 scale. There are also 1/100, and 1/200 hull lines included and details drawn in 1/50 scale. A nice build in 1/200 scale and a feature on the real ship provide additional coverage. The centerfold is the German passenger ship from 1935 "Tannenberg" drawn up in 1/400 scale. the back side of those plans is the Russian repair ship from 1905 "Kamchatka" also in 1/400 scale.
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The Japanese seaplane Aichi E13A1 "Jake" with catapult is the subject of the 3D equipment drawings. These include line drawings and beautiful renderings from a variety of angles. The catapult is listed as Kure Shiki 2 Go Shashutsuku 5 Gata.

The sailing ship Koga Elblaska is covered as a scratchbuild with plenty of step by step photos. More Hunt class British escort destroyers are featured in the color profile section including HMS Cattistock, Hambleton, and Brocklesby. 

There are more photos including new product reviews and model photos to enjoy. 


This magazine is yet another helpful resource for the ship modeler. The photos and plans offer something for all kinds of modelers. The illustrations are first class and having the plans is a big bonus!

While most of you probably don't read Polish, this well illustrated magazine is still a great value. The detailed drawings and illustrations are reason enough to subscribe or at least order back issues like this one. Contact for subscription details and receive a reply in english.