In the Summer 2001 issue of
Model Ship Journal
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Reviewed by Timothy Dike
In case you haven't picked up your copy yet, here is a look inside the latest issue of Model Ship Journal, and a sample of some of the articles included.

On the cover is a picture of the NOAA Research ship Miller Freeman, the subject of the plan and photo feature mentioned below.

RN Pola: A review of the Trumpeter kit by Steve Wiper covers box contents and commentary on its accuracy.

The Motor Ship Henry Ford II: The article by Albert Blevins includes a fantastic 1/192 model with information on the prototype. A detailed article provides information on the process of building this scratch built scale model of a famous Great Lakes Ships.

US Navy Sub chaser USS SC-722: A great photo feature on one of the lesser known warships. A history of this ship and some great photo's gives you some insight into these Sub Chasers.

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Miller Freeman R-223 Plan and Photo Feature:
Covers the National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) vessel with a little background and some great pictures. One picture shows the Miller Freeman in high seas, other photo's show close-ups of the equipment on the ship. A plan and elevation centerfold shows all deck levels with interior detail, half of that spread is shown on the right.
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USS McCloy FF-1038: An in the box review of this latest offering from JAG Collective reviewed by Victor Baca.

Molded Flowers: Shows how to create a thin shell hull from a solid resin hull Flower Class Covette in 1/192 scale. An enlightening article by Victor Baca gives us some insight into a great technique for making a hull suitable for RC operation.

USS Charles Ausburne DD-570: Loren Perry shows us how to turn a rather plain Tamiya 350 scale kit into a stunning model with photo etch tips and corrections to the basic kit.

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USS Alaska CB-1: 
Professional modeler Keith Bender builds the Classic Warships kit into a fantastic 1944 version. The article begins with some background on the ship and a review of the kit itself, Keith then goes on to detail how he finished his kit with a great article featuring some nice close-up photos.
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A page from the scrapbook:
A great show of the HMCS Cowichan I-146 in July 41

Inside the back cover:
Is a detailed drawing of the Twin 128 mm L/50 Main Armament for Moltke, Goeben, and Seydlitz by Classic Warships.

On the Back Cover: Another great photo of the Epperson and a photo of the USCGC Healy WAGB-20

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Model Ship Journal is published by Victor Baca. It is a quarterly publication, with a subscription price of $30.00 US. Cover price is $9.95 US

Regular features include:

  • From the Masthead (Editorial and Opinion)
  • New Products (Reviews and first looks at what's new on the market)
  • Book & Video Reviews (Ship related books and now video's)
  • Plan Reviews (an examination of some of the plan sets available)
  • 1/1200 &1/1250 scale (a look at what's new in the 1200 scale world) 
  • A page from the Scrapbook (featuring photo's and drawings of ship related items)
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