In the
Winter 2003 issue of
Model Ship Journal
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Reviewed by Timothy Dike
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 the NOAA Research Ship Miller Freeman in 1/8th scale by Victor Baca.

The LCVP in WWII by Leonard Spey takes a look at the Higgins landing craft

USCGC Sapelo (WPB-1314) a look at Leslie Regier's stunning 1/32 scale cutter complete with interior detailing.

WH Bancroft an Alaskan River Steamer. Plans and history by Victor Baca

Loose Cannon's 1/700 USS Haskell (APA-117) an in the box review.

Polonez Polish single handed racing sailor an in the box review of Mirage Hobby's 1/48 kit.

Converting Revell's Schnellboot to an RC Model Chris Koenig shows us his 1/72 RC model of this popular kit.

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Mirage Hobby's Polish U-Boats U-816 & U-149 An in the box look at these 1/400 subs and the matching Photo etch.

US Coast Guard in Scale covers the 44' Motor Lifeboat by Iron Vic Baca. covers this rugged little rescue boat in several high quality color photo's and some highly detailed plans.

Steaming along  by Hans Spielberger discusses scale steam power plants.

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The Ship Modeler's Gallery a collection of photo's from MSJ readers.

The Porter Class Destroyer Leaders by Mark T. Allen features these large prewar destroyers with photo's and history.

USS Valley Forge Keith Bender describes how he made his 1/350 Ticondroga Class Cruiser

All about Props by Don Spielberger of Loyalhanna Dockyard

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Trumpeter's 1/350 USS Hornet an in the box review of this new kit.

LCVP Fonderie Miniature's plastic 1/35 scale kit examined in the box.

LCVP Quartermaster's 1/48 resin kit, and in the box look.

The Scale Shipyard's USS Porter a look at this 1/8" scale fiberglass hull 

Fiberglass facts interesting details about the properties of fiberglass.

RNLI Waveney Class 44' Lifeboat.

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

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  • New Products
  • Book Reviews
  • SeaPhoto's Ships in Color
  • A page from the Scrapbook
  • Ship's Fittings and Equipment
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