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About shipmodelsuperstore

I own a ship model web store and love old wooden ship models. I have been selling quality model airplanes and ship models for years and enjoy building them. My house looks like a hobby shop!

The New (Rebuilt) Bluenose II

The best thing that can be said about the “rebuilding” of the Canadian schooner Bluenose II is that is it is over and that the Bluenose II is a lovely vessel. Unfortunately, it took seven years and cost C$24 million … Continue reading

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Wooden Boat Show at Mystic Seaport

A really great show if you can make it! Some of the best looking and oldest boats still surviving!

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The USS Fitzgerald Is At Fault. This Is Why.

By Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Every ship, regardless of nationality or purpose, is required to carry one terse book . This book is titled the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions but is better know by its acronym “COLREGs”. The chapters … Continue reading

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Repairing Sextants in the Age of GPS

I first arrived in New York harbor forty years ago, as a freshly minted naval architect working for Moore McCormack. In those days, the Brooklyn docks were crowded with US flag shipping companies, many with their headquarters or sales offices … Continue reading

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Hyper Sub? Boat or Sub?

The most common response to the Hyper-Sub is that it looks like something from a James Bond movie. The decidedly strange hybrid craft is a high-speed long-range speedboat which can also turn into a submarine. The craft has a capacity … Continue reading

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U.S. Navy Ships Launch Tomahawk Missiles Into Syria

The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts strike operations against Syria while in the Mediterranean Sea, April 7, 2017. U.S. Navy Photo The United States fired 59 Tomahawk missiles into Syria Thursday from two U.S. Navy ships in what … Continue reading

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UFO Reported in Gulf of Mexico: OSV Engineer Says He Saw Large Craft Hovering Near Rig

A crew member of an offshore supply vessel in the Gulf of Mexico claims he saw a UFO ‘fives times’ the size of his vessel and UFO trackers are now looking for more witnesses to come forward with any information possibly related … Continue reading

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Royal Caribbean Jettisons Balconies And Adopts RFID Tracking In New Celebrity Edge Class Design

by Nikki Ekstein (Bloomberg) Richard Fain, the chief executive officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., is willing to bet $5 billion that he can take everything you know about cruising and flip it upside down. Or at least outside in. … Continue reading

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Wind Sails On a Tanker?

  Illustration shows two Flettner rotor sails installed onboard a Maersk Tanker vessel. Photo: Maersk Tankers/Norsepower A Maersk-owned tanker is set to be fitted with two Flettner rotor sails as part of a industry project seeking to test the century-old … Continue reading

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Getting A Little Bit Deeper

Originally posted on amateur airplanes:
The weekend is expiring as I type this and while I didn’t get a spectacular sit-down to show magnificent efforts like I had planned, I did make some motivating headway. These helicopters are teaching me…

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