Just How Realistic Can A Plastic Model Ship Kit Look? You Will Be Surprised

Posted by Hobbies | Saturday, March 21, 2015

Hobbies sell plastic model ship kits. Lots of them. We see them everyday in beautifully illustrated boxes, some large, some small, all containing hundreds of small pieces that get glued together and painted to create a model of the actual ship.

HMS Hood

But just how realistic can the finished product look?

Well, in the hands of an artist and professional model maker, the answer is Very Realistic!

We're showing the following photographs to inspire aspiring modellers, and to showcase the talent of the genius Kostas Katseas.

HMS Hood

HMS Hood, 1941 fit by Kostas Katseas

hms hood and lighter

Such incredible detail for such a small diorama. Shown here next to a bic lighter for scale.

 close up

Even close-up the detail doesn't disappoint. Products such as Deluxe Materials Solid Water, Making Waves and Scenic Water recreates all forms of water including waves, ripples and moving water effects.