Published Ship Modeling Article by Clare Hess

From 2012 to 2017, I was pretty active with not just building ship models, but writing ship modeling related articles for Seaways’ Ships in Scale and the Nautical Research Journal. In that time, I must have written 4 build articles, a book review, and 3 or 4 out of the box kit reviews.

Of course, this was before I created this blog or my wasen modeler blog, so the magazines gave me an outlet for my need to write. They also gave me a bit of pocket money to maintain this sometimes expensive ship modeling habit. And, before anyone jumps on me about how low the per-hour cost of ship modeling can actually be, when you spend as many hours as I have on ship modeling, the per-hour cost may be low, but the per-month cost starts to really add up!

In any case, I have pdf copies of many of the articles, sent back to me by the publisher as digital proofs for my review prior to publication. Since I get questions from time to time about models I’ve built, for which I’ve also written articles, I figured I should finally put these together in one place so that others might be able to get something from them, even it’s nothing more than a laugh.

So, I created a new page on this site, listed under the Resources menu, called Articles. Just select that page and you’ll find links to my Mary Taylor, Higaki Kaisen, and Tosa Wasen articles, as well as a couple others. Note that many articles are missing, as I never received proofs from the publishers for these. Also, a couple articles I’ve written, but never submitted. Perhaps I will in the future. And, at some point, I may post the submitted drafts of the missing articles.

Regarding copyright, they have reverted to me after the initial publishing. You have my permission to use them as you see fit for your own personal, non-commercial use. If you want someone else to read them, please send them a link to this site to download the articles for themselves. Anyway, it drives traffic to my site, and it’s always nice to see more people visiting here. Ω


2 thoughts on “Published Ship Modeling Article by Clare Hess

  1. o mulrooney

    Hello Claire, thanks for making these articles available for us to read, I have followed your model ship building for a few years and am always amazed at how you get such detail and accuracy in your builds, I only wish I could do just 25% as good as you. Thanks again.
    Owen Mulrooney
    South Africa

    1. catopower Post author

      Hello Owen,

      Thanks for the kind words. I don’t know if I live up to them, but they are appreciated. I’m glad to finally have those articles up on line. I should have done that a long time ago. It also reminds me that I haven’t had any articles published in at least 2 years, so maybe it’s time I got my act together and wrote something for the Nautical Research Journal. Thanks again! Clare


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