Dan PariserShip Model Project Photos 

SS America


1:200" scale - scratch built

41" long 

Model Completed in 2011

The hull is built up from basswood lifts, while superstructure is basswood sheathed in plastic.  Portholes are dollhouse wiring grommets.  Decks are paper.  The fittings are from Bluejacket, modified to be historically accurate.  Railings and stairways are photoetched brass from Gold Medal Models.  Windows are custom photoetch.

USS Monitor 


1:72 scale - scratch built

29" long and 6" wide

Built for the museum at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The model is a cutaway showing the engine and boilers, galley, officer's cabins, and the revolving turret with two Dahlgren guns. The model is lit with 16 mini-LED lights. 

USS Maine 


1:72 scale - scratch built

54" long and 14" wide 

Like the model of the USS Monitor, this was built for the museum at the Brooklyn Navy Yard (Building 92). It is built to the original plans, supplemented with numerous detailed photos from the Library of Congress. Thanks go to several other modelers who helped out: Ben Passantino, Ozzie Thalman, and Gary Kingzett. Construction notes: the hull and deck structures are built up from resin composite; the deck is printed paper; the figures are adapted from Revell Germany.