Free Cardstock Paper Model World War 2/II Warships
A Note on Copyright
My paper model warship plans are COPYRIGHTED -- NOT Public Domain -- and FREE under the following conditions:
- Schools, libraries, and museums are free to make copies for in-house educational use in gratitude for the fine education and research assistance I have always received from such institutions.
- An individual is free to make personal copies of my cardstock paper model warship( plan)s for his/her own personal use.
- All other rights -- including all publishing rights -- are reserved to me.
My cardstock paper model ships are dedicated ...
A. to the officers and men of the Allied navies in World War 2, who helped stopped fascist aggression.
B. with special remembrance of John (Jack) Burgett (USS Moray, SS-300) and Homer Coatney U.S. Navy CBs/SeaBees
C. to my children Rebecca, Robert, Rohan, and Johanna, in the hope that they may never have to go through a world war:
The more we learn about the Second World War, the better our chances that it will be the LAST world war.
A Request: If you do assemble any of my model ships, PLEASE let me know at ELCOAT@hotmail.com what you think of them and show me any photos. (I would appreciate it if you gave me permission to post those on the Internet.) Thanks!
And now, here are some ships!
NOTE the Scale Selector, to help you print off the models at the scale you wish.
See the photos of assembled prototype models of the Bismarck related ships
See also the generic cardstock/paper model ship assembly techniques instructions at the end of Sleipner's page.
And be sure to print the plans off onto gray cardstock paper. White is pretty garish on the inside, and it shouldn't darken the final colors unacceptably. The Bismarck pursuit Royal Navy ships were in Home Fleet Grey, after all.
- Norwegian coastal destroyer Sleipner (class)
- Colored models of the Tribal class destroyers and J/K/N class Polish destroyer Piorun, which were involved in the chase and sinking of Bismarck in May 1941, with correct hull numbers.
The prototype was assembled at only 1:1200 scale, so any feedback on the fit of the pieces at much larger scales would be appreciated. Note the Polish naval ensign for Piorun. :-)
The smaller, twin 4" gun turret is for after 1940, when the need for greater antiaircraft capability had been lethally demonstrated. It went in - up on - turret mount X, in place of the 3rd twin 4.7" turret.
- Battleships Rodney and Nelson, "colored" ... in battleship gray.
- Battleships King George V and Prince of Wales, "colored" ... in battleship gray.
- Australian WW2 J/K/N class destroyer HMAS Nestor, with what I hope is an accurate Australian naval ensign/flag.
- Hunt Type 2 class escort destroyer HMS Avon Vale in Mediterranean 1941 camouflage.
- Hunt Type 2 class escort destroyer RNoMS Arendal in May 1945 victory day camouflage. 24Jun17
- Hunt Type 1 class escort destroyer HMS Cotswold. (I should combine these, shouldn't I.)
- HMS Hardy H87, H-class destroyer leader, which fought to its destruction in the 1st Battle of Narvik, 10Apr40.
And for those of you who like to build FIGHTING model warships, here are my Naval Action naval miniatures combat rules, which you can also print off for free. (I personally prefer 1:700 scale for model ship combat - on the floor - despite the disproportionate model-to-range scale.)
More comments by myself and others about my models read on PaperModelers.com.
If you are a friend, and/or if you would like to share info and ideas about military and naval history and game designing and cardstock model shipbuilding, and/or you have any questions about Ardennes Petite feel free to e-mail me at ELCOAT@Hotmail.com
Thank you for your interest in my cardstock model ships.
(29Sep14, revised 24Jun17)