Joe's Models
Joe has an inventive mind for some models, creating alternate histories for the subject.

Ships
The battleship New Jersey, BB-62
The ship named after our present home state, the biggest the US ever built.
I built this out of a rather primitive kit, adding much detail, some from special upgrade kits, some I made from scratch.

  • Battleship NJ picture1
  • Battleship NJ picture2
  • Battleship NJ picture2
  • Battleship NJ picture2

  • Battleship NJ battle group

  • A potential use for the battleship.
  • Camden Battleship NJ picture0
  • Camden Battleship NJ picture1
  • Camden Battleship NJ picture2
  • (All right, maybe not. :-)
  • Battleship NJ in an alternate universe
  • Missile battleship
    The USN considered completing USS New Jersey's sister ship USS Kentucky as a missile ship, ssimilar to the way some cruisers were updated.
    This is the model under construction:

  • View from aft.
  • View from forward.

  • This is the nearly-completed model:
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  • And I even wrote an entry in the style of Jane's Fighting Ships about her.
  • The story.
  • Planes
    An autogyro in Royal Navy service.
    Joe used his imagination for this real aircraft. The USN did experiment with autogyros, but the RN did not.

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  • A Rotodyne in Royal Navy service.
    Another imagined marking for this real aircraft. The Rotodyne was an experimental VTOL aircraft in the 1950s. If it had gone into service the RN might have used them.

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