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Make a Viking Model Ship

This is a tutorial on making a plastic model. I make a Revell Viking ship. I take you through the whole process and give you some good tips and techniques for building a plastic model.

I also have a video tutorial for this project at the bottom of the page.



Revell Viking Model Ship



This is a fun plastic model build that is 1:50 scale. Not a whole lot of complexity to this model except for the detail work of the various rope and rigging. That takes some time. And there are a lot of colorful shields on this project (64 of them). But you don't have to paint all those shields. You get decals.

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If you make this project email me a picture! I will email you a certificate of completion from You can print it up and hang it on the wall.

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Materials and tools:

Some suggested tools

  • Q tips or cotton swabs
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers



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Let's Get Started!

Inspect the parts

The first thing you should do before starting the build is inventory everything and look through the instructions. Make sure everything is there in terms of all the parts. And looking over the instructions will familiarize you on how it will be built and on any unusual things that might come up including parts that might not get glued.


Rinse in soapy water

Then gently rinse all the plastic parts in warm soapy water. This removes any oil from the parts and gets them in good condition for the later gluing, painting and decal applying.


dry the pieces

Then lay those parts on paper towel and let them air dry. You shouldn't try to dry them by hand. It is easy to knock off the delicate small pieces.


Then you can begin assembly. The instructions are all comprehensive. It will tell you what to glue, what not to glue, what color to paint the various parts and any special instructions. Here we are starting at step 1 which is to assemble the two halves of the ship hull together.


You cut the appropriate parts off the plastic sprue. You do this with a sharp knife. Don't twist off the parts. This can distort them.


Inspect each part after you remove it from the sprue. It may have little bumps or nibs where you cut it. Remove those bumps with a knife or emory board. These bumps can affect assembly.


Then test fit the parts. You don't use any cement. Just test fit things first. This is important and you should always test fit parts before gluing. It will bring up any problems or questions and it will insure you have the right parts in the right orientation.

Okay! Let's get to the building of this viking ship!!





Revell of Germany Viking Ship Plastic Model


X-acto designer series knife #1 blade


Tamiya cementTamiya Extra thin cement



Testors Plastic Cement - Testers is made in America, quality since 1929 Testers plastic cement is used for DIY projects, model kit building and craft projects The value pack includes two tubes of cement with 4 precision glue tips.