Richards model boats



This site presents a number of ship and boat model projects undertaken over a number of years. The earliest models (Halifax and the French Xebec) were built during the early 80's. A long break ensued (small children being incompatible with this kind of thing). The research for and the drawings of HMS Southampton has been a long term relatively low key project that I am now developing into a Naval Architectural study.

More recently I have been working on working model rowing models, and my main project at this time is a model of the full size reconstruction of the Greek Trireme Olympias.

I have been unable to find much information about other examples of working models of oared vessels. I  would be very grateful for any comments on the machinery that I have developed for my models, or indeed for any examples of similar models.

 Current Project:


recent updates

18/10/2015 Updated trireme photo gallery

27/09/2015 Updated trireme photo gallery 

18/08/2015 updated trireme photo gallery

11/08/15 Update trireme photo gallery

28/12/2013 Updated trireme photo gallery

18/05/2013 Updated trireme photo gallery and home photograph

14/04/2013 Updated trireme photo gallery

15/02/2013 Updated trireme photo gallery 

26/01/2013 Updated trireme photo gallery 

18/03/2012 Added a new photo gallery for the trireme model Photo Gallery

04/02/2012 Added a Link to an account of a model build to the drawings of HMS Southampton posted on this site 

 30/12/2011 Updated trireme photo gallery Photo Gallery

10/07/2011 Updated trireme photo gallery

21/05/2011 Updated Trireme photo gallery

01/05/2011 Updated Trireme photo gallery

08/04/2011 Updated Trireme photo gallery 

08/012011 Updated Trireme Build log Olympias Build Log

02/01/2011 Updated Trireme Build log