In May, 2006 it was announced by the Federal Government that the RAN would receive two new Landing Helicopter Dock Ships to replace HMAS KANIMBLA and HMAS MANOORA. These two new ships were considerably bigger than these vessels, displacing nearly […]

BMT AEGIR 18A Replenishment Ship

Over the years we have done a large amount of work for the Australian Ship Corporation (ASC) in Adelaide including Submarines, both large and small, Patrol Boats and of course as part of the AWD Alliance, several large HOBART Class […]


The Building of USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL Following a visit to the USS JOHN S. McCAIN, DDG-56, in 1997, it was dreamed of to build one of these powerful, elegant and formidable man-o-war. A “Plug” was commenced in 1998, by […]

HOBART Class Air Warfare Destroyers

Over the past few months (in 2011), Defence Models & Graphics was very busy with a new confidential project. After almost five years of working with companies involved with the preliminary project for the new Australian Navy Destroyers, we were […]

US Coast Guard HH-60J JAYHAWK

After completing ten S-70 Blackhawk Helicopter models for Sikorsky Helicopters and the Australian Army, DMG decided to try modifying the 1:35th scale UH-60 kit even further. We wanted something colourful for a display coming up and decided that the red […]

Granny Kempock

We were commissioned by a Scottish friend to build a model of the Countess of Kempock aka Countess of Breadalbane aka Countess Fiona aka Granny Kempock. Not much information was available on this ferry, which the father of our friend […]

HM Bark Endeavour

Defence Models and Graphics HM Bark ENDEAVOUR

Several years ago, a gentleman approached DMG to construct a model kit of Captain James Cook’s ENDEAVOUR. He had been given the kit and had a great fascination for the ship, but could never see himself making the model. Russ […]