Online Collections - Brooks Ship Models

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Dwight Brooks – Giant of a Modeler

One of the most masterful modelers of his time, Dwight Brooks started modeling at the age of five and created scale-model boats, ships, and planes that were fully operational. Dwight Brooks built large scale model boats in the 1980s and 90s. His work is familiar to readers of the old Scale Ship Modeler magazine, where a number of his models appeared. Dwight passed too soon in 1996, but his boats and ships can still be seen here at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, where all 32 were donated.

USAF (U-95)

Radio controlled model of an Unlimited class picklefork hydroplane.
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Slingshot (E-40)

Radio controlled model hydroplane. Powered by an inboard methanol/nitromethane K&B engine.
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Experimental (60)

Radio controlled model of a hydroplane. Powered by a methanol/nitromethane engine.
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Carol’s Barrel (87)

Radio controlled model hydroplane. Powered by a methanol/nitromethane engine not currently installed.
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Whiplash (84)

Radio controlled model of an ocean racing Cigarette boat. Powered by twin Zenoh 2-cycle gasoline engines with water cooled heads.
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Skat (8)

Radio controlled model of an offshore racing boat. Powered by two Zenoah 2-cycle gasoline engines with water cooled heads.
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Maverick (U-79)

Radio controlled model of a hydroplane. Powered by a methanol/nitromethane engine.
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Essex (537)

Radio controlled model hydroplane with a K&B 7.5cc methanol/nitromethane outboard engine.
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Shanty (87)

Radio controlled model hydroplane. Powered by a K&B 11cc methanol/nitromethane engine with a watercooled head.
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Michelob Light (6)

Radio controlled model of a tunnel hull offshore race boat. Powered by an OPS 15cc methanol/nitromethane engine with a water-cooled ...
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Experimental (U-95)

Radio controlled model of an Unlimited Class picklefork hydroplane.
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Spirit (15)

Radio controlled model of an offshore racing boat. Powered by a methanol/nitormethane engine.
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