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9th Upload Session Complete!

With over 500 images uploaded, this has been one of our most successful upload sessions ever, Thank you to all who submitted drawings, and may 2013 bring even more!

Posted by TimothyC on January 24th, 2013

9th upload session!

That's right folks it's time for the first upload session of 2013, and our 9th overall. You can find the thread here: http://www.shipbucket.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3875 Happy Shipbucketting!

Posted by TimothyC on January 5th, 2013

We're back!

The technical glitches are over for now. More info to come later.

Posted by TimothyC on November 18th, 2012

Forum is Down

Hello Everyone. Timothy here. I am aware that the forum is down, and I assure you I am trying to find a solution. The Forum database has been recovered so no posts will be lost. It just might take some time for the current technical issues to be resolved.

Posted by TimothyC on November 18th, 2012

New uploads

There have been alot of new uploads since the last visit. Many great new drawings of ships and other vehicles. I've organised the FD-scale section in the Misc. Drawings in similar way as the main shipbucket so each nation has now own folder. Check it out there's alot of fantastic drawings.

Posted by Gollevainen on October 2nd, 2011

New uploads

After some hiatus here is the harvest of the latest uploading session. Alot of new great stuff is posted.

Posted by Gollevainen on 9th December 2010

New Forum

Shipbucket has moved to a new forum. The link to the left has been updated, but if you're unable to see it, please follow this link. All members will need to re-register for access to the new forum. The old InvisionFree forum (located here) will be maintained as an archive forum only, and posting has been disabled. All conversation relating to Shipbucket should take place on the new forum!

Posted by Colosseum on August 11th, 2010

Lots of New Stuff, Some Small Changes

I have completed uploading all of the new drawings from the previous 19 May upload session. Thanks to all involved for a relatively painless uploading process and most of all for a lot of really good new drawings. :) Thanks to enrr for organizing the Italian folders, and as always thanks to Gollevainen for sorting through the majority of the old submissions I had been unable to upload last time due to school responsibilities. Rest assured that every drawing from the previous upload session that was missed has now been uploaded. Darth Panda is our largest contributor this time, submitting at least fifty (50) new drawings. His skill with MSPaint is impressive and puts us all to shame. The Misc. Drawings section is now separated into different sections. Right now we have Spaceships (mostly from Darth Panda), FD Scale Vehicles from all artists, and my own firearm drawing subfolder. Due to the importance of Real Life ships, no Alternate Universe ships have been uploaded at this time. Very few Never Built Designs were submitted as well. The Parts Sheets have gone unchanged this time, but stay tuned for possible updates in the near future. I am working on a Templates tutorial to solve this recurring issue once and for all and will post that as soon as humanly possible.

As always, if you spot any problems with anything uploaded, do not hesitate to contact me via PM or email. I can't fix something if I don't know about it. ;)

On a more serious note, it has come to my attention that several magazine publications and a few websites as well as forum users have been stealing our work and presenting them as their own without offering credit or even a link back to this website. This is very offensive to us as the creators of these drawings... all of us work very hard to ensure that our drawings are of the highest standard and to have them stolen without compensation or credit is quite unfair. We politely ask that all those involved read Shipbucket's Fair Use Agreement (linked both from the bottom of the page and now on EVERY drawing's individual page) and understand the stipulations set forth in it. Please recognize that we at Shipbucket are quite generous by offering these drawings to the public for free, with no watermarks, and with the only caveat being that, if you modify them, you must keep them in the template with the credits in their original format. This is not too much to ask, and we politely request that you respect our wishes here.

Posted by Colosseum on May 27th, 2010

New Uploads

I have finally found the time to start uploading new drawings. If you haven't been checking the forum, there is a thread here where you can submit drawings for upload. Please make sure to read the directions very carefully, because it seems like this has become much more of a hassle than is necessary lately.

As always, your contributions are appreciated. :)

Posted by Colosseum on May 20th, 2010

Be patient, updates coming...

I have been very busy over the past few weeks with school. My spring break is coming up this week, so expect some updates when I get a chance. I have to balance this website with school, work, and friends and family and unfortunately Shipbucket often comes out dead last in the running. Please be patient! Thanks!

Posted by Colosseum on March 11, 2010

New Tutorials and some visual updates

I've added two new tutorials to the Tutorials page, and I've also made some style adjustments -- please make sure to hit "F5" on your keyboard to see the new changes. They're nothing major, but I figure it's best to keep people informed. ;) There may be a new wave of drawings uploaded to the site over my Christmas break, so stay tuned.

Please note that the "Royal Navy WWII" folder has been moved to the Real Designs section.

Posted by Colosseum on December 17th, 2009


After a long hiatus, I've finally been able to upload a bunch of new drawings. Check in the Real Designs, Never Built and AU sections for new stuff!

Thanks go to Gollevainen for sorting through all the drawings, enrr for doing a great job categorizing the Italian real designs folder, and also to MihoshiK for organizing the Great Britain folder. Keep those drawings coming!

Posted by Colosseum on November 4th, 2009

On hold for a while

Due to a very busy schedule, the site will not be updated for a month or two. We'll get back to full speed as soon as possible.

Posted by Colosseum on May 30th, 2009

New Uploads

There are many new uploads in almost every section of the site. Happy hunting!

Posted by Colosseum on March 27th, 2009

New Uploads

There are about fifty new drawings in just about every section. Search around to find them. There are also four or five new alternate universe scenarios for your perusal. Enjoy. :)

Posted by Colosseum on February 2nd, 2009


Please go to this thread in the forum if you have a completed work that has not been uploaded! I'm trying to come clean with all uploads sometime this week. Lots of things have been left out due to time constraints, so if you're one of those unfortunates whose work was not uploaded, please follow the directions in that thread so your work can be placed on the site! Thanks.

Posted by Colosseum on January 29th, 2009

Still alive

Work still progresses in a somewhat slowed-down fashion. I've got a lot going on this week and not too much time to be sorting out errors in the site. Hopefully over the Thanksgiving Break I'll be able to fix several problems that occur with Internet Explorer as well as fix the issues with scrollbars in the page etc.

Posted by Colosseum on November 19th, 2008

Real Designs now sorted by nation

Instead of a huge list of files, the Real Designs section has been collated by nation name. Just click on the appropriate link inside the page to see that nation's drawings.

The site is still under construction, so if some things don't work, just be patient and we'll fix them.

Posted by Colosseum on November 4th, 2008


Shipbucket.com is up! Once again, I'm still working on the dynamic content listings, so it will be a bit of time before the site has full functionality. Check back soon.

Posted by Colosseum on October 20th, 2008

Site Up

The Shipbucket site is now in a somewhat-functioning form. Stay tuned for more updates as we flesh out the site.

Posted by Colosseum on October 10th, 2008

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