Hugo Garcia's Shrimp Boat, "Little Joseph"

     Hugo's shrimp boat was built in 1/32 scale and based upon the "Little Joseph" shrimp boat in Port Isabel, Texas.  He was allowed on board and took over 200 photos of the vessel to aid in his building of this very accurate masterpiece.  His model is mostly scratch  built.  He bought the Microglass fiberglass hull and scratch built all of the remaining pieces and items for the model using sheet styrene, tubing, resin and other materials.  Weathering was done using chalk pastels.   In the photos where a projector light is shining on the model, a grid pattern is visible in the photos that are not on the model.  Hugo worked about 700 hours building this model in a two and a half month period.  Click on the thumbnails to get a larger photo.  If  you would like to see yet larger photos of the model, contact me Raul Guzman Jr. at



     Hugo Garcia can be seen in these last two photos with his magnificent model.  If you are interested in buying this model, contact Hugo at (956) 393-9884 or email him at .  Hugo' shrimp boat stands 32 inches tall, is 34 inches long and 10 inches wide. ) a