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Important information for everyone regarding site controls etc. (How to post pictures, How to search the site etc). Please also post your site problems and suggestion in this forum.

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Can't "copy" an... - last post by DocBlake

New to the hobby, or the Nautical Research Guild's MSW?

New to the hobby, or new to the forum? Drop in, say hello and introduce yourself. All are welcome here!

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Learning to read and unders... - last post by Tadeusz43

Nautical General Discussion

Chat about anything ship-model related or nautical in nature. If you just feel like getting something off your chest, or have a valid hobby related topic, then here's where you would post it. Examine the other categories below before posting to see if there are other forums that would be a better choice for the subject matter.

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Old Ironsides is Getting a... - last post by Buick nut

Shore Leave

This is the area that many wanted, and perhaps didn't even know it. If your topic is nothing to do with the world of ships or ship modelling, then here is the place to post it. General chat, Birthday announces etc.

No politics. No religion. No inflammatory topics.

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Who is your favorite musici... - last post by cog

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Kit Build Logs in Progress

Are you building a model from a kit, whose construction you wish to share with us? Let's watch those models grow! PLASTIC, WOOD, CARD or RC....it doesn't matter.

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HM Bomb Vessel Granado by J... - last post by Landlubber Mike

Scratch Build Logs in Progress

If you're building a model from scratch, whether it be a tall ship, PLASTIC, CARD, WOOD, or RC, here is where to post your progress.

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Cross Section, Forward Area... - last post by Modeler12

Gallery of COMPLETED Kit-Built Ship Models


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Gallery of COMPLETED Scratch-built models


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Admiralty Models Echo Class Cross Section

This is a Group project where anyone building the Echo Class Cross Section Kit From Admiralty Models can post their logs. This Project will be Moderated by Greg Herbert from Admiralty Models.

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Echo Cross Section by Jim L... - last post by druxey

MSW Group Build of an 18th Century Longboat

This is a Group project where members building the Model Shipways kit of an 18th century longboat can share their experiences. If you are building the kit, create a log here to document your progress and share your questions with others building the same project.

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18th Century Longboat by Ni... - last post by Nirvana

H.M.S. Triton, 28 gun frigate

Welcome to the scratchbuild project of H.M.S. Triton, 1773. We are now OPEN AGAIN to new members

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HMS Triton (Cross Section)... - last post by spasias

Bomb Vessel Granado, 1742 - Cross Section - 1:48 Group Build

A Group Build by MSW members of Jeff Staudt's Granado Cross Section. Jeff developed the plans for the model and if more folks are interested in joining the group...by all means do.

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Bomb Vessel Granado Cross S... - last post by popeye the sailor

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Nautical History and Research

If there's anything from our maritime history and heritage that you'd like to discuss or share, then this is where it goes.

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thinking things throu Fille... - last post by mtaylor

Ships plans and Scratch research. General research on specific vessels and ship types..

General discussion about Ships Plans and research on specific vessels for SCRATCH projects. Scratch building techniques and questions. Interpreting and drafting ships plans, etc.

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Scantling questions - last post by Don9of11

Gallery of Contemporary Models from Museums and Private Collections

This gallery contains pictures of Contemporary models from around the world. We have created it as a research tool for our members. If you have a group of photos for an individual contemporary model please add it here. This...

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Building, Framing, Planking and plating a ships hull and deck

Ask those questions, and seek those answers regarding the construction of a ships hull , framing, planking and plating.

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Minimum thickness for planks - last post by wq3296

Discussion for a Ship's Deck Furniture, Guns, boats and other Fittings

Ask those questions, and seek those answers regarding the construction of deck furniture, guns, ship's boats, and other fittings.

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Blacken Brass - last post by Landlocked123

Masting, rigging and sails

Time to do the 'tricky work'? Here is where you can discuss all aspects of masting and rigging a model. You can also discuss model sails here.

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conservation wax - last post by druxey

Wooden Tips and Tricks and Making Jigs

Got a tip or trick to share? Got a question?Made a jig, or have a proven idea to help other modellers? Please share!

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Simple  stand holds model... - last post by Greg the peg leg sailor

Modeling tools and Workshop Equipment

Tips on how to use a ship modeling tool, accessories and general discussion about their quality and usefulness. Where to get them?

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Work table height? - last post by Gaetan Bordeleau

Metal Work, Soldering and Metal Fittings

Discussion for working with metal, soldering tips and techniques. Blackening metal guide, and alternatives for using metal on ship model parts. Casting Metal.

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galvanized  fittings and chain - last post by Jond

Wood discussion

Where to use it? How to store it? What types are best? How to mill it? Where to get it? What's the best finish for it?

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boxwood or equivalent in th... - last post by Boatsinc2000

Painting, finishing and weathering products and techniques

A place where you can discuss the merits of acrylic and enamel, and those incredible weathering techniques. Painting and finishing of wood and plastic models.

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Tips and Tricks for Airbrus... - last post by thibaultron

CAD and 3D Modelling/Drafting Plans with Software

Created or designed a ship/boat in CAD or a virtual environment? Do you use graphics software to realise your projects? Post your discussion and progress in here.

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HMS Pandora - last post by Magnus

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Wood ship model kit questions and reviews

This is the place to discuss wooden model kits and ask members questions relating to any such kit or kit manufacturer. Post a wooden model kit review here.

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Amati  New Revenge kit- Wha... - last post by snmodels

Plastic model kits & Plastic Scratch/Questions and reviews

Discuss the world of plastic modelling and Resin modelling here, from the wide range of kits, kit reviews, techniques and other topics.

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Info request on Titanic kit... - last post by Jean-Pierre

Built a ship from card? Then discuss it here! Questions and reviews

All your talk, reviews and pictures of modelling ships from card can be done in this forum.

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V108 tutorial fixed! - last post by ccoyle

RC Kits & Scratch building - Questions and reviews

Whether you build sailing scale warships, aircraft carriers, tugs, or speedboats etc. Discuss your models here. Anything RC goes..

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Pond Yacht rigging - last post by JerseyCity Frankie

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Book and Magazine reviews and Downloads. Questions and Discussions for Books and Pubs

We want to hear from you if you have read a book related to our hobby. Tell us what you thought/write a review. If you have a question about a book, or want to get an opinion on one, post it here. Download ship model publications and books found across the web.

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Was there a Volume 5 of the... - last post by uss frolick

Traders, Dealers, Buying or Selling anything- Post it here

If you are a trader, dealer or supplier of any hobby related products, and want to announce a new product yourself, then feel free to do that in this forum. Or if you are just a model builder looking to sell something of yours. Opinions and experiences with dealers should be placed here too

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Admiralty Models Web Update - last post by rth385

NAUTICAL RESEARCH GUILD NEWS, Model Ship Clubs and Exhibitions and Events, Museums and Museum Ships

News from the NRG, Ship Model Clubs and Organizations. Ship Model Events and shows. Interesting Maritime Museums and Museum reviews. Sailing replica ships.

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Admiralty Models Frieze and... - last post by druxey

Latest! new kits, tools and Ship Model Goodies

What's the latest hobby release? As soon as you find out, then tell us in this forum. Give us a description and tell us where you found it.

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Important Links to ship modelling resources

Raid your favourites list and drop us a line with links to your online ship modelling resources: modelling societies, tool and material suppliers, websites, forums, kit manufacturers, nautical history....

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