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New member Introductions

New member Introductions? Drop in, say hello and introduce yourself. All are welcome here!

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Build Logs for SHIP MODEL KITS

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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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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Gallery of COMPLETED Kit-Built Ship Models


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Gallery of COMPLETED Scratch-built models


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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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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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Keel Drawing - first drawin... - last post by Chuck

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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Nautical/Naval History

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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Steamboats and other craft... - last post by Keith Simmons

Ships plans and Project 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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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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Stem Bolting Arrangement - last post by Matrim

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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Thinking things through: ax... - last post by dafi

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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what is this wrapping calle... - last post by Altduck

Model 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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Finding dowel centre - last post by hornet

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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Recommendations for essenti... - last post by EJ_L

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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Solder and brass blackening - last post by BANYAN

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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Ammoniated water - last post by markjay

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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Weathering a copper hull - last post by xken

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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General Ship Model Kit Discussions - Questions and reviews

This is the place to discuss model kits in general and ask members questions relating to any such kit or kit manufacturer. If you have a question related to wood, plastic, card or RC model kits, you can use the appropriate sub forums.

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PLEASE HELP ME I've los... - last post by maturin52

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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THE 74 GUN SHIP Pratical Tr... - last post by mtaylor

Traders, Dealers, Buying or Selling anything? - Discuss New Products and Ship Model Goodies here as well!!

YOU MUST BE A MEMBER WITH 50 POSTS IN ORDER TO START A TOPIC IN THIS FORUM. 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.

Members can talk about new products and ship model goodies here as well.

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MountFleet St. Nectan Kit NIB - last post by nicho

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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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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CHAPMAN, F. H. af, 1768,... - last post by Alcedo

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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 above before posting to see if there are other forums that would be a better choice for the subject matter.

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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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