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How to : Save or Print your... - last post by mtaylor

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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Permission to come aboard? - last post by Aussie048

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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Amazing Photographs - last post by AndrewNaylor

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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Keep a word drop a word... - last post by probablynot

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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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Swift by adivedog  AL  1:50... - last post by adivedog

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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Hr. Ms. O 19 by Piet - 1939... - last post by Piet

Gallery of COMPLETED Kit-Built Ship Models


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Gallery of COMPLETED Scratch-built models


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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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Copper plated ships in NMM - last post by roach101761

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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Royal Caroline ship model p... - last post by michaelpsutton2

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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Double-planking, or not? (M... - 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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Anchor Buoys-Looking for de... - 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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Making sails for HMS Victory - last post by michaelpsutton2

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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Tablesaw jig for cutting pl... - last post by mtaylor

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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Dewalt 788 Scroll Saw Steal - last post by FlounderFillet5

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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THE BLACKEN-IT TRIALS - last post by Janet B

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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A couple of interesting tro... - last post by grsjax

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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dry brushing - last post by mischief

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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Alert 1777 - last post by hexnut

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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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Use of surgical gloves - last post by John Kendziorski

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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1:426 USS Arizona - last post by FKarl

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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Shipyard H.M.S. Alert, 1777... - last post by Mirabell61

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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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 Alan... - last post by alangr4

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 St... - last post by dgbot

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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Triton Cross Section by Sno... - last post by AndrewNaylor

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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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HMS Bellerophon - new release - last post by AON

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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Catalogue-of-Ship-Models, S... - last post by mischief

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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Constitution After Hours - last post by michaelpsutton2

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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Amati and Chris Watton - last post by mtaylor

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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