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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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american ship building company - last post by daves

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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USF Essex 1812, vertical lo... - last post by druxey

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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How best to cut out bulkheads? - last post by Moxis

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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Compass card or needle... - last post by shiloh

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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The Bolt Ropes that are/wer... - last post by tkay11

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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Enameled wire - last post by Moxis

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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Scalpel and tool storage - last post by mtaylor

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.

  • 98 topics
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molding casting metal - last post by Moxis

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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Using Cherry for ship builds - last post by mischief

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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Holding Small Items - last post by JRB9019

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.

  • 97 topics
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Going From A 2D Drawing To... - last post by thibaultron

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