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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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Name the Ship Game - last post by st george

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.

  • 393 topics
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Maryland Terrapin Smack 188... - last post by Cap'n'Bob

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.

  • 324 topics
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Accuracy of AOTS Deck Plank... - last post by dafi

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.

  • 215 topics
  • 2,345 replies
emergency steering chains - last post by jud

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.

  • 344 topics
  • 3,132 replies
rigging tackle size - last post by Ulises Victoria

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!

  • 125 topics
  • 1,235 replies
Tablesaw jig for cutting pl... - last post by JerryTodd

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?

  • 366 topics
  • 4,756 replies
Welding a broken bandsaw bl... - last post by Dee_Dee

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.

  • 61 topics
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Help- brass wire straps for... - last post by DFellingham

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?

  • 106 topics
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Popsicle sticks - last post by ScottRC

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.

  • 202 topics
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The Bitumen Experiment - last post by dgbot

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.

  • 56 topics
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HMS Pandora - last post by mtaylor

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