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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 amateur

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.

  • 385 topics
  • 3,467 replies
Scantling questions - last post by E&T

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.

  • 311 topics
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Framing of the Gunports on... - last post by testazyk

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.

  • 214 topics
  • 2,314 replies
The Kit-Basher's Guide... - last post by CaptainSteve

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.

  • 330 topics
  • 3,057 replies
Making rope coils - last post by Hipexec

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!

  • 120 topics
  • 1,188 replies
Bending wood with a Steamer - last post by Hipexec

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?

  • 361 topics
  • 4,672 replies
a question for Sherline mil... - last post by Larry Van Es

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.

  • 58 topics
  • 660 replies
THE BLACKEN-IT TRIALS - last post by bart430

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?

  • 101 topics
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UK Timber Supplier - last post by Matrim

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.

  • 197 topics
  • 1,604 replies
Airbrush recommendation for... - last post by JPett

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
  • 750 replies
3D Printer Software - last post by hexnut

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