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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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Stowing anchor rode in 18th C. - last post by pollex

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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1850s Steamer – When there... - last post by druxey
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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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Gluing 101 - last post by dgbot

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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Cannon tackle II - last post by BareHook

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.

  • 514 topics
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Mast and Spar replacements - last post by Jaager

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!

  • 157 topics
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My Feather Board for my Bry... - last post by twintrow

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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Mitre boxes / mini mitre-cu... - last post by GuntherMT

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.

  • 92 topics
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Too much gold-shining brass - last post by NMBROOK

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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General / organisation of wood - last post by daves

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.

  • 285 topics
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fixing a stand inside a bottle - last post by hamilton

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.

  • 89 topics
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HMS Pandora - last post by Magnus

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