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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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Ancient Polynesian canoe in... - last post by robin b

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.

  • 402 topics
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Great Eastern Plans? - last post by druxey

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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Planking sizes for my Pegas... - last post by Landlubber Mike

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.

  • 221 topics
  • 2,407 replies
Gun barrels / Geschützrohre - last post by Nightquest1000

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.

  • 351 topics
  • 3,182 replies
Ratline Spacing - last post by wq3296

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!

  • 128 topics
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Faking wood grain on plastic - last post by wefalck

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?

  • 374 topics
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Cutting Lap joints for Deck... - last post by Stuntflyer

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.

  • 62 topics
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Help- Nuts & Bolts for... - last post by russ

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?

  • 109 topics
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Bradford Pear - last post by uss frolick

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.

  • 205 topics
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Ammonia and airbrushes - last post by Jaxboat

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.

  • 57 topics
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HMS Pandora - last post by Magnus

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