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Nautical 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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Famous names in naval history - last post by mischief

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.

  • 370 topics
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1803 Armed Launch drawings - last post by bear

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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Plank caulking using tissue... - last post by Chuck Seiler

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.

  • 200 topics
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Material for window glass? - last post by Ulises Victoria

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.

  • 321 topics
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Making rope coils - last post by SpyGlass

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!

  • 118 topics
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Plank sanding jig - last post by piperjoe

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?

  • 345 topics
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Advice on disc sander - last post by dgbot

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.

  • 55 topics
  • 611 replies
Micro Drilling Brass - last post by Duffer

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?

  • 100 topics
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Mara Macho - last post by Anja

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.

  • 184 topics
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How to build a wood case ? - last post by Tadeusz43

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.

  • 54 topics
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Anyone good with Maxsurf? - last post by abel

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