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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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Thinking things throu.Panel... - last post by druxey

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.

  • 407 topics
  • 3,645 replies
Ships plans and CAD drawings? - last post by Trussben

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.

  • 345 topics
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Planking screws (Moved by m... - last post by riverboat

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.

  • 223 topics
  • 2,464 replies
emergency steering chains - last post by Dubz

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.

  • 362 topics
  • 3,242 replies
Boltrope or no? - last post by mhaas2

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!

  • 131 topics
  • 1,302 replies
how to bend 1.7*1 mm wood d... - last post by neptune

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?

  • 389 topics
  • 5,069 replies
Table Saw Hand Safety - last post by robnbill

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.

  • 63 topics
  • 728 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?

  • 113 topics
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Wood availablity in the UK... - last post by Jaager

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.

  • 215 topics
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some beginner questions abo... - last post by mog

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.

  • 58 topics
  • 764 replies
Design by Modelling - last post by Hellmut1956

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