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Shop Notes, Ship Modeling Tips, Techniques and Research


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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Joshua Humphreys' Notebook - last post by trippwj

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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Amphion Drafts Mark III - last post by Matrim

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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Best Practices for Copper P... - last post by dafi

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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The Kit-Basher's Guide... - last post by jbshan

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.

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Guidance for interpreting p... - last post by Heronguy

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!

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Dowel tapering - last post by HSM

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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Miniature Hand Tools - last post by vossiewulf

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.

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Making Fire buckets - last post by FriedClams

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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Wood offcuts and scrap - last post by GemmaJF

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.

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Painting help and advice ne... - last post by John Garnish

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.

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Sternwheeler "Zulu" - last post by Kishmul

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