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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  • Which Brand of Wooden ship model kits is your.....? Take a poll and answer a few multiple choice questions.   300 members have voted

    1. 1. Which Brand of Wooden ship model kits have the best quality materials ?


      • Model Shipways
      • A. Latina
      • Amati
      • Caldercraft
      • Corel
      • Constructo
      • Mantua/Sergal
      • Mamoli
      • Occre
      • Billings
      • Marisstella
      • Bluejacket
      • Deagostini
      • Dumas
      • Panart
      • Dusek
      • Euromodel
      • Master Korabel
      • Modellers Shipyard
      • AJ Fisher
      • Soclaine
      • Syren Ship Model Company
      • The Lumberyard
      • Kolderstok
    2. 2. Which Brand of Wooden ship model kits have the best quality plans and are historically accurate to the best of your knowledge?


      • Model Shipways
      • A. Latina
      • Amati
      • Caldercraft
      • Corel
      • Constructo
      • Mantua/Sergal
      • Mamoli
      • Occre
      • Billings
      • Marisstella
      • Bluejacket
      • Deagostini
      • Dumas
      • Panart
      • Dusek
      • Euromodel
      • Master Korabel
      • Modellers Shipyard
      • AJ Fisher
      • Soclaine
      • Syren Ship Model Company
      • The Lumberyard
      • Kolderstok
    3. 3. Which Brand of Wooden ship model kits is in your opinion the best value for the $$$$


      • Model Shipways
      • A. Latina
      • Amati
      • Caldercraft
      • Corel
      • Constructo
      • Mantua/Sergal
      • Mamoli
      • Occre
      • Billings
      • Marisstella
      • Bluejacket
      • Deagostini
      • Dumas
      • Panart
      • Dusek
      • Euromodel
      • Master Korabel
      • Modellers Shipyard
      • AJ Fisher
      • Syren Ship Model Company
      • The Lumberyard
      • Kolderstok
    4. 4. Which Brand of Wooden ship model kits have do you think have the worst plans, poor quality materials, and poor instructions?


      • Model Shipways
      • A. Latina
      • Amati
      • Caldercraft
      • Corel
      • Constructo
      • Mantua/Sergal
      • Mamoli
      • Occre
      • Billings
      • Marisstella
      • Bluejacket
      • Deagostini
      • Dumas
      • Panart
      • Dusek
      • Euromodel
      • Master Korabel
      • Modellers Shipyard
      • AJ Fisher
      • Soclaine
      • Syren Ship Model Company
      • The Lumberyard
      • Kolderstok

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If you enjoy building ship models that are historically accurate as well as beautiful, then The Nautical Research Guild (NRG) is just right for you.

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