Period model ships. Primarily British (Trafalgar), US (Revolution) war. Also like work boats, e.g. Whalers, China Tea Clippers, etc. I really enjoy "How Too" posts. As a retiree just getting into this, I appreciate seeing how others achieve results with measuring, cutting, gluing and painting etc. I visit a lot of nautical museums and I think by now I've purchase every DVD, CD and book but there's no substitute for experience. I'm currently working on the Model Shipways Charles Morgan. I've been on it, the, Constellation, Constitution, Cutty Sark (now gone), and HMS Victory many times and have many photos. Also, I found quite a few folks who have built the Morgan and posted a lot of detailed construction. Many. many thanks to all of them. I find these post do a lot to boost my confidence and motivate my next steps. Bob
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.
The Guild is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to provide support to our members in their efforts to raise the quality of their model shipcraft.
The Nautical Research Guild puts on ship modeling seminars, yearly conferences, and juried competitions. We publish books on ship modeling techniques as well as our world-renowned quarterly magazine, The Nautical Research Journal, whose pages are full of articles by master ship modelers who show you how they build those exquisite details on their models, and by maritime historians who show you what details to build.