Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by ChadB

  1. Awesome- thanks for the quick response! So then for modeling purposes the newer version is the better way to go?
  2. Sorry to revive a two year old topic, but I'm wondering if there is any difference in information between the hardcover AOS book and the older softvover one?
  3. ChadB

    Rip dad

    Sorry to hear KP. Sounds like he was an extremely talented man, and while maybe he didn't put his talents to use financially it sure sounds like those talents made a mark on you and maybe even the grandkids- which I would argue may be the best use! Best Wishes, Chad
  4. Just went back and saw your log for the Naiad... pretty excited to get in on the ground floor on this one! Can you point me in the direction of the plans or model for the Anson? Chad
  5. Very nice! Is there photos of the accompanying model somewhere? Chad
  6. Awesome The Amphion is such a beautiful ship! I'll have to keep a lookout for your eventual build log! I'm about 90% done framing out a model of the US Brig Eagle from the War of 1812. In typical me fashion it's been about 5 years since I started drawing the plans and it's been a slooow, researched to death process since then. I figure I'll start a build log once I'm doing something beside building a few frames every couple months.
  7. Finished this book recently and can also highly recommend it. I found it to be a bit Euro-centric in that it dealt mostly with England, France, Spain, and the Netherlands but I was OK with that. The book takes a more broad look at the war and concentrates more on fleet actions and naval strategy by countries and how it affected the tide of the war, vs looking at individual ship actions. Definitely recommended and I'll be searching out more of Sam Willis' books in the future!
  8. ChadB

    Ship paintings

    More awesome work Jim! Please don't ever stop posting- I love logging on and seeing the notifications for new paintings! Chad
  9. Hello old friend! Just came across your log- nice work so far! You mentioned in your first post this is the filler model before working on another Bounty? Take Care, Chad
  10. ChadB

    Ship paintings

    Wonderful as usual Jim! How long have you been painting for? Chad
  11. Oh geez... it was right under my nose! Thanks Karl!
  12. Karl- Beautiful work as usual! What type of finish do you use on your pearwood? I believe I remember reading in one of your logs at some point but I could be mistaken. Thanks, Chad
  13. Absolutely beautiful Karl!!!
  14. Absolutely beautiful Karl, as is the case with all your work. After catching up on the last few pages of your log my eagle eyes caught one small detail of Le Requin that you missed- the front is missing! I kid, I kid.... Wonderful work! Chad
  15. Holy smokes! That's going to be huge model! I'm happy I'm getting in on the ground floor of your build and will be able to follow along! Chad
  16. Wow- just sat here and read through your entire log so far. As a few other Americans mentioned, the idea of a subscription model is totally novel idea to me. It's unfortunate something like this most likely wouldn't work here since newsstands are mostly found in cities (if at all anymore) and there's not enough hobby shops around to probably carry them. It seems like it would be a great fit for new modelers so I'm surprised when you mention people giving up- I would think if you bust a railing it would be way easier to go grab another magazine and try again than have to call the supplier or buy a whole kit again (or give up). I'm curious about the magazine- is it a standard modelling magazine or is it only directions/info on that installment of the model? What is the price weekly? Looking forward to following along! Chad
  17. Very nice work Toni! May I ask how you milled the brass? Chad
  18. ChadB

    Ship paintings

    Wow Jim! I just spent the last 20 minutes catching up from the the first post to the last and I love all your work! I'd "like" every single one of your posts but I don't want to blow up your notification box.I can't even comprehend how you knock out at least one of these in an afternoon... you are truly talented! Chad
  19. Bessey makes a near-identical clamp available on Amazon. I haven't tried them but uses other Bessey clamps for larger woodworking and love them. https://www.amazon.com/Bessey-XCL2-SET-Clippix-Needle-Spring/dp/B0749RZBZJ
  20. I'm a little late to the party but glad I made it! Wow! Awesome work so far, Mike!! Chad
  21. Beautiful work, Johann! Your metal work is top notch! -Chad
  22. Beautiful! Those railings look like they were a real pain to install but they look great!

About us

Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research

SSL Secured

Your security is important for us so this Website is SSL-Secured

NRG Mailing Address

Nautical Research Guild
237 South Lincoln Street
Westmont IL, 60559-1917

About the NRG

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.

Our Emblem

Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research