Jump to content


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Hartford, CT USA

Recent Profile Visitors

897 profile views
  1. Musicians and Modelers

    Question for jablackwell: is the Theremin as fun to play as it looks?
  2. Musicians and Modelers

    Or earlier (60's-70's) going by the diamond-shaped tom mount and hardware... Orchestral percussion is tough. Tympani is rewarding, but for everything else, depending on the piece, the proficiency-to-fun ratio is sometimes tough...(how much you have to know vs. how much you get to play) The reggae band however--great technical stuff, but you get to use it all-- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkKwksK8VrE
  3. Musicians and Modelers

    Drummer percussionist most of my life--started in drum corps @ 8 yrs old, played in school marching, concert bands, jazz bands, various rock, blues and world music bands. Don't play out a whole lot anymore, just occasional jams and drum circles... I have a bunch of various percussion toys, keyboard, old roland octapad/Alesis Dm5 and some triggers, the attached pic shows my set of '60's Camcos set up for recording a few years back, talking drum in the background...
  4. From Wikipedia: Reaction with cotton, wool, and other fibrous materials Applying cyanoacrylate to some natural materials such as cotton (jeans), leather or wool (cotton swabs, cotton balls, and certain yarns or fabrics) results in a powerful, rapid exothermic reaction. This reaction also occurs with fiberglass and carbon fiber. The heat released may cause serious burns,[26] ignite the cotton product, or release irritating white smoke. Material Safety Data Sheets for cyanoacrylate instruct users not to wear cotton (jeans) or wool clothing, especially cotton gloves, when applying or handling cyanoacrylates.[27] I also use it w/ baking soda quite a bit and I have to be really careful--I've burnt my hands before...
  5. Don't know if you've already seen this, but nice image of the Hotchkiss gun: http://www.nmrn-portsmouth.org.uk/exhibits-and-collections/steam-pinnace
  6. THE basic textbook for tech. drawing in MHO is: Engineering Drawing and Graphic Science by French & Vierk. https://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_27%3AVierck French
  7. http://www.necn.com/on-air/as-seen-on/leaving-dry-dock_NECN-436347993.html
  8. TseMyk 25

  9. As she floats

    I love it! Perfect for catching aerolobsters.
  10. DSC01744

    I love the way you present your models. Clean and simple in concept, but brilliant in execution. difficult to do well, but you have it mastered.
  11. 13 finished

    Wonderful job on this schooner! Very clean build, but the color choices and great detailing really gives it the feel of a working craft.

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