Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • Dubz

      Hello fellow modellers   02/04/2018

      We would like to present on our Facebook page more regularly pictures of your work. If you would like to participate, and we would appreciate that as we wanna promote the forum this way, please visit https://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/topic/17711-your-images-for-our-facebook-page/

    • kurtvd19

      An Incentive to Start A Build Log - New Plan Set from the NRG   03/17/2018

      An Incentive for Starting a Build Log

      The NRG’s Generic East Coast Oyster Sharpie plan sets have been selling out – we had to reorder prints 2X already.

      BUT nobody has started a build log yet.  As an incentive we have decided to reward the first three (3) MSW / NRG members who purchase the plans and start and continue* actual build logs** from the plans. 

      The build logs should be started in the scratch built forum and labeled with Generic Sharpie – by “your ID”.  When we have six or more build logs up and running we will set up a group build area for the Generic Sharpie build logs.

      The winners will be able to pick any one of the prizes listed below:

      Free registration for one day at 2018 or 2019 NRG Conference                  ($145 value)

      Shop Notes 1 and 2 set                                                                         ($60 value)

      Nautical Research Journal – all content set                                              ($145 value)

      4 CD's or 1 flash drive         

      Continental Galley Washington Plan set                                                    ($65 value)

      1 year NRG membership or extension                                                      ($50 - $62 value)

      THE RULES

       

      *“Continue” means that multiple posts containing build log content must be made for a minimum of 30 days after the initial post.  Logs will be tracked by starting date and the first 3 that have continued for 30 days following their initial post will be declared the winners.

      **Note the words “actual build logs” – no fair showing a few pieces of wood and going no further just to win. 

       

      The NRG has a new set of plans available for purchase with a free 200+ page full-color monograph .  Check the NAUTICAL RESEARCH GUILD NEWS forum below for details.  This plan set is developed for the first time scratch builder with limited tools and experience.  All materials are standard strip stock available from hobby wood suppliers.  However, it is also a great project for the more experienced builder looking for a smaller project to take a break from the bigger builds.  Remember MSW Members who provide us their real name are considered members for the discounted price.  An email or call to the office before you order with your real name and MSW user name before you order is needed for the discount code.

AgesOfSail

Mamoli Fire

Recommended Posts

Hello All,

 
This is the first posting on our new agseofsail account here on MSW, and sadly it is to pass along some very bad news for the ship model community. 
 
We have just confirmed a report that the Mamoli manufacturing facilities and offices burned to the ground just recently. I haven’t heard if anyone was hurt in the fire and I don’t have an exact date of when this occurred. There is no word as to how long it will be before the company is up and running again, but we’ll pass along what we find out.
 
In the meantime we’ve temporarily pulled the Mamoli products from our website since we cannot now support parts replacements. We do, however, have a huge inventory of Mamoli kits, so feel free to give us a call if you’re looking for something. 
 
My apologies if this post is out of place. I would have posted in the dealers section, but really I just wanted to pass along the information about Mamoli and hope someone can jump in with additional info.

 

 

The Staff at Ages of Sail
WackoWolf, Kevin and mtaylor like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the info, I just read that Mamoli was going out if business due to the fire. Hope that they get back again!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think for now, this will be a good place to leave this topic so it gets the widest distribution.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was going to "Like" the original - as in "thanks for the information", but people might have got the wrong idea. 

 

It's sad news. I've never built a Mamoli model but I might have done in the future. Although kit manufacturers sometimes get knocked for inaccuracies etc, but so many of us got started with a kit it's a shame there's one less source available. We need as many people as possible be inspired by seeing a big box with a perfect sailing ship on the front.

AgesOfSail, piperjoe, jud and 6 others like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Totally agree Richard and I have to confess that one of the things I liked about Mamoli kits was the packaging which made unboxing even more fun than usual!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well that is sad news. I am building my first Mamoli kit, so it shocks me more. I agree that we need more ship kit manufacturers, not less. But maybe they will resurrect with a whole new approach, technology, materials,etc. Let's hope.

CaptainSteve likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hope they were backing up all their data off site. The buildings, tooling, storage and packaging are all things,although expensive, that could be replaced fairly rapidly, not so the data. That data was built up over years and controls and direct all phases of model production. Then there are the suppliers, customer lists and the stored data collected for future use. It is the data that has the most value, if preserved it could be borrowed against. That money could then be used to rebuild the production facilities.

jud

WackoWolf likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jud,

 

If they had proper fire and profits insurance they'll have no worries about getting back into business - provided they had the data backed up off site!

 

John

WackoWolf likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm also sadden to hear about the news hope they can regroup and get back in to business or sell the dies and prints to another company 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome!  Glad to hear that they are still doing ok.  I probably have more kits than years left, but I hated to see a model ship kit manufacturer be knocked out of the business.  I have a couple of their kits and thought that they did a good job.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Has anyone actually received a Mamoli kit from recent production? I've called several times and sent a few emails and I have not had any response. I am considering removing the brand from my website as I hate to have things that I can't deliver. 

 

Best Regards, 

 

Rick Shousha

Modeller's Workshop

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dang, they probably are closed then. They should update their website, they always were great about email.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have two Mamoli kits for sale: Surprise and Constitution. Since I cannot replace them, I am open to offers. 

 

Best Regards, 

Rick 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

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
×