Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited


Profile Information

  • Gender
    Not Telling
  • Location
    Delray Beach, Florida

Recent Profile Visitors

2,900 profile views
  1. I can only join with all the others who have expressed their respect and admiration for all you have done and to offer my prayers, as well. Bob
  2. Thanks for the concern Rich. It's taking a lot of time to do the lower planking. I will post when the port side is done. Another couple of weeks probably. Bob
  3. Thanks so much Bob. Judging by your work so far, the rigging should be great. Bob
  4. bob, I am looking to built an Essex with masts and rigging but model shipways kit does not include plans or material. where did you have to go to find rigging details, thanks wayne

    1. rafine


      Wayne, I used the masting and rigging plans in the AOTS book on the Essex, supplemented by Lees rigging book.



    2. wayne mcmullin

      wayne mcmullin

      thanks, my local library getting me a copy

  5. Thanks so much Rusty, Chuck and the "likes". Chuck, I appreciate the "heads up". I think that I will wait to do any tweaking until somewhat later, when I can see more clearly what needs to be done to make everything fit properly. Bob
  6. I just completed the last steps before moving on to the lower hull planking. First, I added the anchor lining using the laser cut parts and strip. Next, I did the fairing cap, using the laser cut hance pieces, strip wood for the quarter deck pieces and for the temporary waist pieces, and pieces cut from cedar sheet for the bow pieces. After all those pieces were in place, I completed the fairing of the inner bulwarks. This was tedious, but not as bad as it might have been , since I had done a good deal of the fairing before. Now, it's time to dig in and line off the lower hull and do the planking, a formidable looking task. Bob
  7. Thanks so much Ben. It only seems fast because I have so much time to spend on her. Bob
  8. Thanks so much Elijah, Art and the "likes". Always room for one more, Art. Bob
  9. Thanks so much Captain Poison, Rusty, OC and the "likes". Always appreciated. Bob
  10. I've now completed the following: the drop planks and the first two strakes below the wales; the second layer of wale planking and painting the wales black; and the black strake above the wales. I began the drop plank installation by following Chuck's two plank tool suggestion to line off the two strakes below the wales.Although the laser cut drop plank was a big help, I still found the fitting process a bit tricky. The second layer of wale planking was straight forward and simply followed the first layer. The forward portion of each strake was sanded down to appear to fit into the rabbet. I painted the upper edge of the top strake and the bottom edge of the bottom strake before gluing them in place, ensuring a clean edge. The wale was painted with multiple coats of Modelmaster engine black acrylic. The black strake was made using 1/64" planking strips and was left unpainted. There are a few miscellaneous tasks left before beginning the lower hull planking. Bob

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 “Advance Ship Modeling Through Research”. We provide support to our members in their efforts to raise the quality of their model ships.

The Nautical Research Guild has published our world-renowned quarterly magazine, The Nautical Research Journal, since 1955. The pages of the Journal are full of articles by accomplished ship modelers who show you how they create those exquisite details on their models, and by maritime historians who show you the correct details to build. The Journal is available in both print and digital editions. Go to the NRG web site (www.thenrg.org) to download a complimentary digital copy of the Journal. The NRG also publishes plan sets, books and compilations of back issues of the Journal and the former Ships in Scale and Model Ship Builder magazines.

Our Emblem

Modelshipworld - Advancing Ship Modeling through Research
  • Create New...