Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Hello all, I have been a lurker here on the forum for a while now but this is my first post. After perusing the phenomenal workmanship on display here, I have decided to take the plunge and get started on my first wooden ship build. As a little background, I have been building 1:32 scale plastic aircraft for a number of years now, with a preference for WWI and WWII aircraft. However, I also have a handful of modern aircraft, armor and ships, including the 1:144 USS Fletcher and the 1:200 USS Iowa and HMS Hood. Having consciously ignored the devil sitting on my shoulder prodding me to start with something ridiculously complex, I've decided to start my wooden ship building career with the 1:32 Amati/Victory Models Fifie. My hope is that this build will teach me some of the necessary skills before I get a start on the Vanguard Models HMS Speedy. Ultimately, I'd like to work up the Amati/Victory HMS Vanguard, Caldercraft HMS Agamemnon or the fabled Amati Victory once its released to the public, understanding that it will take a lot of years to attain the necessary skill set before I can properly tackle one of these behemoths! As I have successfully hooked my oldest son on plastic aircraft modeling, I also plan to continue building large scale planes as a change of pace and to hopefully continue fostering his interest in the hobby. I recently moved to the Bay Area and was VERY happy to learn that Ages of Sail is just a short 25-minute drive away! Thanks for taking the time to read my story and I look forward to getting a build log of the Fifie going in the near future! Ben

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...