Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Chania, Greece

Recent Profile Visitors

544 profile views
  1. Hello mugje, You have done great job so far. The carvings you mentioned are available at this site : https://www.shipmodeling.ru/shop/modeli_korabley/dopolneniya/dekor-dlya-modeli-korablya-hms_AM1300-05-OS/ Kostas
  2. One more great model Thanasi. I like the detailing, the authentic paint scheme and the innovative ideas you incorporate in model's construction. Kostas
  3. Bravo Thanasi! Very interesting project, excellent build, clever solutions. Kostas
  4. According to recommendations posted in carving forums (e.g. The Carving Path Forum) two of the best U.S. carving tool makers are: 1. http://www.capeforge.com/ 2. http://www.drakeknives.com/ Kostas
  5. Very nice result Alistair. If you are intending to use a stern lantern, it's more convenient to drill the hole for the lantern's crank before finishing the stern casting. The figures in the middle are, according to NMM plans, 4 cherubs playing flute and in middle of them is the lantern's crank hole. (In the kit's plans there are only 2 cherubs). Kostas
  6. I'm using GRS QC half round gravers (0.2 & 0.4 mm). They are useful for carving very thin grooves e.g. pilaster reeds. Kostas
  7. For hard brass I have successfully used brass drills from the following link : http://www.fine-tools.com/messingbohrer.html Kostas
  8. Nils, I have nothing finished yet. But in the following links you can see some relief & figure wood carvings for the Fly kit : http://www.wettringer-modellbauforum.de/forum/index.php?page=Thread&threadID=40148&pageNo=5 http://shipmodeling.ru/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=1820&start=270 Kostas
  9. Mitsuaki, I'm glad you decided to post your build log again. I'll follow it with great interest. Kostas
  10. Janos I thank you once more for your help. I'm using too rotary diamond bits (ball head, cone head & cylindrical) with my Proxxon IB/E and a flexishaft and several Pfeil gauges. Your photos will help me to add some homemade hand tools to my collection. I hope that a combinated use of the above and of some jeweller's needle files will cover my needs. Thanks Kostas
  11. Thank you Mathew for your help. I hadn't thought to look in jewellery supplies. I made some search and I found that these gravers are available in really very small sizes (from 0.2 mm). Thank you Kostas
  12. Bob thank you very much for your great tutorial. Janos your photos are very helpful. I'm admiring your amazing work on Royal Caroline. It's very inspiring for me. Thank you all Kostas
  13. I'm trying to make some relief woodcarving for a model at 1:64 scale. For this scale even the smallest Dockyard gouges (1.5 mm) are rather large. The only really small gouge I have found is a 0.5 mm Pfeil V-gouge. As I remember, in MSW 1.0 had been posted photos of homemade micro woodcarving gouges made from hypodermic needles etc. Has anybody such photos ? Thanks, Kostas
  14. I'm also using Lie Nielsen planes : No 100 for shipmodelling and No 60 1/2 & No 4 for woodworking. They are all top quality tools. There is also a new smaller plane suitable for model making the L.N. No 101 (http://www.classichandtools.com/acatalog/Block_Planes.html) Kostas
  15. I have found 2 kit manufacturers making mouldings but I have not used these so far: http://www.bluejacketinc.com/fittings/wood3.htm (basswood) http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/caldercraft_decorative_strip.html (brass) Kostas

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...