Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'occre'.

More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


  • The Captain's Cabin
    • New member Introductions
  • Member's Build Logs
    • Build logs for Ship Model Kits - by era - launch date
    • Build logs for Scratch Builds - by era - launch date
  • Group Projects on MSW
    • Group Projects on Model Ship World
  • Shop Notes, Ship Modeling Tips, Techniques and Research
    • Nautical/Naval History
    • Discussions for Ships plans and Project Research. General research on specific vessels and ship types..
    • Building, Framing, Planking and plating a ships hull and deck
    • Discussion for a Ship's Deck Furniture, Guns, boats and other Fittings
    • Masting, rigging and sails
    • Model Tips and Tricks and Making Jigs
    • Modeling tools and Workshop Equipment
    • Metal Work, Soldering and Metal Fittings
    • Wood discussion...Where to use it? Where to get it? What types are best? How to Finish it?
    • Painting, finishing and weathering products and techniques
    • CAD and 3D Modelling/Drafting Plans with Software
  • Ship Modeling News And Reviews.....Traders and Dealers...Ship Model Clubs
    • General Ship Model Kit Discussions - NOT build logs
    • Reviews
    • Book, Monograph and Magazine reviews and Downloads. Questions and Discussions for Books and Pubs
    • Traders, Dealers, Buying or Selling anything? - Discuss New Products and Ship Model Goodies here as well!!
    • NAUTICAL RESEARCH GUILD - News & Information
    • Important Ship Model Club News, Links to ship modelling resources and museums
  • The Crew's Lounge
    • Shore Leave
  • Medway Longboat Group Project's Medway Longboat Build Logs
  • Medway Longboat Group Project's Plans and Instructions/Downloads
  • Medway Longboat Group Project's General discussions/How to join
  • Rope Making/Ropewalks's Ropewalk Plans/Downloads
  • Rope Making/Ropewalks's Discussions about Rope Making
  • Rope Making/Ropewalks's Rope Materials and parts resources
  • Rope Making/Ropewalks's Commercial sources for ropewalk machines
  • Intro to carving - typical decorative relief carving for ship models's Build Logs for the Carving Group Project
  • Intro to carving - typical decorative relief carving for ship models's Tutorials and Discussion for the Carving Group
  • Intro to carving - typical decorative relief carving for ship models's How to join this Carving Group
  • HMS Triton - 28 gun frigate's Cross Section Build Logs for HMS TRITON
  • HMS Triton - 28 gun frigate's Build Logs for the Full Hull Version of HMS TRITON
  • HMS Triton - 28 gun frigate's How to Join The HMS TRITON Group Build
  • HMS Winchelsea 1764's Member Build logs for the HMS Winchelsea
  • HMS Winchelsea 1764's General project discussions on planking, fittings and monograph chapters
  • HMS Winchelsea 1764's How to join this group project???
  • Planking Techniques's Click Here for Topics dedicated to planking!!!!
  • Planking Techniques's Planking Downloads and Tutorials and Videos


There are no results to display.

There are no results to display.

Find results in...

Find results that contain...

Date Created

  • Start


Last Updated

  • Start


Filter by number of...


  • Start





Website URL







NRG Membership Number

Found 105 results

  1. Greetings all. Yet another HM Bark Endeavour build - there are quite a few of them in this community which I have enjoyed perusing - hopefully I can produce something that is worth your time 🙂 This is my third build and I gravitated towards it as it's a very recognizable ship, has a painted hull which is a first for me and there is a huge wealth of information available to help me with any doubts I have.
  2. To quote one of my favourite movies:"Here we go again.." After building HMS Terror, I was completely hooked, and as Corona is still roaming the streets, I managed to get my hands on Frigate Diana, also by Occre. Here's some history I picked from the Occre site: "The frigate Diana was launched on the 10th of March 1792. It formed part of the series of frigates known as "Mahonesas", as they had been built in the city of Mahón.Thanks to its design, it could sail faster than its predecessors. It took part in the war against France along the Catalan coast although, during the war of Independence, its base was in Cadiz. As a member of the naval forces of Havana, it took part in battles against the corsairs in the Antilles and made various trips across the Atlantic. It was broken up in 1833 in the naval shipyard of Cartagena." Apologies, I did not make an unboxing video 🙂 , but I was a bit stunned at the amount of stuff in there, from the hull planking strips (long enough to cover the hull this time😄 )to dowels 10mm in diameter (Terror's thickest dowel was 6mm), to a 1:1 profile drawing of the entire ship, causing the Admiral to comment:"And where do you intend to put that?" Studying the plans, I luckily found a lot of techniques also used in Terror, but plenty of new stuff here as well: no hull paint to cover any second planking mistakes, much more detailed work on the bow and the deck. Pretty challenging for a newbie like me (again). So I took a deep breath, cleaned up the shipyard and got unpacking: Lesson learned from Terror, part 1: sand the deadwood before glueing the bulkheads: then dry fitting all bulkheads and check for issues. Nothing major, just bulkhead 2 misbehaving a bit, nothing some sanding couldn't fix. Then tried fitting both decks: Again, no major issues here, fits were spot on or close, no burn marks on the wood. And then, after second inspection, glue half of the bulkheads: And that's where we are today. Tomorrow the other bulkheads, and then on to deck planking 🙂 . Thnx for dropping by!
  3. after seeing the hms terror build logs on here especially keith s build i made a start. have always had a fascination with the story of the north west passage and when occre released this it was a must despite the compromises with the kit. frames glued in place but deck still loose. also glued in the filling pieces between frames at bow and stern building slip to help keep the keel straight while planking don't know when next update will be as Victory taking priority at the mo! Take care all keith
  4. In May 2020 I started the Dos Amigos slave ship by OcCre kit No.13003. Since this build is only my second build, and since I am a former technical writer, I paid close attention to the instructions. I will be playing catch up for awhile since the build has been in progress since May.
  5. I've started my first model ship kit. The Polaris seemed a good starter kit, all the build videos OcCre has sold me on this one. I'm building this on my time off, so updating may be slow in posting. The hull is started. Fitting the bulkheads to insure they were flush with the false keel, I put a witness mark on each so when gluing up they went in the same orientation as when fitted. As it turned out this was unnecessary as they were flush either way. Don't know if I got lucky or if this an indication as to the quality of the laser cutting. I will be using Titebond II on all non-visible parts.
  6. The time has come to start a new project, while building Robert E Lee i've purchased the Santissima Trinidad from Occre, Occre sells the full kit and the kit divided in 6 packs, wich is what i have aqquired. I also got the Santissima Trinidad cross section kit that i intend to display together at the end and that i will include on this build log. At the moment the idea/goal is to make it heavy weathered, painted, and copper the hull, although plans are always subject to change, and i did considered several other approaches, this is at the moment the plan. As for the kit itself, the quality of the materials is overall good, but we all know that it is lacking in certain aspects, particularly the stern is really quite bad, and overall, it lacks details/decorations, as i go i'll try to adress some of this and hopefully improve on the kit a bit I've also decided to try something new, and i will try to make videos of the construction, here is my 1st attempt Unboxing packs 1 and 2 Hope you enjoy and give me some time to improve my video editing skills Hope you join me on this journey (loooooong journey)
  7. Another first time builder here, attempting to build OcCre's beginner kit: Polaris. I know nothing about ships or their historical accuracy and such, just want to get my feet wet and the Polaris seems like a decent enough kit to start out with. [There is a MSW review of the kit: here] I've managed to assemble the bulkheads/ribs to the false keel. This was relatively simple using small metal angle plates with clamps to get each rib square using Titebond II: I have to say there was quite a bit of play in the joints and while I did get the ribs square to the sides of the false keel, I wasn't paying attention to making it square along the top: And you can see that false keel has a slight bend too. However, I'm thinking it's not a problem as tolerances for mounting the deck shouldn't be that demanding. Well, I hope so. Currently working on the decking: Again using Titebond for glueing the deck planks rather than using contact glue per the instructions. I'm able to get a thin bead of PVA onto both the plank and deck, using the dispensing bottle shown in the picture above, and smooth it over with a small brush to avoid beads of excess glue forming. Working out really well. I get down 2 or 3 planks at a time and then use heavy books to press the planks while they set. Not so happy about the planks themselves. They have a lot of large grain criss-crossing them and I think ruin whatever scale effect the planks might have had to begin with. Not really a problem as I'm not looking to create a realistic model this time out. I'll be glad to just have something that doesn't look like a dog's dinner at the end of all this!
  8. Although I had started a couple of other kits, they had to put aside because reasons. So I'm concentrating on this kit and I'm going to try to see it through to the end. I like Occre products a lot. The full color photos and quality of parts is excellent. I could probably go a little further with this tonight but I'm hoping to get some feedback on my progress so far, in case anything needs to be fixed/adjusted before I do anything else. Instructions can be viewed here: Palamos instructions Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. This was a point where I wasn't sure how to proceed. According to the instructions: 11. The false keel in the bow area will have to be reduced until it is approximately 2 mm wide. 12. You must also obtain a width of 2 mm in the stern area of the false keel. Did I succeed? Do I need to sand this down more? I have no idea. Stumbling block #2 13. Line one side of each of the bulwarks (no. 18) using the lining (no. 19). For this operation use contact adhesive. I have no idea how to identify how to identify the lining for the bulwarks. The size of the wood strips for the bulwarks is the same as the the boards used for the deck. The deck boards are "sapelli" color, which is the darker, so I'm guessing the "sycamore" colored strips are the ones I needed to use. Missing a small chip there. I can probably trim a piece down that will fit. A little frustrating but I'm doing my best to work through it.
  9. Hi guys, This is a restart of my building log of the Diana by Occre. The first log couldn't be found anymore. The administrators did there best, but no luck for me. Thanks guys for the search!!! So here we go again. To hot to build so now is time to restart the log. The box Dry fitting together with the little sister Start to plank the lower deck Upper deck finished planking Adding some bow fillers and fairing the bulkhead frames Start of the first planking The plywood quality isn't really good. After an half hour soak it starts to delaminate. I had to glue it all back together. So be carefull.. Thats it for now.
  10. 1:50 Polaris OcCre Catalogue # 12007 Available from OcCre for €69.95 First of all, there is no actual ship called ‘Polaris’ in the format you see here. This model is designed with a specific purpose, and that is to guide a totally new modeller through a series of easy-to-follow stages and give them the very best chance of completing what may very well be their first proper ship model kit. Why ‘Polaris’? That’s simple. They chose the name because the Polaris star is known as the ‘Guiding Star’, helping seafarers safely navigate their way home. OcCre have most certainly gone out of their way to create an ideal kit which is absolutely aimed at newbie market, yet at the same time, producing something which looks very attractive and realistic. The kit itself comes in two flavours. You can have the standard edition (which is what we have here), or the ‘Starter Pack which also includes tools, glue, cutting mat and paints. OcCre has also released a whole suite of build videos for Polaris, and you can find them here: Model dimensions are: Length: 580mm Height: 446mm Width: 124mm The kit Polaris is packaged into one of the smaller OcCre standard boxes that has the product label pasted to the lid, alongside the small window which gives the modeller a view of the fittings tray. I know when I started out, I used to love looking through the fittings boxes in kits, so I know what a huge draw that can be to a newcomer. Lift off that glossy lid and you’ll see a nicely compactly designed inner box with tabs and small pieces of tape that hold everything together. Cut through the tape tabs, lift out the fittings box, and pull out the side flaps. The top can then open and reveal the contents. On one side we have the various strip wood bundles, and on the other, the two sets of instruction sheets and an envelope containing the sails set. Underneath all that, various sheets of laser-cut parts are included. Sheet and laser cut materials This kit contains three sheets of laser cut sheets and several loose laser-cut parts. One of these sheets, in plywood, holds the parts for the false keel and bulkheads. On this sheet you will also find parts for a building cradle/display stand, as well as various infill check parts that fit between the bow and stern bulkheads. Ply quality is actually very good, and my sample was nice and straight too, so no warping to deal with. As with the other sheets, all laser cutting is nice and clean, and the tabs to remove the parts are small and will be easy to tackle with a sharp knife. No laser cut parts are numbered on the sheets. For identification, you will cross-reference them against the parts plan in the instructions. More laser cut sheet material is supplied for all other structural components, and a single piece ply deck is ready to be planked. This is tabbed to ensure the plywood bulwarks fit in exactly the correct position. Those bulwarks also have their grain running short-ways, so they will easily wrap around the edge of the hull without needing to be soaked. Strip wood Four bundles of strip timber are supplied for everything from the lime first planking, to the second layer timber, deck planks and Ramin dowels. All strip wood is high quality and neatly sawn with clean ends, and all are 400mm long, so will easily cover the length of the model in separate pieces, should you wish. Fittings A clear fittings container holds all the hardware and non-timber parts your Polaris will need. This includes printed ‘Polaris’ star flags, rigging cord, PE parts (gudgeon, pintle etc.), brass wire, deadeyes and rigging blocks, anchors, barrels, eyelets, rope and brass pins. My only criticism here are the deadeyes and rigging blocks which are supplied in plastic. I would’ve preferred to see these in wood, but if the exercise is to learn the ropes (pun intended), then they are passable. Sails A four-sail set is included which is pre-sewn. These are nicely made and the finish is quasi-antique, so you won’t need to stain them. Sails are presented in a brown paper envelope to protect them until use. Instructions Two folded bundles of A3 instructions are provided. These cover the entire construction in every minute detail, all in colour photograph form. Text instructions are provided to accompany these with clear annotation and parts recognition. These really are done as well as anyone could hope to see and will be extremely easy to follow. Illustrations are also included for parts maps, mast detail etc. You can, of course, couple these instructions with the series of video instructions on OcCre’s website, showing the model built in various stages. Conclusion There are many, many kits which are suitable for the beginner, but this one is unashamedly marketed as being the ideal kit to introduce and teach the basic skills needed to continue onto what will undoubtedly be more complicated models. The instructions are so laid out that there is virtually zero ambiguity in each stage, with the photographs, and even a colour sheet to match the correct timbers too. They really did think of everything. The kit is also excellent value, especially when you look at the inclusion of a set of four ready-made sails too. Maybe you are a beginner yourself, or an expert who wants to teach a son/daughter etc. how to start out in the hobby. You could really do a lot worse than pick one of these off the shelf and set yourself or someone out on a wonderful journey into an amazing hobby. My sincere thanks to OcCre for the review kit shown in this article. To purchase directly, click the link at the top of this article.
  11. After spending the last couple of months gathering tools, and more importantly, information, I feel comfortable enough to start a build log. HMS Terror is my first try at wooden model ship building, though I have had plenty of experience working with plastic kits, as well as working with wood on a somewhat larger scale. Next to build logs on this site and elsewhere, in a variety of languages, I studied Occre's tutorial videos and finally, when the ship arrived as an early Christmas present, the plans. Honestly speaking, the plans took some figuring out , as I'm used to Tamiya kits plans which are detailed to the extreme. On the other hand, the way these plans are made up really presses hime the idea that "I'm going to build this!" In a later stage I will need somme assistance on the rigging schemes provided, but we're a long way away from that. hundreds of questions, but one which needs to be addressed before I even take out the bulkheads: when opening the box, I found all parts present, packed neatly, and of good quality (learning what to look for in other logs). However, the false deck and keel have a small warp: Not sure the picture does it justice, but you can see the edge of both sticking out. In all fairness, the warp is smaller than the with of the plywood, and very easily straightened. So my question: does this need to be corrected before I assemble the hull? I read in Mastini's book that the hull parts are critical and must be in perfect condition, but this seems so small? Also, when correction is needed, I assume putting both parts in warm water to soak and then squeezing them between two straight (and heavy) objects will correct them, but how long does the wood need to stay in the water? And how long before the weights can be removed? For reference, the false keel is 3mm, the false deck 2mm. Warp on both is about the size of the plywood itself, 3mm and 2mm respectively. Thnx in advance for your guidance!
  12. Hello my friends,i start today to build the kit of OCCRE "SAN ILDEFONSO" I have read the topic of another user that make the same and i am ready to proceed me too.. I upload fotos with the progress First open the box then preparing the tools The two parts of the keel..i put my phone near to realise the length of the kiel... final i glue the two parts of the keel... To be continued...
  13. after finishing my small Coca model recently, I decided to move on with my Occre Diana, I started 10 years ago. This was the period where I discovered forums, ship modeling books, I purchased the recently released Vanguard kit (still unstarted) and prepared myself to build a better quality model than my previous efforts, which may exceed kit offerings. I shortly learnt, the Occre kit provides ample room for customizing. This is not an expensive kit by any means, and we got what we expect - a well designed hull shape, average (or less) quality materials and loads of generic fittings. I started the build out of the box, but changed concept already in the early stages. My usual sequence was to build a step by the kit, then deconstruct what I have done and replace to an improved version. Then go to the next stage and repeat. But how an improved feature should be made? I found it pretty difficult to answer - the provided plans are more assembly instructions, and I had no specifics about the actual ship (well, proper research was not in my plans anyway), so I used the resources I had. I drew a lot of inspiration from the design of the Vanguard kit, the Anatomy of Ship Diana book (which is a different, British ship) and pictures from the forums I liked. The result therefore not a specific ship, but (in the best case..) a generic frigate. Anyway, I try to resurrect this project and finish it to a reasonable standard. The plan is to add the missing parts to the hull, make the masts and rig the ship. In the 10 years passed, I saw a lot of wonderful models built here, and I have questions, wheter a feature I liked by the time is acceptable for now. There are several parts to change, but still not decided if I want to contuine the build/destroy loop. If I want to finish this in a reasonable time, some compromises most probably had to be made. This is the actual status, on my working desk - the first task is to dust it off. I will post the sequence, how I got this far.
  14. Hello there! Sorry for taking so long this building log. I worked on the ship during the spare time I have and there is my progress (and some comments for my problems and solutions. Here we go. Problem here: as you can see I glued wrongly one at the bow, since it wasn’t a big deal y fixed it with a bit a sanding, lets hope it didn’t come on a bigger mistake. Nevermind now, lets continue. You can’t appreciate from the picture, but there are three small mistakes of cutting too much, but I fixed somehow with spare bits of the wood after cutting the form, it’s hardlyt noticeable unlees you search for it (and in futher building even more hard to nitice). Time for some walls and doors. After this point I made a little stop. I took my time to reorginze mi “work station”. Maybe I will update later with a photo of my little corner.
  15. So I was a little bit scared to start a build log in the face of all the amazing work on the forum. But if you don't try, you don't learn. And after all no-one might read it and it'll just be a personal log for me to document my wins and losses. So here goes..... HMS Terror. Pretty early stages at the moment. I have the bulkhead and deck assembled and the seemingly endless deck planking done. The transom is attached and I have the bulwarks clamped and bending as we speak. I've given the deck a wash of tobacco brown stain that I have for one of my other activities just to give it a less brand new look. Already worrying about the planking......
  16. Hi all again, i'll try to put some photos about my current Project, step by step. I think it's not difficult model but they have a lot of job (and time, and fun,...). They Will be painted at black/white traditional pattern like the original boat, this is a challenge for me because i have no experience painting Wood. First, the deck finished with matte varnish not colored. I'm giving a small curvature to the stern mirror (i think this word is not correct...) Second, i'm testing chalk paint brown color (chocolate) for inside, i'll try to put first layer brown and a second layer black, degraded with the sandpaper. Third, my workplace 😄 Please if you have more ideas about painting, i'll make some test with spare wood. I know that i want but i'm not sure about the way 😅 regards and keep safe,
  17. Hello everyone. Here I am starting my first build log with the OcCre Buccaneer. I should have the beginnings of it later today after the kit arrives, but we shall see. In appearance this kit looks much like the golden hind kit from OcCre, however there are some somewhat subtle differences. For one, the cannon placement is different, and also according to their store page, the golden hind is 1:85 while the buccaneer is listed as 1:100 to name some of those differences. I'm not sure what this scale is based off of for the buccaneer though, as this kit is one with no namesake. I think posting the kit picture here would be interesting as a start. Then if anyone wants to compare any differences I may do, there is a point of reference.
  18. Relative new-comer to the hobby posting my first build log. Have long had an interest in building a wooden ship model (after a misspent youth spent on plastic models and scratch-building HO scale railway structures) and the corona slowdown seemed just the right opportunity. I started with the Dusek Knarr model (1:72 scale) and learned a lot from that (ie. made lots of mistakes that I hopefully learned from.) For my second model I was able to track down one of Occre's Buccaneer models. For whatever reason, I didn't find any build logs of this one in the forum despite the apparent popularity of Occre as a manufacturer. So here I am, hopefully committing to keeping up with the build-log as I move forward. Fair warning, I'm sure i have lots of new learning experiences ahead of me on this one and progress will likely be slow. While the virus has me working from home for my main job, my volunteer gig as mayor of my town is more than making up for it! So, to begin, the start of my project in a quiet corner of the house where it can, hopefully, live undisturbed!
  19. 1:24 Istanbul Diorama OcCre Catalogue # 53010D Available from OcCre for €60,95 If you’ve recently taken a look at our Istanbul tram review, you might like this particular review article. Yes, of course you can display your tram on a shelf, or in a cabinet, but what about outside Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar? That’s exactly what this new product from OcCre allows us to do, and with relative ease of construction. This is what OcCre have as their website product description: “The diorama is a representation of the entrance to the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul, one of the largest in the world. Located inside the old “walled city", on the European side of Istanbul, between Nuruosmaniye, Mercan and Beyazıt, with more than 58 covered streets and 4,000 shops or stalls, every day the bazaar attracts between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors. The bazaar offers a wide range of products, in particular jewellers, precious metal workers, spice shops and carpet shops. The stalls tend to be grouped together by type, following the tradition of the ancient guilds. The bazaar includes two Bedestens, or domed stone-built structures, which are used for the storage of merchandise. The first of these was built in 1464, by order of Mehmet II, although it then had to be mostly rebuilt in 1864, following the earthquake. This fabulous diorama combines perfectly with the tram of Istanbul, joining the nostalgic line of Taksim-Tunnel with the Grand Bazaar, in an effort to group two large emblems of the city of Istanbul.” The kit The Istanbul diorama is packaged into quite a plain, shallow corrugated cardboard box, with a colour product label attached. There is also a reasonable amount of weight here too, so you know there’s plenty of building material afoot. Upon opening the box, it ca be seen that the multitude of sheet material is wrapped in a heat-sealed sleeve that needs to be cut away. As the sheets in here are various sizes, and the internal box has no compartmentalisation, this is a good way of ensuring that damage risk is minimised. There are also a number of printed sheets which are rolled up, some strip timber and brass wire. A catalogue and sheet pointing to the instructions, are also included. More on the latter in a moment. The numerous sheets are made from MDF and are very neatly laser-cut. You will note how some of the parts have dovetail connections too. In essence, the entire diorama is built up from a series of wall panels that have the Islamic arch shapes that attach to them to create a 3D relief, and this is sat upon a base which is built from sections, to incorporate the ruts along which the tram lines would run. Oddly enough, there is no actual brass section strip to recreate the tram line itself, but instead, timber strip, painted silver, it what’s prescribed. Using some metal strip could be a nice enhancement, but you would need to purchase that yourself, measured against the OcCre tram wheels for best fit. The idea behind this diorama is that anyone can typically build it, simply out of the box contents. To decorate the walls and floors etc. a series of colour-printed textures are provided, on A4 sheets. These include stone, marble and parquet styles, and these need to be cut out to suit the various structures, and then glued into position with a glue stick, for example. Using wet glues may cause the sheets to ripple and not adhere as flat as they should, although the instructions do actually show brushed PVA as being the glue of choice. Sheets of paper are also supplied to simulate the Bazaar interior, with crowds of people and stalls etc. When it comes to depicting the exterior details, more printed sheets are supplied, with such things as Turkish rugs, flags etc, and these can be draped over the display stands that sit outside the various stalls on the exterior of the Bazaar. These stalls also have printed awnings to shelter them from the Turkish sun. To recreate the road itself, then a series of strip card is supplied. This needs to be cut into brick-sized sections, and then plastered over the road in a staggered manner. You can of course then paint and infill between them and add some airbrushed staining to weather things realistically. Brass wire is supplied for all manner of things, such as the random-looking electrical cables that run along the outside walls. OcCre supply no instructions for this kit. Instead, they provide an online build guide which is very comprehensive, showing everything right down to measuring out specific dimensions for everything. This multi-part guide is excellent, with the facility to be able to download each part as a PDF. To check out the guide, head to this link: http://www.occremania.com/diorama-de-istanbul-parte-8-2/ Conclusion Dioramas aren’t usually my thing, but this looks very tempting, just to see if I can make a reasonable attempt at it and add some airbrush work to make it look a little more lived in. There’s certainly a nice quantity of building material here, and all nicely produced. Recreating the street surface will also be quite absorbing, as well as those kerb stones that are cut from the thick strip timber. My sincere thanks to OcCre for providing the review sample seen here. To purchase directly, click the link at the top of the article.
  20. There are many discussions on Riverboats elsewhere so I will dispense with that here. I chose this model because I am just getting back into modelling after a few years hiatus. I wanted something a little more modern with less rigging so this fit the bill. I chose th OcCre model because I had good luck with my Albatross and liked the included detail in the kit. I very much enjoy playing poker and the casino detail of this kit was attractive. This will not be a museum piece by any stretch of the imagination. My skills are no where close to the level of many on this site, but I do plan on having some fun with it. So here it is, warts and all. I will post the pics when I figure out how.
  21. Hi everyone, I'm building the OCCRE HMS Terror model. This is my first ship model, and I described the reasons for wanting to build her in my "new member" introduction. I'm actually a fair ways along with this model, but have reached the point where I have questions about details and Royal Navy standard practice from that era, in an attempt to make my model as accurate as I can. Also I see other people are building this model, and I hope to trade notes with them as I go along. I guess I'll make a series of posts to start off, to show the various stages I went through to get the model to the point she's currently at. I am trying to make some improvements to the basic kit: to this end I have done a bit of research and also received a bit of help from a friend who is very knowledgeable about ships, the Franklin ships in particular, and is very generous with his advice. My model will incorporate some of the things I've learned from photographs of the real ship as she lies today, the kit itself, and also the advice of my friend. Also I have read and re-read the excellent blog by a member of this forum on the subject of HMS Terror, which I will study closely and try to make modifications to the kit to try and emulate.
  22. Hello everyone. I started this build in October 2011 and finished it on 21 March 2012 The word Corsair means ‘Pirate’. Height 580 mm, Lenght 750mm, Width 270 mm. 
This originally merchant brigantine was transformed when it got into the hands of the corsairs, and fitted out with 16 cannons and 4 falconets, which all helped them to carry out their misdeeds with better chances of success. The corsair's "trade" was in many cases practiced with the permission of the state, giving them carte blanche for piracy. All the comment is lost in cyberspace so you have to do it with the pictures. The pictures are sorted by date and I shall post them this way. Sjors
  23. Hello all. I’ve been looking at kits again after completing my little Hannah (well,nearly, I’m still waiting for resin to finish water and need to clean the bottle). I really like old ships, with sails and rigging etc. Since I’ve only built Hannah (and it took me nearly 5 years) it’s fair to say I’m very new to the hobby. I do have some experience with other models - wooden aircraft and plastic minis - so I thought I might as well jump into deeper waters when it comes to my first proper build. I have been reading various build logs here for last few days and couldn’t make my mind up as to which long boat I should choose. I really liked MS 18th century longboat, but struggled to find one available in UK - or maybe just wasn’t looking hard enough. Another contender was AL’s Jolly Boat and Bounty’s captain’s boat. Somehow I drifted towards bigger builds and I’ve noticed that even beginners were producing amazing models, so after careful consideration I’ve chosen my kit. Order was placed just now, my kit along with aliphatic glue should be here this week. The ship I chose - Occre HMS Terror. Story of this vessel is fascinating, size is interesting, look of it is amazing. I will be staring build on Sunday, I shall edit the title for a proper one when kit arrives. Looking forward to the challenge, but with resources on here I think it won’t be as difficult as I anticipate. Best regards Tom

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...