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This Forum is for both newbies and old salts; wood, static, scratch, kit, scale, plastic, resin, pond, bottle, Radio Control, etc, -  ship and boat modelers and hobbyists.  We try to establish a friendly place where fellow hobbyists can exchange ideas, discuss techniques, talk about modeling problems, and in general - enjoy our mutual hobby of hand crafting model ships and boats.

Below are just some of the features you will find in the Ship Modeling Forum.

 Scuttlebutt Forum.....    Articles and Shop Notes:

This forum is for general discussions about our hobby; model ships, boats and/or maritime life. Have a modeling problem? What’s the best set of plans for a fully rigged tall ship model? Are you new to Shipmodeling? Who has the best supply of Ship plans or Boat plans?


Focus on the construction of model ships and boats, and other general maritime material. Some may be illustrated with small photographs and/or other graphic material. Some examples: "On Using oil and Acrylic paints on your model", "Using Beeswax", "Shipwright's Terminology".

  Reviews of model kits.....    Books/Magazines/Films:

Tell the forum about your experiences with different ship and boat model kits. Have a favorite manufacturer? Do you prefer kits or do you like to scratch build? Or do you prefer kit 'bashing'? Were the ship/boat plans from so and so’s kit any good?  Is this kit good for a beginning ship modeler?


A listing of books and magazines about different hobby related subjects. From books on modeling techniques, and maritime stories to hobby magazines. Such titles as: Planking Techniques for Model Ship Builders, Shipmodeling from Scratch,  The Ship Model Builder's Assistant, Ship Modeler's Shop Notes, Ship plans, plus more……. 

  Shop and/or modeling tips.....    Modeling Resources:

Have a little shop or modeling tip to share with the forum? Your favorite glue? Have any tools to recommend? What's the best method to prevent shrinkage of rigging? How do you convert scales off of ship plans? What’s the best method for rigging a tall ship or a Schooner?  Share your advice with other modelers.


A extensive list of links to resources for modelers divided into subjects such as: Ship Art Work, Ship Museums/History of ships and boats, Photography - A photo gallery of Tall Ship Photos, Modeling Supplies (such as glue, wood, model kits, hobby materials, etc), Display Cases, Ships Plans and more....

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