Ship Modeling Forum Articles/Shop Notes
The latest Articles and Shop Notes from the Ship Modeling Forum
Building a Wood Lathe
3 May 2013 at 2:00am
Commercial laths are expensive, and I’m cheap! Therefore, following the saying of “Improvise, Adapt and Overcome”, I set out to create a simple home made wood lath designed for modeling work.
A Simple Motorized Ropewalk
24 Mar 2013 at 1:00am
I discovered a simple secret about making rope. In order for the threads or strands to lay up properly and stay together, the individual threads or strands had to be over twisted, almost to the point of kinking on themselves. The other part is that...
Making Ship Gun Carriages
17 Feb 2009 at 12:01pm
Before you decide to make your own gun carriages do a little home work and determine what time period your ship was built in. Gun carriages are not all alike and many differences exist in there construction. This is especially true of English and...
Making a Keel Clamp
16 Feb 2009 at 2:00am
This home made clamp is not only strong and slip resistant but it’s a lot more functional. By Pete Darius (Calicoe)
Tools, Materials and Methods to Silver Solder Iron Work On Period Model Ships
6 Feb 2009 at 2:00am
Shop Tip on Tools, Materials and Methods to Silver Solder "Iron Work" On Period Model Ships by Laneb (Lane) with link to associated article - Silver Soldering by Russell Barnes
A Guide to Planking Miniature Boat / Ship Hulls
22 Nov 2008 at 2:00am
The following article is an attempt at explaining the correct way (in my humble opinion) of planking boats or ships, as basically the principles are the same. The object is to plank the hull with fair and even planking
BUILDING A ROPEWALK
24 Aug 2008 at 2:00am
BUILDING A ROPEWALK. Based on plans found at www.densmodelships.com. By Don Howe (Navarone)
Building a display case for your model
25 Mar 2008 at 2:00am
Building a display case for your model by Pete Darius (Calicoe). Instructions on the basic design of a model display case from the book, Display cases you...
A Kit Review Artesania Latina Mare Nostrum
12 Apr 2007 at 2:00am
A Kit Review of Artesania Latina’s - Mare Nostrum by HOF00 (Harry)
Canon Rigging Ideas - Armed Virginia Sloop
18 Jul 2006 at 8:00pm
Canon Rigging Ideas by Dan Parker (dannyboyparker). When I tried rigging the blocks instead of faking them, I liked the results better even though they are out of scale, so I plan to use the blocks with the kit, at least on this model...
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