Ship Modeling Forum
A web site forum devoted to the handcrafting of model ships and boats.

Sorry to hear site closing down Aug 1
by 3889tw
24 Jul 2016 at 5:09pm
I check in on the site everyday. And while there has not been a lot of traffic, most are interesting, and I enjoyed helping others when I could. We don't have enough of these type resources available to us now and losing one is a shame. Tom Wintrow
Forum Shutting Down
by wirewolf
24 Jul 2016 at 7:40am
Ahoy all, I have some rather bad news. As of August 1st (next week) the Shipmodeling Forum will be shutting down. Itís been a privilege all these years to know all of you and to run this site. But due to financial and health considerations I can no...
ZHL Legitimate or Pirate?
by William
14 Jul 2016 at 7:14am
I have seen a few listings for plank-on-bulkhead ship models from a Chinese company called ZHL. These kits seem to be reasonably priced, and the photos of completed models look good. However, I have also heard that these kits have been pirated...
Forum Bulletin Emails
by bigmooke
30 Jun 2016 at 11:00am
Hi-- Does anyone know if the forum bulletin emails are still being sent out. I have not received one since last May (2015.) Mike :thanks:
Doubling Planking a Single Plank Kit
by Mike_W
23 Jun 2016 at 1:38pm
Hi everyone, I have had an inspiration :idea: and wonder if I am on the right track. To confess, I am terrible at single planking a hull (AL San Francisco II) I just can't get the spilling of planks right at the edges to make a tight fit after...
Bulletin Emails
by bigmooke
23 Jun 2016 at 11:13am
When I first joined this forum, there was a weekly emailed Ship Modelling Forum Bulletin. I have not received one since 5/31/2015. Was it discontinued? I have tried sending through the contact us on the bottom of the page but never got a...
Gun ports
by Terry58
20 Jun 2016 at 10:52pm
What is the best way to cut the gun ports or openings into the hull first layer of planking
Help neede with deck planking
by Terry58
19 Jun 2016 at 9:22pm
Hi all I have just started my second wooden ship The Golden star I have put together the bulkhead and started laying down a few hull planks, so far so good, however how should I fix the deck planks, they are supplied on sheets 4inch long and...
Looking for suggestions for my next 2nd plastic sailing ship
by Goose
18 Jun 2016 at 3:30pm
I am new here, and new to sailing ship modeling, and am confused about where to post questions, so please excuse me if you are seeing double posts I am now completing a small (16 inch prox) plastic Revell Cutty Sark, and am looking to possibly...
by chuck1934
16 Jun 2016 at 3:26pm
I need the email address for mantua , I bought a kit and i am missing a part. THANKS MATES
Need Suggestions For Next 2nd Plastic Model
by Goose
14 Jun 2016 at 12:09pm
I guess everybody is busy. I've had lots of views to my post/ questions about a newbies need for advice for my next plastic sailing ship model, but only 1 reply
Greeting From Wa , A New Model Ship Builder From Arizona, USA
by Goose
13 Jun 2016 at 1:09pm
Hello fellow Ship Model Builders. I'm new to the Forum and I'm going to be needing some help finding my next plastic ship model to start. Currently in the tedious part of threading the masts and rigging and wondering were I put the thin plastic...
Hi to all
by FrankGoodman
13 Jun 2016 at 8:08am
Trying my hand at wood ship modeling for first time. Easy boat first. Planking is a bear. But learning. Looking forward to listening/reading all your experiences. Will learn a lot from them. Will contribute when I feel I have something to say.
by 11BRAVO
12 Jun 2016 at 5:17pm
Been doing plastic modelling for a few years going to try the wooden ship building for my next project.
Spanish Gun Carriage Plans
by Mike_W
11 Jun 2016 at 9:48pm
I am working on the San Francisco II and planning ahead. I want to make the gun rigging as historically correct as I can, On doing research about rigging ship guns I found out that the early Spanish carriages only had two wheels (Mondfeld...

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