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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...
Mantua
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.
newbie
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...
Greetings to all
by biltut
11 Jun 2016 at 5:25am
Ship Model builder for over 40 years, just found this forum and I am anxious to learn and participate.
Hello from a new member
by Norman
8 Jun 2016 at 3:22pm
Just came onboard. Glad to have found this Forum and I'm looking forward to exchanging ideas with the membership.
My recent glue experiences
by Mike_W
7 Jun 2016 at 3:42pm
Hi everyone, I am in the process of planking the AL San Francisco II (SFII) and have found out a couple things to pass on. First understand that the SFII is a single planking with 2mm X 5mm mahogany planks. I had been having a terrible time...
New project Golden Star
by Terry58
6 Jun 2016 at 12:47am
I have finished my first ever wooden model the small Halcon 1840 kit, enjoyed it found it to be relaxing, I have found that I enjoyed the hull planking, and I found I am absoluty useless with the rigging, I will need to really study how to do this...

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