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

Hello from a new member
by tlwmdbt
28 Mar 2015 at 7:43pm
Just came onboard. Glad to have found this Forum and I'm looking forward to exchanging ideas with the membership.
Hi From New Member
by georgenassan
27 Mar 2015 at 6:26pm
I belive that i will Gaine a great experience from you "Profecional People" and really i'm so happy that i'm in this Forum
Rigging problem
by SouthPoleCat
27 Mar 2015 at 9:23am
In installing the standing and running rigging I waxed, tried anyway, the thread before installation for a hopefully smooth cable and rope appearance. Now that it is done I find that many of the rigging components have a "fuzzy" appearance. I did...
Hello, from your newest member!
by Roy_Goslin
27 Mar 2015 at 6:25am
Hello everyone, I'm not quite sure what to write at this time, so I'll just say Hi, glad to be here and glad to have found this forum!
Ahoy! New shipmate onboard
by Chisgt
26 Mar 2015 at 8:05pm
Hi fellow Shipmates. My name is Steve and I live in a suburb of Chicago and am recently retired. I just joined the forum and am thrilled to be accepted. I'm married with two daughters and two grandchildren. I am trying to complete my first build...
Tugboats
by Kevin
25 Mar 2015 at 8:35pm
Tugs have always used old tires as bumpers, to protect their sides and those of the vessels with which they come in contact. Any thoughts about where I could find or how I could make 1/108 scale tires?
Newbie Ship Modeler just getting started
by debrent
25 Mar 2015 at 7:41am
Hi everyone, My name is Don and I live in the Phoenix, AZ area. I've built other types of models before (plastic, rockets, RC, etc...) but I've always wanted to learn to build wooden ship models. Years ago, I started a Model Shipways "Phantom", but...
Low RPM motor
by Kevin
23 Mar 2015 at 8:58am
This might be a bit of an unusual request - can anyone recommend a low-rpm electric motor (in the 5 rpm to 25 rpm range) that could turn a propeller on a static tugboat model? Thanks in advance for your help. Kevin
Planking strips
by chuck1934
23 Mar 2015 at 4:48am
Where is the best place to purchase .6mm X 5mm planking (price & quality)? Thanks
Any clubs or activities
by willwilco
22 Mar 2015 at 10:35pm
I was wondering if there were any ship modeling clubs or activities occurring near Nashville, TN? Jeff
Hi all! New shipmate onboard
by Springer05
22 Mar 2015 at 5:07pm
Hi shipmates I have enjoyed other forums and would like to share my experience, and gain help as I continue with my latest project. My last project was a schooner based on the Bluenose with 4 control servo's covering rudder, sails, and prop...
What kind of wood to use
by Glenbam
21 Mar 2015 at 1:25pm
Hi All I am going to attempt a model from scratch and I am wondering what wood I should use. I can get Basswood in various dimensions at Michaels. It seems to be a semi hard wood. I can mill my own so I could use Maple or birch etc. The very hard...

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