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

Stain Recommendations
by pdanial
28 Jul 2014 at 7:42am
I'm ready to cut the cap rail for my Phantom Pilot boat and, since I'm yet to own any stains, thought I'd ask the group for recommendations on type and color. The deck has been installed with waterways, but this has not been stained either; should I...
Pulling out your hair
by willwilco
28 Jul 2014 at 6:33am
Well, this weekend I had my first major frustration. Not so fast says I; remember when we first looked at the instructions for building the ship and I would have swore it was the plans for a Russian nuclear reactor. Who translates these things...
How do you fashion a margin plank for nibbled decking?
by MartinJ
27 Jul 2014 at 10:33pm
I've been told you can just form sections the size of each "nibble" so you really have pieces that you place and glue to the deck (like marquetry) and not worry that it isn't a continuous plank. Then someone else said you scarf the plank together...
New to wooden ship modeling
by MajorB
27 Jul 2014 at 8:24pm
Good day! Am new to Wooden ship models. I've built plastic models since I was in elementary school. Now I'm working on something more challenging and therefore more rewarding. I'm here for tips, hints, suggestions, etc.
Hello from the USA
by etm22655
27 Jul 2014 at 10:42am
It's nice to be able to say hello to like minded people from all around the world who share a common interest in what I think will be a challenging and very worthwhile hobby. I look forward to sharing my thoughts and inquiries with you...
New to ship building
by Leemangum
27 Jul 2014 at 9:15am
Just getting started with a intro model from Midwest. Bought "Glad Tidings" model previously - seems overwhelming for now. Need to get some practice on a much simpler kit.
Hobie Sailer
by 14turbocat
26 Jul 2014 at 2:50pm
Hi , I am a new shipmate. I'm an ex Destroyer Sailor ( the 60's ), I sail a Hobie Catamaran on the New Mexico Lakes , work with wood and love to be near the water, I even have a radio controlled model sail boat . The Lynx is my second model boat, I...
Hi all! New shipmate onboard
by Aebelskiver
26 Jul 2014 at 1:26pm
Hi to all form Canada. Thank you for your respective contributions to an engaging and informative forum, which have greatly enriched my introduction to ship-model building. I hope to reciprocate in kind if and when I have something worthwhile to...
Hi all!
by Shearwater
26 Jul 2014 at 1:51am
Hi all! I live near the South Coast of England in a town called Hailsham. I belong to a local power boat club. I started modelling about 5 years ago when I retired and am interested in Naval Boats of World War 11 era. I have also just completed a...
Charles Morgan
by chuck1934
25 Jul 2014 at 11:38am
New to the forum, but have building kits for years. I have done mostly Latina kits. Ran in to a problem with the Charles Morgan. It's the whale boats. First the die cutting was not really die cutting for the parts, rather just a stamp. In trying to...
Hi all
by Wampa
25 Jul 2014 at 4:30am
Hi all, I am new here. My name is Patrik. I am from Slovakia. I am married. I have two children. I am newbie in ship modelling. I work on plastic models and want to try build some ship models. I hope that I find a lot of use full informations here.
Whaleboat EMERGANCY!!! I need help!!!
by just_jim
24 Jul 2014 at 9:33am
Hey everyone, I have a major problem with my New Bedford whaleboat kit... I just finished bending and shaping the garboard, and was getting ready to attach it, only to discover the next page in my book "To build a Whaleboat" is missing!!! It's page...
Instructional DVD
by Rglawhead
22 Jul 2014 at 1:41pm
Does anyone have any experience with the instructional DVDs offered by model shipyard.com.aus or lauckstreetshipyard.com? I've been building models about 20 years, but am always looking for easier/better ways to do things. Unfortunately, I don't...
Another forum
by willwilco
22 Jul 2014 at 9:44am
I hope this post will be okay. I signed up for another model ship forum, called Model Ship World, but I have not been able to post or reply to the site. It appears that I have not been activated, even though it has been requested multiple times. ...
Hello from a new member
by Rglawhead
22 Jul 2014 at 7:02am
Just came onboard. Glad to have found this Forum and I'm looking forward to exchanging ideas with the membership.

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