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

Graphics questions
by SouthPoleCat
7 Jul 2015 at 4:12am
I have worked with water-soluble decals (Like the ones we got in the old model airplane kits) and progressed to the point where I can produce my own graphics in almost any size and shape EXCEPT for doing it in WHITE. When I get to printing out the...
Sweden calling
by samaka
3 Jul 2015 at 11:31pm
Hey guys! Thanks for welcoming me into the forum. I am Anders from Sweden who am about to finish my first model. After wanting to do this for years I finally got around to it after my mother in law gave me Constructo's Albatros for my birthday. I...
Newbie Looking for Instructional Material
by oldtimer
3 Jul 2015 at 5:44pm
Can anyone suggest to a newbie, some good instructional material surrounding the sport/utility/speedboats of the 40s and 50s...??? I have ordered an instructional booking on planking, but I am looking for anything more that could help a newbie with...
Happy to find this forum
by BradW
3 Jul 2015 at 7:50am
Hi, I've built one Midwest boat model about 21years ago and now ready to get back into to it again. I'm interested in smaller models and I'm look forward to posting here. Brad
Look out here come the nutter
by IzzyMadd
2 Jul 2015 at 7:00pm
Hi, I don't do correct spelling except by accident, dyslexic. And I usually ignore sign that say "check your spelling" as with this box. I'm a whole encyclopaedia of useless info unless it happens to be something you need to know. I'm what I've...
Le Soleil royal
by chuck1934
1 Jul 2015 at 10:36am
Has anyone built this or any other kits made in china? I have read they are very good quality.
Barbarossa
by Barbarossa
28 Jun 2015 at 8:14pm
Hello everyone. Thank you for accepting me as a member to your forum. I have so many questions I have been gathering that my wife, aka, "the one who must be obeyed" couldn't answer. Hopefully I won't bore anyone out of their mind in the process.
Windshield Conversion Dumas Chris Craft Continental
by oldtimer
28 Jun 2015 at 11:06am
Being probably my favorite of the 50's wooden sport/utility boat, I long to build the Dumas 23' Chris Craft Continental. There was a change in actual production somewhere in the mid-fifties where the windshield was changed from the angled, flat...
Which type of model
by xander
28 Jun 2015 at 12:14am
Hi As a newbie looking for a next build should I buy a model with laser cut parts or cnc cut parts? Could somebody advise me as to the differences and therefore which is easier to use. Many thanks Xander
Newbie Kit Selection Guidance
by oldtimer
27 Jun 2015 at 4:59pm
I have been a life long scale model hobbyist. I am mostly a collector, but build a few from time to time. My focus has been 1/25 scale plastic car kits, but I have turned my focus to wooden ship building. Over time, I have acquired a few kits with...
Hi all! New shipmate onboard
by samaka
27 Jun 2015 at 9:51am
New to the Forum and I'm not quite sure what to say at this time, so I'll just say glad to be onboard!
Hello to all from a Seasoned Newbie
by oldtimer
27 Jun 2015 at 7:07am
Hi, I have been a lifelong hobbyist with a focus mainly on plastic 1/25 car kits. My activity in the hobby is mainly as a collector, but take pleasure in building a few kits here and there. In my time, I have acquired a few wooden boat kits. I have...
Rigging
by Kevin
24 Jun 2015 at 8:34am
I'm looking for very fine - exceedingly fine - rigging material. I don't even want to call it thread. If you take some synthetic thread and winkle it apart, there remains a lot of really tiny filaments (much finer than human hair) Do you know...
Plywood
by JohnLea
21 Jun 2015 at 1:33pm
I still havenít started a project but I have been setting things up and taking inventory. I came across some plywood that I bought for the Syren project from some years back. I haven't found my notes though but I am confident they will show up. If...
Hello fellow enthusiasts!
by WelshQuoFan
19 Jun 2015 at 9:27am
Just started my new project - HMS Neptune by Corel! last model was 12 years ago now and a bit rusty but getting the hang of it all (slowly)

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