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Model Making Techniques

Model Making
  • Bendenizciyim
    Turkish Ship Modeller - This site demonstrates various modelling techniques using a series of photographs; click on the item to view how it was constructed.
  • Build Log of Bonhomme Richard
    The build log for the Bonhomme Richard of 1779 (1:36) by German Modeller Karl Weinmann.
  • Carving
    Introduction to carving.
  • Claytons Carving Practicum
    A practicum on carving techniques which can be applied to scratch model making.
  • Equipment and Processes
    How-to site for a broad range of tools and materials.
  • Free Online Graph Paper / Grid Paper PDFs
    Make your own graph paper at a scale and spacing of your choosing - free.
  • Grogs Boating Knots
    These animated knots are primarily for boaters.
  • Making Ship Fittings
    French - mostly photos of progress on a scratch build icluding detailes on ship fittings and equipment.
  • Model Ship Builder
    A website dedicated to bringing the ancient art of model ships and model ship building to a new generation of model ship enthusiasts.
  • Model Ship Builders Haven
    An European site offering various services such as photo-etching and several tutorials/articles on scratch building techniques (resin moulding, carving, fibre-glass work), and a case-study of the building of the "Wodnik".
  • Model Shipwright's Database (MSD)
    Developed by members of the Model Ship World forum, the database is designed to be the first port of call for ship modellers. The MSD consists of a number of categories split into two sections, Articles and Links.
  • Modelling Safety - Article
    An article discussing safety issues related to modelling pointing out a few things you should be aware of to ensure a lifetime of happy, and more importantly, healthy modelling.
  • Modelling Tips
    The modelling tips page of the Steel Ship Model site
  • NRG Shop Notes
    Hints, tips and how-to articles for the ship modeller.
  • Olivier Bello Arsenal Modelism
    Spanish Modeller Olivier Bello's site which he provides to better understand his personal approach to building Navy Board models through precise and fully detailed examples.
  • Ship Modelers Association
    The Ship Modelers Association (SMA) is the largest ship modeling club in California, and one of the largest in the nation. We seek to foster research and interest in our Nautical Heritage by researching and building scale ship models.
  • Ship Modelers Desktop
    This site is designed to support the craft and art of ship modeling by providing access to resources for the craftsman.
  • Techniques for Ship Model Making
    French site (use a web page translator to open).
  • Tips for using photoetched parts
    A very good article about using photoetched brass parts from the Titanic Research and Modeling Association. The article discusses the use and applicability of photoetched parts; this is not an article on how to photoech, but rather how to apply and use the etched parts.
  • Vaisseau de 74 canons
    French site (use a web page translator to open).
  • Veritas (R) Steam-Bending Instruction Booklet
    This online instruction booklet is a comprehensive guide that fully describes how to use the Veritas steam-bending equipment. The general principles apply to all wood bending, and can be applied to bending wood for model ships.
  • Wooden Ship Modeling for Dummies
    Wooden Ship Modeling: FAQ. Videos, Glossaries, Technical Notes, Practicums and Tips and Tricks for Building and Improving your Wooden Boat Model.