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This is the place just to drop in and introduce yourself or just to drop in.
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  • GaryM

General Topics / Help with Models

When its time to take a break from the ole ship, get a cup of coffee, or whatever your favorite drink is, and talk about whatever is on your mind, or things such as other Interest, Hobbies, or Pastimes that you enjoy.
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Copyright Statements

This forum is only to make a broad statement about where Ships of Scale stands as far as the kit manufacturing and kit market is concerned and posting kits on this site. It also address bullying and harassment from anyone inside and outside of SOS.
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The Shipbuilders Build Logs

SOS Build Logs from Kits - Wood

This Build Log Section is for Wood Ships. Enter your Build Log here. It is advisable for others to follow your Build Log to start your post such as "Build Log: HMS Ship name"
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SOS Build Logs from Kits - Plastic

This Build Log Section is for Plastic Ships. Enter your Build Log here. It is advisable for others to follow your Build Log to start your post such as "Build Log: HMS Ship name"
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SOS Build Logs Scratch or from Plans

This Forum is all about building your ship from pure scratch, with the aid of plans, or even heavy modification or kit bashing. All can be found here.
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SOS Build Logs from Paper / Cardstock

This forum discusses the Paper or Cardstock as it is a very popular Medium to work with. Just about any model can be constructed using Paper or Cardstock: Ships, planes, trains, ect.
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Blandford Cross Section Project - Group Build

Welcome to the Blandford Project. We will be building a cross-section of an early 18th century British 20 gun ship at the main mast. The purpose of this exercise is to introduce you to the process involved in building a model from scratch.
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Historical Trailways, Guns, and Aircraft Build Log

This Section is for Build Logs of Historical Models: Trailways, such as Stage Coaches; Guns, such as Civil War and Navy Guns; and Aircraft of old such as the Wright brothers, Albatross, etc. Mostly are of wood and or Metal, but any medium is welcome.
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Maritime History Build Logs: 19th & 20th Century

This Forum is about scratch built 19th and 20th centuries: Iron & Steel Sailing Ships, Steamers, and Motor Ships of all types and sizes during 1850 and 1965.
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Building Materials: Lumber, Fittings, Sailcloth

Building Materials: Lumber, Fittings, Sailcloth

This forum is all about sharing resources of Building Materials such as Lumber, Fittings, Plans, Sailcloth, ringbolts and the list goes on the parts and components necessary for your build.
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  • Uwek

Getting Started, Books, & Reference Material
This subject is to encourage the new comer with "Getting Started" Material, Books, etc.

Getting Started, Books, & Reference Material

This forum is for those that are new to the rewarding hobby and interest of building ship models. Wooden and Plastic are both discussed with the emphasis of how to get started.
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Photos of Real Ships for Reference
This Forum is for Posting Photos of "Real Ships for Reference purposes". This forum will really be helpful to those that wish to see real images of their favorite ship(s) they are building.

Photos of Real Ships for Reference

This Forum is for Posting Photos of "Real Ships for Reference purposes". This forum will really be helpful to those that wish to see real images of their favorite ship(s) they are building.
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Maritime Museum Models
This Forum is about photos of Models taken at Maritime Museums.

Maritime Museum Models

This Forum is about photos of Models taken at Maritime Museums.
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Carved Ship Decorations
This Forum discusses the many techniques for Carving and Etching Images using various materials. Enjoy Carving your own Figure Heads, Stern Decorations, etc. Your imagination is unlimited in this forum.

Carved Ship Decorations

This Forum discusses the many techniques for Carving and Etching Images using various materials. Enjoy Carving your own Figure Heads, Stern Decorations, etc. Your imagination is unlimited in this forum.
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  • Jos

Super Detailing Static Models: Cars, Planes, Train
This forum gives our members a chance to share ideas, techniques and results of "super detailing" their models. This will not be limited to ship models as the techniques used to super detail models typically spans all types of models, not just ships. It also gives our members the chance to showcase their modeling prowess , regardless of whether their best work such as Planes, Cars, Trains, Motorcycles, Figurines, etc.

Super Detailing Static Models

This forum gives our members a chance to share ideas, techniques and results of super detailing their models. This will not be limited to ship models as the techniques used to super detail models typically spans all types of models, not just ships. It also gives our members the chance to showcase their modeling prowess , regardless of whether their best work was a ship, plane, car, train, etc.
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Contributors Gallery

Completed Builds

This forum is for those that would like to upload their completed ships for others to see.
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  • GaryM

Hulls, Mast, Deck Furnishings, Rigging & Painting
This Forum discusses all the general aspects of Hulls, Mast, Deck Furnishings, Rigging & Painting

Rigging: Covers all Standing and Running

This is to discuss all aspects about Rigging both Standing and Running such as Shrouds, Ratlines, Stays, Deadeyes, Blocks of all types, etc. How do you do it? Got any shortcuts or tips to share?
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Paint Colors and Stains

Discuss authentic Paint colors, Stains, and Schemes for different ships and Periods. What color did they really use? Did you mix your own? Discuss brands such as Model Masters, Testors, and others.
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Hulls, Mast & Deck Furnishings

Discusses Hulls, Mast & Deck Furnishings
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Tools, Lathes, Mills, Jigs and Techniques
This Forum will discuss all tools of any kind: Power, Hand, Lathes, Mills, bench tools, etc.

Tools, Lathes, Mills, Jigs and Techniques

This forum has combined all the Topics for Tools, Lathes, Mills, Jigs and Techniques
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  • janos

Plans, CAD, Photography, & Software
This Forum discusses all subjects related to Ships Plans, Manuals, CAD software and Design, Photographing your Ship, and other related Software.

Discuss Plans, Diagrams & CAD Software

This forum discusses Ships Plans, from how to read your plans, to where can I buy my own plans. We have all seen missing or incorrect info on plans and diagrams, got the right info?
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Discuss Photographing your Ship

Discuss Photographing your Ship
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Test your post here

Test your post here

Here is where you can make a test of your post before going live with it.
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Currently working on schooner Elsie. Question - where does the anchor chain go once it comes aboard? On the model, should it just lie on the deck; go around the windlas; go into a chain box? The plans do not show where the chain goes. Any help or ideas appreciated as to what would look right. Maggie
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