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Ship modeling since 1993.

An Intro to Card Models – V108 Torpedo Boat

Originally posted on The Ship Modeler:
For those of you looking for nice tutorial on card model building, check out Chris Coyle’s tutorial on The Nautical Research Guild’s Model Ship World. In this tutorial, Chris uses a small, downloadable model…

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A fine exhibit and publication about model ship building!

Originally posted on Cool San Diego Sights!:
An amazing ship model by artist Joe Frangiosa, Jr. One of many fantastic examples in an extensive, special exhibition at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. The Maritime Museum of San Diego currently…

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Amati Swedish Gunboat Build – Part 4

Originally posted on The Ship Modeler:
Well, I did not end up finish this model for the IPMS show in San Jose in March. I decided to set it aside to let others in our build group catch-up, though I…

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Model Gallery Updated

If you take a look in the Model Gallery, you will notice a number of additions. Check out the Dragoon and the Dorade, both by Paul Reck. But, there are a lot of other interesting models by the membership to … Continue reading

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HSPMS Maritime Museum Warehouse Tour Follow-Up

On Thursday, March 2nd, members of the Hyde Street Pier Model Shipwrights got an opportunity to tour the facility where all the big stuff belonging to the San Francisco Maritime National Park are stored. The trip was set up and … Continue reading

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AL’s Independence – Headrails and Rigging

Originally posted on The Ship Modeler:
Yes, I’m finally getting around to wrapping up the Colonial Schooner Independence. I’ve worked on it here and there, but hadn’t made any blog posts about in quite some time. The last task that I…

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HSPMS Newsletter and Meeting – February 2017

The next meeting of the Hyde Street Pier Model Shipwrights is coming up quickly, Saturday, February 18th aboard the ferryboat Eureka. Naturally, the sunny weather we’ve been enjoying in the San Francisco Bay area is coming to an end, and … Continue reading

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