Artesania Latina’s Pen Duick on MSW

Here’s a classic sailboat built around the same time as the Gracie S. and the Freda. This kit looks like it will make a beautiful model, and it looks like there’s a nice build log on someone’s build on the Nautical Research Guild’s MSW forum.

Ages of Sail

Just saw this beautifully done build of Artesania Latina’s Pen Duick kit built by Model Shipworld Member “Reci”.

Photo from The Nautical Research Guild’s MSW.

The Pen Duick is a cutter-rigged racing sailboat built in 1898 and still participates in races today. There’s a nice photo of the deck on the Wikipedia entry

You can follow along on the build of this model on Model Shipworld here: https://modelshipworld.com/index.php?/topic/19179-pen-duick-by-reci-finished-artesania-latina-128/&

The build log is not long, but it’s full of photos showing some nice step-by-step detail of construction.

The kit is manufactured by Artesania Latina, which is a classic and relatively inexpensive brand, and generally easy to find. The kit is a 1/28-scale plank-on-bulkhead wooden model and measures just over 29″ long and about 24″ high.

Artesania Latina produces quality kits and many, like this, feature laser-cut wooden structural parts, quality woods, brass, and cast metal fittings, rigging line, sail…

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Hyde Street Pier Closure

The government shutdown continues into the new year, which means that the San Francisco Maritime National Park is closed until further notice. For the Hyde Street Pier Model Shipwrights, this means that we will not be meeting aboard the Eureka again until the shutdown is over and the Park reopens.

No decision has yet been made on the possibility of holding the meeting at an alternate location. But, our regular monthly meeting is not until January 19th, and hopefully the shutdown will be over and the Park will reopen before then. Ω

Hyde Street Pier News Update

The latest issue of our newsletter is now posted. If you’re a member, you should have received your copy by email. Otherwise, just download it from the Meeting Notes page.

We’ve also posted a slide show of photos from the recent NRG conference in Las Vegas. If you haven’t seen it, check out our blog posting.

Finally, remember that our next ship modelers’ meeting is this coming Saturday at 9:30am aboard the ferryboat Eureka. Hope to see you there!

At the 2018 NRG Conference

An on-site report from HSPMS member, Clare Hess, who’s at the NRG Conference in Las Vegas this weekend.

The Ship Modeler

The 2018 Nautical Research Guild Conference is in progress and I’ve been here manning a vendor table for Ages of Sail. I’m not thrilled with being in Las Vegas, just not my thing, but I’ve managed to get by. The event is being held at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino, and located on the second floor.

The event is lightly attended, but the those here seem to be enjoying the talks and workshop round tables. There are only two other vendors here besides Ages of Sail, so the table gets extra attention. Makes time pass more quickly.

Sherline lathe demonstration

Of course, at these events, there are always really nice models on display, and this year is no different.

This was just a sample of the models on display. There were more. The last two photos are, of course, my own Japanese boat models, which I brought since I…

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NRG Conference This Week

The 2018 Nautical Research Guild Conference is about to take place, running from October 25 through the 28th at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is a first for the NRG, which usually holds the conference in a place of nautical attraction of some type. This year, an attempt was made to hold the conference some place where hotel costs can be kept a little cheaper and flights in and out are cheaper and easier to get. Not everyone is fond of the location, so it will be interesting to see how it goes.

The format of the conference will be the same as usual with local sightseeing tours scheduled for Thursday, and roundtables and seminars scheduled for Friday and Saturday. There is also the membership meeting Saturday afternoon and a banquet dinner later that evening.

A few vendors are scheduled to be in attendance, including our own local Ages of Sail. They include conference regulars BlueJacket Shipcrafters and Train Troll.

We’re getting down to the wire for pre-registration, but you can always register at the door.  For more conference details, visit: https://www.thenrg.org/nrg-2018-conference.php

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