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Announcements & Terms / Privacy Statements.

This forum highlights announcements provided by Moderators and Admin.
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Model Ship Building Sponsorship Program Ships of Scale is creating a sponsorship program to help builders with products and services for their building project

Sponsorship Program Participants

This is a list of Sponsorship Program Participants that currently have an active program with members of Ships of Scale.
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Welcome to Ships of Scale Forum

Welcome New Members !

This Forum Welcomes new members to the forum as well as providing useful information to help you get started
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Introduce Yourself !

This is the place just to drop in and say whats on your mind today. You can also introduce yourself too.
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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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Ships of Scale Groups This is an "invitational only" Social Groups section that you request to become a member. If you are a member, select the main tab "Group" at top of NAV BAR then select which group you want to be a member of. Then click on Request membership. If you are a Guest, then membership is required to be a part of any Social Group.

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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General Info and Proposals for Future Group Builds

This forum will discuss projects that would be a good candidate for a future group build. Ideas, concepts, plans can be discussed here. The future project should be mature enough to create a legitimate group build and shall have its own "Group Build" forum established.
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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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Ship Kits: News, Reviews, and More ! This Forum Discusses Everything about Kits (Manufacturer, Releases, New Kits and Developments, Announces etc.)

New Kits and Developments on the Market

This forum discusses New Kits and or in development.
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Kit Reviews: Wood, Plastic, Paper.

This forum discusses all types of mediums of kit reviews. If you have a review to share of your own or have read a review, please post it here.
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Links to International Museums

Latest Additions is "Italy and Portugal" / Update 9/6/2018

Naval, Maritime History and Research

General Naval and Maritime History

Do you have any Naval and Maritime History to share? Then this is the place.
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Ship History and Research

This Forum is for you and others to do post your research for your Projects.
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Getting Started, Books, & Reference Material This subject is to encourage the new comer with "Getting Started" Material, Books, etc.

Books and Reference

Books and Reference Material is discussed here.
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Plans, Plansets, and Monographies

This Forum Discusses Plans, Plansets, Monographies
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Other Reference Material: Web-Research, etc.

This is about any Web Based Research Material you discover. It is highly recommended to follow common sense of basic copyright rules and regulations when posting material from the web.
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Maritime Museum Models

This Forum is about photos of Models taken at Maritime Museums.
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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.
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Modelshipyard: Building Your Model This Category includes all aspects of building your model ship

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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Hulls, Mast & Deck Furnishings

Discusses Hulls, Mast & Deck Furnishings
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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.
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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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Tools, Lathes, Mills, Jigs and Techniques

This forum has combined all the Topics for Tools, Lathes, Mills, Jigs and Techniques
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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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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 CAD, Diagrams & Software

This forum discusses CAD (Computer Aided Drafting), Plans and Diagrams, & Software related to such.
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Discuss Photographing your Ship

Discuss Photographing your Ship
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Super Detailing Static Models / Other Genres 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.

Dioramas and tools you might need

This forum discusses all types of Dioramas. How to build them, tools, supplies, and other resources to outfit your Diorama.
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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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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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Buy and Sell Buy and Sell Your Models here.

Sell: Kits, Tools, and Books

Sell (sell your stuff, kits, tools, books)
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Buy

Buy: If you are looking for something special, ask for it.
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The Shipbuilders Life

This forum is more about the personal side of modelers. The ups and downs of life. You are welcome to discuss circumstances that arise up that keeps you away from your hobby.
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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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