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It All Starts Here...

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  No matter where you have gotten your inspiration from, having a model ship starts with a "dream".  Whether it's the dream of impressing your buddies at the local lake or just having a display model of that "special ship", this dream can be achieved.  The dream of having a large scale model ship is a dream that is getting even easier to fulfill over the past few years.  With companies like Homeport Model Ships, The Scale Shipyard and Sirmar, the modeler has access to resin fittings, fiberglass hulls.  Now Homeport Model Ships offers laser cut superstructure parts to speed the construction process.

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  Although what I show you on this website is essentially the beginning of the building process, the "dream" is the step that is never completed.  You will find yourself at the lake, wide eyed enjoying your model, thinking of other things to add or new projects to build.  This is one reason  why  I am  never  able  to get any of my models to the point where they are 100% done.      I'm

 

always adding items, or starting new projects.    The "dream" never ends, but does often many times through a project, change.  Now is the time to take that desire and turn it into a working model.

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Research
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  Finding information on the ship that you wish to model is a key factor in building a scale model of the full sized ship.  Pictures, plans, Technical Data and a source for parts are vital.  Here is a small list that will help you research your model:

 

Plans:
- Floating Drydock
- Sirmar

- Loyalhanna Dockyard

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Pictures:
- Sea Photo
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Technical Data:
- Warship Models Underway!
- Warship Models Underway!       Message Board  

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Parts:
- The Scale Shipyard
- Sirmar
- Homeport Model Ships

- Floating Drydock
- HR Products
- Loyalhanna Dockyard
- Harbor Models

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