The Web Home for the Model Ship Builder

Developed with the talent and dedication of model ship builders like you, this website is designed to be the first port of call for the model shipwright. The Nautical Research Guild's MSW has become the primary online community for modelers to communicate with other model shipwrights. 

Join our forum of almost 30,000 members worldwide. Learn new techniques, visit our ship model gallery.  Browse hundreds of build logs by our members who are documenting their scratch or kit-built model projects. Download articles and tutorials to help you improve your skills as a builder; or if you are an experienced shipwright,  share your knowledge to help mentor others.

Emma C Berry - a model built by one of our members Maury Stuffmann from a Model Shipways Kit. 

Join the NRG's Model Ship World Today!!

If you are a master ship model builder, a beginner, or somewhere in between.

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Join one of our ONLINE group build projects.  

Model Ship World  currently has FIVE group projects underway for various skill levels.  Enjoy building the same model from scratch or from a kit with others in a group setting.  If you belong to a local ship model club us about hosting an online group project for your club.  Its a great experience for everyone who participates!!


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