Tuesday, February 24, 2015

March 2015 Meeting

The Capital Marine Modellers' Guild's March meeting will be on Tuesday March 3, 2015 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Nepean Museum, 16 Rowley Avenue. Dave Omond will continue his presentation on rigging. Remember to bring show-and-tell items, including finished models, work-in-progress, problems for which you need a solution and anything else you think is interesting.

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Club Members' Models

Ed Chan kindly took photographs of models brought out for show and tell at club meetings running from December 2014 to February 2015. As you will see the models represent a broad range of nautical interest within the club.

Vic Chartrand's Hermaphrodite Brig viewed from above

The next three pictures show more of this model.

Steam Warping Tug seen from above.

Another view of Schleswig-Holstein.

The next two pictures show other views of this model.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Matchstick Fleet

79-year-old Phil Warren from the UK spent 62 years building this incredible fleet of 432 ships and 1200 aircraft, all built entirely of matchsticks and their wooden boxes. The collection includes 370 U.S. and 60 British ships and their associated aircraft.

He began creating his first boat in 1948 when he was 17. He uses a razor blade, tweezers, sandpaper and glue. He has used more than 650,000 matchsticks to create this amazing collection of 1:300 scale models.