Thursday, October 05, 2017

Show and Tell Models, October 2017

These ship models, built by David Ian Moore, were shown at the October 3, 2017 meeting. Photographs are courtesy of Ed Chan.

H.M.C.S. Labrador

H.M.C.S. Rainbow

H.M.C.S. CD 49 Class: Canadian naval drifter

H.M.C.S. Penetang, 1944 River Class Frigate
H.M.C.S. Swansea, 1943 River Class Frigate

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

October 2017 Meeting

Capital Marine Modellers' Guild will next meet on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 7 p.m., at the Nepean Museum, 16 Rowley Avenue, Nepean. Brign out finished models, work in progress, modelling problmes, a favourite tool, a book you like, or anything else you'd like to show and tell about.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

September 2017 Meeting

Capital Marine Modellers' Guild will have their first meeting of the 2017-2018 season on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 7 p.m., at the Nepean Museum, 16 Rowley Avenue, Nepean. Bring out your show and tell items, including anything nautical you may have experienced during the summer.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Tanker Barge Norman McLeod Heading West At Morrisburg.

I stopped at Morrisburg, Ontario last week to photograph some memorials. While there Norman McLeod went past the Morrisburg Public Dock going upriver on the St. Lawrence. I took a few photos. Norman McLeod is a non powered barge, most often paired with the tugboat Everlast.

IMO (International Maritime Organization number): 8636219
Vessel Type: TANK BARGE
Gross Tonnage: 6809
Build: 2002
Home port: TORONTO

For more information click here.

Bill Williams

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Browns Bay British Gunboat

These are pictures of the model of what the Browns Bay Gunboat may have looked like. I have more information and more pictures on this boat in my Memorials in Ottawa blog site.

Monday, May 01, 2017

HMS Victory cross-section in 1:200 scale (part 1)

This is a work-in-progress of the HMS Victory. It is a 1:200 scale cross-section of the famous sailing battleship commanded by Admiral Nelson and victorious at the battle of Trafalgar in 1805. What is making this build so very difficult is that the box mailed from China did not have the instruction sheets in it. So everything is a guess based on photos of the real thing and of professional models of the Victory. It is an all-wood kit. Only the gun barrels are brass. Only after I reached the top deck and had planked the inside and out of the highest inner deck did I realize that the gun ports were in the wrong spots, and thus blocked the placement of the rigging. I also had to add an entry port after the fact. Plans would have helped. What yous ee below took about 20 days in April 2017. May should be for rigging. The kit comes from China's and costs about $30. John Clearwater ps: Happy May Day!