About Us

Rocky Mountain Shipwrights is a group of dedicated ship modelers living in Colorado, mostly in front range communities surrounding Denver. We’re a non-profit organization with the mission to support ship modelers in the area as well as encourage those wanting to take up the hobby.  So we welcome anyone to attend our monthly meetings, our monthly workshops and our annual ship exhibit. You’ll find more information about our activities on this site.

For more information about membership in Rocky Mountain Shipwrights, contact:

Bob Fivehouse at 303-474-4088
[email protected]
Ralph Buckwalter at 303-914-0897
[email protected]

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  1. hi i am building the cutty sark and would like the haul plank to be clear wood, the other ships i have built have been painted and have not had to be real carfel with the placment of plank, the plans i am using are not clear on the planking. should i be going from the deck down if so how do i transition to the keel for the plank to look good ?

  2. It’s a complex process to do it right. Here’s a couple good sources for just how to do that:
    Planking the built-up Ship Model by Jim Roberts ($12 from Model-Expo)
    Plank on Frame Models by Harold Underhill

  3. Bob: You might also find a book by Donald Dressel called “Planking Techniques for Model Ship Builders” on the Internet. Also, there are a bunch of videos on YouTube that might prove helpful (or not depending whether you’re double or single planking). Just search for “planking model ship hull”.

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