We are a group of model ship builders in Colorado dedicated to promoting, developing, and furthering scale model shipbuilding. As of March 2015, we are about 60 strong, building many types and sizes of model ships – from Egyptian barges to WWII destroyers. Several members and their creations have won national and regional awards, and some have built models now on display at maritime museums nationwide.
But we’re not all expert modelers. Some members are working on their first models. They get advice and encouragement from those who are more experienced, and the goal is for everyone to enjoy the hobby of building model ships and to get the satisfaction of completing and displaying a model(s).
Next meeting: Saturday, May 21, 2016 (9:30 am.)
Presentation: Rob Cuscaden will show slides of his recent trips to Annapolis and the associated models on display there, as well as photos of his tour of the USS Constellation.
At Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
2553 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, Co 80222
Anyone interested in model ships is invited to attend and participate in the fun, watch the featured presentation and the “show and tell”, and chat with the members. If you’re having any problems in constructing your model, you’re sure to get plenty of advice here. There’s a “mini-workshop” after the meeting,so bring a model you’re working on if you like.
Monthly workshop, too:
In addition to our regular monthly meeting, we host a monthly workshop where members (and guests) can work on their builds while enjoying the company, the coffee and goodies, the tips and tricks, and the conversations in an informal three-to-five hours. Questions about the workshop? Call Ralph Buckwalter – 303-914-0897.
Workshops are held on the first Saturday of the month
The next Rocky Mountain Shipwrights workshop will be:
Next meeting: May 7 (9:00-to-2:00)
Arvada City Hall (Police Station entrance)
8101 Ralston Road, Arvada CO.