Welcome to the official website of the Rocky Mountain Shipwrights

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).

 Contact our Commodore, Erik Collett, with any questions at 303-708-1386
This Italian Torpedo Boat is a plastic model severely upgraded by Wayne Cassell

This Italian Torpedo Boat is a plastic model severely upgraded by Wayne Cassell

 Rocky Mountain Shipwrights meet every third Saturday at Rockler Woodworking on South Colorado Blvd, Denver CO.

Next meeting:  Saturday, February 20, 2016 (9:30 am.)

Presentation: Ed Quam will tell us how he makes ship’s boats, a subject a lot of us have wrestled with at one time or another.

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:     February 6 (9:00-to-2:00)

Arvada City Hall (Police Station entrance)
8101 Ralston Road, Arvada CO.

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