Welcome to the 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. We are about 50 strong, building many types and sizes of model ships – from Egyptian barges to WWII destroyers, ships in bottles to all-paper models, miniature liners to four-foot men of war. 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 their handiwork.

 Contact our Skipper, Bob Fivehouse, with any questions at 303-474-4088.

This is John McGann’s scratch built model of the Christopher Columbus, a Great Lake excursion boat built for the Chicago World’s Columbian Exposition, 1893.

Rocky Mountain Shipwrights meet every third Saturday at
Rockler Woodworking at 2553 South Colorado Denver CO.

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.

In October there will be no meeting.
Instead, October 18 through 20 our annual Model Ship Exhibit wiil be held at
Rockler Woodworking at 2553 South Colorado Denver CO.

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.
Next workshop: October 5, 2019 (9:00-to-1:00)

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