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meetingsOur meetings are held at The South Church, 501 S. Emerson Street, Mount Prospect , Illinois, on the third Wednesday of every month from 7:15 pm to 9:30 pm. These sessions include current news in the model ship building community, kit reviews, technical and historical presentations, and a “Ships on Deck” period where members discuss their current projects, and any difficulties they may be encountering.

Guests are always welcome at our meetings. So, if you are interested in model ship building, and want to learn more about the hobby, or just want to be around other individuals who appreciate the beauty of ships, please join us at our next get-together.

For more information, contact Bob Filipowski or Glenn Estry

March Meeting Notice

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time: 7:15 p.m.
Location: The South Church, 501 S. Emerson Street, Mount Prospect IL
Click here for map and directions to meeting

by Bob Filipowski

This month we begin a 2-part series on hull planking techniques known as “spiling”. “Webster’s New World Dictionary” lists as one meaning of spiling: “spiles or timbers collectively”. What a great way to describe the covering on the outer hull of a ship - a collection of timbers! This is a must know technique for all modelers who want to achieve the finest results. Don’t miss it.


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