A community where all who love ships and the sea, creating and collecting Half Hulls, Ship Models and Nautical Art.

One of the important aspects of Maritime Half Hull Ship Models and Nautical Art is to foster and encourage Maritime Restoration. We have found
that the role we can play in this effort is to work with the
Museums, Maritime Academies or the sponsors of the restoration
project and avail ourselves to the art work that is necessary.



The Half Hulls of today are the revival of this working art form. It has only been in recent years that Half Hulls of famous historical ships have been reproduced. Strangely enough they have found their way back into the offices of naval architects, not only as decorative objects but in some cases, as working tools. They are also designed into Awards, Plaques, and Trophies, awarded by nautical groups and organizations for special achievements .





Maritime Half Hull Ship Models and Nautical Art Forum




A community where all who love ships and the sea and are actively and artfully creating and collecting Half Hulls, Ship Models and Nautical Art.


Maritime Half Hull Ship Models and Nautical Art Forum
Dedicated to the memory of
Captain J. Peter Jones
September 22, 1936 - June 19, 2010



If you are interested in SHIPS and the SEA, Maritime Half Hull Ship Models and Nautical Art will inspire you with Nautical Heritage of years gone by.






Half Hulls are shaped using hand tools. The plans and line drawings are close at hand to insure accuracy. The woods used are the finest available.





Welcome to Maritime Half Hull Ship Models and Nautical Art Forum.


Every major shipyard of the 1800's employed a model maker. The
Half - Hull Ship Model Maker held a very special place in the
shipyards and in the shipbuilding industry as a whole. Today
their skills are being practiced to create scale models which
are viewed as an art form taking their place on the walls of
offices and homes as much as they did in the earlier days, savoring
and preserving some of our Nautical Heritage.



There was a tremendous amount of information taken from the Half Hull model. It was used to make all the determinations that were vital to the construction of the hull. The ship's lines were taken from it as well as the placement of the ballast, the positioning of the plates, the framing and other data that brought the ship together. In essence the model makers were the first naval architects. When the Half Hull was presented to the ship's owner after the completion of the vessel it was with great pride that he hung it on his office wall or in his home.



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