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33rd NE Model Ship Show and Conference

This year it was the USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild that sponsored the event. They are the largest model ship association on the East Coast hold their meetings overlooking Old Ironsides at the USS Constitution Museum. In addition to monthly meetings the Guild takes part in the annual meeting of model clubs from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. They also attend the annual Salem Maritime Festival and the Antique & Classic Boat Festival, as well as the biennial Woods Hole Model Boat Show.

This year's turn out had some wonderful works, ranging from the ancient days of sale to the most modern ships of contemporary navies. 99 subjects were on official display that were comprised of wood and plastic builds that were static and some RC. A number of vendors were on hand, such as Blue Jacket Ship Crafters (Al Ross's CSS Alabama was there!)

The regional clubs that participated in this event in addition the the USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild were:
- Connecticut Maritime Model Society
- Long Island Ship Model Society
- Philadelphia Ship Model Society
- Shipcraft Guild of New York
- Ship Model Society of New Jersey

As well as members from:
- Northeast Military Modelers Assoc.
- Hampton Roads Ship Model Society
- Cape Ann Shipbuilding Guild
- Mystic Seaport Modelers
- NRG
- Upper Valley Ship Modeler's Guild
- Model Ship World

Attending Vendors:
- Bluejacket Shipcrafters
- Connecticut River Books
- Hobby Gallery
- Maiden Voyage Booksellers
- Sea Fever Books
- Ship Ahoy Models
- Syren Ship Model Company
- Train-Troll
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About the Author

About Michael Paquette (Aurora-7)
FROM: CONNECTICUT, UNITED STATES

Born in 1962 and married in 1987 and have two kids. I build aircraft, ships and armor from WWII as well as sci-fi and anime subjects. I started in the early 70's with Revell and Monogram and Aurora kits. In the 80's, while in college, I decorated my dorm room with 1/72 aircraft kits mounted to t...


Comments

WOW, that looks like it was a fantastic show Michael! Thank you for taking the time to take these pics and share them with us!! Those are some beautifully rigged ships!!
MAY 03, 2015 - 08:05 PM
Great show, such a variety of types of build! thanks for sharing Michael. Si
MAY 04, 2015 - 12:38 PM