Thanks to honorary member Magnus McLeod and through the courtesy of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, SMA members have access to detailed photographs of the of the museum's contemporary model of HMS Ajax. You must be a current member of SMA to receive access to these unique photographs. Contact the webmaster for information.
Another instructive video, Lathe Turning Introduction, from SMA correspondent Kevin Hudson is now available in the Research Room. This new video joins Kevin's popular flag making video added earlier this year. First screened at the July, 2012, SMA meeting, you can find both videos by searching for "lathe" or "flags", respectively, in the Research Room. Be sure to turn on your speakers and set the volume to a comfortable listening level. But these great videos are available only to current SMA members. So, if you cannot see them, sign up or renew your membership today on the Members page.
SMA's venerable collection ship modeling tips and tricks, Ship Modelers' Handy Hints, is now available in the Research Room. The articles are stored individually for easy downloading, and all have "SMHH" in their titles. The article "SMHH A0 Table of Contents" contains the entire list of available articles. You can use the names of articles in this list to search for individual articles in the Research Room. For example, the first article in the Table of Contents, "Anchor Carving" which appeared on page A1 of the original collection can be found in the article "Anchor Carving SMHH A1" in the Research Room.
SMA meets at the American Red Cross Building, 1207 N. Lemon Street, Fullerton, CA 92835. Click here for directions from our previous meeting location at the Fullerton Senior Center which is currently closed for reconstruction.
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