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About Our Guild
 The Guild is open to all who wish to learn about and further the art of crafting
 scale ship models. All enthusiasts from all walks of life are welcome.

Who We Are
We're scale model shipcrafters... we range in age from under 18 to over 90... we're from all walks of life... we have Members with decades of expertise and those just starting their first build... we are sponsored by the Maritime Museum of San Diego... we are a Chartered Chapter of The Nautical Research Guild...

What We Do
We work mostly in wood but also craft in resin, plastic, card... we build from kits... we build from scratch... we craft a variety of forms: full models, half hulls, dioramas, shadow boxes and more... we're an active guild: we hold monthly meetings aboard the steam ferry BERKELEY on San Diego's Embarcadero... we have a subgroup of Members that also meet monthly and work on a common model... we operate the Museum Model Shop on board the BERKELEY... we annually staff a working exhibition booth during the San Diego County Fair and participate in the Design in Wood competition... we do outreach presentations to area schools... we participate in the annual Festival Of The Sea... we have regular presentations on technique and craftsmanship...

Join Us!

Send in your application today!