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Museum Model Shop
 Stop by the Guild's Model Shop to watch and learn techniques from our members.
About the Model Shop Guild Members! Be a hero!
In partnership with the Maritime Museum of San Diego, the Guild administers the Museum Model Shop aboard the steam ferry BERKELEY. The Shop is manned by Guild members (subject to availability) on a volunteer basis.

The Model Shop features four separate workstations at which projects in various stages of completion can be seen. The Model Shop also includes a large inventory of modeling tools, supplies, and reference material. On slow days request a tour of this unique space harboring decades of modeling experience.

Volunteer to man the Model Shop
Check workstation availability today!
Model Shop Information
  • open every day (subject to volunteer availability)
  • aboard the steam ferry BERKELEY (first deck fore)
         Star of India Wharf
         1492 North Harbor Drive
         San Diego, CA 92101
Model of the Month
Each month the Guild displays a member's completed model as the "Model of the Month"; this model resides just outside the Shop's front door for the months' duration.

The initial Model of the Month was Tom Hairston's ~1/7"=1' 1:80 scale double plank on frame model of the MARY ROSE, a carack-type warship commissioned by King Henry VIII of England.

Guild Members: check the schedule here and submit your project!


Bob Kyle works on a model in the shop

James Pitt and Jon Sanford swap stories while restoring a model

Isaac Wills scratch builds a part for his project

Bob Duncan relates a fine tale of the P-51 Mustang

Tommy Thompson works on a restoration