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NRG Workshop: The Ship Modeler's Ten Step Program

  • August 21, 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Online
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  • Registration for those who are not members of the NRG.
  • Registration for current NRG members. You may need to be logged into your NRG account to register as a member.

The Ship Modeler's Ten Step Program or How to Transform Your Kit Model from Out of the Box to Out of this World

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You have built a few ship models “out of the box” but you are considering taking the next step towards kit-bashing.  The idea is exciting but you have no idea where to start.  This presentation takes you through the process of transforming your kit build into a one-of-a-kind, historically correct ship model.  From research to technique to bringing your model to life, NRG Chairman Toni Levine will show you how to make your model stand out from the crowd.  

To illustrate the Ten Steps, the presentation concludes with do’s and don’ts using her first kit model, Mantua’s Peregrine Galley, as a teaching aid.


  • Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 10:00am Central
  • Location: Online, attend using your computer or tablet.
  • Registration: Advance registration required.
  • Cost: Free for current NRG members, $10 for non-members

About NRG Online Workshops

These workshops are presented online.  You can attend from anywhere in the world, all you need is a computer, tablet, or mobile device.  You'll be able to watch the presentation and ask questions during the Q&A period.  NRG members can typically view a recording of the workshop later.

NRG workshops are FREE to current NRG members.  

NRG members should be able to select the FREE registration option after starting the registration process and entering the email address on file with the NRG.  You may need to log into your NRG account to register for free.  If you're not sure how to log into your account, click here for more information

Not an NRG member?  Click here for information on joining!

After you complete registration, you'll receive an email with a link to attend the workshop.  Just click that link at 10am Central on August 21, 2021 to attend.

About the Presenter

Toni Levine has been a Director of the Nautical Research Guild since 2013 and was elected Chairman this year.  She has been a moderator on Model Ship World since 2017.  She is a retired physician.  

Toni has been building models since she was a child, starting with a Monogram Hellcat that had been intended for her brother.  Her first ship model was a Scientific Cutty Sark, built in high school; a model she still has.  After her education was completed, Toni resumed model building, starting with plank on bulkhead kits and progressing to plank on frame scratch builds.

Her most recent completed model is Atalanta, a British sloop of 1775 which was constructed following David Antscherl’s The Fully Framed Model.  This model won several prizes at the 2019 Midwestern Model Ships and Boats Contest, including Gold Award, Modeler’s Choice and People’s Choice.

Most recently, she developed a half hull kit to instruct novice and intermediate modelers how to correctly plank a hull and a monograph detailing how to build a capstan for intermediate and advanced modelers.  Both projects are available through the Guild store.

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