SHF Model Workshop
The SHF Model Workshop evolved from Phil Renouf's model making activities. A Naval Architect and former President of our organisation, Phil generously shared his skills and enthusiasm with all interested in ship model making. The workshop at Wharf 7 is named the "Phil Renouf Model Workshop" in commemoration of his great contribution to the SHF.
The scope of activities ranges across repairing, renovating and building (from scratch or kit ) and renovating models of all types using a wide range of materials ; the prime objective being to perpetuate a model making resource within the organisation. A growing portion of the workshop activity involves third party commissions which generate revenue for the Fleet and propagate awareness and understanding of the Fleet's activities to a wider public.
New participants are welcome and no previous experience is needed.
The workshop has gratefully received donations of equipment and materials from retiring model makers and shipwrights.
For further information contact the Model Workshop on 9298 3888.
More photos below
The picture below shows a cut-away model of the Fleet's launch Protex, recently made in the Workshop. All internal ribs, stringers etc are to scale. The engine from this model is shown on the right, at approximately actual size.
Last modified on Friday, 01-Mar-2013 14:34:52 EST