Fabricating a beautiful sail is a time-consuming process. In order to facilitate this,
we provided a homework assignment for the participant to complete prior to the workshop.
It consisted of making a frame to stretch the sail material over. The jig is shown below.

Some comments from previous workshop participants:

"I too want to thank David and Greg for a very informative workshop.  As always, I learned so much."

"Many thanks for your superb workshop. As with the others I have gone to, I learned a lot, and had a great time.  I really appreciate all the time the two of you put into the preparation and organization, and the tremendous quality of the instruction."

"It was a terrific workshop. David, you are an excellent teacher. Could not be improved upon..."

Admiralty Models Carving Workshop, May 25 and 26, 2019

David Antscherl will present a two-day, hands-on workshop in miniature carving techniques for ship modelers. This will run on the weekend of May 26 in the picturesque and historic Niagara area of Ontario. The location is The Riverbrink Art Museum in the village of Queenston on the bank of the Niagara River, which figured prominently in the War of 1812.

The first day will cover additive methods using modeling clay. The second day will cover subtractive methods using edge tools. Most materials will be supplied. A list of things to bring will be sent to registered participants.

Consider staying a few days in the area. Visit Niagara Falls, Niagara on the Lake, the wineries and micro-breweries and the spectacular landscape of the Niagara Escarpment.  Toronto and the Thomson Collection of ship models is about 1½ hours’ drive away. There are many hotels and B and B’s in the Niagara on the Lake, as well as in Niagara Falls. However, early booking is recommended, as this is the beginning of the high season.

Early registration is also recommended, as space is limited. Cost will be US$275. Payment via PayPal to

Fully framed Echo cross-section by Greg Herbert

Previous Admiralty Models workshops

Previous Admiralty Model workshups have included the construction of a fully framed cross-section, painting friezes and flans and making realistic sails.