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HISTORY IN MINIATURE: Using Models to Visualize the Past

March 11, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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image of a model military ship

The museum uses scale models created by master builders and hobbyists as a method to bring the size of massive ships to a more accessible level. Each model is a piece of art and a three-dimensional representation of history.

Model makers spend many hours researching and perfecting techniques of construction and painting to develop this art form.

To examine the use of models as a representation of history in miniature, the Wilmington Plastic Modelers Club will hold a meeting of club members at the Maritime Museum in Southport. Club members will have all types of ships, planes, tanks, and cars on display — some in various states of construction. Browse their creations and ask questions about the modeler’s art, and find out tips for painting and displaying models. If you have a model you would like help with, bring it with you and have the members of the WPMC give you advice!



March 11, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


NC Maritime Museum at Southport
204 E. Moore St.
Southport, NC 28461 United States
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