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Miniature boats (e.g. pirate ships, houseboats, punts) and other boat projects in dollhouses, roomboxes and dioramas

What kind of a boat do you have? In England there are canal boats,  in North America we have houseboats. In Venice there are gondolas.  Also see fish, travel, water, pirates, marine

See also mermaids, sushi, Mediterranean, ice   marine beach fish and seafood


macro of little Xmas ornament from Rick

Links to miniature projects

gray and brown sea chests
Boat frame -6
gemisi boyunda çocuk denizci


  • photo albums, blog posts, webpages

Canoe in an Altoid tin - from Small Packages by Preble

Lifejacket - from Susanna Nikula

Rochester Name Convention exhibit - scroll down

Shipwrecked - Connie Sauve turned Eugene Kupjack' s Silversmith shop into a little shop for model ships



  • Blogs concentrating on boats or categories/labels about it in blogs



  • Discussion groups, forums (or forum categories) and photo groups dedicated to boats.

Midtfyns Modelbåd Klub (Danish model boat club) 


Supplies for sale

  • Supplies needed for making boat projects.


Miniatures for sale

  • Do you have a section for boats in your shop? Add a direct link here.




  • Books about miniature boat projects (also books with chapters about it)


Instructions for miniatures


Miniature printables



  • Wallpapers that go well with boat projects


Other Printies

  • Book/magazine covers related to boats

Ghost Ship - pirate ship printout

Mississippi Queen 1 and 2 and 3 - from Marisol

Boat on the water, miniature painting by me 



  • links to sites showing how to make items related to boats

Birchbark Canoe - use bark from fallen trees, not live ones!!! from Lil Fish Studios

Houseboat - by Joanne Swanson

Miniature Row Boat- from Tea Papers

Miniature Yacht - from Dolls Houses and Miniatures

Santa Maria - in a walnut shell - from About.com



  •  YouTube videos about miniature boat projects



Research/ Inspiration

Doing a Cruise scene?  What would you need?

  • suitcases, those over-sized straw bags
  • sunhats, bikinis, beach towels/blankets, beach umbrella
  • life preserver with ship name/year
  • net with beach debris (starfish, driftwood, shells etc)
  • marquee sign for nightly entertainment
  • deck chairs
  • menu from Captain's table supper
  • Bon Voyage bottle of champagne and glasses
  • fruit platter, basket of welcome goodies from cruise line
  • Welcome folder from tour operators with misc. papers and "postcards" etc inside
  • scene with one side a porthole and wall (perhaps decorated as the walkway on the ship), and the othe the stateroom, tidy or disorganized in haste to participate in ship activities. Or the ship's infirmary, the captain's quarters, gift shop .


Ideas about what is needed for boat projects

  • links to inspiring pages

Boat with Shelves - decor item, the staining on the back "walls" has the look of tree trunks and branches along the right side, and the middle section resembles the horizon across a lake.

  • ideas for shop names

Even Keel 

  • YouTube videos about the subject

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