Historic Model Ships from Scratch

Historic Model Ships from Scratch
Author: Scott Robertson
Publsiher: Specialist Interest Model Books Limited
Total Pages: 127
Release: 1998
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN: 1854861875

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Sequel to the book Model Ships From Scratch by the same author, this volume contains instructions on building model ships from scratch using advanced techniques. It is aimed at both beginner and amateur modelmakers. The projects include: a Trafalgar ship; Gloucester schooners and other American craft; Alabama III; steamers and paddle steamers; a C class destroyer; famous flagships (Drake's Golden Hind and Columbus's Santa Maria); new and old sailing trawlers; and barges. The book also contains instructions on how to put ships in bottles. There are detailed drawings and photographs of the completed models, plus close-ups of deck detailing and fittings, rigging and sail making, systems of hull building and mounting of models.

Ship Modeling from Scratch Tips and Techniques for Building Without Kits

Ship Modeling from Scratch  Tips and Techniques for Building Without Kits
Author: Edwin B. Leaf
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1993-10-22
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN: 0070368171

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Ships in Scale magazine called our best-selling manual for the first-time kit-builder, Ship Modeling Simplified, a "Bible for the novice modeler." Model Ship Builder said "the only problem with this book is that it should have come out years ago." Now comes the next logical step, a book on building ship models without kits, form Edwin Leaf, past president and resident guru of the prestigious Philadephia Ship Model Society. Following the proven format of Ship Modeling Simplified, here is the first complete, step-by-step course in building model ships from scratch--everything from schooners and clipper ships to modern ocean-going freighters and steel warships. This book covers in detail everything the first-time scratch-builder needs to know: choosing the right subject, building from plans, drawing scaled plans from photographs, and buying tools and materials. It also covers building half models, planked hulls, lapstrake hulls, plank-on-frame, plank-on-bulkhead, lift models, modern ships, ancient ships, masting and rigging, sails and flags. Sources and an illustrated glossary are included.

Historic Ship Models

Historic Ship Models
Author: Wolfram zu Mondfeld
Publsiher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2005-04
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN: 1402721862

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The United States and Europe. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, and whether you have hours to spend on a project or years, you'll find money- and time-saving ideas on every page. Book jacket.

Model Ships from Scratch

Model Ships from Scratch
Author: Scott Robertson
Publsiher: ArgusBooks
Total Pages: 149
Release: 1998-01-24
Genre: Models and modelmaking
ISBN: 1854861050

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Model ship building does not have to be an expensive hobby. The author of this book takes you on a journey through one of the oldest crafts - nowadays a hobby - and shows you how you can build an end product of fascination, history, skill and value using low-cost materials and a minimum of tools - from scratch in fact. The book begins by explaining hull lines and hull construction methods and then moves on to: masts, yards, booms and gaffs; deck equipment and furniture; anchors; painting; rigging and blocks; armament; simple sail making; mounting and displaying the finished model.

Ship Modeling Simplified Tips and Techniques for Model Construction from Kits

Ship Modeling Simplified  Tips and Techniques for Model Construction from Kits
Author: Frank Mastini
Publsiher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
Total Pages: 180
Release: 1990-03-22
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 0071558675

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In Ship Modeling Simplified, master model builder Frank Mastini puts to paper the methods he's developed over 30 years at the workbench to help novices take their first steps in an exciting pastime. You don't need the deftness of a surgeon or the vocabulary of an old salt to build a model. What you need is an understanding coach. Mastini leads readers from the mysteries of choosing a kit and setting up a workshop through deciphering complicated instructions and on to painting, decorating, and displaying finished models--with patience and clarity, not condescension. He reveals dozens of shortcuts: How to plank a hull "egg-shell tight"; how to build and rig complicated mast assmeblies without profanity; how to create sails that look like sails. . . . And along the way he points out things that beginners usually do wrong--beforehand, not after they've taken hammers to their projects. Ship Modeling Simplified even includes an Italian-English dictionary of nautical terms, the key to assembling the many high-quality Italian kits on the American market. Model building is fun, and not nearly as difficult as some experts would have you believe. Here is everything you'll ever need to get started in a hobby that will last a lifetime.

Wooden Warship Construction

Wooden Warship Construction
Author: Brian Lavery
Publsiher: Seaforth Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-04-30
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
ISBN: 9781473894822

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“A wonderful book detailing the construction of the Royal Navy’s sailing warships” from the maritime historian and author of Nelson’s Navy (Pirates and Privateers). The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich houses the largest collection of scale ship models in the world, many of which are official, contemporary artifacts made by the craftsmen of the navy or the shipbuilders themselves, and ranging from the mid-seventeenth century to the present day. As such they represent a three-dimensional archive of unique importance and authority. Treated as historical evidence, they offer more detail than even the best plans, and demonstrate exactly what the ships looked like in a way that even the finest marine painter could not achieve. This book takes a selection of the best models to both describe and demonstrate the development of warship construction in all its complexity from the beginning of the 18th century to the end of wooden shipbuilding. For this purpose, it reproduces a large number of model photos, all in full color, and including many close-up and detail views. These are captioned in depth, but many are also annotated to focus attention on interesting or unusual features, which can be shown far more clearly than described. Although pictorial in emphasis, the book weaves the pictures into an authoritative text, producing an unusual and attractive form of technical history. “This book includes plentiful visual representations of actual ships in model form and the accompanying graphics make for wonderful reading . . . I cannot express enough how enjoyable this book is to read.”—Spotter Up “A high-quality book which is recommended to all ship historians and modellers.”—Military Modelling

Ship Modeling from Stem to Stern

Ship Modeling from Stem to Stern
Author: Milton Roth
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1988-02-22
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 9780071777254

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From a well-known model builder, here are hints, tips, and techniques gallre. Roth covers the history of ships and model-ship building; discusses plans, sizes, conversions, and methods of construction. For ship modelers who want to improve the details and appearance of their models.

Miniature Ship Models

Miniature Ship Models
Author: Paul Jacobs
Publsiher: Seaforth Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2008-05-30
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781848320031

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This book is the first comprehensive history of how the 1:1200 scale and its 1:1250 continental equivalent became accepted as the modern standard for miniature ship models. The origins can be traced back to the first years of the twentieth century and their use as identification aids by the military during the First World War, but when peace came the manufacturers aimed their increasingly sophisticated products at collectors, and acquiring, modifying or scratch-building miniature ship models has been an avidly pursued hobby ever since. This book charts the commercial rise and fall of the manufacturers, and the advancing technology that produces ever more detailed and accurate replicas. The author - himself a lifetime collector and builder of models - looks at the products of each manufacturer, past and present, rating their quality and suggesting why some are regarded as more collectible than others. But the book deals with more than off-the-shelf models, covering subsidiary issues like painting, modifying and diorama settings, and is illustrated throughout with many of the finest examples of the genre. The combination of fascinating background information with stunning visual presentation will make this book irresistible to any collector or enthusiast.