Ship Modeling

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Building a Miniature Navy Board Model

By Philip Reed

ISBN-10: 1591140927
ISBN-13: 978-1591140924

Philip Reed's latest building guide tackles what many regard as the ultimate expression of the ship model maker’s art, the Navy Board model. His step-by-step construction of a miniature 1/192 scale model of HMS Royal George of 1715 demonstrates all the conventions of Navy Board framing and planking. With the aid of nearly four hundred photographs, he takes the reader through every building stage. He covers methods of hull and deck framing, internal and external planking, and the construction of the complex stern. Reed also shows how to render the multitude of decorative carvings on the figurehead, stern, and broadside. A section showing, amongst others, his model of Siren, explains how the techniques used to frame Royal George can be adapted for ships of a later date, using single and double frames closer to full-size practice.

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Historic Ship Models

by Wolfram zu Mondfelds

ISBN-10: 1402721862
ISBN-13: 978-1402721861

More than 2,500 photographs, detailed diagrams, intricate drawings, and easy-to-follow plans fill every page of this invaluable sourcebook for making model ships. It's simply breathtaking, rich in historical facts about real ships that sailed the seas from 3000 B.C. to the 19th century, and generously informative. Charts and checklists abound, and the essential advice covers every conceivable point, from deciding on a project to choosing the best plans, from making the most of a limited budget to selecting the handiest materials. Every model maker will find eye-opening ideas.

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Miniature Ship Models: A History and Collectors Guide

By Paul Jacobs

ISBN-10: 1848320035
ISBN-13: 978-1848320031

Packed with hundreds of color photographs of the finest examples of miniature ship models in existence, this book traces the history of modern models back to their use as identification aids by the military in World War I, which turned into an industry after the war. It is the first serious history of the industry's development, the commercial rise and fall of companies, and the advancing technology that produced ever more detailed and accurate replicas. The author looks at the products of each manufacturer, rating their quality and suggesting why some are more collectible than others.

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Plank-On-Frame Models and Scale Masting & Rigging - Volume 1

by Harold A. Underhill

Reprints now available under:
ISBN-10: 0851741746
ISBN-13: 978-0851741741

This two volume set of books was been written around the building of the author's own boat models, the brigantine 'Leon' following it through the use of plans to the final mounting on the base ready for the glass case. This particular model has not been slavishly followed, for where subsequent work or previous models have proved better technique, this has been quoted. Alternative methods of making the various components are included throughout. The book has been written for the builder with limited tools and facilities.


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Plank-On-Frame Models and Scale Masting & Rigging - Volume 2

by Harold A. Underhill

Reprints now available under:
ISBN-10: 085174186X
ISBN-13: 978-0851741864

Scale mast and spar making, and complete rigging, is covered in great detail.

Vol. II. Contents:

  • Masting the Brigantine
  • Standing Rigging
  • Running Rigging * Clinker-Built Models *
  • Sawn-frame Construction.

160 pages, 248X 178 mm, 28 illustrations, 89 sketches and 5 plates


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Ship Modeling from Stem to Stern

by Milton Roth

ISBN-10: 0830628444
ISBN-13: 978-0830628445

Written in an engaging, conversational style, this comprehensive guide leads the reader through every aspect of ship modeling, from how to scale-down plans and what glues and paints to use, to how to build a ship model in a bottle and where to turn for more help.

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Ship Models From Kits: Basic and Advanced Techniques for Small Scales

By David Griffith

ISBN-10: 1848320248
ISBN-13: 978-1848320246

The world of model kits has undergone a revolution, with new techniques in injection molding vastly improving the scale accuracy and surface detail of the standard plastic kit and new material producing top-quality resin models. In ship modeling, this has resulted in a new form of the hobby midway between traditional build-from-the-box simplicity and the time-consuming demands of fabricating everything from scratch. This new manual comprehensively demonstrates these new innovative techniques. Designed for modelers wishing to achieve the best results from their ship kits in the 1:700 to 1:350 range of scales, it uses 200 step-by-step color photographs to take the reader through the building of two models, one in plastic and one in resin, from basic construction, fittings, and detailing, to painting, finishing, and display. This book is an essential guide to a contemporary approach to model making.

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Ship Models (The Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario)

By Simon Stephens

ISBN-10: 190347082X
ISBN-13: 978-1903470824

Spanning some 350 years, the Thomson Collection of historic ship models contains examples of exquisite workmanship and some of the masterpieces of the genre. Pride of the collection are the rare British dockyard models made to scale for affluent 18th-century clients closely associated with the Navy. A large number of models―made from wood and bone, with rigging of human hair―were made by some of the 120,000 French and other prisoners of the Napoleonic Wars.


Ship Building Reference

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The Age of Sail: Master Shipbuilders of the Maritimes (Formac Illustrated History)

By Formac Publishing Company Limited

ISBN-10: 887806686
ISBN-13: 978-0887806681

The 19th century was the age of shipbuilding in the Maritime Provinces: all along the coast men were turning trees into ships that would sail on the world's oceans. Farmers and fishermen became master craftsmen building huge, deep-water vessels. In this beautifully illustrated volume, marine historian Stanley Spicer recaptures the age of sail and its many colourful characters. From hundreds of shipbuilders, Spicer has selected the Troops of Saint John, the Killams of Yarmouth, Joseph Cunard in Bathurst, the Peake family of Prince Edward Island, John Young of Lunenburg and the Moshers in Avondale. Through these often larger-than-life figures we explore the triumphs and tragedies of the Maritimes' great age of shipbuilding and ship owning. "The Age of Sail" draws on a range of rich visual resources including ship portraits, archival photographs, engravings, and artifacts displayed in the collections of leading Maritime museums, adding depth to a gripping historical account.

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The American Fishing Schooners, 1825-1935

By Howard I. Chapelle

ISBN-10: 039303755X
ISBN-13: 978-0393037555

An important feature of the book is its illustrated glossary-appendix, which covers items of hull construction and equipment, rigging and gear, colour and carving, and includes notes by the builders and riggers themselves.

The evolution of the American fishing schooner from the 18th century to the last working and racing schooners of the mid-1930s is recounted in this book. The designers, builders and crews are discussed, and 137 plans of schooners show graphically the development of the type.

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The Arming and Fitting of English Ships of War, 1650-1815

by Brian Lavery

ISBN-10: 0870210092
ISBN-13: 978-0870210099

The Royal Navy armed and fitted out thousands of wooden warships between 1600 and 1815, and virtually every item or process was the subject of alteration or improvement. This book sets out the precise nature of these developments with exact information on sizes and scantlings.

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The Athenian Trireme: The History and Reconstruction of an Ancient Greek Warship

By J. S. Morrison, J. F. Coates, N. B. Rankov

ISBN-10: 0521564565
ISBN-13: 978-0521564564

Shortly before the launch of the reconstructed Greek warship, Olympias, the first edition of The Athenian Trireme was published, providing historical and technical background to the reconstruction of the ship. Since then, five seasons of experimental trials have been conducted on the ship under oar and sail, and the lessons learned have been supplemented by new archaeological discoveries and by historical, scientific and physiological research over the past fifteen years. For this second edition, the text has been recast and a number of substantive changes have been made. In addition, there is an entirely new chapter that describes the trials of Olympias in detail, reports the performance figures, and outlines the changes desirable in any second reconstruction. There are nineteen new illustrations, including eleven photographs of Olympias at sea demonstrating features of the design that could be represented only by drawings in the first edition

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The Construction and Fitting of the English Man of War 1650-1850

by Peter Goodwin

ISBN-10: 0870210165
ISBN-13: 978-0870210167

This study provides precise and detailed information on hull frame construction, hull planking, bulkheads, internal layout, machinery, beams, and knees of the man-of-war.