Items and information that may be of use or interest to a ship modeler
- Chain Plates - How to make them, an article by Keith Harrison
- Copper sheathing - Copper sheathing a hull using self-adhesive copper tape
- Framing - A Plank-on-Frame Technique - The Hahn Method
- Making dowels - An article written by Keith Harrison
- Treenails - An article written by Keith Harrison, based on a method described by Alexei Baranov.
(See below for 'Planking')
A task common to many models is planking. This could be either deck planking or hull planking, each having its own challenges and differing techniques.
- Hull Planking Tutorial - An article written by Keith Harrison and edited by Wayne Tripp
- Deck Planking Guide - An article by Ulises Victoria describing various plank layouts
- Deck Planking spreadsheet - Mark out and lay planking in accordance with the above article
Considering matters electrical? These articles might be of interest:
Power Supplies and Lighting
For your rigging, you can use the rope supplied in your kit, or buy it in various sizes and colours, However, if you want to make your own (or are just interested in how it's made), read this article:
- Rope walks - The principles of rope making and how rope walks work
One subject that usually crops up is the question of scale and scale conversions.
The following may help:
- Model Scale Converssion - An explanation of how scales are calculated
- Copier Scaling Programmme - How to set up a photo copier to re-scale your plans
- Re-scaling plans - How to convert your plans to a different scale using Acrobat
- Scale conversion spreadsheet - Convert between scales and various units of measurement
- Scale Conversions - Convert between scales giving Metric, Imperial (decimal and fractional) dimensions
When rigging a sailing ship model, there are various sections of the standing rigging that were 'Served'.