This collection of historic ship models has it all: over 2,500 precise, detailed, and easy to follow drawings, diagrams, and photos. Essential advice covers everything from deciding on a project and selecting the best plans to making the most of a limited budget, a minimum of tools, and the handiest materials. There are also charts, tables, and checklists, as well as a 15-page glossary of nautical terms in five languages. Additionally, you'll find a valuable list of ship model museums in 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.
|Product dimensions:||7.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)|
Table of Contents
|History and research||6|
|Materials and tools||32|
|Masts and yards||212|
|Ropes and blocks||236|
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Historic Ship Models is an all-in-one research tool for any marine enthusiast. Simply browsing the details of ship building in this book has allowed me to spot errors in period ship model kits by major manufacturors helping me to make my project as accurate as possible and actually enhance the beauty of the finished ship. Subjects include planning, planking, stearing mechanisms and rudders, masts, rigging, sails, armament and cannons, and anchors just to name a few. From amatuer to expert, this book is unquestionably a must for the library of any marine enthusiast interested in the age of the sailing ships. To those interested in historic model ship building, 'If you buy only one book to referance your project, this is it.'