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Historic Ship Models Historic Ship Models
by Wolfram Zu Mondfeld

Mondfeld has produced a highly detailed vade mecum for the period ship modeler. Using excellent line illustrations, graphs, and photographs, he charts a course through the intricate art of period ship modeling for ships of the age of sail. Additionally, there is maritime history on virtually every page.

The Ship Model Builder's Assistant The Ship Model Builder's Assistant
by Charles G. Davis

This book offers hobbyists a true understanding of the masting, rigging, and most important fittings of American clipper ships and packet ships of the Great Age of Sail.

Ship Modeling Simplified Ship Modeling Simplified
Tips and Techniques for Model Construction from Kits
by Frank Mastini

Frank Mastini puts on paper the methods he's developed to help novices build their first mantel-quality model sailing ship. He guides readers through choosing a kit, setting up a workshop, deciphering instructions - and even displaying finished models.

Ship Models : How to Build Them Ship Models : How to Build Them
by Charles G. Davis

Ship Models and How to Build Them takes the reader step by step through the process of building a classic 1/8"=1' solid hull ship model, with the 1846 clipper ship Sea Witch as the subject.

Ship Modeling from Stem to Stern Ship Modeling from Stem to Stern
by Milton Roth

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.

The Built-Up Ship Model The Built-Up Ship Model
Publication of the Marine Research Society
by Charles G. Davis

A classic in its field, this is an expert guide aimed at model builders with experience, patience, and a passion for building "the real thing".

Boat Modeling With Dynamite Payson Boat Modeling With Dynamite Payson
A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Models of Small Craft
by Harold 'Dynamite' Payson, Harold H. Payson

Well-known author/boatbuilder, Dynamite Payson applies his "instant approach'' to building replicas of small rowing and sailing craft. He starts with a simple lobsterboat that anyone can build in an hour and progresses through dories, skiffs, catboats, peapods, a sloop and a sardine carrier. Dynamite's friendly, no-nonsense instructions and step-by-step photos guide the reader easily through each boat's construction.

Ship Modeling from Scratch Ship Modeling from Scratch
Tips and Techniques for Building Without Kits
by Edwin B. Leaf

Here is the first complete, step-by-step course in building model ships from scratch--everything from schooners and clipper ships to modern oceangoing freighters and steel warships. Covers choosing the right subject, building from plans, drawing scaled plans from photographs, buying tools and materials, building half models, planked hulls, lapstrake hulls, plank-on-frame, plank-on-bulkhead, lift models, modern ships, ancient ships, masting and rigging, sailmaking and flags.

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