Historic Model Ships from Scratch

Aimed at both beginners and amateurs, this volume contains instructions on building model ships from scratch.

Author: Scott Robertson

Publisher: Specialist Interest Model Books Limited

ISBN: 1854861875

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

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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.
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Historic Ship Models

"Highly detailed [with] excellent line illustrations, graphs, and photographs.

Author: Wolfram zu Mondfeld

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402721862

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

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"Highly detailed [with] excellent line illustrations, graphs, and photographs. There is maritime history on every page. Highly recommended."--Library Journal 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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Hornblower s Ships

The book also includes an invaluable reference section detailing the ship types, full specifications, historical precedents, the fictional role of the series' vessels, and scale plans of the vessels that will delight both nautical ...

Author: Martin Saville

Publisher: Potomac Books

ISBN: 1574884603

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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-- Presents a behind-the-scenes look at the scale-model ship design and construction for the Emmy-winning A&E series Horatio Hornblower -- Illustrated with more than 100 color and black-and-white photos of the models, on-set production shots, and original draft plans For A&E's dramatization of C. S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower, producers lavishly funded astounding re-creations of the epic battles scenes. In Hornblower's Ships, Martin Saville interweaves the history of Nelsonic-era shipbuilding with his account of the research, planning, and construction stages of the eleven specially commissioned, fully working, scale models of Forester's famed vessels. The book also includes an invaluable reference section detailing the ship types, full specifications, historical precedents, the fictional role of the series' vessels, and scale plans of the vessels that will delight both nautical enthusiasts and model builders.
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Wooden Warship Construction

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.

Author: Brian Lavery

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 9781473894822

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

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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
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The Sailing Frigate

This book is the first of a series which will take selections of the best models to tell the story of specific ship types _ in this case, the evolution of the cruising ship under sail.

Author: Robert Gardiner

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 9781848321601

Category: History

Page: 128

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The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich houses the largest collection of scale ship models in the world, many of which are official, contemporary artefacts 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 is the first of a series which will take selections of the best models to tell the story of specific ship types – in this case, the evolution of the cruising ship under sail. Each volume reproduces a large number of model photos, all in full colour, 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. Although pictorial in emphasis, the book weaves the pictures into an authoritative text, producing an unusual and attractive form of technical history. While the series will be of particular interest to ship modellers, all those with an interest in ship design and development will attracted to the in-depth analysis of these beautifully presented books.
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A Model Boat Builder s Guide to Rigging A Collection of Historical Articles on the Construction of Model Ship Rigging

156 and scored on each side with the corner of a chisel or point of an awl for the
rope to reeve through the holes, known as “swallows,” The holes are then
pierced by drilling, and the chases or grooves leading to them scratched in with
an awl.

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473356139

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 104

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This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.
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Ship Modeling Simplified Tips and Techniques for Model Construction from Kits

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.

Author: Frank Mastini

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071558675

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

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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.
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Boys Life

Some boat hobbyists concentrate on display models of great historic sailing
vessels. Ships ... Building Model Ships from Scratch (TAB Books) is a basic guide
for serious modelers, while Ship Model Building by Gene Johnson (Cornell
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Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.
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Ship Modeling from Scratch Tips and Techniques for Building Without Kits

The choices are limited only by your enthusiasm. Edwin B. Leaf scratchbuilt his first model--a Baltimore clipper--nearly fifty years ago, and he's been refining and building on his skills ever since.

Author: Edwin B. Leaf

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0070368171

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

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Building a model from a kit is an excellent way to develop your modeling skills. But once you've mastered the basics, where do you go? If you're looking for a challenge, you move on to scratchbuilding. And that can be imposing: With a kit, you worked with someone else's plans, materials, and building instructions. Scratchbuilding makes you master of your own fate. You do the research, choose the subject, the scale, the material. The choices are limited only by your enthusiasm. Edwin B. Leaf scratchbuilt his first model--a Baltimore clipper--nearly fifty years ago, and he's been refining and building on his skills ever since. In Ship Modeling from Scratch he lays out the principles--from concept to construction to display--on which scratchbuilding is based. In clear, concise language complemented by detailed illustrations he tells how to interpret existing drawings or create your own, what materials to choose, what tools to buy, and what techniques to use to build everything from plank-on-frame, plank-on-bulkhead, or modern steel hulls to creating sharp and properly scaled details--paint to portholes. Building a model from scratch is a singular pursuit that requires patience, confidence, and ingenuity. With Ship Modeling from Scratch open on your workbench, you have your own private tutor guiding you through the troublespots. Ship Modeling from Scratch expands the horizon of any kit builder looking for a challenge, including choosing the right subject finding and interpreting historical material building from plans drawing scaled plans from photographs buying tools and materials building everything from half models to plank-on-frame or plank-on-bulkhead versions of traditional sailing craft to modern steel cargo ships painting and displaying your model
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Magazines for Libraries

Articles tend to be laden with historical and mechanical Model Shipwright is a
British publication concerned with detail and the wonderfully obscure technical
vocabulary that scratch - building models of historical ships , and it is obvionly an
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Author: William A. Katz

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ISBN: 0835239071

Category: Periodical selection

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The Ship of the Line

These are captioned in depth, but many are also annotated to focus attention on interesting or unusual features, and the book weaves the pictures into an authoritative text, producing a unique form of technical history.

Author: Brian Lavery

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 9781848322141

Category: History

Page: 128

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The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich houses the largest collection of scale ship models in the world, many of which are official, contemporary artefacts 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. ?The Ship of the Line is the second of a new series that takes selections of the best models to tell the story of specific ship types – in this case, the evolution of the ship of the line, the capital ship of its day, and the epitome of British seapower during its heyday from 1650–1850. This period too coincided with the golden age of ship modelling.?Each volume depicts a wide range of models, all shown in full colour, 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, and the book weaves the pictures into an authoritative text, producing a unique form of technical history.?The series is of particular interest to ship modellers, but all those with an enthusiasm for the ship design and development in the sailing era will attracted to the in-depth analysis of these beautifully presented books.
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Warships and Warship Modelling

The book is illustrated by over 300 of the authors' superb photographs, many of which have never been published before.

Author: David Wooley

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1591149282

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

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Warships and Warship Modelling is a book which will appeal equally to naval enthusiasts and ship modellers. It offers an overview of the design, development and classification of modern warship types and it studies the constructors' original models, explaining why and how they were made. The reader is shown how to research and select information on specific ships and how to find and understand plans. The book then turns to scale modelling with detailed chapters on choosing a subject, a scale, methods of construction (scratch or kit?), materials and techniques and the details of fittings and painting. The book leaves the reader with a deeper insight into the direct relationship between the full sized vessel and the realistic scale model or working model. The book is illustrated by over 300 of the authors' superb photographs, many of which have never been published before.
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Archaeology and the Social History of Ships

Speculation abounds about the historical relationship of the Ferriby and Brigg
boats to subsequent early European boat and ... archaeological antecedents
before the appearance of a fragmented wooden boat model from a tomb in
Changsha, ...

Author: Richard A. Gould

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139498166

Category: Social Science

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Maritime archaeology deals with shipwrecks and is carried out by divers rather than diggers. It embraces maritime history and analyses changes in shipbuilding, navigation and seamanship and offers fresh perspectives on the cultures and societies that produced the ships and sailors. Drawing on detailed past and recent case studies, Richard A. Gould provides an up-to-date review of the field that includes dramatic new findings arising from improved undersea technologies. This second edition of Archaeology and the Social History of Ships has been updated throughout to reflect new findings and new interpretations of old sites. The new edition explores advances in undersea technology in archaeology, especially remotely operated vehicles. The book reviews many of the major recent shipwreck findings, including the Vasa in Stockholm, the Viking wrecks at Roskilde Fjord and the Titanic.
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Ship Modelling Hints And Tips

Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on model building.

Author: J. H. Craine

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473353282

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 132

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Challenging History in the Museum

They bit my hand off and told me that because so few people ever visited the old
ship model displays, they would like to convert the ship model gallery into an
exhibition space. The result was the removal of a hundred or so model ships from
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Author: Jenny Kidd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317168812

Category: Art

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Challenging History in the Museum explores work with difficult, contested and sensitive heritages in a range of museum contexts. It is based on the Challenging History project, which brings together a wide range of heritage professionals, practitioners and academics to explore heritage and museum learning programmes in relation to difficult and controversial subjects. The book is divided into four sections. Part I, ’The Emotional Museum’ examines the balance between empathic and emotional engagement and an objective, rational understanding of ’history’. Part II, ’Challenging Collaborations’ explores the opportunities and pitfalls associated with collective, inclusive representations of our heritage. Part III, ’Ethics, Ownership, Identity’ questions who is best-qualified to identify, represent and ’own’ these histories. It challenges the concept of ownership and personal identification as a prerequisite to understanding, and investigates the ideas and controversies surrounding this premise. Part IV, ’Teaching Challenging History’ helps us to explore the ethics and complexities of how challenging histories are taught. The book draws on work countries around the world including Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, England, Germany, Japan, Northern Ireland, Norway, Scotland, South Africa, Spain and USA and crosses a number of disciplines: Museum and Heritage Studies, Cultural Policy Studies, Performance Studies, Media Studies and Critical Theory Studies. It will also be of interest to scholars of Cultural History and Art History.
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Navy Board Ship Models

This book, by two curators who have worked on the worlds largest collection of these models at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, summarises the current state of knowledge, outlines important discoveries, and applies this new-found ...

Author: Simon Stephens

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781526701138

Category: History

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From about the middle of the seventeenth century the Navys administrators began to commission models of their ships that were accurately detailed and, for the first time, systematically to scale. These developed a recognised style, which included features like the unplanked lower hull with a simplified pattern of framing that emphasised the shape of the underwater body. Exquisitely crafted, these were always rare and highly prized objects indeed, Samuel Pepys expressed a profound desire to own one and today they are widely regarded as the acme of the ship modellers art.Today examples form the highlights of collections across the world, valued both as art objects and as potential historical evidence on matters of ship design. However, it was only recently that researchers began to investigate the circumstances of their construction, their function, and the identities of those who made them. This book, by two curators who have worked on the worlds largest collection of these models at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, summarises the current state of knowledge, outlines important discoveries, and applies this new-found understanding to many of the finest models in the collection.As befits its subject, Navy Board Ship Models is visually striking, with numerous colour photographs that make it as attractive as it is informative to anyone with an interest in modelmaking or historic ships.
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Magazines for Libraries

Articles tend to be laden with historical and mechanical detail and the
wonderfully obscure technical vocabulary that only ... Model Shipwright is
concerned exclusively with scratchbuilding , while Model Ship Builder covers
both scratchbuilding ...

Author: Bill Katz

Publisher: Reed Reference Publishing

ISBN: 0835231666

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

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