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Ship Models from the Age of Sail: Building and Enhancing Commercial Kits

Year: 2022
Language: english
Author: Kerry Jang
Genre: Reference book
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Edition: April 15, 2022
ISBN: 9781526777539
Format: PDF
Quality: eBook
Pages count: 180
Description: Most period ship models are built from kits, usually primarily of wood with some ready-made fittings. Although these commercial offerings have improved significantly in recent years, all of them can be enhanced in accuracy or detail by an experienced model maker. This book, by an expert ship modeler, distills lessons gleaned from a lifetime practicing the hobby to the highest standards, setting out methods of improving basic kits and gradually developing the skills and confidence to tackle the construction of a model from scratch. 
Using a variety of kits as the starting point, each chapter demonstrates a technique that can be readily improved or a feature that can be replaced to the advantage of the finished model. Topics include hull planking, representing copper sheathing, many aspects of more accurate masting and rigging, and how to replace kit parts and fittings from scratch. The impact of a period model depends on its accuracy, and this book provides guidance on plans and references, including where to find them and how they are best used. 



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