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  • Historic Model Ships from Scratch
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  • Ship Modelling Solutions
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    HISTORIC MODEL SHIPS FROM SCRATCH.
    ByScott Robertson. Limp, 210mm x 300mm, 117 pages, Colour Photographs, Black and White plans and drawings. Published 1998
    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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    PLANKING TECHNIQUES FOR MODEL SHIP BUILDERS.
    By Donald Dressel. Pbk, 190mm x 235mm, 138 pages, Monochrome photographs, plans and drawings.
    Excellence in plank-on-frame model construction is one of the leading virtues in the art of creating outstanding models; few book exist which explain the techniques in simple detail, step by step.
    This book has details of the tools neded, the virtues of the timbers available and the methods of planning and producing the finished hull. The model used as the primary template for the book is that of mid-eighteenth century warship, however other models are shown and the information and methods described are applicable in all cases.

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    SHIP MODELLING SOLUTIONS
    By Brian King. Paperback, 188mm x 235mm, 175 pages, monochrome photographs.
    Brian King has earned an international reputation for the quality of his models built using skills initially learnt during the course of a 5-year craft apprenticeship where he acquired the basic practical skills in both wood and metal work.
    These allied to a natural talent have been the source of his mostly very complicated models of large battleships. He is particularly interested in warships of the late Victorian era, which he thinks has largely been ignored by ship modellers hitherto. He is a great exponent of the art of metal etching about which, with Azien Watkin, he has written two books. This book is a compilation of articles contributed by Brian to Model Boats magazine over a period of years in which this master modeller has passed on many gems to would-be builders of ship models.
    A lifetime of modelling experience is contained within these pages, there are few modellers who will not benefit from the opportunity to read and learn.

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