Marine Modelling, Models and Craft, Page One.


  • Historic Model Ships from Scratch
  • Advanced Ship Modelling
  • Boat Modeling the Easy Way
  • Planking Techniques for Model Ship Builders
  • Ship Modeling from Stem to Stern
  • Ship Modeling from Scratch
  • Ship Modeling Simplified
  • Ship Modelling Solutions
  • The Dory Model Book
  • Marine Modelling International Plans and Construction Special
  • Scale Model Tugs
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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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    ADVANCED SHIP MODELLING.
    ByBrian King. Pbk, 195mm x 270mm, 117 pages, Colour Photographs, Black and White plans and drawings. Published 2009
    This book tackles advanced theory and practice for the maritime modeller and the author's own philosophy on model-making. Largely based on the author's own very complicated modelling projects, including Victorian warships, 20th century warships, as well as scale model RNLI lifeboats.

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    BOAT MODELING THE EASY WAY, A Scratch Builder's Guide.
    By Harold "Dynamite" Payson. Pbk, 215mm x 280mm, 198 pages, monochrome photographs, plans and drawings.
    This book has been written by a "real" boatbuilder - and one renowned for a practical approach to getting the best result. It deals with the creation of models of small-craft, such as yachts and workboats of differing types (as can be seen from the cover photograph).
    The author shows the full process of producing a detailed scale model from plans to deck details and arrangements. He shows the tools needed for the job - including some of those most suited to drawing the hull and detail plans. He goes on to illustrate the methods of fabricating hulls, and the most efficient means of modelling supertructures and fittings.
    His recommendations for making small, intricate fittings are of special value - it is these details that bring a static model to life.
    He suggests and describes display options, including a glass case. The book is full of mouth-watering photographs of partly and fully built scale models of small vessels.

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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 MODELING FROM STEM TO STERN.
    By Milton Roth. Pbk, 187mm x 235mm, 280 pages, monochrome drawings and photographs.
    This excellent aid-to-modelling should be on the bookshelves of serious amateur model-ship makers.
    It introduces the art of ship modelling, including the history of the art form (it is an art form), dealing largely with sailing ships of European or American vintage, describing their major components, their proper names and functions.
    Described are the ideal modeller's workspace and tools, both hand-tools and small-scale machine tools, and sources for kits. Given also for the design stage of any model are conversion tables, scales, plans and sizes; also paints and colours for period ships, glues, fittings and rigging.
    There is a section on the techniques and methods of construction, and some innovative building suggestions. Included are notes on mounting ships in bottles and other small containers.
    The book is very well illustrated and I would defy any modeller to read it without finding a number of well-explained problem solving methods, that he or she will welcome into their own portfolio of skills.

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    SHIP MODELING FROM SCRATCH, Tips and Techniques for Building Without Kits.
    By Edwin B. Leaf. Pbk, 185mm x 235mm, 184 pages, Monochrome photographs, plans and drawings.
    The author is taken with the idea of developing from model kit construction to scratch modeling. The strengths of this text lie in his treatment of model boat fittings and details - what could be described as the tricks of the trade (or "art" as I prefer to think of)! For example he shows how to scribe a waterline for painting, and how to portray the proper planking and coppering patterns. Many other useful projects are descibed: these include the planning of the size and type of model to best fit it's planned environment (mantlepiece, office desk or whatever), and the display mounting.
    The details of hull building techniques are not as well covered as the Payson and Dressel books, however ship model makers will find that every worthwhile book on their art has its own unique virtue.

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    SHIP MODELING SIMPLIFIED.
    By Frank Mastini. Pbk, 185mm x 235mm, 155 pages, Monochrome, photographs, plans and drawings.
    In this book master model builder Frank Mastini puts to paper the methods he has developed over 30 years at the workbench. 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. He reveals dozens of shortcuts: How to plank a hull "egg-shell tight"; how to build and rig complicated mast assemblies 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 market.

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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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    THE DORY MODEL BOOK. ISBN 0-937822-45-0.
    ByHarold "Dynamite" Payson, Pbk, 213mm x 275m, 83 pages, monochrome photographs and line drawings.
    This is, without a doubt, the ultimate how-to-build dory model book. Every single step of the building process is thoroughly explained in Dynamite Payson's easy-going, hands-on style.
    Three traditional Down East (Maine) boats are featured: a Banks dory (19" long), a Friendship dory (27.5" long), and a Friendship dory skiff (18" long). All models are based on authentic boats, and feature the same construction as the full-sized boats. The end result are models every bit as realistic as the full-sized boat.

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    MARINE MODELLING INTERNATIONAL Plans and Construction Special.
    A4 Magazine format.
    Details of over 250 marine plans. Fully illustrated and cross-referenced plans listings. Includes 2 free plans:
  • HMS Magpie (Semi-scale RN patrol ship)
  • Star Baby (New Vic Smeed R/C sailboat)

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    SCALE MODEL TUGS.
    By Tom Gorman, Paperback, 0.62KG, 210mm x 296mm, 144 pages, monochrome photos and drawings. Published 2009.
    A practical illustrated guide to making scale model tug boats, offering information and guidance in line with the very latest developments in tug technology and design, and modern advances in model building.
    The first six chapters are devoted to tugs in general, arranged by the duties for which each type of tug is designed. Subsequent chapters cover the details of scale modelling.
  • Tugs in general. Harbour tugs. Coastal Tugs
  • Estuary tugs and tenders
  • Ocean-going and salvage tugs
  • Small tugs, drive gear and towing
  • Building tugs from scratch. Kits
  • Mixing kits and scratch building. Hand tools and power tools
  • Painting and finishing scale models
  • Selecting and installing drive equipment (steam and electric)
  • Radio control equipment. Preparing models for exhibition & competition

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