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The Anatomy of Nelson's Ships

The Anatomy of Nelson's Ships

The history of Admiral Horatio Nelson has been written from every possible angle but this is not the case with his ships. Such information as there was about the ships was buried in the archives on naval architecture; only a top expert could have sifted it and presented it in a useable form. Dr. Longridge was that expert. His research is supported by 271 detailed line drawings, rare photographs and unique fold-out plans showing hull framing, interior construction, complex rigging and deck layouts. Anyone interested in ships, naval architecture or ship modelling will find this book invaluable.

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Advanced Ship Modelling

Advanced Ship Modelling

Brian King has spent his life thinking of and/or building model boats. He was an early member of the Lifeboat Enthusiasts Society when he became interested in the RNLI and their boats. Several models were built for the Institution including a model of Grace Darling’s coble used in her brave rescue bid off the North East coast.

This volume 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 complicated modelling projects, including Victorian warships, 20th century warships, as well as scale model RNLI lifeboats.

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Glassfibre Handbook

Glassfibre Handbook

The majority of readers will be concerned only with hand lay-up methods of producing glassfibre laminates and mouldings (and repair work using GRP), and in casting methods. The practical descrip-tions on how-to-do-it are thus confined to these two basic techniques. Other methods used in commercial productions are described only briefly to complete a picture of the full scope of working with glassfibre and other reinforcement materials.
Each chapter is complete in itself, so to use the book as a practical guide simply turn to the subject which is of immediate interest which will normally contain all the information necessary to get working on a particular project.

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Historic Model Ships from Scratch

Historic Model Ships from Scratch

Building model ships from scratch is a fascinating and inexpensive hobby. One of the oldest crafts, it was performed with the barest of tools and materials by mariners on the high seas - and also by prisoners of war in Napoleonic times. This is a sequel to the author's first book Model Ships From Scratch. Here you are given a wide variety of interesting facts and instructions including the old pastime of putting a model ship into a bottle. The different ways of making the hulls of model ships and boats, together with rigging, are explained. Throughout the book model plan references are noted for the different types of ships covered. Packed with detailed drawings and photographs of many model ships made by the author, plus close-ups of deck details and fittings, this book is a comprehensive guide to the craft for both beginners and amateur modelmakers.

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Model Ships from Scratch

Model Ships from Scratch

This guide to model ship building begins by explaining hull lines and hull construction methods, and then moves on to: masts, yards, booms and gaffs; deck equipment and furniture; anchors; painting; rigging and blocks; armament; simple sail making; mounting and displaying the finished model.

Model ship building does not have to be an expensive hobby. The author of this book takes you on a journey through one of the oldest crafts - nowadays a hobby - and shows you how you can build an end product of fascination, history, skill and value using low-cost materials and a minimum of tools - "from scratch" in fact. The book begins by explaining hull lines and hull construction methods and then moves on to: masts, yards, booms and gaffs; deck equipment and furniture; anchors; painting; rigging and blocks; armament; simple sail making; mounting and displaying the finished model.

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Period Ship Kit Builder's Manual

Period Ship Kit Builder's Manual

A practical manual for marine model makers who choose to build their historic model ships using a kit. Beginners and intermediate modellers are particularly catered for, but older hands will also find much of interest. From the moment the first thought is given about making a model ship, this book takes the builder through all the various stages of the project, from kit selection through construction; the pitfalls and how to avoid them. Much of the myth and mystery is taken out from what many consider to be a tricky subject, and the language and terminology is simple and explanatory throughout.

100 photographs support important steps in the text and these will provide the model maker with the encouragement to go on and enjoy the construction of a wide range of period ship models.
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The New Period Ship Handbook

The New Period Ship Handbook

In this revised edition of the Period Ship Handbook, the best of the original has been retained: a well-illustrated guide to the construction of static model sailing ships and the offer to the beginner of all the information needed to get started in this fascinating hobby. It also continues to introduce the more experienced model-maker to alternative techniques, well tried over many years of model shipbuilding. Significant additions have been made to the original text as a result of a further twelve years of model-making experience and developments within the kit producing trade and the availability of new subjects. Following chapters on kit selection, tools and material, the emphasis of the book moves to the practical application of the model-making procedures involved in producing high quality models. The new models selected to demonstrate these techniques range form the relatively simple to the very complex but all are constructed from kits currently available, without the facility of a sophisticated workshop.

Featuring nine brand new model projects: - HMS Victory - Victory's Launch - The Lady Nelson - HMS Mars - Yacht Endeavour - HMS Agamemnon - HMS Cruiser - Barque Endeavour - Clara May
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The Period Ship Handbook Volume 3

The Period Ship Handbook Volume 3

The Period Ship Handbook Vol Three by Keith Julier: The third book in Keith Julier’s ‘Period Ship Handbook’ series. From the simple to the sophisticated, a look at the making of ten, static model sailing ships, one being suggested as a suitable transitional venture from kit to scratch building. Chapters dedicated to the building of each vessel lead the modelmaker through the various phases of construction advising on both the methods and procedures required to build models up to exhibition standard. The range of subjects extends to Corel’s models of The Bellona, Unicorn, Victory Centre section; Mamoli’s Portsmouth, Panart’s San Felipe, Amati’s H.M.S. Bounty, Model Shipways Pride of Baltimore II and a scratch built model of the American whaling Brig, Viola. A later chapter summarises rigging terminology and modelling techniques, that part of the building process that unjustifiably deters many from delving into the most satisfying hobby of static model sailing ships.
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Radio Control In Model Boats

Radio Control In Model Boats

Radio Control In Model Boats Radio controlled model boating began to establish itself as a popular hobby in the 1950's and there was great excitement, even incredulity, among onlookers when they realised that a model was responding to commands sent from a radio transmitter. Nowadays a bystander is more surprised if a model does not have a radio! In the interim, the equipment used has made great strides, to the point where the customer simply has to plug in the batteries, switch on and it all works: no technical knowledge whatsoever is needed. However, guidance is needed to install the radio in the model and learn how to use it to its best advantage.

John Cundell is an author of many years’ experience at club, national and international level. In his capacity as editor of Model Boats magazine he is very aware of the sort of questions likely to be asked by the less experienced and, perhaps more importantly, knows the problem areas likely to be encountered by the unsuspecting newcomer.

Radio Control in Model Boats, first published in 1986, is a totally practical book and this revised edition brings you right up-to-date. If you follow carefully the simple procedures which arc clearly explained, you will undoubtedly be on the road to success in this fascinating hobby.

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Scale Model Tugs

Scale Model Tugs

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 and competition.

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Ship Model Builders Handbook: A Guide to fittings on the small ship

Ship Model Builders Handbook: A Guide to fittings on the small ship

The Ship Model Builders Handbook is a compilation of photographs and data relative to the visible fittings, machinery and superstructures that may be found on the small merchant ship, tug, fishing vessel etc. The range is limited to vessels of an overall length of approximately 250 feet (76 metres). The content applies mainly to powered vessels although some of the fittings would have been found on earlier vessels where design has passed down virtually unchanged. Many model ship builders never have the opportunity to visit working ships of today and often live many miles from the sea and seaports so that the information here will be of immense value.
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Ship Modelling Solutions

Ship Modelling Solutions

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 Victoria 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 modellers.

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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Warships and Warship Modelling

Warships and Warship Modelling

This 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 100 of the authors' fine quality photographs, many of which have never been published before.

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