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Indispensable for the serious model builder, this book offers hobbyists a true understanding of the masting, rigging, and most important fittings of American clipper ships and packet ships of the Great Age of Sail. It also represents a treasury of important information for naval and social historians, sailing enthusiasts, and students of Americana. Enhanced with over 270 clear, detailed drawings of ships' components, this volume gives the model builder a deep understanding of the workings of a fully rigged and appointed sailing ship.

After initial chapters on varying types of ship models, including the built-up model and wooden-sail models, the author devotes individual chapters to the masting of ships, mastheads, the standing rigging, the running rigging, foot-ropes, the blocks, steering wheels, the ship's galley, pumps, ship ironwork, copper sheathing, the ground tackle, gun ports, boats, and davits. He includes as well invaluable tables and lists of data that offer opportunities to compare vital statistics on rigging, masting, and more.

Charles G. Davis was a well-known naval architect, shipbuilder, master seaman, racing yachtsman, and nautical chronicler. His lifelong love affair with the great ships of the past resulted in several classic works on ships and ship model building. The present volume is one of the latter, an extremely thorough, practical, and readable guide to building ship models in authentic detail and in proper proportion. In all, The Ship Model Builder's Assistant offers a treasury of both descriptive and "how-to" information essential to model builders and highly enlightening for all fascinated by the great sailing ships of America's past.  

Synopsis:

Invaluable guide offers detailed descriptions, drawings of masting, rigging, and major fittings of American clippers and packets. Also includes wealth of details on deck furniture. 279 line drawings.

Synopsis:

Invaluable guide offers detailed descriptions, drawings of masting, rigging and major fittings of American clippers and packets of the Great Age of Sail. Also includes a wealth of details on deck furniture of various types of vessels from different periods. Nearly 280 line drawings give the model builder a deep understanding of the workings of a fully rigged and appointed ship.

Synopsis:

Indispensable for the serious model builder, this book offers hobbyists a true understanding of the masting, rigging, and most important fittings of American clipper ships and packet ships of the Great Age of Sail. It also represents a treasury of important information for naval and social historians, sailing enthusiasts and students of Americana. Includes over 270 clear, detailed drawings of ships' components.

Table of Contents

I. TYPES OF SHIP MODELS

II. THE BUILT-UP MODEL

III. WOODEN SAIL MODELS

IV. THE MASTING OF SHIPS

VI. MASTHEADS

VI. THE STANDING RIGGING

VII. THE RUNNING RIGGING

VIII. FOOT-ROPES

IX. THE BLOCKS

X. STEERING WHEELS

XI. THE SHIP'S GALLEY

XII. PUMPS

XIII. SHIP IRONWORK

XIV. COPPER SHEATHING

XV. THE GOUND TACKLE

XVI. GUN PORTS

XVII. BOATS

XVIII. DAVITS

  APPENDIX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486255842
Author:
Davis, Charles G.
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Dav
Author:
Davis, Charles G.
Author:
is, Charles G.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Hobbies and games
Subject:
Woodwork
Subject:
Models
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - History
Subject:
Ship models
Subject:
Woodwork - General
Subject:
Woodwork
Subject:
ship modelling
Subject:
ship rigging
Subject:
Dover
Subject:
Crafts-Model Making
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Woodworking
Publication Date:
19880201
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.71 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
Invaluable guide offers detailed descriptions, drawings of masting, rigging, and major fittings of American clippers and packets. Also includes wealth of details on deck furniture. 279 line drawings.
"Synopsis" by ,
Invaluable guide offers detailed descriptions, drawings of masting, rigging and major fittings of American clippers and packets of the Great Age of Sail. Also includes a wealth of details on deck furniture of various types of vessels from different periods. Nearly 280 line drawings give the model builder a deep understanding of the workings of a fully rigged and appointed ship.
"Synopsis" by , Indispensable for the serious model builder, this book offers hobbyists a true understanding of the masting, rigging, and most important fittings of American clipper ships and packet ships of the Great Age of Sail. It also represents a treasury of important information for naval and social historians, sailing enthusiasts and students of Americana. Includes over 270 clear, detailed drawings of ships' components.
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