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A particular suitability for beginners distinguishes this classic guide to ship modeling from the many other available manuals. Both text and plans are especially geared toward the growing skills of novices, with projects presented in easy-to-learn techniques arranged in order of difficulty, from relatively simple models to complicated square-riggers. The plans are drawn from those of the original builders or from measurements of existing craft, showing all the necessary details for creating highly accurate scale models. Starting with the construction of a half-hull ship model, the book advances to the building of a whole-hull model and replicas of 12 different American sailing vessels, including a whaling schooner, Chesapeake Bay bugeye, sloop of war, privateer, and International "M" class yacht. Also included are chapters on rigging, gear and furniture, and tools and materials. The return of this long out-of-print guide, written by an expert on the subject, is certain to be applauded by armchair sailors and model-ship enthusiasts. Unabridged republication of the edition published by W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York, 1942. Appendixes. Glossary. Index.

Book News Annotation:

This guide to ship modeling is distinguished by its particular suitability for beginners. Both text and plans are geared toward novices, with projects presented in easy-to-learn techniques and arranged in order of difficulty. Plans are drawn from those of the original builders or from measurements of existing craft. This is an unabridged republication of the work published by W. W. Norton, New York, in 1942. For this edition, the original fold-out plates have been converted to double-page spreads. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Easy-to-learn techniques, arranged in order of difficulty, range from relatively simple models to complicated square-riggers. Starting with the construction of a half-hull ship model, the book advances to a whole-hull model and replicas of twelve vessels, with separate chapters on rigging, gear and furniture, and tools and materials.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486426129
Author:
Grimwood, V R
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Grimwood, V. R.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - Engineering
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Models
Subject:
Ships & Shipbuilding - History
Subject:
Sailing ships
Subject:
Ship models
Subject:
Sailing ships -- Models -- United States.
Subject:
Ship models - United States
Subject:
Crafts-Model Making
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Maritime
Series Volume:
v. 5
Publication Date:
20030731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
38 Fig., 14 plates - all line
Pages:
254
Dimensions:
11 x 8.38 in 1.58 lb

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Easy-to-learn techniques, arranged in order of difficulty, range from relatively simple models to complicated square-riggers. Starting with the construction of a half-hull ship model, the book advances to a whole-hull model and replicas of twelve vessels, with separate chapters on rigging, gear and furniture, and tools and materials.
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