Building Model Ships from Scratch

Author(s) Kent Porter
Publisher GL Tab Books
Date 1977
Pages 368
Format pdf
Size 111 Mb







At one time or another you may have looked at ad elaborately detailed model of a sailing ship, built from scratch! and thought. "Wow! Wish I could do that. But I know it's too hard". It's much easier than you would think—and that is the point of this book. Building fro scratch is not usually as easy as building a shira model from a plastic kit, of course, but the rewards are actually proportional to the efforts that you will put into it.

Viewed as a finished work, a ship model appears astonishingly complex, but the construction itself is done one easy step at a time. The model is actually an accumulation on tiny details executed with loving care It does not require tremendous skill to build a ship from scratch, nor even inordinate manual dexterity. Anyone with a reasonable amount of patience and average ability with the hands can turn out a magnificent piece of artwork.

Taking all above into account, we would definitely recommend the present publication to the professional ship modelers as well as to the modeling enthusiasts and anyone with the interest in the naval history and vessels of the past times - there is no doubt that they will all find the content of this volume practical and interesting.

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