There are so many books available the ship model making available today that the readers are offered a great choice. Subject books cover a very wide range of different types of vessels and historical periods. Some of the publications treat the subject in more general terms while others deal with the specific vessel or construction method. The present manual was developed to provide ship model makers with some guidance and assistance.
The great practical experience of the author has found its reflection in the pages of this volume. A big part of the book is devoted to the established shipyard practices, particularly some important aspects of the ship hull construction and fitting. Even though the book is mainly dealing with the so-called steamers, the author has also covered numerous fittings for the sailing vessels.
Model hull construction methods have been covered as they are normally impacted by the remarks on the shipyard practices; that is the reason why attention was paid to the proven structures and fittings on board ships. There are many illustrations included to supplement the text making it more readable. The publication will be appreciated by the professional ship modelers as well as those making their first steps in the field of ship model making.