This content of the present book was prepared for the ship model builders and furthermore for any person who are willing to form a general idea of some of the types of ships, which our ancestors used to navigate the seas. It is a fortuitous spin-off from a commission by a group of Dutchmen emigrated to New Zealand, to build two historic ship models.

On the occasion of the 350th anniversary of the discovery of the island by Abel Tasman, they made a decision to offer these two model ships of the daring seafarer to the newly opened Hobson's Wharf Maritime Museum located in Auckland. Reconstructions of past vessel do help people to form a visual image of Dutch nautical history.

The book is remarkably comprehensive and will be greatly appreciated by the ship model makers and naval historians who will discover a true wealth of useful historical and technical information in a single volume. The text of the volume is a result of the cooperation of ship model maker and draughtsman who followed the process and recorded each step. Have a look and you be impressed.

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This nice book prepared by Arthur Montgomery was written to guide the readers through the entire process of building a perfect plank-on-frame model of the famous Jefferson Davis, one of the world prominent vessels of the past times.

The volume takes readers through literally all phases of modeling, providing them with all required historical information, basics of the hull construction, including framing, planking, sparring, rigging and decking techniques, and gives very clear and easy to follow instructions.

The process of the construction is illustrated with the step-to-step photographs making the modeling not easy but also enjoyable. There are several valuable notes relating to the armament of the vessel. In addition, note that there is a ship modeler's glossary to help reader with the terminology.

All required plans, line drawings and data tables have also been included by the author - it means that the publication contains absolutely everything the modeler may need to build a perfect ship model. We do recommend all ship model builders not to miss this book noting the information, illustrations and photo, as well as the professional advice and instructions it provides.

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Well, this is another ship modeling Bible. The volume is absolutely indispensable for all serious model makers. The content offers all hobbyists an excellent understanding of the important aspects of modeling of the American packet ships and clippers, covering their rigging and masting together with the fittings. We would say that the book will represent a true treasury of relevant valuable information for the naval historians, students and sailing enthusiasts.

The volume features nearly three hundred perfectly detailed and clear drawings of various components of the vessels providing the modelers with required understanding of the sailing ships. The readers will find useful and practical tips on making jigs, tools and will get an idea of how to become a successful ship model maker. Great volume to be in the collection of any professional or amateur modeler, interesting in both information provided and the drawings.

The experienced ship modelers may use this volume to refresh some of the points while the newcomers to the world of model making will find it as invaluable textbook providing them with all required instructions and visual aid that gained this book worldwide popularity in ship modeling society.

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According to the reviews of this book done by the ship model makers from different parts of the world, it is really a fantastic one. The publication will provide all interested readers with the detailed information about the ship models that are making the world famous collection of the Greenwich Museum. It is maybe the most complete book for the ship modelers of all that are available today and a must-have for all model builders.

The photographs contained in the volume are perfectly clear and sharp; the models are providing a full picture of the frigates with particular attention paid to the details. The photographs are mainly focusing on the ship hull construction. Looking at these images the reader will get an idea of how the model ships shall be built. They say that the model makers who do not have this book are really missing out on view excellent and truly glorious photos of sailing vessels.

Note that the book will provide you with some data difficult to find anywhere else. Most of the images are supplemented with brief yet very informative explanations and some historical background. As you will see, the volume is telling the story of the cruising vessels under sail covering the whole process of their evolution.

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The content of the book was worked out by R. C. Andersen and aimed at the ship model builders. There are not too many publications available today that would provide the ship modeling enthusiasts with same amount of the practical and useful information. The materials selected by the author for inclusion in this book is supplemented by the numerous clear and informative diagrams for better understanding.

This volume is primarily intended to provide the detailed description of how exactly the XVII century English, Dutch, French and many other European navy and trading vessels were rigged, from the running rigging of the topsails and topgallants to the bowsprit and lower masts. It contains for than three hundred and fifty line drawings illustrating the rigging of all presented ships in detail.

The title will for sure be of great use for people who like ships and modeling, and who are interested in naval history and warships of the past. Even if you are not ship modeler, have a look in the book and you will find a true wealth of the historical information inside. Who knows, you may get taken away with the romance of sea and come to the world of ship modeling - why not to start with this one...

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The content of this book was prepared by the recognized expert Shelley Wachsmann providing readers with a remarkably rich and deep study of the vessels of the historical period starting from the closing years of the Bronze Age and up to the beginning of the Iron Age, together with the detailed analysis of their cultural and ethnic context.

The volume has been illustrated with more than two hundred photographs and supplemented with the informative annexes and appendixes. There is a glossary of terms included in the book for easy reference. An excellent volume for all ship model makers from newcomers to the professionals as well as to the naval history enthusiasts. The volume provides so much useful information that is quite difficult to find in the other publications.

In short, we would say that the present volume will offer the readers a broad range of the insights and a good evidence for the linkages that used to be there between the people and traditions of the Mediterranean. It has already been well accepted worldwide being treated as a very valuable asset for the people dealing with the different aspects of the cultural changes in the subject area and in the above stated period of time.

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The present publication is a real windfall for the ship modelers. Bill Shoulder, the author of the book will describe the construction of the model of the famous "Speedy" - note that the volume is prepared and aimed at the "scratch" model makers who normally work from the very basic drawings; however, the content of the book will be of equal interest for the builders who use the kit of parts.

The scale applied is 1 to 48and the efforts of the maker will eventually result in a model having a hull of 18 inches in length while the overall length of the rigged cutter and the height are approximately 30 inches. The vessel is carvel built and has eight guns carried on board. You must be aware that some of those cutters were built clench, however by the period addressed in the book, i.e. 1820s, carvel construction was a bit more usual.

In short, if you are a ship modeling enthusiast, does not matter professional or just a newcomer, have a look into this publication and who knows, maybe you will make a decision to go though the content very carefully and start making your own copy of the model - yes, it is absolutely possible, you only have to follow all the instructions provided for you in the pages of this publication.

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This book was written by the professional ship model maker putting to paper the effective and most popular methods he has developed himself during his thirty years spent at the work bench with the main intention to provide some help and practical guidance to the beginners taking their very first steps in this exciting hobby. The readers are not expected to have any serious skills in model making.

All they need to do is to understand a coach and follow the instructions. The author is leading the readers through the whole process of model making starting from choosing a modeling kit through setting a work shop and up to the final stage of decorating and even displaying ready models, with the incredible clarity and patience. There are dozens of practical shortcuts revealed in this volume.

Note that the volume includes a concise yet comprehensive Italian-English glossary of nautical terms which will be very useful when you start to assemble the Italian modeling kits widely presented in American and of course European shops today. Take a look in this book and you will understand that building ship models is not difficult at all - it contains absolutely everything you will ever require in order to get successfully started in a perfect pastime that will definitely last a lifetime...

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