With the passing of the years public interest in old time sailing ships is on the increase, as witness the preservation of our own Victory—Nelson's flagship, in Portsmouth, the original Cutty Sark in Greenwich, while other sea-faring nations are not behind hand in preserving old ships, for example the Constellation built in 1797 and the'oldest United States warship, now dedicated as a national shrine in Baltimore Harbour.

Full size replicas of famous old ships have been built and sailed, for example, Columbus ship Santa Maria made by the Spanish Government, the Mayflower a joint Anglo-American effort, and the Viking ship which visited several European ports to commemorate the exploits of the Norsemen. Valuable as are these replicas nothing can compare with an authentic original, and in that respect the world has been enriched by the devotion and technical skill of the Swedes in raising the Vasa from the depths of the sea.

The Vasa, the pride and the flagship of the Swedish Navy, foundered in 1628 in Stockholm harbour, and there she remained submerged until 1961; but thanks to northern waters being relatively free from destructive wood-worm, and to the preservative effect of the slime and mud on the sea bed, practically every part of the ship has been recovered including a wealth of superb carving and decorative enrichments as well as guns and other equipment. Thus for the first time it has become possible to personally inspect the shipwrights' art and accomplishments of 300 years ago and thereby adding incontrovertible authority to our knowledge of the subject.

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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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The book by Robert Bruckshaw has been dedicated to the so-called Admiralty models. The volume opens with a section providing some the general information on these models of the vessels which will be telling the readers everything they wanted to know about the models, the materials they are commonly made of, and other important things.

In fact, creating a model of the vessel is a sort of marine art because a model is a smaller example of a real ship. We can definitely recommend the present publication to all people with the deep interest in ship model making because they may find here some information quite difficult to be found somewhere else, in other publications on model making.

The author, who is the recognized experts in this field, has managed to create a volume that provides all required information presented in a manner making it understandable and easy-to-follow even for the novices...

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This truly excellent tutorial prepared by Brian King contains all necessary information for the beginners on how they can start making nice ship models. You will find so many useful tips there that will help you a lot. The book is illustrated with sketches and photos. It is devoted to not only trying to put down the author's knowledge but also to his philosophy on ship model making.

In his publication the author has tried to combine theory and practice for the modellers; the content of the volume is actually reflecting his own philosophy on model building. The text and instructions provided in the book are largely based on the numerous quite complicated modelling projects. The book is really showing the readers so many practical tips and model making methods, that is why is gained so huge popularity among modellers all around the world.

The content is perfectly arranged in popular sections with advices, supplemented with plenty of worked examples and images for better understanding even by the newcomers to the interesting world of ship modelling. One of the most popular and recommended publications for any ship model maker noting the amount and quality of the information presented.

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The present book is a very famous classical publication (first released in 1883), dedicated to the construction, handling and rigging of various model yachts, steamers and ships with some remarks on racing and cruising yachts as well as the management of open boats, together with the lines for different models and a cutter yacht.

It is definitely a sort of must-have book for everyone interesting with the fleet history. Official publication. Digitized by Google. Believe that the title of the publication is pretty self-explanatory. Even though the book is fairly aged, its content is still expected to be of great interest for a real lovers of the sea-going ships and boats.

The author of the book covers such the important aspects as the design including both theory and practice, drawing the ships lines, construction and finishing, rigging a model cutter, rigging and masting in general, sailing, different types of models, practical hints on designing, racing yachts and their design, open boats, sailing rules and so many other valuable information you will find in the pages of this truly classic publication which has not lost its practicality since the time of its initial release.

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The rigging of the vessel models is considered one of the most complicated tasks taken by every model maker. The vessels of the eighteenth century could boast miles of rigging, more than thousand blocks and literally acres of canvas the sails were made of. It is very difficult to retain the accurate representation when trying to reduce these all in scale.

The present classic work by Lennarth Petersson is intended to untangle this complex web using more than four hundred ship drawings; the author of the volume has clearly demonstrated how each of the rigging items was fitted to the ship's masts, sails and yards. Each drawing addresses a single particular rigging item to let the readers see it isolated. The visual immediacy together with the remarkable clarity of this publication has made it very popular among the ship modelers and naval history enthusiasts, resulting in a truly unique volume.

The ship modelers from all parts of the world have already found the book very practically useful and interesting, treating it as a real must-have reference source to be used by all people engaged in the rigging/repair of historic vessels. The book is very handy and helpful since the content is full of informative images guiding the reader. t will ask all your questions and solve all problems you may face...

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