By Ben Lankford. Written by America's foremost ship modeler and designer, this is a comprehensive reference no model builder should be without! Addressing all the important questions of building a first-rate ship model, it discusses how to choose a kit, foreign vs. US kits, materials, tools, hull construction, deck furniture, rigging and masting, finishing and display. Covers hull construction methods for solid hull, plank-on-bulkhead and plank-on-frame kits.
Although primarily directed toward wooden models, it includes tips and techniques for the plastic modeler as well. Profusely illustrated with black & white photographs and line drawings. Includes a glossary of the most commonly used nautical terms, tips on advanced research and a list of references for actual ships and ship model techniques.
88 pages, spiral bound softcover.