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INDEX

  • The Anatomy of Nelson's Ships by C. Nepean Longridge.
  • H.M. BOMB VESSEL GRANADO by Peter Goodwin
  • How to Build First-Rate Ship Models From Kits by Ben Lankford
  • Planking the Built-Up Ship Model by Jim RobertsArial Rounded MT Bold
  • Old Ironsides by Thomas C. Gillmer. ....The Rise, Decline, and Resurrection of the USS Constitution.
  • Neophyte Shipmodeler's Jackstay by George F. Campbell..Beginners guide to solid hull model construction.
  • Rigging Period Ship Models A step-by-step guide to intricacies of the square rig.
  • Ship Modeling from Stem to Stern by Dr. Milton Roth....Outstanding aid.
  • The Art of Rigging by G. Biddecombe...Very good mid 19th Century guide.
  • The Period Ship Handbook 2 by Keith Julier
  • The Period Ship Handbook 3 by Keith Julier
  • The Rigging of Ships in the Days of Spritsail Topmast, 1600-1720 by R. C. Anderson.
  • To Build a Whaleboat by Erik A.R. Romberg, Jr. ..Highly recommended for anyone building a whaleboat.

    Other books are available not only on model ship building but on design and development, maritime history etc. Please let us know what you are looking for and we will endeavor to locate it for you.

    The Anatomy of Nelson's Ships
    by C. Nepean Longridge. Illustrated by George F. Campbell

    The ultimate, in depth treatment on scratch building a bulkhead model of the H.M.S.Victory. Contains many photographs previously unavailable to the public, nearly 200 line drawings, fold-out inboard and outboard profiles, deck plans and standing and running rigging plans. A must-have for anyone who plans to model this vessel. (Longridge's model currently resides in the Science Museum in London.) 283pp. hardcover.

    Price.......$65.95.. BUY NOW

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    How to Build First-Rate Ship Models From Kits
    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, the book 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. 96pp. softcover

    Price......$16.99.. BUY NOW

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    NEOPHYTE SHIP MODELER'S JACKSTAY
    by George F. Campbell

    A beginner's guide to solid hull model construction. Basic information on sailing ship technology and usage. peppered with sound modeling advice. 60 pp, softcover.

    Price: $ 11.99

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    Price......$11.99.. BUY NOW

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    The Period Ship Handbook 2
    by Keith Julier

    This volume looks kit selection, tools, techniques, with sections on the Royal Caroline, Le Hussard, Britannia and more.and more.
    142 pages with many photos and drawings. Paperback.
    An excellent reference source.

    Price......$35.95.. BUY NOW

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    The Period Ship Handbook 3
    by Keith Julier

    This volume look at the making of ten model ship projects including the Bellona, Unicorn, Bounty, San Felipe, Pride of Baltimore, a cross section on the Victory and more.
    192 pages 250 photos and drawings. Paperback.
    An excellent reference source.

    Price......$35.95.. BUY NOW

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    Planking Techniques for Model Ship Builders

    by Donald Dressel

    This book describes a number of different methods for successfully planking all parts of a ship model. Also covers the materials needed and shows how to prepare the hull for planking. An essential book for the beginner and a useful reference for the accomplished ship modeler. 167 illustrations, 144pp, softcover.

    Price.....$14.95.. BUY NOW

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    Planking The Built-Up Ship Model
    by Jim Roberts

    A detailed step by-step procedural guide to the historically and technically correct methods to be use in planking wooden ship models.

    Price......$9.99.. BUY NOW

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    Rigging Period Ship Models
    A Step-by-Step Guide to the Intricacies of the Square-Rig

    by Lennarth Petersson

    The rigging of period ship models is the most complex task for the modeler. This book contains four hundred diagrams showing how each separate item of rigging is fitted. 128 pages 400 drawings.

    Price......$46.00.. BUY NOW

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    Old Ironsides
    The Rise, Decline, and Resurrection of the USS Constitution

    by Thomas C. Gillmer

    This considerable work chronicles the life and times of the oldest and most famous United States warship, the USS Constitution.
    Follow her remarkable career and learn the intricacies of old time ship building through beautifully detailed illustrations, archival photographs and rare paintings. Join the author on his 1991 structural assessment as he discusses dry-docking, restoration and future preservation.
    Contains plans and drawings of the Constitution in different phases of her history.
    fascinating reading, and a must for anyone building the model! 95 illustrations, 256pp. softcover.

    Price:....$19.99.. BUY NOW

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    Ship Modeling From Stem to Stern
    by Dr. Milton Roth

    Over 300 illustrations and photos give you and in depth look at ship modeling, including materials, methods, sources and ideas. 280 pp. softcover. Outstanding book with all kinds of help.

    Price:....$19.95.. BUY NOW

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    The Art of Rigging
    by G. Biddecombe

    A complete treatise on the rigging of American ships in the mid 19th century. Details rigging set-up and practices. Contains tables giving comparable sizes of all individual rigging parts, blocks, deadeyes, hearts, thimbles, lizards, bulls eyes etc., for ships of 6 different tonnages, and brigs and schooners of 4 different tonnages. 155pp, softcover.

    Price.......$9.95.. BUY NOW

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    The Rigging of Ships in the Days of Spritsail Topmast, 1600 - 1720
    by R. C. Anderson

    An indispensable resource for the model builder, this study describes and illustrates every aspect of 17th century ship rigging. You'll learn about exact details of every item required for the accurate rigging of English, French, Dutch and other European trading and warships. Over 360 detailed line drawings and 25 photos. Bibliography. 320pp. softcover.

    Price.......$12.95.. BUY NOW

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    THE BOMB VESSEL GRANADO
    by Peter Goodwin


    Built as a floating siege engine able to withstand the recoil of shell-firing mortars, the Granado was one of twelve bomb vessels supplementing the depleted British fleet at the outbreak of the War of Jenkins' Ear in 1739.

    This book begins with a brief description of the development of bomb vessels, from the early "galiote a bombe" built in 1682 to the World War II monitors used for coastal bombardment, and continues with an in-depth description of the Granado, including a summary of the ship's career, and more than 250 detailed illustrations.

    The book also provides insights into fictional hero Jack Aubrey's first command, the Sophie, a 14-gun brig-sloop with a quarterdeck and stern windows.

    First published in 1989, this reprint includes a new large-scale fold-out plan.

    Price.....$39.99

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    To Build a Whaleboat
    by Erik A. R. Romberg, Jr.

    Chapters 1 and 2 present an in depth study of the history, development, design and construction of a typical mid-19th century American whaleboat based on information and materials at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. A companion book for Model Shipway's New Bedford Whale Boat kit.

    Price:....$19.99.. BUY NOW

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