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Ship Modeling From Scratch : Tips and Techniques for Building Without Kits - Edwin Leaf

Ship Modeling From Scratch

Tips and Techniques for Building Without Kits

Paperback Published: 22nd October 1993
ISBN: 9780070368170
Number Of Pages: 192

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Building a model from a kit is an excellent way to develop your modeling skills. But once you've mastered the basics, where do you go? If you're looking for a challenge, you move on to scratchbuilding. And that can be imposing: With a kit, you worked with someone else's plans, materials, and building instructions. Scratchbuilding makes you master of your own fate. You do the research, choose the subject, the scale, the material. The choices are limited only by your enthusiasm.

Edwin B. Leaf scratchbuilt his first model--a Baltimore clipper--nearly fifty years ago, and he's been refining and building on his skills ever since. In "Ship Modeling from Scratch" he lays out the principles--from concept to construction to display--on which scratchbuilding is based. In clear, concise language complemented by detailed illustrations he tells how to interpret existing drawings or create your own, what materials to choose, what tools to buy, and what techniques to use to build everything from plank-on-frame, plank-on-bulkhead, or modern steel hulls to creating sharp and properly scaled details--paint to portholes.

Building a model from scratch is a singular pursuit that requires patience, confidence, and ingenuity. With "Ship Modeling from Scratch" open on your workbench, you have your own private tutor guiding you through the troublespots.



Chapter 1 Selecting a Project

Chapter 2 Getting the Most from Your Drawings

Chapter 3 Materials

Chapter 4 Tools

Chapter 5 Half-Models

Chapter 6 Hull Construction

Chapter 7 Miscellaneous Matters

Chapter 8 Applying the Finish

Chapter 9 Masting and Rigging

Chapter 10 Sailmaking and Flags

Chapter 11 Making Fittings and Furnishings

Chapter 12 Displaying the Model

Chapter 13 A Plank-on-Bulkhead Model from Start to Finish

Chapter 14 A Plank-on-Frame Model from Start to Finish

Chapter 15 Postscript


I. Sources for Plans

II. Reference Material

III. Tools and Materials Sources

IV. Glossary

V. Working Drawings: Brockley Combe and Lee


ISBN: 9780070368170
ISBN-10: 0070368171
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 22nd October 1993
Publisher: International Marine Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.0  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1

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