Freshman Course HMAV Bounty

This Freshman Course is based on the Caldercraft kit, HMAV Bounty. This course has many procedures that are applicable to other HMAV Bounty kits. Please keep in mind that even though the overall design of another Bounty kit may differ from the design of the Caldercraft kit, most of the deck details, copper plating, and masting and rigging will be the same.

No modifications are made to the design of the kit. The hull planking consists of two layers and is partially painted. Copper plating is applied to the lower hull. The course also covers three masted masting and rigging.

With this course, the modeler will learn the basics of planking the hull of the model ship, how to build deck furniture, masts and spars, and how to do three masted rigging. The course teaches many of the basics of model shipbuidling and is a stepping stone to more complex models.

The course comes on CD and contains 12 chapters that cover the compelte construction of the model including masting and rigging. There is an optional photo CD, that contains all of the photos taken when I built the model.

The kit must be purchased separately and is available from Aeromarine Laminates. It does not appear on their website but they are the importers of Caldercraft kits. Give them a call. You may also purchase the kit from the Ship Wright Shop


Refund restrictions apply. Please see our refund page for details.


ATTENTION NEW CUSTOMERS - Receive our free mini-practicums, Planking Model Ships, Modeling Ship's Boats, Making Sails, and Silver Soldering when you purchase this course WITH photo CD.


Don't miss our new website special. You can now purchase all of our College of Model Shipbuilding Courses with or without their photo CD's for one low price. See the 'Special' option in the product picklist.