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The College of Model Shipbuilding

The College of Model Shipbuilding is what it's about here at the Lauck Street Shipyard. It's about progressive learning. It's about innovation. It's about techniques that work. Nine years in the making, our exclusive model ship building courses will teach you every aspect of the hobby.

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Freshman Courses

Our Freshman Courses are based on several popular model ship kits and are perfect for new modelers. These courses assume that you've never built a model ship before and take you through the complete construction of the subject model.

Sophomore Courses

Our Sophomore Courses are based on several popular model ship kit and are perfect for modelers with some ship modeling experience who want to improve on their skills and learn new techniques.

Junior Courses

Ready to take it to the next level? Our Junior Courses will show you how to kit bash a model ship to improve it's quality and make it more accurate.

Senior Courses

Tired of building kits and want to build a true Plank on Frame model from scratch? Then our Senior courses are jut what you're looking for

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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 the overall design of a different kit may be different than the design of the Caldercraft kit this course is based on, but 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 kit must be purchased separately and is available from Ages of Sail. 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

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