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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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Sophomore Course

Pride of Baltimore

This Sophomore Course is based on the Model Shipways kit, Pride of Baltimore (MS2120). This course consists of 12 chapters and covers the complete construction of the model including masting and rigging. Our mini-practicum, Modeling Ship's Boats, is included with this course.

It is ideal for modelers with little some model shipbuilding experience. No modifications are made to the design of the kit. The hull planking consists of a single layer, and the entire hull is painted.

With this course, the modeler will learn a simple technique to hull planking, how to build deck furniture, how to make ship's boats and much more. The rigging on this model, although simple, is a step up from the Freshman Course Armed Virginia Sloop. The course teaches many of the basics of model shipbuidling as well as more complex techniques and is a stepping stone to kit bashing and even more complex models.

The kit must be purchased separately and is available from Historic Ships.com.

To read a sample chapter, see our Sample Downloads page.

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