A Detailed Guide to Building

Model Ship Kits

A Detailed Guide to Building Model Ship Kits is the culmination of 30 years of building model ship kits and scratchbuilt models as well as 14 years of writing practicums based on specific kits. The guide is a set of 12 Chapters in full color and comes on a CD. This set covers building most any model ship kit making it a generic practicum for kits.

Each Chapter covers a specific aspect of construction of most any model ship kit you might wish to build. The volume topics are:

  • Volume I - Building the Framework

  • Volume II - Planking the Decks

  • Volume III - Planking the Hull

  • Volume IV - Making Deck Furniture

  • Volume V - Armament

  • Volume VI - Head Rails and Bow Details

  • Volume VII - Stern Transom and Stern Details

  • Volume VIII - Channels, Chainplates, and Outer Hull Details

  • Volume IX - Making Yardarms

  • Volume X - Making Masts

  • Volume XI - Standing Rigging

  • Volume XII - Running Rigging