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This Freshman Course is based on the Kammerlander kit, Duke William. This course consists of 7 chapters and covers the complete construction of the kit including masting and rigging. The course also covers attaching and rigging the optional sails for this kit. It is ideal for modelers with little or no model shipbuilding experience.

No modifications are made to the design of the kit. The hull planking consists of one layer laid across a fully framed hull. The design of this kit is rather unique. The hull is formed over a plaster mold (included in the kit) by bending thin strips of wood over the form. After the hull is framed, the planking is installed and then the model is removed from the plaster mold. 

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 simple rigging including the addition of sails. The course teaches many of the basics of model shipbuidling and is a stepping stone to more complex models. 

The course comes on a CD. The chapters can be printed out by the customer and put in a 3 ring binder, or you can take the CD to an office supply store such as Staples or Office Max and have them print the chatpers for you.


Freshman Course, Duke William

SKU: 0004

The optional Photo CD contains all of the original photos taken when the model was built by Bob. Photos on this optional CD are much larger than those that appear in the course chapters and can be viewed on your computer screen showing greater details than may appear on the printed pages. The Photo CD cannot be purchased separately.

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