Our Rigging Model Ships practicum is based on the book Rigging Period Ship Models by Lennarth Petersson. That book features drawings of every rigging line on a ship but has no supporting text whatsoever. This practicum goes through each page in the book and explains what the line is, how it is used, and in many cases, the different ways it was rigged in different time periods. The practicum contains photos of how lines are attached to masts and yardarms as well as video clips demonstrating various techniques for seizing lines on a model ship.
This is a great aid to rigging a model ship. You might also consider our Sophomore and Junior Course optional rigging practicums. Both of those practicums contain hundreds of photos and even though they are specific to a given model, much of the information in them can be carried over to other model ships.