This Sophomore Course is based on the Amati kit, HMS Vanguard. This course consists of 18 chapters and covers the complete construction of the kit including masting and rigging. It is ideal for modelers with some model shipbuilding experience including more complex models.
No modifications are made to the design of the kit. However, some enhancements are shown as options. The hull planking consists of two layers. This course covers how to apply each of these layers. Copper plating of the hull is also covered.
With this course, the modeler will learn the basics of double 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 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.
Sophomore Course, HMS Vanguard
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.