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.
To read a sample chapter, see our PDF Downloads page. 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, Pride of Baltimore
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.