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Volume II of my Detailed Guide to Scratch Building Model Ships covers how to develop your own set of plans for scratch building a model ship.


This volume goes into detail on how to take an original ship drawing that shows a body plan and a profile drawing and develop a set of waterlines and frame layout profile drawing using CAD software. From those two drawings, the volume shows how to loft frame shapes including the cant frames, and how to develop inside station lines. Using the inside station lines, you can then create another set of waterlines to lot the inside frame shapes.


Each volume is printed in full color on glossy paper. Even the book's front and back cover are on heavy stock glossy paper. This is a very high quality printed book, 8-1/2" x 11" with heavy duty spiral binding that enables you to open the book and lay it flat on your workbench while building your model.


The following topics are covered in ths volume:


  • Preparing the Drawings
  • Importing Images into CAD
  • Creating Your Body Lines Drawing
  • Creating Your Waterlines
  • Creating the Profile Frame Drawing
  • Lofting Frames
  • Creating Inside Edge Waterlines
  • Creating the Frame Drawing
  • Lofting Cant Frames

This volume has 78 pages and 62 color photos.



Volume II, A Detailed Guide to Scratch Building Model Ships


Each Volume will be shipped directly from my print-on-demand publisher, A standard shipping charge will apply for each volume to cover not only the cost of packaging and shipping but also credit card processing.

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