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Volume III of my Detailed Guide to Building Model Ships covers planking the hull. This volume explains how to break the hull down into smaller parts called belts and how to analyze those belts to determine the shape of the planks within them. 


Special attention is given to the use of proportional dividers for determing the shape of individual planks. In addition, this volume covers double layer planking, finishing the hull with paint or natural finish and adding copper plating when applicable.


Throughout this book and all future volumes, photos of some of my earliest model ships built fill in empty spaces. You'll see the very first model ship I had ever built, the Mantua kit HMS Victory. This was the kit that started my 30+ year career in model shipbuilding.


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:

  • Starting the First Layer of Planking
  • Hull Analysis
  • Hulls with Plywood Sheeting
  • Joggle Planks
  • Second Layer of Planking
  • Finishes
  • Copper Plating

Volume III, A Detailed Guide to 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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