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Volume V of my Detailed Guide to Building Model Ships covers making ship's armament which includes cannons, carronades and swivel cannons. This volume shows the different styles of cannon carriages and carronade carriages you might encounter in a kit. It also shows how to make a detailed cannon carriage from scratch. It covers different carronade carriages and swivel cannon mounts.


Special attention is given to the rigging of a cannon or carronade carriage and there is complete instructions on how to draw a 3D cannon using TurboCAD which can be downloaded and used for 30 days absolutely free. With a 3D drawing of a cannon, you can use the services of Shapeways to have your custom cannon barrel 3D printed.


Throughout this book and all future volumes, photos of some of my earliest model ships built fill in empty spaces. You'll see the numerous photos of my first Fair American model, HMAV Bounty model as well as my scratchbuilt HMY Fubbs model. 


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:


  • Dummy Cannons
  • Rigged Cannons
  • Carronades
  • Swivel Cannons
  • 3D Printed Cannons

Volume V, 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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