Designing and building model sailing ships is a fascinating and challenging, yet inexpensive, art that has been much-respected for many centuries. This introductory guide provide the reader with not only the necessary background information, but also the inspiration to realize the full potential of the craft and the craftsman. The author gives detailed information on the basic construction of model sailing ships of the square rigger variety, with emphasis on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Sources of information on plans and materials are given, plus instructive advice on methods of construction, tools, fixtures and fittings and also the techniques of rigging. The best ways of displaying finished craft are explained, with advice on assembling display cases. The final section provides a full set of building plans for the paddle steamer Sirius. Robert F. Brien is an architect, expert model maker and freelance illustrator who lives in Devon. 86 line illustrations 29 black and white photographs
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Descrizione libro Batsford Ltd, 1986. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0713448946