The Ship Model Builder's Assistant

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Courier Dover Publications, Feb 1, 1988 - Crafts & Hobbies - 275 pages
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Indispensable for the serious model builder, this book offers hobbyists a true understanding of the masting, rigging, and most important fittings of American clipper ships and packet ships of the Great Age of Sail. It also represents a treasury of important information for naval and social historians, sailing enthusiasts and students of Americana. Enhanced with over 270 clear, detailed drawings of ships' components, this volume gives the model builder a deep understanding of the workings of a fully rigged and appointed sailing ship.
  

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Contents

TYPES OF SHIP MODELS
3
THE BUILTUP MODEL
14
WOODEN SAIL MODELS
41
THE MASTING OF SHIPS
44
MASTHEADS
79
THE STANDING RIGGING
83
THE RUNNING RIGGING
130
FOOTROPES
166
THE SHIPS GALLEY
185
PUMPS
189
SHIP IRONWORK
194
COPPER SHEATHING
204
THE GROUND TACKLE
210
GUN PORTS
229
BOATS
231
DAVITS
238

THE BLOCKS
169
STEERING WHEELS
176
APPENDIX
243
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