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- by HarryO On Oct 19, 2014 - 8:52 AM
As you can see from the date of my last post in these columns, I'm no longer very active in the world of ship modelling and a bit too long in the tooth to carry on. As a result I'm in possession of quite a few unwanted books about this subject; building wooden ship models, the Royal Navy, Maritime miscellany, Time-Life books about ships etc. They're mostly in good condition. This is a good collection, built over the years, which would form a mini library for anyone interested in this...[Read More]
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- by inverin1969 On Oct 16, 2014 - 11:09 PM
I have what is probably a beginner's question, one that is related to my undertaking a scratch-built model of a fishing vessel from a set of plans. I'm not sure I am even asking it right. Here's the question: Do the lines in the cross-sectional plans include the bulwarks, or do they just show the hull up to the main deck? I can't really begin the model until I know whether I need to add additional height for the bulwarks or subtract height in order to locate the deck appropriately below the...[Read More]
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- by Luvantique On Oct 12, 2014 - 10:33 PM
I haven't been here for awhile, but thought it worth weighing in on these. I went into a local thrift store recently and found two beautifully completed plank hull ship models: one unidentified possible clipper ship, the other a huge HMS Victory. Both need repair work to broken spars and rigging, but are essentially intact and repairable. Well worth the $20 I paid for each to keep spare moments happily occupied this winter. The most difficult task will be relieving them of the dust of ages.
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