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useful bargain book
« on: July 06, 2009, 04:47:47 am »

Found this book on Amazon for under 2 quid.  Need to pay postage on top but still worth a look.

Historic Model Ships: from scratch by Scott Robertson.
127pp with lots of photos and figs. same size and quality as the traplet books.

Supplied in my case by Maritime Boos

For static models really but a lot of detail that will be of use to scale sailors who are new to the topic. Some chapters are short (e.g. ch 14) others have a lot of detail (chs 9 and 11)

1 Ships in Bottles [actually interesting and easy to do. Might give it a go]
2 A Trafalgar ship - its construction and other capital ships
3 Another look at barges
4 Gloucester schooners and American craft.
5 Alabama III - a complete picture story of the model construction
6 Ships' boats and nautical dioramas
7 Steamers and paddle steamers
8 'C' class destroyers and modern ships reflecting the past
9 Ships deck detailing [lots of details and some methods of making some of it, including cannon]
10 Systems of hull building - half block models and mounting of models
11 Rigging your model and sail making [lots of details on rigging that I have found interesting]
12 Christopher Columbus and Francis Drake - the ships the sailed in
13 Old ships make intersting models [a look at different types of old ships]
14 Sailing Trawlers - old and new

Appendix A Glossary of terms
App B Bibliography
App C useful addresses
The only stupid question is the one I didn't ask
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