Modelling Naval Ships in Small Scales

This book provides a wealth of practical guidance on building and painting realistic model naval ships aimed at those who are new to this hobby through to the experienced modeller.

Author: Mike McCabe

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 178500851X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 758

This book provides a wealth of practical guidance on building and painting realistic model naval ships aimed at those who are new to this hobby through to the experienced modeller. An in-depth look at the creation of four models is included: the Type 45 destroyer HMS Daring (Dragon), the pre-war aircraft carrier USS Wasp (Aoshima), the River-class frigate HMS Nadder (Starling Models) and the 'pocket battleship' Admiral Graf Spee (Academy). With a focus on the popular kit scales of 1/700 and 1/350 in the waterline style, this book demonstrates the techniques used in building model ships, from the basic to the more complex, larger-scale models requiring many differing skills. There are chapters on the fundamentals such as building resin kits, painting and weathering, rigging and creating a water effect. It provides guidance on more advanced techniques such as the use of photo-etched parts and creating rough-water effects. Finally, it is packed with helpful tips and finishing touches, such as making flags and how to take professional-standard photographs of your completed model.

Ship Models from Kits

These new materials have prompted innovative techniques, which are comprehensively demonstrated in this new manual.

Author: Dr David Griffith

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1848320914

Category: History

Page: 140

View: 316

In the past thirty years the world of model kits has undergone a veritable revolution. New techniques in injection moulding have improved the scale accuracy and surface detail of the humble plastic kit, while many specialist companies now produce top-quality resin models, vastly broadening the range of subjects on the market. However, the really radical change has been the advent of photo-etched brass fret, which allows the finest detail to be reproduced to scale. In ship modelling, this has resulted in a new form of the hobby, mid-way between traditional build-from-the-box simplicity and the time-consuming demands of fabricating everything from scratch. These new materials have prompted innovative techniques, which are comprehensively demonstrated in this new manual. Designed for those wishing to achieve the best results from their ship kits in the 1:700 to 1:350 range of scales, it uses step by step photographs to take the reader through the building of two models, one in plastic and one in resin, from basic construction, fittings and detailing, to painting, finishing and display. Written by a highly experienced, award-winning ship modeller, the book is a showcase for the contemporary approach to the hobby.

Miniature Ship Models

This book is the first comprehensive history of how the 1:1200 scale and its 1:1250 continental equivalent became accepted as the modern standard for miniature ship models.

Author: Paul Jacobs

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1848320035

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 259

This book is the first comprehensive history of how the 1:1200 scale and its 1:1250 continental equivalent became accepted as the modern standard for miniature ship models. The origins can be traced back to the first years of the twentieth century and their use as identification aids by the military during the First World War, but when peace came the manufacturers aimed their increasingly sophisticated products at collectors, and acquiring, modifying or scratch-building miniature ship models has been an avidly pursued hobby ever since. This book charts the commercial rise and fall of the manufacturers, and the advancing technology that produces ever more detailed and accurate replicas. The author - himself a lifetime collector and builder of models - looks at the products of each manufacturer, past and present, rating their quality and suggesting why some are regarded as more collectible than others. But the book deals with more than off-the-shelf models, covering subsidiary issues like painting, modifying and diorama settings, and is illustrated throughout with many of the finest examples of the genre. The combination of fascinating background information with stunning visual presentation will make this book irresistible to any collector or enthusiast.

Basics of Ship Modeling

Covers the basics of building ships from kits.

Author: Mike Ashey

Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.

ISBN: 9780890243725

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

View: 397

Covers the basics of building ships from kits. This skill-building how-to book offers you step-by-step photo instructions covering basic assembly of hulls, superstructures, guns, railings, anchors, and more. Also includes information on detailing and painting.

Ship Dioramas

The author of Ship Models from Kits “has brought nautical scenes to life in his latest book” (Daily Record). This book is about the art of displaying waterline models.

Author: David Griffith

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473834422

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 285

The author of Ship Models from Kits “has brought nautical scenes to life in his latest book” (Daily Record). This book is about the art of displaying waterline models. By their very nature, ship models that do not show the full hull and are not mounted on an artificial stand cry out for a realistic setting. At its most basic this can be just a representation of the sea itself, but to give the model a context to tell some sort of story is far more challenging. In a diorama, the composition is a vital element and this book devotes much of its space to what works and what does not—and illustrates with photographic examples why the best maritime dioramas have visual power and how to achieve that impact. Individual chapters explore themes like having small craft in attendance on the main subject, multiple-model scenarios, dockyards and naval bases, and the difficulties of replicating naval combat realistically. It also looks at both extremes of modelmaking ambition: the small single-ship exposition and the largest, most ambitious projects of the kind meant for museum display. The book concludes with some of the most advanced concepts of how to create drama and the illusion of movement, and how to manipulate perspective. David Griffith’s book is “compelling and inspiring . . . littered with practical examples of work in progress, simple dioramas to the most complex . . . I highly recommend it to all ship modellers without hesitation” (Scale Modelling Now).

Period Ship Modelmaking

World-renowned ship modeller Phil Reed describes in this new book how to build two versions of this ship: a waterline model and a full-hull display model.

Author: Philip Reed

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1844156966

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 793

This new shipmodeller's manual explains in graphic manner how to build a small 1/16th scale model of the American privateer schooner Prince de Neufchatel. She was one of a new class of large, fast and seaworthy schooners that first made their appearance during the war of 1812. She had a short but notoriously successful career that earned her a permanent place in her nation's history. World-renowned ship modeller Phil Reed describes in this new book how to build two versions of this ship: a waterline model and a full-hull display model. Building on the success of his first book, Modelling Sailing Men-of-War, which described the complex building process of the 74-gun ship, he has here taken a simpler vessel, to encourage the less experienced shipwright to embark upon a scratch-built hull. Taking this schooner as a prototype, the author passes on a wealth of experience which will enable modellers of all skill levels to confidently tackle every aspect of building any small fore-and-aft rigged vessel.

Naval Ship Models of World War II in 1 1250 and 1 1200 Scales

SHIP MODEL DEALERS: the following list of dealers is drawn from online ... larger scales will have decals adaptable to the small-scale ship builder.

Author: Robert Liu

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1526793946

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 353

The origins of 1/1250 and 1/200 scale models can be traced back to the first years of the twentieth century and their use as identification aids by the military during the First World War. When peace came the manufacturers aimed their increasingly sophisticated products at collectors, and ever since then acquiring, enhancing, modifying or scratch-building miniature ship models has been an avidly pursued hobby around the world. This new book focusses on models of the ships of the Second World War, probably the most popular subject for miniature model collectors, and the author, a well-known modeller himself, addresses all the practical issues that might confront those many collectors who like to enhance, convert, and modify their models, or even scratch-build models of ships not commercially available. The book covers both Allied and Axis warships, naval airplanes, merchant conversions and even an Italian armed schooner, and provides historic and technical information on the ships represented as well as practical advice on modelling them. The latter is extensive with twenty-five chapters covering everything from initial production techniques such as spin casting, silicon mould casting, resin casting, die-casting, plastic mould injection, and 3D printing through techniques for enhancing and modifying models to eventually researching and scratch-building an uncommon ship or type. The focus is always on particular vessels and the vast array covered by the author builds into a fascinating panorama of the vessels that fought across the world’s oceans in that era. The combination of intriguing background and historical information, combined with detailed practical information and more than 300 stunning photographs will make this book irresistible to any collector or modeller and, indeed, to anyone with an interest in the navies of the Second World War.

A Model Boat Builder s Guide to Rigging A Collection of Historical Articles on the Construction of Model Ship Rigging

Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on model building.

Author: Various Authors

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 147335613X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 104

View: 481

This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.

Naval Ship Systems Command Technical News

scale model tests, supplemented by limited strain gage readings taken on
operating submarines. These models ranged from simple small-scale cylindrical
sections to much more detailed half-scale sections. Although small-scale models
offer ...

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Ship Models for the Military

The first book devoted to the story of the wartime recogntiion models, Ship Models for the Military covers all of the major producers tracing their origins and the role each company played in the wartime model program.

Author: Fred Dorris

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780984126705

Category: Ship models

Page: 148

View: 543

When America entered World War Two the armed forces needed tools to teach soldiers, sailors and airmen how to recognize friendly and enemy ships. The solution was found in recognition models. Produced by a few small manufacturers these models formed a key component in training programs during the war and became sought after collectables in the post-war years. The first book devoted to the story of the wartime recogntiion models, Ship Models for the Military covers all of the major producers tracing their origins and the role each company played in the wartime model program. The well known 1:500 Teacher models and the 1:1200 miniature models are covered in depth along with the mostly forgotten 1:600 scale models. Over 100 illustrations showing models and training materials are included. Collectors will find the comprehensive listings of models produced, set compositions and auction pricing data of great value.

Ship Modeling Simplified Tips and Techniques for Model Construction from Kits

Model building is fun, and not nearly as difficult as some experts would have you believe. Here is everything you'll ever need to get started in a hobby that will last a lifetime.

Author: Frank Mastini

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071558679

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

View: 475

In Ship Modeling Simplified, master model builder Frank Mastini puts to paper the methods he's developed over 30 years at the workbench to help novices take their first steps in an exciting pastime. You don't need the deftness of a surgeon or the vocabulary of an old salt to build a model. What you need is an understanding coach. Mastini leads readers from the mysteries of choosing a kit and setting up a workshop through deciphering complicated instructions and on to painting, decorating, and displaying finished models--with patience and clarity, not condescension. He reveals dozens of shortcuts: How to plank a hull "egg-shell tight"; how to build and rig complicated mast assmeblies without profanity; how to create sails that look like sails. . . . And along the way he points out things that beginners usually do wrong--beforehand, not after they've taken hammers to their projects. Ship Modeling Simplified even includes an Italian-English dictionary of nautical terms, the key to assembling the many high-quality Italian kits on the American market. Model building is fun, and not nearly as difficult as some experts would have you believe. Here is everything you'll ever need to get started in a hobby that will last a lifetime.

Navy Board Ship Models

The large grain of oak would look out of place at a much smaller scale, and timber strength was not so important on a ship model. Not only would the realism ...

Author: Simon Stephens

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1526701138

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 559

From about the middle of the seventeenth century the Navys administrators began to commission models of their ships that were accurately detailed and, for the first time, systematically to scale. These developed a recognised style, which included features like the unplanked lower hull with a simplified pattern of framing that emphasised the shape of the underwater body. Exquisitely crafted, these were always rare and highly prized objects indeed, Samuel Pepys expressed a profound desire to own one and today they are widely regarded as the acme of the ship modellers art.Today examples form the highlights of collections across the world, valued both as art objects and as potential historical evidence on matters of ship design. However, it was only recently that researchers began to investigate the circumstances of their construction, their function, and the identities of those who made them. This book, by two curators who have worked on the worlds largest collection of these models at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, summarises the current state of knowledge, outlines important discoveries, and applies this new-found understanding to many of the finest models in the collection.As befits its subject, Navy Board Ship Models is visually striking, with numerous colour photographs that make it as attractive as it is informative to anyone with an interest in modelmaking or historic ships.

Technical News

United States. Naval Ship Systems Command. tests of small - scale structural
models constructed confirm both design formulas and small - scale model
Despite these improvements , it became increase matice tha The Promising
Aspects of ...

Author: United States. Naval Ship Systems Command

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Category: Marine engineering

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Naval Engineers Journal

It is made more complex by the fact that ships of the LSD 41 class were built in
private yards , while the Foudre was built in ... Since the small scale weld details
are difficult to address in a model of this size , a practical approach is to rely on
the ...

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Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects

Accordingly , conventional model to ship scaling procedures are not necessarily
applicable . ... hand , any drag associated with flow separation is usually quite
small and the extrapolation of resistance measurements from model to full scale ...

Author: Royal Institution of Naval Architects

Publisher:

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Category: Naval architecture

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List of members in each volume.

London Calling

i Model of a pair of prefabricated permanent houses designed for use in Coventry
Scale model of a Humber F.W.D. Utility Staff Car used ... The Navy , the Fleet Air
Arm , and the R.A.F. all had to recognise a ship on sight , and they did not always
have the chance to get a close ... The making of one of these small models
depends , of course , on the skill and practice of the craftsman or woman , but
they are ...

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Category: Radio

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Includes announcements of BBC short wave programs

Nautical Research Journal

Mariners ' Museum Announces Winners in Fourth Competition & Exhibition for
Scale Ship Models This model of the destroyer escort ... scratchbuilt powered
ships category and two special awards for his model of the United States Navy
destroyer escort Abercrombie ( DE - 343 ) . ... Three unusually small scale
models entered by university professor Peter C. Baker of Bratenahl , Ohio , were
winners : the ...

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European Shipbuilding

THE CHOICE OF A MATERIAL FOR SMALL SCALE MODELS OF NAVAL
STRUCTURES by J. Clarkson , B.Sc. , A.M.R.I.N.A.1 ) 3. An investigation may be
concerned with the Steel Models. SHIP STRENGTH was obtained between the
two ...

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Shipbuilding and Shipping Record

The author considers that the small models yield good preliminary resistance
results . ... Unfortunately , when Herr Wellenkamp read his paper to the Institution
of Naval Architects in 1908 , advocating the use of small models , R. E. Froude ,
no doubt from the wealth of his ... regard to the frictional resistance of full - sized
ships , it might be argued that small scale models do not differ much from large
model ...

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Includes special issues.

Transactions

He first demonstrated that the surface wave patterns created by a ship and a
geometrically similar model are identical at " corresponding ... There is nothing
new in this ; what we now describe as ship hydrodynamics has concerned and
enthralled naval architects ... in smooth water and in regular or irregular waves
Ship model laboratories Ship designers have used small scale models for a very
long time ...

Author: Institute of Marine Engineers

Publisher:

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Category: Marine engineering

Page:

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Vols. for 1932- include a separately paged section of abstracts (1948-Mar. 1954 called Engineering abstracts. Section 3. Shipbuilding and marine engineering, v. 11-17, no. 3; Apr. 1954- called Marine engineering and shipbuilding abstracts, v. 17, no. 4-