American Ship Models and How to Build Them


254 pages


American Ship Models and How to Build Them by VR Grimwood

American Ship Models and How to Build Them by VR Grimwood. This classic guide to ship modeling is distinguished by its particular suitability for beginners. Both text and plans are especially geared toward the growing skills of novices, with projects presented in easy-to-learn techniques and arranged in order of difficulty, starting with relatively simple models and culminating in more complicated square-riggers.

The plans are drawn from those of the original builders or from measurements of existing craft, showing all the necessary details for creating highly accurate scale models of actual water craft. Starting with the construction of a half-hull ship model, the book advances to the building of a whole-hull model and replicas of twelve different American sailing vessels, with separate chapters on rigging, gear and furniture, and tools and materials.

Written by an expert model maker, this guide is newly returned to print after many years. Beginners to the craft will find it an essential companion, and even experienced model makers will find it a helpful and informative resource. Not only a terrific reference book, but a great book for those who are curious about the hobby but not quite ready to purchase a model kit to build.

Dover Publications paperback reprint of the W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York, 1942 edition. 256 pages long

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs