The Ship Model Builder’s Assistant

any/all videos above were found on youtube and are not produced by historicships.com. If your video is here and you do not wish it to be here please let us know and we will remove it.

$12.95

Out of stock

Reprint of The Marine Research Society, Salem, MA, 1926 edition. 288 pages

Information

The Ship Model Builder’s Assistant by Charles G. Davis

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.

After initial chapters on varying types of ship models, including the built-up model and wooden-sail models, the author devotes individual chapters to the masting of ships, mastheads, the standing rigging, the running rigging, foot-ropes, the blocks, steering wheels, the ship’s galley, pumps, ship ironwork, copper sheathing, the ground tackle, gun ports, boats, and davits. He includes as well invaluable tables and lists of data that offer opportunities to compare vital statistics on rigging, masting, and more.

Charles G. Davis was a well-known naval architect, shipbuilder, master seaman, racing yachtsman, and nautical chronicler. His lifelong love affair with the great ships of the past resulted in several classic works on ships and ship model building. The present volume is one of the latter, an extremely thorough, practical, and readable guide to building ship models in authentic detail and in proper proportion. In all, The Ship Model Builder’s Assistant offers a treasury of both descriptive and “how-to” information essential to model builders and highly enlightening for all fascinated by the great sailing ships of America’s past.

Dover Publications paperback 288 page reprint of The Marine Research Society, Salem, MA, 1926 edition.
Happy reading!
Want to read more? We have an entire section devoted to books! Please click here to view them all.
Curious about The Nautical Research Guild? Check out their site!
Looking for an online community of model shipwrights? Look no further than Model Ship World!
Looking for a model shipwright community in your area? The NRG has a list you can find here
Have questions? Please send an email to customerservice.historicships@gmail.com and we’d be happy to help!