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Posted by armor 2.0 on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 9:45 AM

Can anyone recommend any good books on building wooden ships primarily focusing on planking I have a wooden ship in the stash that' been there for years haven' even opened it the artisan  Mississippi River boat .I have never built a wooden boat before. Look on Internet seen lots of books don' which be advice please some one gave me this kit years ago I would like to try it need to do a ot of studying frist.

Thank you

Armor

 

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 10:06 AM

There are some good basic books I'd recommend.

The Neophyte Ship Modeler's Jackstay by George Campbell is a good one.

Another one, although I don't have it myself, is How to Build First Rate Ship Models From Kits by Ben Lankford.

Both are available on Model Expo and are inexpensive.

What is the kit?

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Posted by armor 2.0 on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 10:14 AM

I think the scale is 1/50 not sure it' the artesania Mississippi River boat.

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Posted by warshipguy on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 10:26 AM

There are also many Youtube videos about planking and building these ships. I believe that I have seen several about the model you are building.

Bill Morrison

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Posted by armor 2.0 on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 10:36 AM

Thank you Gm and Bill for the info you tube never even crossed my mind I will check it out.

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Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 1:57 PM

Hello!

Ther's this German dude, mr. Wolfram von Mondfeld - an authentic German prince - and he writes very good books on wooden ship modelling. I believe there are translations in English, but even if you came across one of his German books it's still worth buying for the pictures alone. Years ago I came across a pile of his books, each costing about 3$ - 800 pages, hardcover - so I said let's go for it, can't go wrong even if I didn't plan building a wooden ship at that time. But then I got a started Artesania Latina Swift from a friend - that his grandpa started but died before he was able to do much with it. Generally this kit is mostly crap, but with a help from this Mondfeld book I was able to save it and build a nice, historically accurate model out of it.

Thanks for reading and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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Posted by warshipguy on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 5:33 PM

Monfeld is a great book. I would also look at Planking Techniques for Model Ship Builders by Donald Dressel and Planking the Built-Up Ship Model by Jim Roberts (also by Model Shipways).  But, the videos on YouTube will make everything clear.

There are also two ship modeling sites that you could find most helpful. The first is www.modelshipworld.com.  The second is  www.ShipsofScale.com. Both deal with wood, plastic, and paper-card ship modeling, and both have threads dealing with the model you have.

Bill

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  • From: Northern Virginia
Posted by ygmodeler4 on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 6:10 PM
+1 to the Neophyte Ship modeler's Jackstay

-Josiah

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