"Plank-On-Frame Models and Scale Masting & Rigging Volume 1" (used book)
Plank-On-Frame Models and Scale Masting & Rigging Volume 1
by Harold A. Underhill
About the Book
Used Book. Hardcover. Dust jacket included. Good condition. Some tearing to the dust jacket.
-- From the dust jacket
The construction of models with scale framing and planking has long been regarded as something which only the super craftsman should undertake, but in the opinion of the Author this is utter fallacy, there being nothing in this class of model which is beyond the ability of the most ordinary model maker, provided his main interest is in the actual work of construction and not merely in seeing the finished product.
Another fallacy, which this book will dispel, is that an elaborate workshop and tool kit is necessary, since it is largely based on the building of one of the Author’s own models at a time when, immediately after World War II, neither of these were available to him.
Although the primary model described in Vol. I is to scale in all its internal constructional details, alternative simplified methods are also included, as are the hulls of sailing models, power craft and clinker-built boats, while in Vol. II, scale masts and spar making and complete rigging, is covered in great detail.
The Author needs no introduction to the ship-lover or model maker, since his books on sailing ship history and construction are well known, as is the wide range of plans for which he ha been responsible over the last forty years. The present book is founded on the experience of some fifty years of spare-time model building, and takes the reader right through its subject from the reading and interpretation of plans to mounting the finished model on its base.