This book, by Ben Lankford, was written by America's foremost ship modeler and designer, this is a comprehensive reference no model builder should be without!

This book addresses all the important questions of building a first-rate ship model and discusses how to choose a kit, foreign vs. US kits, materials, tools, hull construction, deck furniture, rigging and masting, finishing and display. The book covers hull construction methods for solid hull, plank-on-bulkhead and plank-on-frame kits.


Although primarily directed toward wooden models, it also provides tips and techniques for the plastic modeler. Profusely illustrated with black & white photographs and line drawings. The 88 pages includes a glossary of the most commonly used nautical terms, tips on advanced research and a list of references for actual ships and ship model techniques.

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How To Build First Rate Ship Models From Kits

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This book, by Ben Lankford, was written by America's foremost ship modeler and designer, this is a comprehensive reference no model builder should be without!

This book addresses all the important questions of building a first-rate ship model and discusses how to choose a kit, foreign vs. US kits, materials, tools, hull construction, deck furniture, rigging and masting, finishing and display. The book covers hull construction methods for solid hull, plank-on-bulkhead and plank-on-frame kits.


Although primarily directed toward wooden models, it also provides tips and techniques for the plastic modeler. Profusely illustrated with black & white photographs and line drawings. The 88 pages includes a glossary of the most commonly used nautical terms, tips on advanced research and a list of references for actual ships and ship model techniques.