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Period Longboat 85mm long x 23mm beam

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Transon Sterned Cutter 95mm x 47mm beam

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P & S Navigation Lamp on 25mm long board (pair)

P & S Navigation Lamp on 25mm long board (pair)

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Fairlead 21mm long x 7mm wide base (5)

Fairlead 21mm long x 7mm wide base (5)

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50 litre oil can 18mm x 10mm

50 litre oil can 18mm x 10mm

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200 litre oil drum 26mm x 18mm

200 litre oil drum 26mm x 18mm

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Super-detailing the Cutter Sherbourne Super-detailing the Cutter Sherbourne
Ref: K9704
Super-detailing the Cutter Sherbourne. A guide to building the Caldercraft kit by George Bandurek

The book presents a step by step guide or 'practicum' to building an impressive model of the revenue cutter 'Sherbourne'. At the heart of the model is a beginners' kit from Caldercraft / Jotika which gives a sound basic hull but simplifies many of the fittings and omits others. The detailed instructions in the book describe how to make masts and sails, belay all the rigging and add fine details such as a compass, crew and racks for cannon balls. The modelling techniques range from traditional woodcraft to laminated paper to computer printed fabric. All can be undertaken on a kitchen table and do not require expensive tools or materials.

The book is copiously illustrated with over 300 colour photographs and shows how to refine and embellish the kit to create a faithful reproduction of the original. The author's model won a silver medal and the 'Model Boats' kit cup at the Model Engineer Exhibition in London, 2010.

Price: 19.00 / US$24.32 (US$ Tax Free Price)


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HMS Victory Owners Manual by Peter Goodwin HMS Victory Owners Manual by Peter Goodwin
Ref: K0857
HMS Victory Manual

An insight into owning, operating and maintaining the Royal Navys oldest and most famous warship

HMS Victory is probably the most famous surviving historic warship in the world today. She was flagship to Admiral Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, when he was killed on her quarter deck by a sniper's bullet in Britain's hour of victory. Maritime historian and former HMS Victory Keeper and Curator Peter Goodwin tells the story of Nelson's flagship, giving fascinating insights into how she was built, her anatomy and weaponry, and how a ship of the line in the Georgian navy was sailed, fought and maintained.

Price: 21.99 / US$28.15 (US$ Tax Free Price)


Photoetching For The Plastic Ship Modeler Photoetching For The Plastic Ship Modeler
Ref: GMHB-1
A 32-page soft-cover handbook with plenty of hints and tips for the first-time user of Gold Medal Models photoetched metal fittings for model ships. Contains chapters on available products and materials, appropriate kits, preparation and tools, attaching railings, assembling catapults, cranes & similar fittings, installing ladders, painting, and correcting mistakes. Includes almost 90 photos (including nine new photos added for this latest printing.)

Price: 12.95 / US$16.58 (US$ Tax Free Price)


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Card Modelling by Alvar Hansen Card Modelling by Alvar Hansen
Ref: K2717
Card Modelling - basic and Advanced Techniques by Alvar Hansen:

This is a book about making models from paper and card. Lavishly illustrated with clear advice and guidance on all aspects of the hobby. To get you started a small simple model of a motor boat is included for you to follow along with. Basic and advanced techniques are covered as well as material, glue and tool selection make this the definative book on the subject. A must have.

Price: 22.95 / US$29.38 (US$ Tax Free Price)


The Rigging of Ships in the days of Spritsail Topmast The Rigging of Ships in the days of Spritsail Topmast
Ref: K9602
The Rigging of Ships in the days of Spritsail Topmast 1600-1720 by R C Anderson: Essential reading and reference for ship model-makers and students and enthusiasts of historic sailing ships and their rigging. Describes and depicts in detail how 17th-century English, French, Dutch and other European trading ships and warships were rigged, from the lower masts and bowsprit to the running rigging of the topsails and topgallants. Over 350 fine line drawings illustrate every rigging detail. 25 halftones, generously annotated, illustrate typical ships.


Table of Contents

PREFACE
LIST OF PLATES
I. THE LOWER MASTS AND BOWSPRIT
II. "TRESTLE-TREES, CROSS-TREES, TOPS AND CAPS"
III. "TOPMASTS, TOPGALLANTS AND FLAGSTAFFS"
IV. YARDS AND STUNSAIL BOOMS
V. FITTINGS ON THE HULL
VI. STANDING RIGGING
VII. RUNNING RIGGING OF THE FORESAIL AND MAINSAIL
VIII. RUNNING RIGGING OF THE TOPSAILS AND TOPGALLANTS
IX. RUNNING RIGGING OF THE BOWSPRIT
X. RUNNING RIGGING OF THE MIZZEN
XI. STAYSAIL AND STUNSAIL GEAR
XII. SAILS
PRINCIPAL AUTHORITIES
INDEX

Price: 22.95 / US$29.38 (US$ Tax Free Price)


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The Built up Ship Model.by C Davis The Built up Ship Model.by C Davis
Ref: K1744
The Built up Ship Model.by C Davis: This highly detailed, superbly illustrated manual introduces serious model builders to the hand crafting of ship models from the bottom up, exactly as real ships were traditionally built in shipyards. Clearly, and with painstaking care, every step of construction is explained, from laying the keel to the last details of masting and rigging.

For this book, the author chose as a model the 16-gun United States brig Lexington, a merchant vessel converted to military use in 1775, and a veteran of two years of active service in the Revolution. To ensure complete accuracy and to alert readers to possible problems and pitfalls along the way, the author, a naval architect and master model builder, constructed the model as he wrote the book.

Photographs illustrate the work in progress, so that ship model builders can check their work against Davis’ own replica. In addition, over 100 drawings show in detail correct implementation of the more complex instructions. In his introduction, Charles Davis chronicles the exciting career of the Lexington, and the role it played in America’s fight for freedom.

A classic in its field, The Built-Up Ship Model is not a book for beginners; rather, it is an expert guide aimed at model builders with experience, patience, and a passion for building “the real thing.” The reward: an heirloom-quality ship model as beautiful as it is authentic in every detail.

Price: 12.95 / US$16.58 (US$ Tax Free Price)


The Art of Rigging by G Biddlecombe The Art of Rigging by G Biddlecombe
Ref: K3434
The Art of Rigging by G Biddlecombe: The best manual ever produced on rigging a sailing ship, based on extensively revised and updated 1848 edition prepared by Biddlecombe, Master in the Royal Navy. Complete definition of terms, on-shore operations, process of rigging ships, reeving the running rigging and bending sails, rigging brigs, yachts and small vessels, more. 17 plates.

Price: 12.95 / US$16.58 (US$ Tax Free Price)


Ship Modeling Simplified by Frank Mastini Ship Modeling Simplified by Frank Mastini
Ref: K8679
Ship Modeling Simplified: Tips and Techniques for Model Construction from Kits : Frank Mastini acquired a lifelong curios ity about the sea and its historic sailing vessels as a youngster in Italy. A graduate of the Italian Naval Academy, Mastini honed his seamanship skills aboard the 270-foot, square-rigged training vessel, Amerigo Vespucci.

He began his professional model building career in 1961, developing a clientele of collectors for whom he still builds on commission. Mastini recently finished a scratch-built model of the Mary and John. a ship that carried a group of Pilgrims from England to Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1630. He is the author of a series of articles for Ships in Scale magazine and is in frequent demand as a coach for beginning modelers.

Here is the advice you need for a troublefree start in an exciting bobby, including:

• Choosing the right kit
• Deciphering complicated plans
• Setting up an efficient workbench and buying the right tools
• Keeping sane while working with miniature blocks, lines, and planking
• Painting, decorating, and displaying your finished model.

Price: 15.95 / US$20.42 (US$ Tax Free Price)


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The Ship Model Builders Assistant.by C Davis The Ship Model Builders Assistant.by C Davis
Ref: K5842
The Ship Model Builders Assistant.by C 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.

Price: 20.95 / US$26.82 (US$ Tax Free Price)


Archtectura Navalis Mercatoria by F H Chapman Archtectura Navalis Mercatoria by F H Chapman
Ref: K1558
Archtectura Navalis Mercatoria by Fredrik Henrik Chapman: First published in 1768, this remarkable collection of sophisticated line drawings offers a fascinating look at the maritime world of the eighteenth century, documenting merchant and naval ships from various countries. Seventy detailed illustrations chart vessel dimensions, crew size, storage capabilities, and manner of rigging for packet ships, pleasure boats, privateers, frigates, and other ships.

Fredrik Henrik af Chapman (1721—1808) was a naval architect, a vice-admiral in the Swedish navy, and the author of several books on shipbuilding. This volume constitutes an indispensable treatise for model builders, naval historians, and maritime enthusiasts, as well as anyone who appreciates the art of drafting.

This republication of 62 plates from the edition originally published by Holmiae Stockholm, 1768, and the James Inman translation of Chapman’s 'Tractat om Skepps-Byggeriet', as originally published in A Treatise on Ship Building (1820).

Price: 17.95 / US$22.98 (US$ Tax Free Price)


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The Young Sea Officer's Sheet Anchor by Darcy Lever The Young Sea Officer's Sheet Anchor by Darcy Lever
Ref: K2208
The Young sea Officer's Sheet Anchor by Darcy Lever:

2012 Reprint of 1819 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. This is a highly illustrative and important rigging and seamanship manual of early 19th century, first published by Darcy Lever in 1808. It was regarded as a standard textbook for the Merchant and Royal Navy. The manual includes 111 explanatory plates containing 587 illustrations covering all aspects of practical seamanship including sails, shrouds, masts, tackles, ropes, knotting, rigging, ship positions, anchors, buoys and the compass. Ever wonder how the rigging looked, or how the seamen rove up the standing rigging? Ever wonder how to right a ship on her beam ends? Ever wonder how sailors famous sailors of the era remembered all the terms and procedures, or what they referred to while they mastered the art of seamanship? This book is one of the tools they employed.

Price: 19.95 / US$25.54 (US$ Tax Free Price)


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Ship Modelling from Scratch by Edwin B Leaf Ship Modelling from Scratch by Edwin B Leaf
Ref: K8170
.Ship Modelling from Scratch by Edwin B Leaf: Ship Modeling from Scratch expands the horizon of any kit builder looking for a challenge, including choosing the right subjec, finding and interpreting historical material, building from plans, drawing scaled plans from photographs, buying tools and materials, building everything from half models to plank-onframe or plank-on-bulkhead versions of traditional sailing craft to modern steel cargo ships and painting and displaying your model

Price: 18.95 / US$24.26 (US$ Tax Free Price)


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Planking Techniques for Model Ship Builders Planking Techniques for Model Ship Builders
Ref: K8681
Planking Technioues for Model Ship Builders by Donald Dressel

Planking is one of the most important, and least often addressed, aspects of shipmodeling - until now! Here is a complete explanation of several different types of planking procedures. Of particular interest are details on:

Selection of wood—including boxwood, pearwood, ebony, holly, cherry, and walnut. Special “jigs” to assist in construction— including wood forms and clamps. The many available types of tools and glues, and how best to use them. The form used to help bend the plank around the bow area of the hull. Tips on the “batten” as a guide in the planking process. The use of clinker-built planking as an alternative process. The simple use of “push pins” when attaching the planks to the bulkhead. Planking of the “false deck” when building a kit model. Don Dressel is a Senior Telecommunications Engineer who has been building ship models for approximately 20 years. A member and former president of the Fullerton Ship Modelers Association, he has won numerous awards for his shipmodeling efforts.

Price: 19.95 / US$25.54 (US$ Tax Free Price)


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