Ship Modeling Simplified: Tips and Techniques for Model Construction from Kits: Tips and Techniques for Model Construction from Kits by Frank MastiniShip Modeling Simplified: Tips and Techniques for Model Construction from Kits: Tips and Techniques for Model Construction from Kits by Frank Mastini

Ship Modeling Simplified: Tips and Techniques for Model Construction from Kits: Tips and Techniques…

byFrank Mastini

Paperback | March 22, 1990

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In Ship Modeling Simplified, master model builder Frank Mastini puts to paper the methods he's developed over 30 years at the workbench to help novices take their first steps in an exciting pastime. You don't need the deftness of a surgeon or the vocabulary of an old salt to build a model. What you need is an understanding coach. Mastini leads readers from the mysteries of choosing a kit and setting up a workshop through deciphering complicated instructions and on to painting, decorating, and displaying finished models--with patience and clarity, not condescension. He reveals dozens of shortcuts: How to plank a hull "egg-shell tight"; how to build and rig complicated mast assmeblies without profanity; how to create sails that look like sails. . . . And along the way he points out things that beginners usually do wrong--beforehand, not after they've taken hammers to their projects.

Ship Modeling Simplified even includes an Italian-English dictionary of nautical terms, the key to assembling the many high-quality Italian kits on the American market.

Model building is fun, and not nearly as difficult as some experts would have you believe. Here is everything you'll ever need to get started in a hobby that will last a lifetime.

Frank Mastini acquired a lifelong curiosity about the sea and its historic sailing vessels as a younster 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 cl...
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Title:Ship Modeling Simplified: Tips and Techniques for Model Construction from Kits: Tips and Techniques…Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.3 × 7.4 × 0.34 inPublished:March 22, 1990Publisher:McGraw-Hill Education

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ISBN - 10:0071558675

ISBN - 13:9780071558679

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Informative This book is very helpful for anyone just starting in the hobby. I have been referring to it constantly while building my first ship model.
Date published: 2015-01-13

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I: Setting Up Shop

Selecting a Kit

Making Your Choice

What to Look for in A Model

Building a Workplace

Part II: Building the Hull

Sequence for Building the Hull

Assembling Bulkhead-on-Keel Hulls

Gunports

Planking the Hull and Deck

Planking the Hull--The First Layer

Handling Items on Deck

Setting the Hull on the Display Base

Part III: Masting and Rigging

Getting Started

Masting and Rigging Sequence

Building Masts

Rigging the Spars

Stepping the Masts and Bowsprit

Rigging it All to the Hull

Part IV: Finishing Her Up

Boats, Anchors, Paint, and Flags

Italian-English Dictionary

Useful Terms

Suggested Reading List

Index