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  • Paperback: 142 pages
  • Publisher: Special Interest Model Books (27 Nov. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1854862286
  • ISBN-13: 978-1854862280
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1 x 29.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 179,154 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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* Keith Julier is the author of three previous Period Ship Handbooks for the publisher, all with worldwide sales for over ten years.

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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 April 2004
Format: Paperback
Every period ship modeller should own this book, especially novices and intermediate modellers. It contains a wealth of information that makes it an indispensable reference work.
The emphasis is very much on how to do things and problem solving, often using different approaches to the same problem. Whilst the author presents solutions he also positively encourages experimentation and innovation, stressing there is no right or wrong way. A wealth of diagrams and photographs provide ample visual examples. My only gripe is with the poor printing of the ten or so colour plates, although even this doesn't detract from the overall quality for me.
Some of the material in this book appears to be recycled from the author's other works but it's none the worse for that as this book is set out more logically, making it easier to follow and quickly find exactly what you're looking for.
This work should inspire confidence and revive interest in the hobby in all who read it. It certainly made me want to start another model straight away.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By H. Nijkamp on 8 Oct. 2009
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Realy a great book,

I think its a book every one who builds historical model boats has to own this one. And once you one it you will look into it verry often.

Its not a book that tells you how its has to be done, but how it can be done because everyone has its own way in making something good and perfect. Keith Julier simply helps you in a way wich I find verry usefull.

When reading you wil notice that he is not only someon who is verry cappable in explaining things in a understandeble way, but he also knows where he's talking about.

The writing is clear, end its easily to understand although it isn't a book for dummies, no its a book for everyone.

The pictures are good, but some of them may have been a little larger.

Its more then worth its money, so youre a ship builder and you create wooden historical ships, then why isn't this book on your book shelf??
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By South West Bill on 9 Oct. 2010
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I bought this book as a confidence builder - and that it has proved to be. I haven't built a model boat for around 40 years and I wanted something to remind me of what tools are essential, of the best ways to tackle things, pitfalls to watch out for and so on and so on.

The initial chapter (with regards to which kit to buy - you pays your money and you takes your choice) was a little disappointing but after that the book is full of little hints and tips many of which do make life easier or which cause you to rethink how to approach the construction of some aspect of your model.

The book was obviously written some time ago but nonetheless it is still valid. As some other reviews have said, the photographs are not of the highest quality but I have found them perfectly acceptable and I have found that they do illustrate the various points made by the author quite well.

All in all, for me, a worthwhile purchase.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By GeeJay on 5 Nov. 2012
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This A4 size book is comprehensively filled with information, diagrams and photographs all aimed at the begginer in model ship building. Wish I'd had it 20 years ago when I started building. With simple instructions it answers many questions.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Clive Parker on 27 Dec. 2012
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A good book if you are thinking of starting this as a hobby which gives some guidelines and pitfalls to look out for as well as sound modelling advice
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ian on 12 Mar. 2013
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This is a great item and I would most certainly recommend it to others.
It is worth every penny paid for it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John Lammin on 17 Dec. 2013
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I rated the book 5 stars because it gives a lot of information that you would normally not know about. I recommend this book to anyone who is considering taking up the art of wooden ship building.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Paul Bell on 26 April 2014
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This is probably the book of choice for me as it is a deep insight to the world of model ship building with plenty of images to explain the processes. Some beautiful models in here
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