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Ship Modeling Simplified: Tips and Techniques for Model Construction from Kits Paperback – 1 Mar 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.
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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.See all Product Description
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Potential purchasers also need to be aware that approximately a third of the book comprises an Italian English dictionary, which is of little value, unless one purchases a model from an Italian manufacturer that has not bothered to translate the instructions into English
It is indeed very good, particularly on the modeling of rigging in sailing ships. Some
really good ideas to make this difficult phase of a model's construction simpler.
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Informative, a great help for my Father of 88ys wanting to adapt a model boat for the water.Published 1 month ago by Susan Lear
Nice book. Really interesting as a subject. Well presented. If you like plank and frame modelling, you'll appreciate this.Published 6 months ago by Bugs2110
I have read much better books on this subject, I found it somewhat confusing in parts,too simplified in others,not impressedPublished on 23 Jun. 2014 by colemaniac