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MODEL MAKING: How to Make Old Time Models by E. W. Hobbs

Click here to see larger images of this book.HOW TO MAKE OLD TIME SHIP MODELS

by Edward W. Hobbs, A.I.N.A.

First edition published 1929; Second edition 1934 - Reprinted 1951 by Messrs. Brown, Son & Ferguson, Ltd., Glasgow

Condition: A cloth bound book -140 mm. x 212 mm. Spine sunned and hinge edges a little frayed. Page block browned first and last few pages but most pages are in excellent condition and pages are tight - Two folding maps missing Details here !- illustrated throughout in black and white photographs and drawings (about 240 in total) .208 pages clean, tight and bright - No inscriptions. - Still a very useful book - condition not quite VERY GOOD.

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Contents

CHAPTER I.—INTRODUCTION—SOME FAMOUS OLD SHIPS.
Brief description of some old-time ships and their performances, together with notes on the part played by them in the development and expansion of world-trade—Illustrated with photographs of fine old-time ship models
CHAPTER II.—BUILDING OLD-TIME SHIP MODELS.
General introduction to the subject—Various ways briefly indicated, with notes on technical requirements and skill—Tools and materials needed are few and simple to manipulate
CHAPTER III.—MAKING A WATERLINE MODEL OF A CARRACK.
A typical Carrack described—Full size details of every part given on the folding plate—Every process clearly described and illustrated with action photographs
CHAPTER IV.—MAKING SCENIC MODELS.
Making a scenic model of the Ark Royal, at one time the flagship of Sir Walter Raleigh—The hull is constructed of cardboard and full instructions are given for building an interesting model
CHAPTER V.—HULLS AND THEIR CONSTRUCTION.
Reviews some practical methods of building the hull of any old-time ship model—Explains in detail the building of a cardboard hull and how to make one on the laminated system
CHAPTER VL—MODELLING THE ROYAL ALBERT.
A survey of the work involved in the construction of a characteristic ship of the line of the period 1700—Tools and materials needed with some notes on their use
CHAPTER VII.—THE HULL AND STAND.
Further information about the work on the hull of Royal Albert,
particularly with reference to the stem head, gunports and wales
CHAPTER VIII—BUILDING THE STERN GALLERY.
A distinctive feature, characteristic of old-time ships—Picturesque work at the stern gallery fully explained, each process described in detail ..
CHAPTER IX.—MAKING THE MASTS AND SPARS.
The various stages of the work described in detail—Alternative methods explained—Making and fitting the tops and crosstrees
CHAPTER X.—DECK FITTINGS.
Detailed treatment of deck fittings—How to make and fix them, fully illustrated with line drawings, photographs and action pictures ..
CHAPTER XI.—THE STANDING RIGGING.
Standing rigging defined and described—Methods adopted in rigging the Royal Albert—Explanation of details and fittings involved and their uses described ..
CHAPTER XIL—SAILS AND SAILMAKING.
Information about the making of sails, and how they should be rigged —Detailed instructions for making blocks and tackles employed in conjunction with them ..
CHAPTER XIII.—RUNNING RIGGING.
Running rigging defined—Methods of making tackles described— Simplified ways of rigging a representative scale model ..
CHAPTER XIV.—PAINTING AND FINISHING.
Various methods of imparting a neat workmanlike appearance to a model are here dealt with in considerable detail .
CHAPTER XV.—REPAIRS AND RESTORATIONS.
A few hints on how to restore an old ship model—The methods to adopt, pitfalls to avoid, and some remarks on the importance of historical accuracy ..
CHAPTER XVI.—FINDING THE INFORMATION.
Helpful suggestions as to the way to seek out any available information concerning a particular ship or model—Index

FOLDING PLATES.

1. Full-size working drawings for a waterline model Carrack, circa A.D, 1450
FINE CONDITION

2. Full-size working drawings for a scenic model of the Ark Royal at one time the flagship of Sir Walter Raleigh
MISSING-removed completely

3. Full-size hull lines for the representative scale model Royal Albert, circa A.D. 1700
VERY SMALL TORN FRAGMENT REMAINING

4. Sail plan and rigging details of the Royal Albert In Pocket at end of book
POCKET WORN BUT LARGE FOLDING PLAN COMPLETE

5. Further full size details of the Royal Albert, particularly deck plans and a longitudinal section
FOLDING PLAN COMPLETE BUT WITH A 2" TEAR

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A typical view of this book open; the discolouration is a by product of scanning - pages are clean, bright and uniformally off white.

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Click here to see larger images of this book. ENGLISH WARSHIPS by A. Guy Vercoe; the main features of warship design in the days of sail for the benefit of beginners in ship-modelling, and to indicate the pitfalls and inaccuracies likely to occur if they don't do a little preliminary inquiry and research. Click here to see larger images of this book. HOW TO MAKE OLD TIME SHIP MODELS by E. W. Hobbs - Describing in great detail how to construct model ships - Waterline, scenic and full models, how to repair and restore old models are covered in this book.

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