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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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Sailing Ships of War 1400-1860 by Dr. Frank Howard: This book is a comprehensive survey of their technical development from 1400 to 1860, from the advent of the three-masted ship to the eclipse of naval sail. Incorporating much new information the book deals in detail with the hull design and construction, fittings, armament, masting, rigging and appearance of wooden warships.
In the age of sail, boats were an essential part of any ship's equipment. They moved stores, towed the ship in calms and in confined waters, and, for warships, were an extension of their armament. With the advent of steam the diversity of boats became even greater. Over the centuries there were almost countless sizes, hull forms and rigs employed, so the exact details have always been a problem to modelmakers, marine artists and even those building replicas.
HISTORIC MODEL SHIPS by Wolfram zu Mondfeld: Written for builders of period ships and students of maritime history. The author employed his considerable illustrative talents to produce almost 2,500 drawings relating to date and detail differences between British, Continental (particularly French and Dutch) and American practice in both merchant vessels and warships.

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