Brian King has earned an international reputation for the quality of his models, all built using skills initially learned during a 5-year craft apprentice-ship when he acquired the basic practical skills in both wood and metal work. These skills, allied to a natural talent, have resulted in his very complicated models of large battleships from all eras.
This book is a compilation of material originally published in the specialist hobby magazine Model Boats in which the master modeller has passed on many gems of experience to would-be builders of ship models, including anchors, gun barrels, portholes, decking, rudders, propellors, fittings; turrets; basic hulls; close-up on life saving gear; cowl ventilators; computers and modelling, photographing your models and working to dimensions.
A lifetime of modelling experience is contained within these pages. There are few modellers, expert or novice, who will not benefit from this opportunity to read and learn. Previous books by Brian King include Advanced Ship Modelling (2000; 1-85486-122-0) and Photo Etching (2005; 1-85486-237-5)
Contents: Introduction; Photo Etching for the Clueless; Toolin’ up – Jigs; Toolin’ up – Fixtures; Press Tooling; Working to Dimensions; The Art of the Masque; Acquiring a Finish; The Black Art of Soldering; Lathe Problems; Odds and Sods – Rifflers, Files, Drilling Perspex, Paint Spraying using the Lathe; Davits; Aerosol Paint Spraying; Cowl Ventilators; Main Armament; Fittings; Developing Compound Angled Shapes; Shrouds and Ratlines; Ship’s Boats – Open Boats; Ship’s Boats – Closed Boats; The Bread and Butter Hull; Finishing the Hull; Rudders; Propellers; Seeking Information? Anchors; Problems, Problems! – Turret Shapes, Points of Rotation, Construction Materials; Decking; Gun Barrels; Computers and Modelling; Life Saving Gear; Portholes; Photographing your Models; Fittings; Making Plastic Castings; Lines and Sections; Idea Development; Simulation; Ladders; Bending and Folding.
Published in 2007 by Special Interest Model Books
236 x 189 mm
142 black and white photographs
38 line drawings and scale plans
2 tables of data