The New Period Ship Handbook


A completely revised edition of the Period Ship Handbook, originally published in 1992. The basic modelling instructions have been comprehensively updated and all nine model projects are brand new, as are all the colour and black and white illustrations. New models include HMS Victory and the Victory’s Launch, the Lady Nelson and HMS Mars.

ISBN: 978 185486 233 4
Author: Keith Julier


In this revised edition of the Period Ship Handbook, the best of the original has been retained: a well-illustrated guide to the construction of static model sailing ships and the offer to the beginner of all the information needed to get started in this fascinating hobby.

It also continues to introduce the more experienced model-maker to alternative techniques, well tried over many years of model shipbuilding.

Significant additions have been made to the original text as a result of a further twelve years of model-making experience and developments within the kit producing trade and the availability of new subjects.

Following chapters on kit selection, tools and material, the emphasis of the book moves to the practical application of the model-making procedures involved in producing high quality models. The new models selected to demonstrate these techniques range form the relatively simple to the very complex but all are constructed from kits currently available, without the facility of a sophisticated workshop.

Whether you are a beginner or an old hand, whether you fancy the graceful lines of a “J” Class yacht or the intricate detail and historical accuracy of HMS Victory, there is something here for you.

Contents: The Tool Box; Choosing the Kit; Making a Start; H.M.S. Victory; H.M. Cutter Lady Nelson; H.M.S. Mars; J-Class Yacht Endeavour; Armed Transport Bounty; H.M.S. Agamemnon; English Carronade; H.M. Barque Endeavour; H.M.S. Victory’s Launch; Summary of Practical Notes; Sources and Suppliers.

Published by Special Interest Model Books in 2004

297 x 210 mm
210 pages
12 colour photographs
239 black and white photographs
50 scale diagrams and line drawings