Constructing The Hull


Hulls. Part 1

When you have obtained the plans for your ship model, your first job will be to construct the hull. If your model is to be a replica of the original, its hull, above all things, must be carefully...

Hulls. Part 2

It is merely a matter of sawing the centerboard to the outline given and cutting out the two sidepieces from either solid or built-up blocks. The sidepieces can be shaped at the start from...

Hulls. Part 3

There are many ways of holding a rough hull while it is being shaped (Fig. 9). One method consists of screwing it bottom-side up to a suitable block that can be held in the vise. Another and...

Hulls. Part 4

If you are modeling a wooden ship of the type used around the middle of the nineteenth century, you probably will want to obtain the effect of copper sheathing below the water line. This can be...