Making Small Parts


Casting Metal Parts. Intricate Designs And Fretwork.

asting Metal Parts
Although metal fittings, such as anchors, bollards, chocks, and propellers, can be purchased ready for use from ship model making supply houses, many ship modelers desire...

Deadeyes. Blocks.

All sailing vessels, except the more modern type, require a great many deadeyes. Being used in large numbers, these small fittings will have a great deal to do with the final appearance of your model...

Deck Houses. Stanchions.

In addition to a carefully shaped hull, a ship model requires many small parts for the deck and rigging. While the model maker can display his own ingenuity and inventive ability in making these...

Spars. Yard Fittings. Mast Fittings.

Since masts, yards, and booms (Fig. 17b) must stand considerable strain, they should be made of some wood that has longitudinal strength and that will not split easily. Many model makers prefer...

Steering Wheels. Pumps. Ladders.

To be accurate and authentic, a steering wheel should have an iron hub with a brass cap. From the hub should project eight or ten turned hardwood spokes into which are mortised the sections of the...