This is a practical guide to the construction of a detailed plank-on-frame model of the USF Constellation, whose keel was laid in the 1790s. It was one of the very first vessels of the U.S. Navy.The modeller is given, starting with the hull, step-by-step instructions with tips on materials and processes the author found helpful when he built his model. The modeller will learn clever techniques for simulating the fittings and ship furniture as well as the spars and rigging.A lifelong nautical and modelling enthusiast, Dr. McArdle created a six-foot replica of the USF Constellation that is on display at the lobby of the World Trade Center in Baltimore.
|Author||Gilbert C. McArdle|
|Publisher||Cornell Maritime Press/Tidewater Publishers|
|Rating||4/5 (48 users)|