|This is the first book on ship modeling by Mike Ashley. It has been
out for a while, and I think out of print, but is still found on many hobby
store shelves. This book is published by Kalmbach the publishers of Fine
Scale Modeler and is one of the many in a series of how to books that they
This book deals with basic model construction and deals with topics
Those are just some of the things covered in the book. Mike also deals
with Plastic, Resin, and Metal ship parts, and some of the techniques that
are used for each media. There are a number of illustrated steps
that go through each process. Also included are several full color pages
of built up examples of other great modelers work. Whether your a beginner
or intermediate modeler there is probably something in this book for you.
If you cant find this book then check out his second book on the
of Ship Modeling that covers most of the same material, that is still
Filling and sanding seams.
Modifying Superstructure parts.
Scratch building and detailing guns, torpedo, missiles, and other weapons
and their launchers.
Working with Photo etch detail parts.
Working with masts and fabricating new ones.
Making water display bases.
Rigging your ships.