The rigging of period ship models is arguably the most complex task which any modeller has to take on. The very scale of the work is daunting. An eighteenth-century man-o-war boasted mile upon mile of rigging, over 1,000 blocks and acres of canvas. This book aims to make the modeller's job logical and straightforward. The author has, after studying numerous eighteenth-century models now located in museums, drawn some 400 diagrams which show clearly how each separate item of rigging is fitted to the masts, yards and sails. Each drawing deals with only one particular aspect so allowing the reader to see it in isolation. For instance, the fore deadeyes and channels are shown before the shrouds are added, and these in turn are depicted before the ratlines are added; and the backstays are shown without the shrouds confusing the image. Clear headings and concise captions add to the ease with which the book can be used. Whether a modelmaker needs to rig a whole sip or just requires information on one aspect, it should all be here.
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Descripción Chatham Publishing, London, 2007. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. Reprint. 119pp., index. A highly detailed step-by-step guide to lmodelling the intricaties of the square rig. Nº de ref. de la librería 080877
Descripción Chatham Publishing, 2000. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111861760612