Building a Miniature Model Barque Part I - The hull
Building a Miniature Model of a 900-ton wooden Barque
The Basic Hull
This download only concerns the building of the basic hull, the top image on the front page. Plans are included at the scale of the model, - 20 feet to 1 inch. This will make a model about 8 inches long on the waterline.
As the hull is made of balsa wood, no special tools are required for this project, as the wood is soft enough to be cut with a scalpel.
Part II is in the process of being written, and will contain full details of the fitting out of the hull, masting and rigging.
It is not of a named vessel, but is a typical wooden barque of the early 1870s, and the download has being produced for those who wish to move away from kits towards the cheaper and more satisfying alternative of scratch building.
Part I is a comprehensive "how to" document covering in some details, the building of the hull. Part II, as I have said, is in the process of being written.
If printed, it will produce an A4 size document of 19 pages, with 45 illustrations, and 4,266 words of text, including the plans of the hull, and constructional techniques.