Miniature Shipbuilder 2015
This is my latest publication on the art of miniature ship model building.
It only covers the building of merchant ships.
It has 158 pages (A4) size, 46,421 words, and about 285 images, mainly colour photographs.
IT IS NOT A MOVIE. It will run in computers with Acrobat Reader installed in them. That is most of them, World-wide. Each chapter is complete in itself, so the best way to make use of it, is to just print the part you wish to study at the time
Neither is it really suitable for e-readers or tablets, as it prints at A4 size.
The files will be sent automatically as soon as the Paypal payment of £8 is made. Occasionally, a download does not go through. If that happens, simply e-mail me at:
And I will send it direct.
Contents Introduction 3 Time
Economics & Other Considerations 5
Arran Mail, Scottish Coastal Vessel 11*
Pass of Brander, Four-Masted Barque 19 *
Coastal Vessels & Colliers 43
Tuscan Star, Cargo Liner 51
Merchant Sailing Ships Over Four Decades 73*
A Selection of Steam & Motor Ships 93
Understanding The Lines Plan 117
Sailing Ship Rigs 123
Masting & Rigging 143
* These sections have previously appeared as Payhip downloads. The Masting & Rigging section is a condensed version of the Svaerdstad rigging Payhip download.
Occasionally, a download will not go through when payment is made. If that happens, please e-mail me at: