Milton says, "First-time model builders should start with a solid hull kit!"
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Display a Museum Quality Replica
Welcome to the world of ship modeling. Ship modeling offers you the relaxing pleasure of working with fine wood, the satisfaction of learning new skills, and the pride of accomplishment you'll feel when you display a museum quality replica you've built yourself... A keepsake to be treasured for many generations.
Start With A Solid Hull Kit
If you've never built a wooden ship before, start with a solid hull kit. These kits have machine-carved wooden hulls. They are easy to build in a relative short amount of time, they help you develop your woodworking skills and provide an easy lesson in the basic shapes and proportions of hull design. Finished to the same degree of detail and accuracy as plank-on-bulkhead kits, solid hull models are every bit as realistic. In fact, you can cover the solid wood hull with an over-layer of wood planning or copper sheathing for true authenticity. Or, finish your model with a painted hull.
Move Up To Plank-On-Bulkhead Kits
Plank-on-bulkhead kits duplicate the techniques used in building real wooden ships. First, wooden keel and ribs are assembled into an internal framework. This skeleton is covered with individual strips of wood to form the hull. Then, you'll fit the frames to the keel, fasten the planks to the hull, lay the decking and raise the masts just like a master shipwright of hundreds of years ago!
Historic and Modern Ship Fittings are available including rigging line, steering wheels, anchors, hooks, bollards, belaying pins, deadeyes, cleats and bitts.