Rigging Period Ship Models: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Intracacies of Square-Rig

Rigging Period Ship Models: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Intracacies of Square-Rig

The rigging of period ship models is arguably the most complex and daunting task for the modeler. An eighteenth-century man-of-war boasted mile upon mile of rigging, over 1,000 blocks, and acres of canvas. To reduce the rigging in scale and yet retain an accurate representation is a formidable undertaking. After studying numerous eighteenth-century museum models, the author has drawn some four hundred diagrams which clearly show how each separate item of rigging is fitted to the masts, yards, and sails. Each drawing deals with only one particular aspect and is accompanied by a logical and straight forward narrative. For example, the fore deadeyes and channels are shown before the shrouds are added, and these are depicted before the ratlines are added. Whether a model maker needs to rig a whole ship or just requires information on one aspect, it is all here in this beautifully produced volume that no modeler of period ships should be without. Content remains the same irrespective of the jacket covers in subsequent printings.

  • Brand: Petersson, Lennarth
  • ASIN: 1557509700
  • UPC: 884548577268

Rigging Period Ship Models: A Step-By-Step Guide to the Intricacies of Square-Rig

Rigging Period Ship Models: A Step-By-Step Guide to the Intricacies of Square-Rig

The rigging of period ship models is the most complex task which any modeller has to take on, for an eighteenth-century man-of-war boasted mile on mile of rigging, more than 1,000 blocks, and acres of canvas. To reduce this in scale, and yet retain an accurate representation, is an awesome undertaking. This now classic work untangles the complex web, and, using some 400 drawings, the author shows clearly how each separate item of rigging is fitted to the masts, yards and sails. Each drawing deals with only one particular item so that it can be seen clearly in isolation. The lead of a particular halliard, the arrangement of a bracing line, these and every other detail is depicted with startling clarity. Based on the author's research of numerous eighteenth-century models, each one with its contemporary rigging still extant, the information is both meticulous and accurate. The remarkable visual immediacy and clarity of this work makes it truly unique and no modeller of period ships can afford to be without it at his side. In addition, the book is a 'must-have' practical reference work for all those involved in the rigging and repair of historic ships.

  • Brand: Brand: Seaforth
  • ASIN: 1848321023

Rigging Period Fore-and-Aft Craft

Rigging Period Fore-and-Aft Craft

Employing superb, clear draughtsmanship, this book illustrates each and every detail of the rigging of typical period fore-and-aft vessels.The rigging of period ship models is arguably the most complex task that any modeler has to accomplish; the intricacies can be daunting and visual references limited. The author's first book, Rigging Period Ship Models, was a triumph of clarity for those needing to decipher the complexities of the square rig and has now sold in multiple editions. This book does the same for fore-and-aft craft and deploys three typical eighteenth-century types - an English cutter, a three-masted French lugger, and an American schooner. Some 200 diagrams show clearly where each separate item of standing and running rigging is fitted, led and belayed. Whatever the requirements of the model maker, all the information is here.This new paperback edition brings a visual clarity to the complexities of period rigging and will delight anyone with an interest in the rigging of traditional fore-and-aft craft.

  • Brand: Lennarth Petersson
  • ASIN: 159114227X

The Rigging of Period Ship Models: A Step-by-step Guide to the Intricacies of Square-rig

The Rigging of Period Ship Models: A Step-by-step Guide to the Intricacies of Square-rig

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.

  • ASIN: 1861760612

The Rigging of Ships: in the Days of the Spritsail Topmast, 1600-1720 (Dover Maritime)

The Rigging of Ships: in the Days of the Spritsail Topmast, 1600-1720 (Dover Maritime)

For ship model-makers and students and enthusiasts of historic sailing ships, this generously illustrated book is essential reading and a valuable reference. It describes and depicts in detail how seventeenth-century English, French, Dutch, and other European trading ships and warships were rigged from stem to stern throughout this colorful period in maritime history.The book begins in 1600, the earliest date of our detailed knowledge of ships’ rigging, and the earliest to which that characteristic seventeenth-century fitting, the spritsail topmast, has been traced. It ends in 1720, roughly the time when the spritsail topmast was superseded by the jib boom and other innovations of eighteenth-century rigging. The book’s 12 chapters cover every aspect of the ship’s rigging of the period, from the lower masts and bowsprit to the running rigging of the topsails and topgallants. Over 350 fine line drawings illustrate every item used in the rigging. Twenty-five halftones, extensively annotated, illustrate typical ships that plied the seas in the days of the bowsprit mast — English merchantmen and gun ships, French and Dutch men-of-war, and more.In compiling this volume, R. C. Anderson consulted not only the literature of the period, listed in the extensive bibliography, but als...

  • Brand: R C Anderson
  • ASIN: 048627960X
  • UPC: 800759279609

The Ship Model Builder's Assistant

The Ship Model Builder's Assistant

Indispensable for the serious model builder, this book offers hobbyists a true understanding of the masting, rigging, and most important fittings of American clipper ships and packet ships of the Great Age of Sail. It also represents a treasury of important information for naval and social historians, sailing enthusiasts, and students of Americana. Enhanced with over 270 clear, detailed drawings of ships' components, this volume gives the model builder a deep understanding of the workings of a fully rigged and appointed sailing ship.After initial chapters on varying types of ship models, including the built-up model and wooden-sail models, the author devotes individual chapters to the masting of ships, mastheads, the standing rigging, the running rigging, foot-ropes, the blocks, steering wheels, the ship's galley, pumps, ship ironwork, copper sheathing, the ground tackle, gun ports, boats, and davits. He includes as well invaluable tables and lists of data that offer opportunities to compare vital statistics on rigging, masting, and more.Charles G. Davis was a well-known naval architect, shipbuilder, master seaman, racing yachtsman, and nautical chronicler. His lifelong love affair with the great ships of the past resulted in several classic works on ships and ship model buildin...

  • Brand: Charles G Davis
  • ASIN: 0486255840
  • UPC: 800759255849

The Art of Rigging (Dover Maritime)

The Art of Rigging (Dover Maritime)

"Few, today, can realize how important was the art of rigging a ship and reeving her gear in the days just old when all aloft was wood and hemp; or how great the part it has played in the building of Empire." — Introduction.Although mastery of the art of rigging is no longer required on board today's ships, legions of serious model ship builders who wish to rig their ships correctly need to learn the art in miniature. This book is widely considered the best manual ever produced on rigging the sailing ship. It is based on the extensively revised and updated 1848 edition prepared by Captain George Biddlecombe, a Master in the Royal Navy and former merchant seaman. The book is divided into five parts:The First Part contains an alphabetical explanation of terms and phrases used in rigging. The Second Part consists of directions for the performance of operations incidental to rigging and preparing it on shore, with a table of the comparative strength of chain and rope. The Third Part contains the progressive method of rigging ships. The Fourth Part contains a description of reeving the running rigging and bending the sails in addition to the rigging of brigs, yachts, and small vessels. The Fifth Part comprises tables of the quantities and dimensions of the standing and running riggi...

  • Brand: George Biddlecombe
  • ASIN: 0486263436
  • UPC: 800759263431

The Young Sea Officer's Sheet Anchor : Or a Key to the Leading of Rigging and to Practical Seamanship

The Young Sea Officer's Sheet Anchor : Or a Key to the Leading of Rigging and to Practical Seamanship

First published in 1808, The Young Sea Officer's Sheet Anchor became a standard guide throughout the 19th century in both England and the United States. Author Darcy Lever compiled the text for "a young gentleman whose inclinations at that time led him to the choice of a sea-faring life," and he later expanded its contents for the general use of young officers in the Royal Navy and East India Company.Starting with a precise explanation of the principles of rigging, the text proceeds to a well-defined account of a ship's operation through the effect of the wind on its sails. Tacking, use of a compass, the art of swinging a ship at single anchor, casting, and numerous other aspects of seamanship receive close attention and clear definitions. Detailed drawings accompany the ample directions for splicing ropes, making sails, and other practical measures; indeed, every other page of this book features clear, well-drawn illustrations of the procedure under discussion and its execution.This rare volume, an authentic look at the maritime world of the 19th century, belongs in the library of every ship fancier, model builder, and naval historian.

  • Brand: Darcy Lever
  • ASIN: 0486402207
  • UPC: 800759402205

The Masting and Rigging of English Ships of War, 1625-1860

The Masting and Rigging of English Ships of War, 1625-1860

Originally published in 1979, this book is a standard work on the evolution of rigging, mast-making and sali-making. It is a comprehensive study on the subject. It was compiled over some ten years, from information obtained from contemporary manuscripts, books and models in the archives of the National Maritime Museum.

  • Brand: Brand: US Naval Institute Press
  • ASIN: 0870219480

A Model Boat Builder's Guide to Rigging - A Collection of Historical Articles on the Construction of Model Ship Rigging

A Model Boat Builder's Guide to Rigging - A Collection of Historical Articles on the Construction of Model Ship Rigging

This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.

  • ASIN: B01LOJXMDM
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