My uncle Joe worked for the American Ship Building company after WWII, when he passed away he left me his book collection and in that collection is a catalog from the ASB company. This is a business catalog and there is no copyright to it "that i know of"
Lately i have been working with 3D models to aid with instructions for kits also i got into creating print files for 3D printing. The 3D printing is a high tech tool and process that lends itself well to model building. I was thinking one day, 3D printing is a niche within model ship building, it needed its own genre. What came to mind were engine room dioramas and the mechanics and machines. Harold Hahn explored this style of modeling by showing the interiors of ships which adds a whole different dimension to a model.
There are 189 pages to the catalog and each page has to be cropped, rotated and sized to fit the format of the forum so i will begin by posting a page or twoa day until the entire catalog is done.
I have noticed the focus on the forum is mostly period wooden sailing ships with guns. This is the image of model ship building a wooden sailing ship with elaborate carvings and decks full of guns. This is all about steel ship building and machinery if this is outside you scope of model building at least it is an interesting subject to explore.
Building a wooden ship requires the skill of wood joinery and actually the structures are quite simple when compared to what you are about to see. This genre is far beyond the skills necessary to assemble a wooden hull.