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  1. I spent quite a bit of time learning how to read the Mamoli rigging plans. Since there were no explicit instructions on how to interpret the drawings I spent a great deal of time looking through them before I figured out their method. Once I did, it was pretty straight forward. I thought perhaps others might find this useful. Perhaps this is how all rigging plans are done. Since the Connie is my first kit, I have no reference. I also need to mention this kit was purchased in 1991 so it may have changed. However for what it is worth here is how my plans are interpretted. There are two tabl
  2. Hello Everyone. I recently decided that for my next model I wanted to build a Dutch Fluyt, specifically Abel Tasman's ship the Zeehaen. During my research into this topic I have come across two books and sets of plans that look quite promising. These are: The Ships of Abel Tasman Author(s): Ab Hoving & Cor Emke, introduction by Peter Sigmond Year: 2000 Publisher: Verloren ISBN: 9065500871 Pages: 144 pages Plans: 40 sheets of plans and CD-ROM for the Zeehaen and Heemskerck 17th Century Dutch Merchant Ships Aurthor(s): Ab Hoving, Plans b
  3. Swan class plans now available in digital format!!! Good news for those building a Swan class model or contemplating building one in the future. Admiralty Models is now providing the plans in digital format. With Sea Watch books no longer providing paper copies of our plans we have decided to make them available for download. These include the large sheet with the sheer, half breath and body plan, the masting and sparring plan sheet and the fully lofted set of frames, transoms, hawse timbers, etc. We have never done this before but there are many copies of The Fully Framed Model wh
  4. I purchased the Mamoli CSS Alabama kit some time ago when I found it on sale. In looking over the kit I was not impressed with the instruction plans provided! Any suggestions as to where I might find better build plans for the Alabama? Thanks
  5. Monograph - The Saint-Philippe -1693 Jean-Claude LEMINEUR Ancre Catalogue # PHILA (for the English, 1:48 complete edition) Available from Ancre from €225,00 (scale drawing size dependent) The Saint Philippe was a First Rank ship of the line of the French Royal Navy, the second vessel in the two-ship Tonnant Class (her sister being the Tonnant). This ship was ordered in late 1692 to be built at Toulon Dockyard, and on 20 January 1693 she was allotted the name Saint Philippe, taking the name of a ship lost in the Action at La Hogue in June 1692. The designer
  6. Gone! Gloucester Fishing Schooner Columbia 1923 - 1927 Four large Sheets: 1. Sail and Rigging plan 2. Lines, deck plan, and profiles 3. Key for belaying; block and rigging sizes 4. Sail and Rigging plan with notes $15 for the set. Plans will be shipped rolled in a tube. Buyer to pay shipping. For a US buyer, I guesstimate the cost to be around $10 if sent via Priority Mail, or $4 if sent via Media Mail (2-3 week delivery).
  7. Hello All, I've recently downloaded the latest version of Sketchup and intend to start working on some plans. I apologize if some of my questions have been covered elsewhere or if it becomes immediately obvious that my ambitions far exceed my potential skill, but here goes. First, is there a way to import a scanned (jpeg or other type of image file) of a plan into Sketchup to begin adding lines, etc.? Also, is there anyone here that is using Sketchup for a 2D set of plans to develop framing and working drawings for a ship model? I've seen quite a few 3D discussions, but someone's s
  8. World War II American High Speed Transports (APD) Colhoun Class (Wickes Hulls): A Study in Blueprints by Duane D. Borchers Annapolis, MD: Maryland Silver Co., 2001 11” x 17”, softcover (Acco-Press type covers), viii + 133 pages tables, plans, index. $60.00 I came across this book while researching a model of the WW II high-speed transport USS McKean (APD 5), a converted WW I era flush deck Wickes class destroyer. The book is one of a series of similar reference books in Maryland Silver Company’s A Study in Blueprints series covering primarily 20th century US Navy ships. Th
  9. I am looking to build a ship from scratch. I Am a descendant of William F Sturgis of barnstable Massachusetts. He was the captain of many ships and I would like to build one of them. I have been looking around the internet and can't find the ships. I think I want to build the Atahualpa but need to find one of these in plan form. I hope some one with experience in researching ships could guide me on where to find these ships. William F. Sturgis (February 25, 1782 – October 21, 1863) was a Boston merchant in the China trade, the California hide trade and the Maritime Fur Trade. Eliza,Uly
  10. Title: The Ships of Abel Tasman Author(s): Ab Hoving & Cor Emke with an introduction by Peter Sigmond Year: 2000 Publisher: Verloren, Hilversum, The Netherlands Language: English Edition: First ISBN: 90-6550-087-1 Pages: 144 Book Type: Softcover Extra: This box contains a book (Dutch, English or German), 40 printed drawings scale 1:75 and a cd-rom. The cd-rom includes Plans for both the Heemskerck - yacht and the Zeehaen - fluit for the following metric scales: 1:50, 1:87.5, 1:100 and 1:150. The plans are in HPLT format. Any decent CAD app. can read this. I use TurboCAD Deluxe 20 and it r
  11. We all value the plans we have gotten, from kits or just buying the plans themselves. Navigational charts are really expensive and each time they are folded or rolled there will be tension to them. If not protected, they will fall apart where they have been folded. I remember my father covering his charts with a transparent film, which I have found available through one of many office supplier companies. This one was only 18" wide, hopefully I will be able to find a 28" + for the wider plans. On this film I can use dry-erase sharpies and wipe off the lines later on. This way my plans wi
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