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It's been a while since we introduced a new how to ship modeling CD so it's been long enough. With all the emphasis on lighting at the model shows and on line, I am proud to present "Lighting Model Ships" by Dave Kopielski. Dave recently finished an astonishing 1/350 scale model of the USS Carl Vinson adorned with tons of LEDs in various colors and sizes and he wrote Flagship Models a CD to show everyone just how he did it. I'm not taking pre-orders because I expect it to go on sale by the weekend for a reasonable $12.95. Get a first look at: Lighting Model Ships
After many (and many more) hours of effort by numerous volunteers, it is now ready and available for viewing. Joshua Humphreys is acknowledged as the principal designer of the original six American frigates. His son, Samuel, was Chief Naval constructor from 1826 until his death in 1846. The Notebook represents essentially an Aide-mémoire or ready reference on a wide variety of information related to ships and shipbuilding. It opens with the hand copied British Establishment of 1719, and also includes the 1745 establishment, dimensions of many vessels from several nations, and notations
Author: Charles Derrick Published 1806 Description from Cambridge University Press: “Following the British naval successes of the early French Revolutionary Wars, which culminated in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, public interest in the history and growth of the Royal Navy increased dramatically, inspiring the publication of scholarly works relating to naval history. This volume, written by Naval Office clerk Charles Derrick and first published in 1806, contains a detailed account of the changes in the state of the Royal Navy between 1485 and 1805. Derrick focuses on the d