You might like to know how to build a model ship if you love ships and can't seem to get enough of them.
Building a Model Ship
To start, you will have to decide what type of the many kinds of model ships which are available that you would like to build. Perhaps you would like to make a radio control warship or a model of a19th century frigate. You might prefer a model Viking ship or model luxury yacht. The choice is yours.
Next, you will have to look for either a plan for your ship, or, if you don't want to bother cutting the building materials of your ship yourself, find the ideal kit to purchase. You can find plans online that will tell you the materials that you need, specify their dimensions and tell you how to assemble your ship. You can also look for plans at your local library or bookstore.
If you decide on kits, you can purchase them online or at a hobbyist store. Just make sure that you carefully compare what the kits are offering before you decide which kit to buy.
Regardless of whether you bought a kit or are operating off of a plan, you will need a clean, clear workstation for assembly. If you bought a kit, make sure that you have all of the pieces that you need in order to complete your project. You may have to contact the manufacturer if you were shorted a piece or two. If you are working with plans, see that you have all of the materials that you need cut to spec.
While you might want to jump around when building your model ship, try to follow the assembly instructions as closely as possible. It may seem strange, but it will be much easier to put your ship together as you progress if you follow the instructions, no matter how out of whack the instructions seem.
Model makers should be familiar with the types of wood used in model ships. If you aren't, take some time to read up on them.
Learn how to make a model Viking ship with simple supplies, easy instructions and some helpful hints from our useful guide.