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A "How to" Book of value to the model builder and collector alike
on April 4, 2011
At the outset I have to confess that, at 71,I no longer possess the eyesight or hand-eye coordination to craft a model boat from scratch. I build from kits---plastic ones at that. I have commissioned a fine model from the authors--a 1/60 scale Nordhavn 62 you can find on their website. While John and Nancy were planning, drafting and building my model, they sent me some very intriguing CAD graphics showing how the project proceeded from Nordhavn's plan and profile drawings to the CAD design to create the lifts and templates for the model. So when I heard that these meticulous craftspersons had produced a book on the topic I was glad to order a copy. The book does not disappoint. Whether you want to build a model from scratch,as the authors do, or simply knock out a paper model using the text as a guide (as I will attempt) the book provides great insight and practical assistance in transforming photos and plans of actual boats into models. Both theory and practice are very well presented and described, the authors divulging the secrets of faithful boat model building derived from long experience in building outstanding facsimilies of water craft for boat owners and admirers alike.