Advice 1: How to make a model of a sailing ship

Modelling ships is a fascinating and rewarding hobby. In the course of working on a ship is acquired a lot of skills, patience is produced. After finishing the work the modeller has the option for many years to enjoy the fruits of their labor.
How to make a model of a sailing ship
You will need
  • - drawing models;
  • materials: plywood, cardboard, veneer, strips, brass, paint, glue;
  • tools: jigsaw, drill, lathe;
Instruction
1
Locate the drawing that you will create a model of the ship – such as the Internet. Transfer on tracing paper set details of the ship, if necessary, scale them to the desired size. Using a reflective decal paper, transfer the drawings set of 3-4 mm plywood. Saw out the parts with a jigsaw, treat them. Then connect using PVA glue. You will receive a case of the future model without upholstery.
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The lining can be made from different materials, for example, quality thin cardboard or veneer. Attach strips with glue, be careful that it does not SAG between the frames, forming a wave. For this reason, it is better to use two rows of diagonal sheathing running crosswise. The body will be more tough and durable.
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Having collected the body, just to make it stand. Further Assembly of the model will be spending much more convenient, you will visibly see the birth of your ship. Lay the deck, install the mast. Do everything very carefully, do not allow negligence – on close examination, the trained eye will notice all of your flaws. The quality of the simulation is determined by the accuracy and depth of study of all the details.
4
If your ship has cannons, you will have to master the basics of turning the case. All guns are machined from brass or bronze rods, this is the best material. You can carve them out of plastic, then paint bronze paint, but the result will be much worse.
5
On a lathe you will have to carve and many other details. The material is usually wood. You can build a simple lathe for yourself, based on the electric drill or the drive of the sewing machine (it is more convenient as it has a foot pedal speed adjustment). On the model of a sailing ship is always a lot of chiseled details, so to do without a lathe is difficult.
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Pay special attention to the rigging. Pick for him thread the same color and weave, to make them better match the original. When sewing sails try to do without a sewing machine, since the machine stitching immediately visible and spoils the impression about the model. The material for the sails is also pick carefully, it should call the accuracy. Very neat work on the flags.
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Important role in the creation of a model is its colouring. For a model wooden ship would the best natural color of stained wood. It is possible to obtain a lubricating paneling and other wood parts with a solution of potassium permanganate or iodine. Painted surfaces are coated with matte varnish. Good result give art paints, they can be purchased in stores for artists. There you can purchase oil or acrylic paint.
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Model sailing ships are usually not designed for navigation on water, they have a completely different task – to please the eye. Therefore, materials can be anything, including hydrophobic, but the quality of them parts should be perfect.

Advice 2 : How to build model sailboats

Model sailing ship made with your own hands, can beautify the interior of your room, giving it an atmosphere of romance and sea voyages. Such vessel can be assembled from ready-made kit or make your own if you are not afraid of the inevitable difficulties associated with the modeling and ready for many hours of painstaking work.
How to build model sailboats
You will need
  • - the block of wood slats;
  • - thick paper;
  • - cardboard;
  • - nitrocellulose adhesive;
  • - nitroenamel;
  • - the spray gun;
  • - tooth powder;
  • - thin wire;
  • - threads;
  • - sandpaper;
  • - sharp knife.
Instruction
1
Select the prototype vessel model which you collect. You can use prepared technical descriptions and drawings, as well as self-study design an appealing vehicle illustrations and photos. Pay attention to even small details, because in the ideal case, you have to create a very accurate copy of a sailing ship.
2
Determine the scale in which it will be a model of the ship. It is recommended to use a scale of 1:500, but in each case there are other relationships this will depend primarily on your capabilities, as well as from the real size of the ship.
3
Perform conceptual design in future models. If you do not have the necessary artistic abilities, it is more convenient to go straight to the image of the future models in the form of a drawing, made in three projections. Select the drawing size, given the chosen scale. Make a list of basic and auxiliary elements of the hull that you will recreate. This will help not to miss important details, making any realistic model.
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The case of the model of a sailboat cut-out rectangular block of wood and apropriate it using cardboard templates. Templates alternately attach to the hull starting from the bow and ending at the stern. Finished case process an emery paper, having smoothed all rough edges. If the building has obvious cracks, fill them with putty, making it from nitrocellulose glue and tooth powder.
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The deck is fabricated from heavy paper or cardboard. It is advisable to use glossy paper. The finished deck paint nitroemalyu in dark red color, matching the real color of the ship minium. For painting use a spray bottle.
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From construction paper make the bulwarks and fit it to the size of the deck. Butt glue the bulwarks to the deck and color along with the body. The part of a ship which is under water, paint in a bright color that matches the color of the prototype.
7
Deck structures make from pieces of thin plywood or foam. Ready elements glue colored paper. If the design of a sailboat provides manhole covers, imitate them, pasted on cardboard cheesecloth.
8
Mast models are manufactured from wire or glue from wooden sticks, pre-obstrusive them to give shape. Rigging make them sturdy harsh thread or thin wire.
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For sails, use white paper, as the fabric on a small model will look rough and not too natural. Draw on paper the sail cut lines with a sharp pencil. The model is ready. If you want you can make it a simple stand made of two wooden bars. To keep the sailboat is best in a glass Cabinet to protect from dust and accidental damage.
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