Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Miniatures Shipbuilding - Sail & Steam


I have placed two copies of a double ship construction CD disk on Ebay, that contains the downloads for the both the barque Gulf Stream and the collier Gorsefield.
The disk contains a total of 45,851 words, 178 A4 pages and 450 images, mainly colour photographs. The disk represents a comprehensive guide to miniature shipbuilding, covering both sail and steam in a very thorough manner.
The cost of the disk is £10, post free to the UK, but £12 including postage to the rest of the world.
This disk is more expensive than purchasing two separate downloads direct from my catalogue, but I felt that some people may find it more convenient to have them both on a physical disk, rather than buried in a computer. Here is the Ebay link:
The Gulf Stream download was produced some time ago, but the Gorsefield one was only completed on the 28th of this month, and is also proving very popular
Both models and the disk are shown below:

Gulf Stream

The envelope and disk

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Practicum on how to build the schooner Julia

 Learn how to make a small model of the topsail schooner Julia with the £1.99, 44-page download - plans included

Link to Download Synopsis




Monday, October 04, 2021

Steam Collier Gorsefield - 1922 - 1958

 Monday, 4th October, 2021

 My latest completion, the British steam collier Gorsefield - The light was going as I completed it late this afternoon, but I hope to obtain better ones tomorrow.   Click the images to enlarge -  



Monday, June 28, 2021

 The complete download catalogue my be viewed via this link:

Miniature Shipbuilding Manuscripts

Click on any front page, and scroll down a bit after it opens to read the synopsis.   The, if you wish to purchase a copy, a price is displaye, and a button provided for Paypal or cards.   If printed out, these downloads will make an A4-size document.   Some of these downloads are free of charge.

Many of these downloads contain detailed descriptions of miniature shipbuilding techniques for both sailing ships, or steamships.    They are confined to Merchant Navy vessels.    There are NO warships, although the techniques could no doubt be adapated..

Model shipbuilding plans drawn by myself are listed below in this blog.   They are a standard price of £1.99 each, about the price of a cup of coffee. 

By purchasing a download, you will not be opening the door to an endless stream of advertisng SPAM, as I do not chase people up to purchase more.    

My last printed publication, cancerning my final years at sea, 1977 - 1992, as a merchant navy radio officer.    Now sold out, but still available as a download via this link:   Scroll down a bit after it opens to read the synopsis.   Then, if you wish to purchase a download, a button is provided for £4.99

From Good Hope to St Helena