Landlubber Mike Posted August 4, 2015 Report Share Posted August 4, 2015 (edited) Hi everyone, I am in the process of picking out my first scratch SIB builds. I was thinking about going with one of the models in the Joop van Schouten "Sailing in Glass" book to start with. I have half a dozen or so SIB books, and this particular book seems to be one of the best how to books with lots of diagrams and simple discussion. In picking out a class of ship to model, do folks generally pick a class and go to other sources for plans for an actual ship and build their model according to those specifications? I have a couple of books from Howard Chapelle and the Laszlo "Story of Sail" book which each have plans in them. At the small scales used for SIBs though, is it worth picking out a specific ship to model? Can you get that kind of distinct detail? I can see if a ship has a particular color scheme like the Niagara and/or shape like the Constitution, but otherwise, is it worth picking out a specific ship that is only going to be a couple inches long? Just curious what approach people take. Thanks in advance! Mike Edited August 4, 2015 by Landlubber Mike Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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