RIGGING PERIOD FORE AND AFT CRAFT EPUB
This book shows each and every detail of the rigging of typical period fore-and-aft rigging of period ship models is arguably the most complex task. There is very little text in this book, which is a collection of beautifully drawn images of period fore-and-aft craft. The text which is included is. Lennarth Petersson describes and depicts the rigging of three typical 18th century vessels - an American Schooner, an English cutter and a three-masted French.
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There is very little text in this book, which is a collection of beautifully drawn images of period fore-and-aft craft. The text which is included is adequate to support the drawings.
Rigging Period Fore-And-Aft Craft (Hardcover)
The drawings are impeccable. This is a very reasonably priced book, aimed at the model maker and particularly the scratch-build modeller who is either producing a model on the basis of a commercial kit that is greatly enhanced, or building from scratch to produce a unique model of high impact.
For such modellers, a rigging book of this quality is a considerable aid, but it should also be considered by those readers who are building knowledge of period sailing craft and need to understand the finer points of period rigging.
This book received a very favourable review from best selling author Julian Stockwin rigging period fore and aft craft is something of a perfectionist in his research for each of his Kydd and Renzi tales with a well-developed knowledge of naval craft of the Napoleonic War period.
There is something truly magical about the naval craft from the days of sail. At the time they were the leading edge of technology and designed to provide a gun platform that could be fully controlled and survive in the harsh environment of the sea.
Perhaps this explains why so many dream of building a beautiful scale model.
Rigging Period Fore-And-Aft Craft by Lennarth Petersson
What tends to deter these would-be modellers is the apparent complexity of rigging. The tangle of rope and blocks defies logic but, in the real ships, it is entirely logical and works very well. Perhaps this explains why so many dream of building a beautiful scale model.
What tends to deter these would-be modellers is the apparent complexity of rigging.
The tangle of rope and blocks defies logic but, in the real ships, it is entirely logical and works very well. These were solid work boats, built in some numbers, deployed around the world and heavily armed for their size.
They were fast and highly maneoverable vessels that could be operated close in shore or on the vast expanses of ocean. They were often used for communication and reconnaissance, but they were also potent combat vessels that could hold their own against larger ships.
For some reason, it can prove very difficult to find detailed drawings for completing a period model of this type of craft.
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It is a strange omission of the past that is happily corrected by this book. It is strange because this type of vessel makes an ideal subject for the home.
The relatively small size of the fore-and-aft craft allows a very handsome model to be built to a relatively large scale, providing every opportunity to provide great detail and authenticity. This book is naturally highly commended to its target audience, but anyone with an interest in sailing ships will find it an interesting source of information that can be very hard rigging period fore and aft craft find.