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REVIEW
Rigging Period Ship Models
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Posted: Sunday, June 05, 2016 - 08:40 PM UTC
Todd Michalak shares his review of one of Pen and Sword Books latest releases; Rigging Period Ship Models by Lennarth Petersson.

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Posted: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 12:59 PM UTC
Just by looking at the photos in the review, this appears to be a very intense book - and can go a long way in explaining what and where all the rigging is about!

It would be helpful, though, if this book gave some tips on how to scale down all that rigging...you could put some seizings on some of those backstays, but if the size of the model is small, doing all that intricate work would be difficult, as well as perhaps wasteful.

I guess my next book will discuss how to scale down all this stuff!
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Posted: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 03:51 PM UTC
Thanks Timothy! I know the focus was showing the numerous rigs involved and the book hits the mark for detailing them all out better than most instructions...but I have to agree, a simple sizing chart might be a perfect addition to the book. Chuck Passaro, over at the Syren Ship Model Company,has a handy sizing chart right on the site you can download. Also a serving machine at a reasonable price that can handles serving any size rigging (planning on buying one of this real soon myself)
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Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017 - 05:53 AM UTC
After learning that I was building the USS Constitution, my daughter gave me this book as a gift to help with my building skills. It is indeed a well thought out and illustrated book to help one along in their modeling.
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Posted: Monday, February 20, 2017 - 04:18 PM UTC
Hi RO,

Out of curiosity, who's the manufacturer of your Constitution, and what scale is it?