• The rigging of period ship models is arguably the most complex task which any modeller has to take on. The very ccale of the work is daunting. An eighteenth-century man-of-war boasted mile upon of rigging, over 1000 blocks and acres of canvas. The reduce this in scale and yet retain an accurate representation is, indeed, an awesome undertaking. This remarkable book of drawings, however, makes the modeller`s job logical and straightforward. The author has drawn over two-hundred detailed diagrams which show clearly how each separete item of both standing and running rigging is fitted to the masts, yards and sails; belaying plans are included and knots and fastenings are also depicted. Based on the model of the frigate Melampus, this rigging plan is the most detailed available in any publication. Whether a modelmaker need to rig a whole ship or just requires informatin on one aspect, it is all here.

Belaying plan A   Belaying plan B   Belaying plan C   Belaying plan D   Bobstay, bowsprit shrouds

Boom topping lift   Cross jack braces   Cross jack lift   Cross jack truss pendant   Cross-section

Cross-section 1   External hull   External hull 1   Flying jib   Flying jib out haul
Fore & fore topsail braces   Fore & main jeers   Fore & main sling   Fore & main topgallant braces   Fore & royal brace

Fore and aft sails   Fore backstay,topmast & topgallant shrouds   Fore backstays & shrouds   Fore channels & Dead-eyes   Fore course & topsail bowlines

Fore course buntlines & leechlines   Fore lift   Fore mast square sails   Fore sheet, tack & clueline   Fore shrouds

Fore stay & preventer stay   Fore staysail   Fore topgallant & royal sheet, fore topgallant clueline   Fore topgallant bowlines   Fore topgallant stay & bumpkin shrouds

Fore topmast & preventer stay   Fore topmast shrouds   Fore topmast staysail   Fore topmast staysail stay   Fore topmast staysails

Fore topsail buntlines   Fore topsail reef tackle   Fore topsail sheet & clueline   Fore topsail yard & halliard   Fore topsail, topgallant & royal lifts

Fore topsail_royal tye & halliard   Jib   Jib outhaul   Jibboom & flying jibboom guys   Jibstay & martingale stays

Jibstay, fore topgallant flying jib @ royal stay   Main & main topsail braces   Main course & topsail bowlines   Main course buntlines & leechlines   Main lift

Main sheet, clueline & tack   Main stay & preventer stay   Main staysail   Main topgallant bowlines   Main topgallant sheet & clueline

main topgallant staysail   Main topmast stay, preventer stay, topgallant & royal stay   Main topmast staysail   Main topsail buntlines   Main topsail clueline

Main topsail lift   Main topsail reef tackle   Main topsail sheet   Main topsail yard tye & halliard   Main yard with stunsail boom & stunsail boom irons

Mainmast square sails   Mizzen backstays   Mizzen channels   Mizzen lifts  topsail & topgallant   Mizzen mast square sails

Mizzen stay   Mizzen staysail   Mizzen topgallant sheet & clueline, mizzen royal sheet   Mizzen topmast stay & topgallant stay   Mizzen topmast staysail

Mizzen topsail & topgallant braces   Mizzen topsail buntlines   Mizzen topsail reef tackle   Mizzen topsail sheet & clueline   Mizzen topsal & topgallant bowlines

Mizzentyes  topsail, topgallant & royal yard   Peak halliard   Quarter deck   Royal stay   Spanker

Spanker boom sheet & guy pendants   Spritsail & spritsail topsail brces   Spritsail buntlines   Spritsail clueline & sheet spritsail topsail lift   Spritsail lift, spritsail topsail clueline & shee

Spritsail sling, spritsail yard & sprisail topsail yard halliard   Sqare sails  Stays   Studding sails   Studding sails 1

Studding sails 2   The bow   The stern   Throat halliard   Truss pendant & nave line

Vangs   Waist & forecastle   Yard tackle & tricing lines   Yards