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Plans, workshops and framing kits for the 18th century naval enthusiast.
Fully lofted plans to scratch build a Swan or Echo class model
Commissioned carved work starting at $300, depending on complexity.
HMS Pegasus, 1767. Scratch built Swan class sloop of war. Constructed by Greg Herbert from the plans designed by David Antscherl.
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Latest News 
from Admiralty Models!!!
Swan class digital plans now available!!!

After many years of painstaking work by our talented programmer Denis Rakaric our Swan class virtual 3D build is available for purchase. Each step of the construction of the model is rendered in hi-resolution pictures following the Fully Framed Ship Model series chapter by chapter.  You will have a hard time discerning between Denis's renders and my model! In addition to every chapter of the four volume book you will also find virtual tours of the fully framed ship as well as the completed rigged vessel. Finally, included is a video of the computer frame making process.

The four volume Fully Framed Ship Model series by David Antscherl and Greg Herbert is already the most complete treatise of the construction of a mid-sevententh century British naval vessel. This compilation of renderings and videos takes it to the next level. Whether you are building a Swan class shop model, another of a similar period or are just a fan of naval architecture then you will want this product.

Order via PayPal to dvm27@comcast.net. Price is $48 US and $53 outside of the US. It will be provided on a thumb drive (13 GB!) and the files can be read by any computer running Windows.
Good news for those building a Swan class model or contemplating building one in the future. Admiralty Models is now providing the plans in digital format. With Sea Watch books no longer providing paper copies of our plans we have decided to make them available for download. These include the large sheet with the sheer, half breath and body plan, the masting and sparring plan sheet and the fully lofted set of frames, transoms, hawse timbers, etc. We have never done this before but there are many copies of The Fully Framed Model which have been sold and we want future modelers to have access to our plans. As well, current modelers of a Swan class model will find it very convenient to have these plans in digital format. All plans are provided with scales to insure they are printed accurately (results vary with different commercial services in my experience - the scale will insure they are correct).

Price for the full set of plans is $50 USD. They are provided in PDF format. Payment made via PayPal to dvm27@comcast.net. Upon receipt of payment a link will be provided to download the plans.
Swan class 3D model
now available!!!