Modelling Tips
From time to time we will be  publishing mini-practicums and tips for ship modellers. These are PDF documents and may be opened with the free  software Adobe Reader XI available at

A Primer on Planking by David Antscherl - A short course on the principles of planking a hull including the development of plank shapes by spiling and laying out the hull.
Planking in progress of Comet, 1783, by David Antscherl at 1:48 scale.
Making a ship's lantern by David Antscherl. How to fabricate a beautiful ship's lantern incorporating the photo-etched body available from Admiralty Models.