Fabricating a beautiful sail is a time-consuming process. In order to facilitate this,
we provided a homework assignment for the participant to complete prior to the workshop.
It consisted of making a frame to stretch the sail material over. The jig is shown below.

Some comments from previous workshop participants:

"I too want to thank David and Greg for a very informative workshop.  As always, I learned so much."

"Many thanks for your superb workshop. As with the others I have gone to, I learned a lot, and had a great time.  I really appreciate all the time the two of you put into the preparation and organization, and the tremendous quality of the instruction."

"It was a terrific workshop. David, you are an excellent teacher. Could not be improved upon..."

After much reflection, David and I have decided to introduce a new topic for our next workshop. It is entitled “Working With Historical Plans”. It is designed for scratch builders or other modelers who have spent time looking at these contemporary documents and wondering what all the various elements represent. Participants will also learn how to use the plan to create their own plank on bulkhead or plank on frame model. We will provide a plan (see illustration below) to each participant or you can bring your own. David, while computer savvy, still lofts old school-style with pencil and scale ruler, and this is the way the material will be presented. Obviously, one cannot become a complete draftsman in two days but this will be a good start. Just learning how to properly use Steel’s Naval Architecture may save you hours of time.

The  date of the workshop is Saturday-Sunday, November 5-6, 2016, in Baltimore, MD. Cost of the two day workshop, as usual, is $275.  If interested please send an e-mail to me
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Fully framed Echo cross-section by Greg Herbert

Previous Admiralty Models workshops

Previous Admiralty Model workshups have included the construction of a fully framed cross-section, painting friezes and flans and making realistic sails.