SeaWatch has teamed up with David Antscherl and Greg Herbert to continue to help you on your Swan journey. We have just sent to the printer the plans for the Swan class sloop featured in David and Greg's four-part series Fully Framed Ship Model.
The plans have been drawn up expressly for model makers who wish to build a fully framed model. Drawn to the classic scale of 1:48, each set consists of a plan sheets that include sheer and profile, half-breadth and body plan. The patterns for the floors, futtocks, toptimbers, hawse timbers and transoms will be included as digital downloads for those who buy the plans.
We hope to have these in the next several weeks. Stay tuned!
I just received my Young America 3-volume series today & all I can say is WOW. Just…WOW!!! Not only are the books magnificent, but the ship plans (a LARGE set with Vols. I & III and a single sheet with Vol. II) are simply brilliant!!! Magnificently drawn & contained in individual folders in order to keep everything together. I am absolutely astonished at how spectacular this book set is!
Will be interested to buy the set. Is there a way you can add 3D media accompanying the plan set?
I hope you have given some consideration to how the new Swan Plans will be shipped to customers. I would expect the plans to go out in mailing tubes & not go out folded flat. When plans that are precisely dawn end up folded, you can never fully get them straight again without altering the plan dimensions, even slightly. This cannot be tolerated in model ship building. Rather, the plans should be sent in mailing tubes. I realize this method adds cost & I would be prepared to pay extra to receive my plans this way. Generally, most Web sites will provide the buyer with the option to have their plans sent either folded or via mailing tube. Just thought I would pass this information along in case this item may have been overlooked. Thank You.