Types of Ship Model Kits

Getting Started in Model Ship Building?


Building a kit is a good way to start before tackling scratch-building

Model Shipways Phantom ship model kit solid hull wood basswood
Model Shipways’ Phantom solid hull ship model kit.

For the beginning ship modeler, scratch-building a ship model from a
plan can be a daunting challenge. A better option for a first project in
most cases is to pick from the vast array of ship model kits available

There are a number of international, and a few U.S. ship model kit
manufacturers, and they are constantly coming out with new offerings
that set a ship modeler’s mind racing with possibilities. But, while
model ship kit manufacturers are constantly introducing new kits, and
adding more detailed models to their lineup, all model ship kits fall
into three basic categories, based on hull construction technique: Solid
hull; Plank-on-bulkhead; and Plank-on-frame.

For a review of these basic ship model kit types, see our page Types of Ship Model Kits

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