Using Prototype Ship Plans of Chesapeake Bay Skipjack E.C.Collier for
Scratch-Building a Plank-on_Bulkhead Ship Model
Easy curves and flat sides make planking easy
One of the most popular methods of scratch-building ship models is the plank-on-bulkhead method. In this method a number of bulkheads are used to build a skeleton of the ship which is then covered with planking.
Follow along to see how easy it is to use prototype ship plans to create the bulkheads for this easy-to-plank model, perfect for a first-time scratch-builder, built to a large enough scale to install radio-control equipment.
The simple lines of Chesapeake Bay Flatties that made them ideal for locals to build from locally-available lumber also make this an ideal ship model kit or a person with no prior wood ship model building experience. The kit comes with die-cut and pre-cut parts, as well as fittings, rigging line, sail material, and a well-done set of instructions and building plans.
Click on the links below to visit each stage of construction: