In order to build a navy ship model, the frame, hull and detailed pieces will need to be constructed and glued, after which the units must be completely painted. Building a model from scratch takes precise engineering, as one mistake can completely throw off the geometry of the ship.
There are thousands of models available for children and adults to make, all ranging in different sizes and difficulty levels. Military models are one of the most popular categories in terms of scale models. Custom models are much harder to design and the following instructions help provide a clearer understanding of how to create a Navy battleship.
- Create a blueprint
- Gather the materials
- Construct the frame
- Assemble the hull
- Mount the ship's accessories
- Decorate the ship
- Display the model
Use a pencil and paper to create a design for the ship. Draw the frame and hull to include the proper dimensions needed.
Custom ships are made from a variety of different materials, with the most common choice being wood. Choose the type of material wanted for the ship.
Begin measuring the material and cutting out the necessary pieces required for the frame. A solid frame consists of support beams and planks stacked on-top of each other.
Measure wooden planks to fit across the width of the ship and position them on top of its frame.
Sculpt the cannons, windows and other accessories of the ship.
Once the model is constructed, paint it. It is best to have a picture of the actual ship on-hand, so the colors can be matched to it.
Build a stand to hold the ship.