To make a model pirate ship, place the bulkheads onto the hull frame or keel, attach wood planks to bulkheads on the ship, glue additional layers of planks until the hull is finished. Attach deck planks to the bottom of the ship, and add any other details that this model of the ship requires.
Before beginning to build a model pirate ship, conduct thorough research, and choose the type of pirate ship you would like to build. Try to find plans of the chosen model to make the construction process easier. After that, buy a special kit for ship construction. Another option would be to make all the ship components yourself. Some of the components needed might include planks for the deck and hull, masts and sails.
To make the construction process easier, place the wood planks for the hull in a bowl of water until they become relatively soft. After that, shape the planks to fit well around the bulkheads. They should have the shape of the hull. After all the planks are in place, sand the planks on the outside, and coat them with some clear finish or shellac.
Make cuts in the hull for cannons, if they are present in the model. It is best to make cuts using a laser cutter connected to a computer to ensure accurate and identical cuts. Paint the ship after assembling it.