The Scratch Built Collection

Frigate Under Glass
Boats of Hell's Kitchen
The Votive
The Honey Fitz
Higgins Boat
Da Vinci's Dilemma


Welcome to the Scratch Built Collection, a growing series of books about interesting ships and people (since one is not that interesting without the other). A good way to understand both is to recreate the ships and let these help tell the stories of the people.

Since the average person is not blessed with an aircraft hangar or similar space to build and display a large replica, a modest scale model is probably a reasonable alternative.

This site is intended to provide an introduction to the art of scratch-building, and the material is obviously provided free of charge. If you are serious about a model and prefer to work from a printed copy, these are available ( as they are finished) from the Downloads tab.  

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