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.
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.