Tips and Techniques for Model Building from Kits, by
Frank Mastini. Master model builder Frank Mastini puts on paper the methods he's developed over 30 years at the workbench. Mastini guides readers patiently through the mysteries of deciphering instructions. He reveals dozens of shortcuts: how to plank a hull, how to build and rig complicated mast assemblies, and how to create sails that actually look like sails. Along the way he offers pointers that will keep beginners on the right track.