Tag Archives: Tools

Modeling Stand for the Ship Building

Modeling Stand

I made this Stand probably 10 years ago. It has gotten me through 3 builds.

Can Stand the Ship right on it
I can hold the Ship in different angles

All it is a piece of Fence Post with some 1.5″x1.5″ attached to it. Then I simply taped some Paper Towel around the ends. .. 🤔🙄🤭

Line Faking Tool / Making Coiled Rope

I made this Line Faking Tool by sticking a couple of pins in this piece of wood.

I then tie a Midshipman’s Knot on one end and slip it down one of the Pins and then carefully coil the line around the 2 pins.

After I get the line coiled, I dab some Transparent Wood Glue on it and let it get hard. After which I lift it off with a Flat Xacto Blade.

Rigging Hook

I bought this Rigging Hook from Micro-Mark. It came in a Set that included some other hooks that I’ve never used. This one is handy though…

Rigging Hook

It allows you hook String as you’re trying to Rig.

I also find that this in combination with Tweezers is very helpful.

Parallel Jaw Pliers

I bought these Parallel Jaw Pliers a while ago and really haven’t had to use it up until now.

These things work great for holding a Block while you still into it.

From Micro-Mark Catalog
Holding a Block

These Pliers hold like nothing else. Also they don’t let go easily… So you end up losing your Part like with ordinary Needle Nose Pliers.