We have divided all our kits into six Skill Levels. These levels are described below.
All Skill Levels require the modeller to be able to follow written instructions and read and interpret plan drawings. The Skill Levels are:
Skill Level 1 - Ship Model Kits can be built without prior model building experience, using simple hand tools.
Some parts in Skill Level 1 kits require cutting & fitting of timbers. Suitable for a 12 + year old child under adult guidance. Search all Skill Level 1 Kits Here
Skill Level 2 - Ship Model kits require slightly more skill and some prior experience using hand tools.
Some parts in Skill Level 2 require cutting, fitting and shaping. This level is recommend for modellers to begin with. Search all Skill Level 2 Kits Here
Skill Level 3 - Ship Model Kits are intended for the person having some prior experience building wooden model kits. Skill Level 3 kits contain parts that require cutting, fitting, shaping and fabricating wooden and possibly metal parts. Search all Skill Level 3 Kits Here
Skill Level 4 - Ship Model Kits are intended for the experienced modeller. Before building a Skill Level 4 kit it is recommended the modeller construct a Skill Level 3 kit. Search all Skill Level 4 Kits Here
Skill Level 5 - Ship Model Kits are for the experienced period model ship builder. Search all Skill Level 5 Kits Here
Skill Level 6 - Ship Model Kits are for the expert period model ship builder. Search all Skill Level 6 Kits Here
The three most important characteristics for a successful modeller are patience, patience and yet more patience. Before cutting or gluing anything give a lot of thought to the task at hand. Modelling wooden ship models is a very rewarding hobby. Take your time and enjoy the craft.