Cut & Assemble an Early American Seaport
Patterned after the restored New England seaport town of Mystic, Connecticut this resource permits modelers to assemble eleven three-dimensional paper buildings accurately rendered on heavy card stock. In addition, this publication by Dover includes a full array of boats, a wagon, a pier, and even shop signs "everything you will need to build an authentic model of a 19th-century seaport. Complete step-by-step instructions and exploded diagrams help to make the assembly of each colorful object easy and fun. Informative captions also help to explain the historical significance of each building or structure, thereby enriching the whole exercise of building your own vintage seaport town. 48 pgs, pb. ~ Mike
Relive the excitement and bustle of life in an early New England seaport, where men unloaded barrels of whale oil from waiting boats, the smell of freshly caught clams cut through the salty air, and the bell of a distant lighthouse tolled a melancholy sound. Inspired by the famous seaport restoration of Mystic, Connecticut, this full-color replica re-creates scenes of bygone days, when fishing, whaling, and shipbuilding made seaports important centers of American life.
Complete step-by-step instructions and exploded diagrams explain how to cut, fold, and assemble 11 three-dimensional buildings accurately rendered on heavy card stock. They include a Lighthouse, Captain's House, Cooper's Shop, Ship Chandlery, Fish Shack, Lifesaving Station, Tavern, Shipsmith's Shop, Clam House, Sparmaker's Shop, and Outhouse. You'll also find a full array of boats, a wagon, a pier, and shop signs everything you need to build this authentic model of a nineteenth-century seaport. Informative captions relate the function of each building and a brief Introduction supplies fascinating historical background.
These books enable modelers to build several different historical structures on their tabletop without the need of hammer or nails! They contain colorful illustrated cutout pieces printed on sturdy 9 ¼"x 12 ¼" cardstock paper. Each cutout piece is labeled to correspond with the detailed instructions and diagrams located within each model book. Only scissors or glue are required for assembly; tools like an X-ACTO knife and straight edge would also come in handy. Historical information about the structures is provided in each of the model books, and the front covers also feature color photos of the assembled buildings. These kits offer a truly fun and educational activity for children or young adults who enjoy building historical structures. It should be mentioned, however, that younger children will need help and supervision as they complete certain steps in the building process, particularly when they need to cut out the model pieces from the book! ~ Mike