Card modelling is the construction of models from sheets of card on which the component parts are printed. The individual components require cutting out with a sharp knife or scissors, which are then scored and folded into shape. The skill of the designer enable quite complex and details models to be built without the time or expense of more traditional constructional methods.
Only the simplest of tools are required such as a sharp knife, scissors; a blunt pointed instrument used for scoring , such as a knitting needle or screwdriver; a ruler; a smooth cutting surface such as a rubberised cutting mat, and a suitable adhesive such as a white PVA or Aliphatic resin.
PLEASE NOTE: The shipyard range of kits contains all the parts to make the model as illustrated with the exception of the following. The card for the internal framing structure ( unless specifically mentioned) , mast and spars, rigging cord, sails ( patterns are included though) , gun barrels and decorative figurehead. The very nature of these components makes it impossible for these to be made in card for obvious reasons.
The kits do not contain written building instructions , but there is extensive use of exploded diagrams showing component positioning of every numbered part.