Help support the WCHA Forums by making a tax-deductible donation!


Discussion in 'Scale and Miniature Canoe Models' started by Lickboot, Jan 29, 2019.

  1. Lickboot

    Lickboot Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Where does one get patterns for model canoes?
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Models are usually simply scaled down versions of full sized canoes so the patterns are adjusted accordingly. The plans listed at can give you some ideas of the options available. If you are looking for a kit then the pages at and may interest you. The site at may also give you some ideas. Let me know if this doesn't answer your question and please post some pictures showing what you decide to do.

  3. Todd Bradshaw

    Todd Bradshaw Sailmaker

    Just about any book or on-line source which happens to show lines plans for canoes could be used for models. Many can even be used for full-sized builds with a bit of checking to make sure things in the drawing aren't distorted. Back in the low technology days (early 1970s) I took a 9" wide lines drawing of a fur trade canoe from the book "The Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of North America" (which contains hundreds of plan drawings) and had a friend who worked in a print shop blow it up to the size I needed. Then I used those full-sized cross sections to make the forms to build this stripper. With modern technology - scanners, printers, digital photography, computer drawing, etc. it would be much easier to do.


Share This Page