To be considered an experienced ABS hull model ship builder requires a special set of skills. Building a model ship from scratch is no small undertaking and requires knowledge how to work with a variety of materials. The model ship builder must be adept in using tools like a saw, drill, and sandpaper, as well as have the skill to work with other materials such as glue, screws, and nails. Model ship builders must also be knowledgeable in the use of adhesives and putties.

Tools that are needed to effectively build a model ship include a power drill, screwdrivers, glue gun, saw, and a variety of clamps. It is also important to have a lot of sandpaper on hand to smooth out any rough edges or to create intricate shapes and forms.

The supplies needed to build a model ship are fairly simple. ABS plastic is the most common material used in model ship building, as well as other materials such as sandpaper, glue, screws, nails, and putty. Other materials, such as paint, decals, and stencils, are also important to have on hand to give the model ship a finished and polished look.

The amount of time needed to build a model ship will vary depending on the complexity of the model and the skill of the model ship builder. An experienced ABS hull model ship builder can usually complete a model ship in a few weeks, depending on the size and details of the model. Beginner and intermediate model ship builders may need more time, especially if they are unfamiliar with the tools and supplies involved in the process.