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ShipCraft 23: Rodney and Nelson (ePub)

Ship Modelling Seaforth ShipCraft Modelling

By Les Brown, Robert Brown
Seaforth Publishing
Series: Ship Craft Modelling
File Size: 92.8 MB (.epub)
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781848323711
Published: 20th May 2015

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The 'ShipCraft' series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller through a brief history of the subject class, highlighting differences between sisterships and changes in their appearance over their careers. This includes paint schemes and camouflage, featuring colour profiles and highly-detailed line drawings and scale plans. The modelling section reviews the strengths and weaknesses of available kits, lists commercial accessory sets for super-detailing of the ships, and provides hints on modifying and improving the basic kit. This is followed by an extensive photographic survey of selected high-quality models in a variety of scales, and the book concludes with a section on research references - books, monographs, large-scale plans and relevant websites.

The two ships covered in this volume were the only capital ships designed and built between the wars - a special concession of the Washington Treaty's ban on new battleships - and they were unlike anything before them, with the superstructure three-quarters aft and all main armament turrets forward of the bridge. During the war Nelson survived mine and torpedo damage, while Rodney played a major part in the destruction of the Bismarck, both surviving to be broken up post-war.

This book is aimed at the model maker but is still a good read. It contains a summary of design history and careers, full details of class variations and modifications, colour reference for paint schemes, gallery of photographs of outstanding models, critical review of available kits and a source of further information from books to websites.

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As featured in

Marine Model Magazine Jan 2016

Simply the best reference for any model maker.

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About Robert Brown

Robert Brown lives on the West Coast of Canada. He was christened aboard a Canadian frigate, HMCS Stettler, which may explain his interest in nautical subjects!

A Programmer/Analyst and Technical writer in the IT Industry with a life-long interest in warships and writing, Robert also has an avid interest in the Titanic disaster and is a keen model maker. He writes an email newsletter entitled 'Today in History' for family and friends which mainly focuses on significant naval events.

Robert previously collaborated on the Rodney and Nelson book
in the Shipcraft series.

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