Rodney and Nelson

Les Brown, Robert Brown

 
Date Published :
June 2015
Publisher :
Seaforth Publishing
Language:
English
Series :
ShipCraft
Illustration :
130 b/w and color illustrations
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781848322196

Dimensions : 11.5 X 8.5 inches
Stock Status : In stockPages : 64
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Overview
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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 modeler 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 color profiles and highly-detailed line drawings and scale plans. The modeling 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.

About The Author
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LES BROWN is a leading light in the Small Warships Group of the IPMS and the editor of their newsletter. He is the author of a number of titles in the ShipCraft series, including two on British destroyers, and, with John Lambert, he produced two larger works, one on ‘Flower’ class corvettes and another on Allied torpedo boats. He also wrote the volume on Black Swan Class Sloops in Seaforth’s ‘Original Builders’ Plans’ series.

Robert Brown is a Canadian ship modeler and warship enthusiast. His previous contributions to the ShipCraft series were the models sections of No 22 German Battlecruisers and the historical chapters of No 23 Rodney & Nelson.

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