Classic Warships Shipcraft: Queen Elizabeth Class Battleships

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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 sister-ships 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. This volume covers the five ships of the highly successful Queen Elizabeth class, a design of fast battleship that set the benchmark for the last generation of dreadnoughts. Although they fought with distinction in WW1, all were thought valuable enough to be modernized between the wars - indeed, three were massively reconstructed, providing the model maker with a challenging variety of possible subjects.

  • Soft Cover
  • 64 Pages
  • 45 Black & White Photos
  • 90+ Color Photos
  • Color Profiles representing 13 camouflage patterns (with port and starboard views in the case of asymmetric schemes)
  • 6 pages of plan and profile line drawings