Modelling Naval Ships in Small Scales

Modelling Naval Ships in Small Scales
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ISBN: 9781785008504
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Modelling Naval Ships in Small Scales provides a wealth of practical guidance on building and painting realistic model naval ships aimed at those who are new to this hobby through to the experienced modeller.

An in-depth look at the creation of four models is included
  • The Type 45 destroyer HMS Daring (Dragon)
  • The pre-war aircraft carrier USS Wasp (Aoshima)
  • The River-class frigate HMS Nadder (Starling Models) and
  • The 'pocket battleship' Admiral Graf Spee (Academy).

With a focus on the popular kit scales of 1/700 and 1/350 in the waterline style, this book demonstrates the techniques used in building model ships, from the basic to the more complex, larger-scale models requiring many differing skills. There are chapters on the fundamentals such as building resin kits, painting and weathering, rigging and creating a water effect. It provides guidance on more advanced techniques such as the use of photo-etched parts and creating rough-water effects. Finally, it is packed with helpful tips and finishing touches, such as making flags and how to take professional-standard photographs of your completed model.

The author

Mike McCabe has been building models for fifty years, with half of that time almost exclusively on model ships.  As the owner of Starling Models - a producer of resin kits - and the winner of numerous competition medals, as well as a judge at international shows, he is uniquely placed to pass on his knowledge and experience.  

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Format: Paperback / softback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781785008504
Illustrations: 244 color photos
Size: 7.44 in x 9.68 in / 188.98 mm x 245.87 mm
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