by Steve Wiper of Classic Warships
|For those of you that are wanting to build the New Tamiya Indianapolis or Classic Warships USS Portland Heavy Cruisers that we reviewed. This is a must have for you. This "photo album" is full of detailed photographs that trace the lives of the two ships through their prewar years to their demise. The photographs are high quality and arranged from the earliest images to the last.
|There is a short history of each ship and the photo's are well captioned. Steve points out the important things in each photo and provides a little background information that adds to what the image presents. This book is geared towards the modeler, not only pointing out the details but explaining what they are and when they were added or removed. Camouflage measures are noted and pointed out as well.
|I have Classic Warships original Indianapolis book WP #1, and noted that very few images are reproduced from the now out of print volume. The few that are featured in both books are enhanced and much sharper in this one. The one thing that I wish was included are the excellent plan and profile color illustrations that appear in some of the other Warship Pictorial series. But this book is listed as a Photo Album, and at that, it is an excellent resource for the modeler and historian alike.
|This 8-1/4" x 11" soft book has well over 100 photo's and definitely
belongs on your book shelf!
Special thanks to Keith Butterley of Warship Books for the review copy. Keith carries a full line of Classic Warships books as well as just about any Warship related book you need.