Classic Warships Books
reviewed by Timothy Dike
Classic Warships is back with another Warship Pictorial, this one features the USS Buchanan DD-484 the subject of Dragons new 1/350 smart kit. If you thought you had seen all the photos of this ship, well guess again. This new book adds many new images that have not yet appeared in print including some new color images. 
Like the other books, this one includes some history of the ship and lots of close up detail views. Similar sister ships are included to show relevant details. There are shots of Buchanan under construction and new photos of her in Tokyo bay at the surrender signings. The quality of the images is first rate and you can make out the smallest details. A full color camo drawing has been provided courtesy of Dragon Models LTD. You will also find many weapons drawings and much more.  click to
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This book is a must have for the Benson Gleaves class fan. Especially if you are building a Buchanan in her early or late fit. This is no rerun of the Benson Gleave Photo Album, it is an all new book with all the right photos to help you to get a build a better Buchanan. This book is 8-1/4" x 11" soft book format. With a retail price of  $17.95 US this book is an excellent value and a great addition to your Warship reference library. For a list of vendors that carry the Warship Pictorial series see the Classic 
Warships website.