|The first section of the book deals with the Design history
of the King George Class. It is pretty thorough and while somewhat condensed
will give you a good overview of this important class of ships.
The next sections is written specifically with the modeler in mind.
The various kits offered of this class are featured in a variety of scales.
While it is nice to see the kit parts shown. It is hard to discern the
details and most modelers who are interested in super detailing will want
to see close-ups of the kit sprues with notable detail items described
and critiqued. However if you don't already have a scale and manufacture
selected this will give you a good idea of the advantages of one kit over
Another feature of the book is the Modelers Showcase where many examples
of build up are shown. There are many great models shown but some are not
as sharp and clear as they could be. Usually the printed media is superior
in resolution to what you will see on your monitor, but some of these pictures
are a little lacking in clarity. Still it is nice to see all the various
models in differing scales presented in one place. Some of the ships models
shown are absolutely stunning.
Camouflage design drawings are shown in color to give you an idea of
how to paint your particular ship. This is a welcome addition. I would
have like to see line drawing illustrating the changes the various ship
had over time.
Probably one of the most important sections the differences in the classes is well covered.
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|Ship craft 2 - King George V Class Battleships by Roger Chesneau is available from Chatham Publishing on their website for £14.99.|