King George V
Class Battleships
by Roger Chesenau
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Reviewed by Timothy Dike
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.

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.