Modelling Naval Ships in Small Scales
Mike McCabe, Crowood, 2021, ISBN 978-1-78500-50-4
From the complete beginner to the experienced modeller, there is certainly something in this title for all modellers interested in building scale model ships.
With a focus on the most popular kit scales in the waterline style, the book follows the techniques used in building model ships from a basic ‘out of the box’ kit to a complex larger scale model involving different skills.
Chapters on building resin kits, painting and weathering, rigging and creating water effects are included; the book is packed with tip and tricks for making more realistic models.
Fully illustrated showing the methods used, this is a handbook that is sure to be a constant reference! In the form of a step-by=step guide, the reader is taken through four complete builds. Special attention is paid to the use of photo-etched parts, while there are sections devoted to submarines, rough water effects, making flags and many other details needed to produce an eye-catching model.
Written by a well-known modeller and kit producer, this will be an invaluable addition to any ship modeller, or would-be ship modeller!
Review by Domi Jadoul; photos by Mike McCabe & Crowood.