Making Waves!

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.

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