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#21 Posted : 27 April 2014 13:58:31

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#22 Posted : 14 January 2015 12:59:39

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USS Enterprise CVA(N)/CVN-65
by Dave McKay

This comprehensive book is considered to be the 'bible' for all Big E fans. It covers the USS Enterprise complete history from concept to inactivation with over 688 pages and 706 predominantly coloured photos with some black and white historical images.

The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65), "Big E" was an icon of her time. During her 51 years of service in the United States Navy she lived up to her name and achieved many first and only accolades. Big described not only her physical size but also alluded to her spirit and stature in the eyes of the navy, US citizens, and countless admirers from around the globe.

Publisher: Willsonscott Publishing
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1877427500
ISBN-13: 978-1877427503

It's not cheap at around £80 Blink probably because it 2" thick!
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#23 Posted : 12 October 2015 15:45:58

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#24 Posted : 12 October 2015 16:57:13

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This is great news - I am definitely going to buy this. I have got the Hayne Manual on the HMS Victory and I really enjoy reading it and I know it will be great for reference.

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Building a Working Model Warship: HMS Warrior, 1860
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#26 Posted : 03 March 2016 18:07:51

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Tomick wrote:
Building a Working Model Warship: HMS Warrior, 1860


I have this one in my collection and can recommend it as a great reference book even if following the build is not for you.
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#27 Posted : 03 March 2016 19:07:33

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I have this too. the finished model is at the visitors centre for HMS Warrior. great book

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#28 Posted : 06 March 2016 20:32:59

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For anyone that owns a Caldercraft HMS Sherbourne or who may have been contemplating buying one then this book is highly recommended.

“Super Detailing the Cutter Sherbourne” by George Bandurek.

A really great read with some brilliant hints and tips. George even makes his own canon barrels from paper can you believe, and they look amazing.

It’s a really good book for beginners in ship building as it covers all areas in very easy to understand, none technical text and pictures.


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#29 Posted : 09 April 2016 10:26:12

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new release from Haynes - Battleship HMS Dreadnought
https://haynes.co.uk/cat...ought-battleship-manual
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#30 Posted : 20 June 2016 07:57:54

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One for the "Sultan Arab Dhow" modellers...

So Old A Ship: Twilight of the Arab Dhow

A photojournalist's story and photos on the last voyages of the Arab dhows sailing across the Indian Ocean from the Persian Gulf to East Africa.

Publisher: Moho Books
Author: Marion Kaplan
ISBN: 780955720826

http://www.model-space.c...e-sultan-arab-dhow.html

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THE ART OF DHOW-BUILDING IN KUWAIT

Author: Dr Ya'qub Yusuf al-Hijji

Publisher: Arabian Publishing (2001)

ISBN: 1 900404 28 1



This book describes in detail how Kuwaiti shipwrights built their vessels, in particular the distinctive Kuwaiti boum (Arabic word meaning the owl).

It is illustrated with drawings, colour pictures and old black-and-white images.

Chapters:

1) A historical summary

2) Kuwaiti dhow types

3) Dhow-building tools

4) Dhow-building timber

5) Building a deep-sea boum

6) Preparing masts and yards

7) Preparing dhow sails

8) Launching a new dhow

9) Dhow maintenance and repairs

10) Famous dhow-builders of Kuwait

11) renowned Kuwaiti dhows.

In my opinion, the best book on the subject.

Rare. Pay attention to the price! I paid mine 80 € a couple of years ago.


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Anyone know any good books about the Surprise that I could pick up?

Another question would the book about Rigging Period Ship Models by Lennarth Petersson be a good book to pick up for the rigging on the Surprise as well or is there something better?


Thanks
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RogerThornhill wrote:
Anyone know any good books about the Surprise that I could pick up?

Another question would the book about Rigging Period Ship Models by Lennarth Petersson be a good book to pick up for the rigging on the Surprise as well or is there something better?


Thanks



I am not aware of a book dedicated to modelling HMS surprise. but it is a popular subject and there is a lot of resource and reference material from other model builders on the net and youtube. I would suggest building your own reference library.

Any good general wooden ship model reference book could be used

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Your Christmas present. BigGrin

THE FRIGATE SURPRISE

Authors:

Brian Lavery, text
Geoff Hunt, paintings
Karl-Heinz Marquardt, drawings

Publisher: Conway
ISBN:978-1-84486-074-6



The true and complete story of the frigate Surprise (1794-1802).

Contents:

1) L'Unité joins the Royal Navy

2) The voyage to Trieste

3) Captain Hamilton

4) A visit on board

5) The drawings

6) The West Indies

7) Taking the Hermione

8) The last years

9) Jack Aubrey's Surprise

Chronology, crew list, masts, yards and stores, maintenance history, armament.

A jewel for 30 £!

Roger. The Lennarth Petersson is OK.BigGrin
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BigGrin Another one from Hanes Type VIIC U-boat,

https://www.amazon.co.uk...91_174990081_em_1p_7_im


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That HMS Surprise book looks very nice.
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#37 Posted : 28 July 2017 07:24:57

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Sime nice ship books available for pre-order some aimed at modelers

https://www.pen-and-swor.../order/release_date/desc
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