The 'ShipCraft' series provides in-depth information about building and modifying model kits of famous warship types. Lavishly illustrated, each book takes the modeller through a brief history of the subject class, highlighting differences between sister-ships and changes in their appearance over their careers. This includes paint schemes and camouflage, featuring colour profiles and highly-detailed line drawings and scale plans. The modelling section reviews the strengths and weaknesses of available kits, lists commercial accessory sets for super-detailing of the ships, and provides hints on modifying and improving the basic kit. This is followed by an extensive photographic gallery of selected high-quality models in a variety of scales, and the book concludes with a section on research references - books, monographs, large-scale plans and relevant websites.This volume follows the format of the highly successful Flower Class where the extent has been doubled to include far more detailed drawings of the many different designs of British MTBs and US PT-boats, including their fittings, sensors and weapons.J
OHN LAMBERT is a well-known draughtsman who provides detailed plans for modelmakers. He has also written widely on naval subjects, mostly small warships. His collaborator in this volume is LES BROWN, a lifelong modelmaker and a leading light in the Small Ships Group of the International Plastic Modellers Society.
Dr John Laband is a Professor Emeritus of History, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada; a Life Member of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, England; a Fellow of the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; a Research Associate in the Department of History, Stellenbosch University, South Africa; and an Adjunct Associate of the Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies, Canada. He is the author, co-author or editor of over twenty books on warfare and military culture in Africa, specializing in the Zulu kingdom and in nineteenth-century colonial conflicts in southern Africa. His most recent book is Zulu Warriors: The Battle for the South African Frontier, published by Yale University Press in 2014. Now living in the village of Greyton in the Western Cape, South Africa, he is currently the co-editor of The History of Military Occupation series for the University of Illinois Press, United States; and is a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of African Military History, and of Scientia Militaria: South African Journal of Military Studies.