Amati: Riva Aquarama. Aappeared on the market in 1963 as a development of the twin engined Tritone. It is the last heir of the well known tradition of mahogany runabouts. In fact it is still built today as 30 years ago.
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 sisterships 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 survey 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.
The two ships covered in this volume were the only capital ships designed and built between the wars - a special concession of the Washington Treaty's ban on new battleships - and they were unlike anything before them, with the superstructure three-quarters aft and all main armament turrets forward of the bridge. During the war Nelson survived mine and torpedo damage, while Rodney played a major part in the destruction of the Bismarck, both surviving to be broken up post-war.
The Worlds Best-Seller! Range Finder, we take a look at superb 1:72 USS Arizona model and continue the HMS Skirmisher project, Steam Powered QE2 Model, Tim Hendersons 1:200 scale model of the Cunard liner, Norman A. Ough, One of the greatest marine modellers of the 20th century, Show Reports, Harrogate 2015, National Model Engineering and Modelling Exhibition, National Model Boat Show 2015, The Hermitage Centre in Coalville.
The Elizabethan Navy Royal warship Revenge was built at Deptford and launched in 1577.
Revenge was a new type of warship, a Race Built Galleon. She was built following the direction of Sir John Hawkins and supervised, it is thought, by the master shipwright, Matthew Baker. Revenge was about 500 tonnes and carried a crew of around 250 men. Contrary to popular belief, the new race built galleons were not dwarfed by the Spanish galleons, but were on equal and sometimes larger size. It is very easy to see the lines of Revenge as a pre-curser to the Prince Royal of 1610, the Sovereign of the seas of 1637, even the Prince of 1670.
DX Wooden deck and etch set for HMS Nelson 1:200 scale. Intended as an upgrade for the Trumpeter kit.
The DX kits contains 5 sheets of precut wood laser etched deck sheets, 20 sheets of etched brass detail, 280 brass metal fittings, 10 cast resin detail fittings, chain and a full illustrated set of sheets showing the location of all the parts.