By Francois Verlinden
A hundred seventy five+ complete colour and black & white photos
Although this e-book bargains particularly with modeling the notorious, yet hugely renowned, German Tiger tank, it truly is however an affidavit to the very excessive modeling abilities which introduced the occupation of the writer, Francois Verlinden. In those pages will be visible probably the most extraordinary army scale modeling that has ever been released, all performed through scratch at a time whilst there has been very little modeling aftermarket from which to acquire the now quite common element components essential to in attaining such excessive degrees of realism. The ebook starts off through giving a brief, yet particular, heritage of the improvement of the ever present Tiger tanks. every one bankruptcy is devoted to another modeling undertaking of a unique model of the Tiger, and is supplemented by means of an entire variety of photos of the particular automobile being modeled. This fantastic ebook fills many wants, either as a modeling consultant and as a basic reference paintings at the Tiger. many beneficial modeling suggestions and strategies abound, and shouldn't be m! issed via any modeler, amateur or complex. It additionally serves the historian and armed forces fanatic very admirably.
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One hundred seventy five+ complete colour and black & white pictures even though this e-book bargains particularly with modeling the notorious, yet hugely renowned, German Tiger tank, it really is however a sworn statement to the very excessive modeling talents which introduced the profession of the writer, Francois Verlinden. In those pages may be noticeable probably the most amazing army scale modeling that has ever been released, all performed by way of scratch at a time whilst there has been very little modeling aftermarket from which to acquire the now quite common element elements essential to in achieving such excessive degrees of realism.
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3 C11 was in collision with SS Eddystone off Cromer on 14 July 1909. C14 was in collision with Hopper No 29 in Plymouth Sound on 10 December 1913. She was salvaged. 4 C29 was mined in the North Sea on 29 August 1915. C31 foundered, cause unknown, off the Belgian coast on 4 January 1915. C32 went aground in the Gulf of Riga on 24 October 1917 and was destroyed by own forces. C33 failed to return from patrol in the North Sea and is believed to have been lost on 4 August 1915. C34 was torpedoed by U-52 off the Shetland Isles on 21 July 1917.
Anyone whose imagination is inspired by warships probably finds that browsing through an old illustrated naval reference book is a very satisfying pastime. The older the copy the better. There is something magical about the photograph of an old warship that stimulates the storyteller in us all. It matters not that the picture is a formal one, nor that the statistics are ungarnished by historical narrative—imagination thrives best without such interference. The snag with such an old book is that it freezes time in the year of its issue.
The 12 in gun was removed and replaced by four machine guns. Her torpedo armament was unchanged. Losses M1 sank after collision with SS Vidar off Start Point on 12 November 1926. M2 sank as described above. There were no war losses. HM/SM M2 as converted to operate her own aircraft. The hangar being positioned where the 12” gun had been mounted. R CLASS R10 at anchor. launched builder R1–R4 1918 HM Dockyard, Chatham R7, R8 1918 Vickers R9, R10 1918 Armstrong Whitworth R11, R12 1918 Cammell Laird Specification Displacement surfaced: 410 tons submerged: 500 tons Dimensions: 163 x 15¾ x 11½ ft Complement: 22 Propulsion surfaced: One diesel engine 240 hp submerged: One electric motor 1,200 hp Speed surfaced: 9½ knots submerged: 15 knots Range surfaced: 2,000 nm at 8 knots Armament Torpedo: Six 18 in bow tubes Class note: This was a splendid design of what would now be called a ‘hunter-killer’ submarine being designed to attack enemy U-Boats.
Modelling Special - The German Tiger Tanks by Francois Verlinden