Kongo Class Battlecruisers, by Steve Wiper
Book published by Seaforth (part of Pen and Sword) in 2008, 64 pages. Large A4 size Softback (N3996)
This book is about the Japanese Kongo class warships - four ships built during the First World War as battlecruisers, but which were extensively modified and reconstructed between the wars as fast battleships (so that each of the four capital ships presented a different appearance). The warships played a major role in the Second World War.
This book is part of the 'Ship Craft' series - which aims to provide 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
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