- Tapa dura: 327 páginas
- Editor: Special Interest Model Books; Edición: New Ed (3 de enero de 1998)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1854861220
- ISBN-13: 978-1854861221
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº477.519 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros)
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The Anatomy of Nelson's Ships (Inglés) Tapa dura – 3 ene 1998
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Nelson's history has been written from every possible angle, but this is not so with his ships. Such information as there is about the ships is buried in contemporary books on naval architecture; only the expert can sift it and present it in a usable form. In doing this, Dr. Longridge's 1955 work quickly became a veritable treasure trove for the naval historian and ship modeler. H.M.S. Victory is the supreme example of the ships of the period, and fortunately she is still in existence. The original draughts of 1765 have been preserved, as have also the drawings used in the restoration of the ship in 1922. The author was thus able to compile from authentic sources and his model of the Victory now occupies a prominent position in the Science Museum at South Kensington. The illustrations are a unique feature. They include a set of photographs showing the interior construction of H.M.S. Victory and H.M.S. Implacable, the latter being taken only a few days before she was scuttled. The book features over 180 line drawings, designed by E. Bowness, A.R.I.N.A., and executed by G.F. Campbell, Assoc. M.R.I.N.A., ranging from elaborate perspective drawings of the complex gear at the fore top and crosstrees to the simplest detail. The folding plates by G.F. Campbell (which measure 560 x 400 mm and 235 x 450 mm) include lines, inboard and outboard profile, deck plans of the hull, standing and running rigging plans, and a complete belaying pin plan. Such an analysis of the ship of this period had never before been attempted.
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The book describes in detail the full process of building the model which now resides in the Science Museum in London.
Construction details of the model are given and discussed at length, as well details of the full size vessel. This is backed up by photos of the real vessel, and numerous detailed drawings and diagrams, some of which are in a "pull out" format. Every detail of the ship is covered, from fittings through to construction - both of the model and the real thing.
All this means that if your going a build a model of H.M.S. Victory, then you MUST ensure that you have a copy of this book on your bookshelf. You will need no other!
And, even if you are not building the Victory, still consider purchasing this book. For the ship modeller it is of considerable interest and will serve as a valuable reference for years to come, while for those interested in Period Ships the plans and detail drawings will be a delight.
I am fortunate to have the ship modeling bug, and love the challenge of the wooden ship model. It's my hope to build a HMS Victory. Now that I have this book in hand, have no fear, I will enter the Modeling Zone once again.
What a fabulous book. Like one of the other reviewers discussed, I get lost in this book and come up for air 3 hours later. The author discusses everything there is to discuss on the ship. There are great pictures, and the fold out plans, WOW. This is the way to reveal the inner workings of a ship. There are a large number of drawings as well as a few groups of photos to suppliment the text. Don't misunderstand, the text stands by itself, and the drawings/photos are a bonus.
One thing that amazes me to great wonder is how did the author acquire all the knowledge that he then relates in the book? It seems that he must have built the ship himself!!
A remarkable accomplishment this book. If you like sailing, ships, woodworking, history, or other related areas of study, you'll enjoy this book. The early 19th Century sailing vessel never received such a grand treatment. Now, where's Admiral Nelson??
First published in 1950, and written before the modern kits and tools available today, it surely slakes the thirst for knowledge that those of us that love the tall ships.
Yes, it mainly visits the HMS Victory, but its' detail were the primary reference for McKay's 'Anatomy of the ship - the 100 gun ship Victory', owning first editions of both now, one could never give them away.
If you are like me, you will spend countless hours lost in this book.
It starts with the basics of how a ship is built from the keel up, with many photos and diagrams of how to lay a keel, frames, planking and decking, not so much a modelers reference, but an explanation why. It goes upward to the best detail I have ever seen of masts and yards, enlarged enough to see how to scratch build them.
It has numerous photos, drawings, and pull out diagrams of every aspect of the Victory, but it is standard reference for the tall ship.
I would not say if this is the only book you ever buy on ships, buy this, it is not that type of coffee table book. It is one for those who appreciate the knowledge and the craft, and to proudly put amongst your collection, and never give away.