Must Have Book Series

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Must Have Book Series

Post by JosephH » Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:45 am

I just found a must have book series. it is called The Seventy-Four Gun Ship Vol.1-3 by Jean Bouroit english translation by David H Roberts published 1986

They cover basically frigate type construction on up and it is brought down to more laymen type terms making even an idiot like me to understand it a lot easier than other more technical manuals.

Vol 1 covers Hull construction with billions of pictures to make it super easy to understand. each item he covers he provides several illustrations showing what he is talking about

Vol 2 Covers Hull Fittings and is just like vol 1 with illustrations

and Vol 3 Covers rigging etc and is the same tons of pictures. I highly reccommend this series of books
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Post by zoly99sask » Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:53 am

The fourth volume, Manning – Shiphandling, describes the officers and crew, their work, lifeon board, ship-handling, naval evolutions and operations, navigation, and colours and signals. There are also tables, a general vocabulary and a useful bibliography.
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Post by Brian077 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:00 am

Although it may be controversial to some people, I have the complete set of Father Romero's H.M.S Warrior (1781 ) practicum. All 6 volumes which is long out of print, and I think this is an excellent reference guide for building a large British ship of the line model.
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Re: Must Have Book Series

Post by JosephH » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:02 am

be nice to find it digital.

whats so controversial about it?
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Re: Must Have Book Series

Post by Brian077 » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:15 am

well....prefer not to elaborate on it on this forum Joseph, but old time ship modellers know about father Romero's fall from grace.

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Post by JosephH » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:17 am

oh ok
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