What was he looking at?
|Value for Money:||4.0|
The first reviewer's ratings were arbitrarily low. This is an excellent book for the historian OR modeler. It is complete and up-to-date, even including photo-etched parts reviews. The color photos and sharp crisp detail is without exception some of the best book illustrations I've seen. If you model ships, particularly in 1/350 or 1/700 scale, then this book is for you. If you are a scratch-builder, then this book sets the bar very high.
The book cover shows a model of the subject! "Plain"? I don't think so. 29 pages of color photos and profiles of all 3 ships! As to the focus on the Graf Spee, of course this is the primary subject, but there is more than enough detail for anyone to convert available models, including color profiles of all 3 at various stages of the war. The key word here is "available". As to a "dark mounted model"...the BACKGROIUND is dark...the model itself is clear, sharp, and graphic. I suspect the previous reviewer wanted to see the grain on the table the model was on? Why?
High calibre? This book is right spot on. Don't miss it if you are into WW2 ship modeling.