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Mike Turpin
#1 Posted : 17 October 2011 10:18:57

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I have been following the forum for just over a month as a guest Crying due to some technical glitch. Glad to say that it is now sorted and I can post again.BigGrin

I have been keeping myself amused by buying and reading the above book recommended by Tomick. About £11.00 from Amazon

For those of you building the Victory who are mainly regarding it as a modelling project and are not into researching the history and detail of the ship, I would strongly recommend that you consider at least buying this book.

It provides a pretty good summary of the ship's career both pre-Trafalgar and post the battle. It then goes on to describe the ship and how it functioned on a deck by deck basis. The description is supported by a comprehensive series of photographs commissioned for the book and providing stunning detail.

I can only second Tomick's recommendation and suggest you put it in your lists to Santa Claus -- super stocking filler for the kids! What do you mean they can't read yet? -- look at the pictures -- beats Cars2 anydayLOL LOL

Mike T

#2 Posted : 17 October 2011 11:35:40

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Ditto that Mike and thanks for your review Cool
#3 Posted : 17 October 2011 14:01:14

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I received the book last week and agree with Mike wholehearted....a must buy for all you Victory enthusiasts
#4 Posted : 19 October 2011 17:14:16

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Yes this book is excellent.

Even my wife is impressed and she is now lots more interested in my build.

Thanks for the review.
First Build HMS Victory and HMS Endeavour
Also Krick steam boat "Victoria"

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