By William Mowll

ISBN-10: 1526726289

ISBN-13: 9781526726285

HMS Gannet, fantastically restored at the present time at Chatham ancient Dockyard, is an exceptional instance of the small ‘colonial schooners’ that have been outfitted and deployed within the moment 1/2 the 19th century to police Britain’s nice empire and implement the peace of Pax Britannica. introduced at Sheerness in 1878 together with her white Mediterranean livery and stylish clipper bow, she used to be the epitome of the colonial gunboat.

In this new ebook by means of the well known send modeller Will Mowll, the layout and background of _Gannet_ is printed ahead of the writer takes the reader on an in depth photographic step by step exposition of the development of his 1/48 scale version of the send. a selected function of the version is the inclusion of a static illustration of the 2-cylinder compound steam engine with its 3 cylindrical boilers. Exquisitely unique, with even the bunkered coal superbly modelled, the entire equipment is made noticeable via the detachable deck. the writer has for that reason reconstructed a big function of the send that is now not extant at the prototype at Chatham.

All the data send modeller may need is integrated the following – hull building and the coppering of the ship’s backside, the making of the ship’s steam propulsion platforms, the decks and decking, armament, guidance equipment, mast and yards and rigging, or even the furnishings within the wardroom. No a part of the send is left hidden. Inspiring with the sheer caliber of his workmanship, the writer has introduced fantastically to existence one other of Britain’s nice museum ships.

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