Inspiring illustrationsPosted: January 28, 2015
- WARSHIPS 1986-1970 by J.M.Thornton (published in 1973 by David & Charles Limited [0 7153 5998 3])
- MEN-OF-WAR 1770-1970 by J.M.Thornton (published in 1978 by Argus Books Ltd. [ISBN 0 85242 610 0])
- ALL THE WORLD’S FIGHTING SHIPS by F.T.Jane (originally published by Sampson Low Marston in 1898; re-printed and re-published by David & Charles Limited in 1969 [7153 4476 5])
J.M.Thornton’s two books were compilations of drawings that originally appeared in the now defunct Royal Canadian Navy magazine CROWSNEST under the title ‘Naval Lore Corner‘. Fred Jane’s book needs no introduction from me as it is so well-known.
The example pages from these books that I have included above are ones that I looked at when building my two model Rams … and I am sure that some of you will easily see the ones that I drew my inspiration from.