- Mariusz Motyka
- ARRSE Rating
- 3.5 Mushroom Heads
Five pages of illustrated explanatory and historical text (I think in translation; some rather odd vocabulary is encountered) and constructional details are followed by 72 pages of very elegant detailed colour pictures of the ship and her deck equipment and its arrangement from several different angles. The quality of presentation, and of the artwork developed from a 3D computer model, is superb.
Shimakaze escapes reference works such as Jane's altogether for obvious reasons, so information about her internal arrangements such as crew accommodation is elusive.
Included with the A4-size softback book is an A2 drawing showing port, starboard, overhead and other detail. There are dozens of other volumes in this series advertised at the end, illustrating ships from battlecruisers to submarines from six different navies. Any of these would be a perfect gift for a model maker, so complete is the coverage of each subject's visual appearance.