The Life and Ship Models of Norman Ough

The Life and Ship Models of Norman Ough


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The Life and Ship Models of Norman Ough by Alistair Roach

Norman Ough is considered by many as the greatest ship modeler of the twentieth century and his exquisite drawings and meticulous models have come to be regarded as masterpieces of draftsmanship, workmanship and realism; more than technically accomplished ship models, they are truly works of art.

This new book is both a tribute to his lonely genius and a practical treatise for model shipwrights. Ough lived most of his adult life far from the sea in an apartment in London, where his frugal existence and total absorption in his work led to hospitalization on at least two occasions. He was an eccentric in the truest sense but he also became one of the most sought-after masters of his craft. Earl Mountbatten had him model the ships he had served on and film production companies commissioned models for effects in several films.

Incorporating many of his original articles from Model Maker Magazine, his detailed line drawings of ships now held by the Brunel Institute, and photographs of his models displayed in museums and at Mountbatten's home in Hampshire, this book presents an extraordinary level of practical information as well as an inspiring panorama of perhaps the most perfect warship models ever made.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591146179
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publication date: 11/15/2016
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Alistair Roach has published articles in The Mariner's Mirror, The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, Marine Modelling International and Model Boats Magazine. He is a ship modeler himself and brings a practical slant to his writing.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 6

Foreword 7

Introduction 8

1 Biography of Norman Ough 14

2 Ordnance 21

3 Capital Ships 45

4 RN Service Boats 54

5 Aircraft Carriers 65

6 General Details 71

7 Cruisers 97

8 Destroyers 111

9 Other Collections and Miscellaneous Models 120

10 Submarines, Frigates and Minesweepers 129

11 'All Steel Construction' - Articles 136

12 Drawings and Plans 154

Bibliography 165

Index 167

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