|Profile Morskie #4: H.M.S.
Morskie #4: H.M.S. Repulse
Publisher: BS Firma Wydawniczo-Handlowa Wyszkow, 1996
Availability: Currently available from White Ensign Models
Price: About $14.50 USD
This book is similar to the Monografie Morskie series, but has less photo
coverage and fewer pages. There are a total of thirteen photographs in the book and
most of them have been published before. The quality and clarity of the photos is average
in my opinion. This particular book has a total of 33 pages, all of which are in black and
There is a color/camo line drawing for both 1939 and 1941 on one page. You also
get drawings of the hit locations received by Repulse when she was sunk (you also get the
same drawings for Prince of Wales, as well, in the book). The nicest feature is the center
fold-out section which includes, both 1/400 and 1/700 scale, plan and profile drawings of
Repulse as fitted in 1941. Pages 14-32 are basically drawings of all decks, masts,
turrets, guns, boats, and cranes. I cannot say what date/time period these drawings
represent, but they appear to be of items used during her entire career.
If you dont have the Ensign #8 Renown/Repulse book, then I would suggest
you buy a copy of this book. If you have the Ensign book, then I would recommend you buy
this as a companion volume. This really is a superb book for the price! As with the
Monografie Morskie book on H.M.S. Hood, my only problem with it is that it is entirely in
Polish. Perhaps someone will soon offer a translation "addendum" to these books,
which are similar to those being currently offered for a couple of the Model Art books.