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Fighting Boats for a Fighting Navy: The World War II PT Boats in contemporary advertisements: Black & White Collection By Patrick Matthews
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PT boats captured the imagination of the American public during WW2. From the darkest days of 1941 and 1942, the PTs were bravely slugging it out with the overwhelming Japanese invasion forces. PTs... More > extracted MacArthur from Manila, and when he returned, it was on a PT. The PTs were nimble and quick, and packed a wallop. They were Davids to the Axis Goliaths. And the crews—what young man wouldn’t want to be a dashing PT sailor? This collection of WW2 ads follows the PTs and their crews from those dark early days to the final victory and the promise of carefree yachting in the ensuing peace. Over 200 wartime PT ads are crammed into this affordable "Black & White Collection". Also look for the companion volume, “Fighting Boats for a Fighting Navy: Supplemental Color Edition”, which contains a selection of the most colorful ads from this larger B&W edition.< Less
Fighting Boats for a Fighting Navy: The World War II PT Boats in contemporary advertisements: Supplemental Color Edition By Patrick Matthews
Paperback: $24.95
Prints in 3-5 business days
PT boats captured the imagination of the American public during WW2. From the darkest days of 1941 and 1942, the PTs were bravely slugging it out with the overwhelming Japanese invasion forces. PTs... More > extracted MacArthur from Manila, and when he returned, it was on a PT. The PTs were nimble and quick, and packed a wallop. They were Davids to the Axis Goliaths. And the crews—what young man wouldn’t want to be a dashing PT sailor? This collection of WW2 ads follows the PTs and their crews from those dark early days to the final victory and the promise of carefree yachting in the ensuing peace. The ads in this volume are some of the most interesting of those PT ads originally published in color. Also look for the companion volume, “Fighting Boats for a Fighting Navy: Black & White Collection”, which contains these same ads in grey tones, and a much larger number of additional ads originally published in black & white.< Less
Mahogany in Scale By Patrick Matthews
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The classic mahogany runabout is a universally popular modeling subject, but many newcomers to the modeling hobby are apprehensive about completing a build. Will they be able to fit the planks... More > perfectly? And how about the glass-smooth clear finish, which tolerates no mistakes in woodwork or polishing? It's really not so hard, just follow the steps outlined here! Model boat buff Patrick Matthews covers the entire process, from choosing a project from one of the many available kits, through building and finishing a mahogany marvel-- even the basics of Radio Control are covered. Additional suggestions are included for simple but effective customizations, as well as a gallery of models from some real masters of the craft-- temptation and encouragement for the modeler to stretch further yet. Patrick Matthews shares his enthusiasm for model boats through contributions to Ships in Scale magazine, where he covers Radio Control scale model boats. In his spare time, Patrick is an automotive engineer in Detroit.< Less