I am in the process of researching HMS Victoria, Launched 1887, built by Armstrongs at Elswick on the tyne.
Commisioned 1890 and lost due to an embarassing collision with HMS Campedown in 1893.
The model will be built at 1/60th scale and be steam powered, if i can get enough info to do it justice!
My insperation for this project was and is, the beautiful static model built by Brian King in the late 1980's
What i am after is, further photographic images of either sister ships, specifically deck areas and general close in shots.
I have drawings and overall distance views of both ships, from the NMM and my own referance book sources that i have already.
Books used so far are;
Warships for export Armstrong warships 1867-1927
World warships in revue 1860-1906
The birth of the battleship
Steam,steel and shellfire
Modelling late victorian battleships
Conways all the worlds fighting ships 1860-1905
Any recommendations or help would be appreciated