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Finally, my second entry.
The Miniature Ships of Mr. Theodore Gommi
The Miniature Ships of Mr. Theodore Gommi
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And now, another model blog...
Shall I Begin Again
Shall I Begin Again
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Building A Navy, One Foot (or 30 Centimeters) At A Time, Part IV - The Copies (aka The Good, The Bad, & The Peculiar)
Nichimo's original 30cm range of kits were very popular, so it was inevitable that there would be copies. As to whether or not they were licensed we can only speculate, however their quality varies, which leads to the possibility that at least two suspect, ...
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Building A Navy, One Foot (or 30 Centimeters) At A Time, Part III - Nichimo's 30cm Serie
The HIJMS (IJN) Haruna, the only one of these kits for which I have the old style box art With the arrival of the Mabuchi 130 type motor, the door was open to more motorized model ships, the bulk of which would come from Japan. The Japanese plastic model ki...
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Building A Navy, One Foot (or 30 Centimeters) At A Time, Part II - The Game Changing Motor
Before we go on to the next batch of models, I feel it is important to cover an important topic, motive power. As mentioned in Part I, the Lindberg models relied mostly on an electric motor that the builder had to make themselves. It was a bit complicated f...
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Building A Navy, One Foot (or 30 Centimeters) At A Time, Part I - The Lindberg Kits
Lindberg's Contributions The first kits we'll discuss are those of the American Lindberg company. These started appearing in the late 1950's, and as initially sold, were intended to be motorized. All are almost exactly 12" (30.5 cm) in length. This list is ...
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Building A Navy, One Foot (or 30 Centimeters) At A Time - Introduction
The Genesis of A Small Idea -  Like many maritime historians and hobbyist I know, I became interested in things nautical via models. Being from a working class and poor background meant that my model building was restricted to smaller models, the ones usual...
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The HMT Chinook, A Freelance Admiralty Trawler In 1/240 Scale
From a simple wooden kit, this armed trawler emerged. When I began my slow creep back into model warships, and trying to decide on interesting subjects, I rediscovered the Royal Navy Admiralty trawlers. These ships were built in scores during both World War...
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The Hidden Powerplant - The Submarine Motor
A model Admiralty trawler and its means of propulsion. In the summer of 1976, my best friend Craig and I undertook a crash course in model ship construction. I already had some experience, as did he, but what we wanted to learn was how to build powered mode...
The Hidden Powerplant - The Submarine Motor
The Hidden Powerplant - The Submarine Motor
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Taking A Different Tack
It has been well over a year since I last posted here. Much has happened during that time, but my love of ships has not diminished. However, there will be some interesting changes. Over the next few months, I am going to begin writing about and posting what...
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