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1:1250/1200 Ship Models

Post by Ulrich Rudofsky » Sun Mar 27, 2005 6:20 pm

From the Cruiser „Prinz Eugen” War Diary

http://www.kbismarck.com/archives/index.html

20.5.41 / 20 May 1941
Der schwedische Flugzeug- und Minenkreuzer "Gotland" läuft im Kattegatt dicht unter der Bedeckung der schwedischen Küste mit dem Verband mit. Flotte F.T. an Gruppe Nord 1737.

The Swedish aircraft and mine-laying cruiser "Gotland" runs in the Kattegatt along with the formation close in under cover of the Swedish coast. Telegraph message from Fleet to Group North 1737 hours.

1:1250 Miniature Ship Models

The miniature scale ship model hobby encompasses an enormous number of models. It is estimated that since the 1930's perhaps as many as 20,000 types and makes of these little ship models have been made by dozens of manufacturers, mostly metal castings by companies in Germany and Austria. Collections of 1000 - 3000 models are not unusual. I have been searching for the GOTLAND for some years, and recently came up with her. Three models of this historically pivotal ship were produced between the 1940’s and 1980’s: Wiking S478, Rhenania 90, Argonaut 707. The GOTLAND shown here, is a 1:250 model made by Argonaut in Germany. The BISMARCK is a scratch-built 1:1200 wood model made by John Youngerman in California. There will be a US collectors convention at the SUNY Maritime College's Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler in May. http://users.nac.net/nyc1250/

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Post by Ulrich Rudofsky » Sun Apr 10, 2005 12:51 am

GOTLAND photos and drawings and specifications
http://www.warship.get.net.pl/Szwecja/C ... class.html

Note: Jose Rico's Bismarck escutcheon watermarks and the Bismarck silhoutte have been used on this Gotland photo page.
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