Ship Modeling from Stem to Stern

Author: Milton Roth

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071777253

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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From a well-known model builder, here are hints, tips, and techniques gallre. Roth covers the history of ships and model-ship building; discusses plans, sizes, conversions, and methods of construction. For ship modelers who want to improve the details and appearance of their models.
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Miniature Ship Models

A History and Collector’s Guide

Author: Paul Jacobs

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1783830034

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 7273

This book is the first comprehensive history of how the 1:1200 scale and its 1:1250 continental equivalent became accepted as the modern standard for miniature ship models. The origins can be traced back to the first years of the twentieth century and their use as identification aids by the military during the First World War, but when peace came the manufacturers aimed their increasingly sophisticated products at collectors, and acquiring, modifying or scratch-building miniature ship models has been an avidly pursued hobby ever since. This book charts the commercial rise and fall of the manufacturers, and the advancing technology that produces ever more detailed and accurate replicas. The author - himself a lifetime collector and builder of models - looks at the products of each manufacturer, past and present, rating their quality and suggesting why some are regarded as more collectible than others. But the book deals with more than off-the-shelf models, covering subsidiary issues like painting, modifying and diorama settings, and is illustrated throughout with many of the finest examples of the genre. The combination of fascinating background information with stunning visual presentation will make this book irresistible to any collector or enthusiast.
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The Life and Ship Models of Norman Ough

Author: Alistar Roach

Publisher:

ISBN: 1473879507

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 6570

Norman Ough is considered by many as simply the greatest ship modeler of the twentieth century and his exquisite drawings and meticulous models have come to be regarded as masterpieces of draughtsmanship, workmanship and realism; more than technically accomplished ship models, they are truly works of art. This new book is both a tribute to his lonely genius and a practical treatise for model shipwrights. Ough lived most of his adult life far from the sea in a flat high above the Charing Cross Road in London, where his frugal existence and total absorption in his work led to hospitalization on at least two occasions; he was an eccentric in the truest sense but he also became one of the most sought-after masters of his craft. Earl Mountbatten had him model the ships he had served on; his model of HMS Queen Elizabeth was presented to Earl Beatty; film production companies commissioned models for effects in several films. Incorporating many of his original articles from Model Maker Magazine, his detailed line drawings now kept in the Brunel Institute, and photographs of his models held in museums and at Mountbattens house, this book presents an extraordinary level of practical information as well as an inspiring panorama of perhaps the most perfect warship models ever made; model makers, naval enthusiasts and historians will welcome his remarkable insights into the ships of the two World Wars.
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Historische Schiffsmodelle

Das Handbuch für Modellbauer

Author: Wolfram zu Mondfeld

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783809422648

Category:

Page: 384

View: 9728

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Laudato si

Die Umwelt-Enzyklika des Papstes

Author: Franziskus (Papst),

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 345180736X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 9091

Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.
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Aircraft and Submarines

The Story of the Invention, Development, and Present-day Uses of War's Newest Weapons

Author: Willis John Abbot

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aeronautics

Page: 388

View: 2541

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The Warriors Of Shambhala

CHRONICLES OF STAR MARGINS. BOOK 1

Author: Sergii Sheludchenko

Publisher: Мультимедийное издательство Стрельбицкого

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 1369

G2V – A star of main consequence also called by space navigators “Yellow Dwarf”. The centre of the system consists of 13 planets placed on the spheres borders. It only gets mentioned in navigational charts or in space spying reports . This is the only inhabited planet and it is of no interest to military or industrial companies. The planet situated on the galaxy boundaries becomes a base for biological research. Viruses created in secret laboratories are being tested on the planet’s inhabitants of different races living in the Far Cosmos. The main characters by accident find themselves in an alien base hidden away in the Himalayas – Shambala. The scientists identify a new deathly virus which can threaten Inhabited Spheres. The representatives of the Earth civilization turn out to be in the centre of events connected not only with biotechnologies but also with the intrigues the ultimate aim of which is to take control over the planet system. Challenging and dangerous travelling, space fights, pirate ships and the Exot fleet are all those things which our characters are to face. The crew of the frigate “Spirit” leaves Earth and goes ahead to see the unknown.
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Wiking-Modelle

die Schiffe und Flugzeuge

Author: Peter Schönfeldt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783782207317

Category:

Page: 151

View: 1951

Om Wiking modeller af krigsskibe, sejlskibe, fly, fra hele verden og hærmateriel m.v. fra den tyske værnemagt under 2. Verdenskrig. Man kunne købe de eneklte modeller og selv fuldfuldføre samlingen af disse med bemaling og påsætning af nationalitetsmærker m.v.
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French Cruisers

1922-1956

Author: John Jordan,Jean Moulin

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1848321333

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 4586

The French produced some of the most striking and innovatory interwar cruiser designs. A large amount of new information about these ships has become available over the past twenty years in France, but this book is the first to make this accessible to an English-speaking readership. Part I explains the design philosophy behind each of the classes built after 1922, and outlines the characteristics of each type, accompanied by detailed data tables and a comprehensive set of specially-drawn plans based on official documents, as well as carefully-selected photographs. Coverage includes the De Grasse, laid down in August 1939 and completed postwar as an AA cruiser, and also the heavy cruisers of the Saint Louis class intended to follow her, about which little has been published. Part II deals with the historical side, covering not only the eventful careers of these ships, but also explaining the peacetime organisation of the Marine Nationale, the complex politics of this turbulent period and their impact on the navy. Like its highly successful predecessor, French Battleships, this beautifully presented book subtly blends technical and historical analysis to produce what must become the standard reference work.
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Thunderer

Building a Model Dreadnought

Author: William Mowll

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

ISBN: 1848320590

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 9100

HMS Thunderer was the third Orion class battleship, one of the Super Dreadnoughts built to counter German naval expansion, and was laid down one hundred years ago in April 1910. At 22,200 tons she was the largest ship ever built on the Thames but she was to be responsible for the bankruptcy of her builders, the Thames Iron Works. The author’s 1/96 scale museum-quality model of this ship reflects the massive engineering of the prototype and brings to life the power and potency of the Super Dreadnoughts. Every aspect of the building is covered, from the hull to wireless equipment, and all the different techniques required to bring a complex model battleship to completion are clearly explained, including casting in metal and GRP, silver brazing, soft soldering, metal fabrication in steel, brass, copper, aluminium and pewter, and lathe turning and milling operations for the production of guns and propellers. The author also covers the contemporary American battleship, USS Texas, the only remaining ship of that type and era, and an inspiration for any modeller setting out to tackle this subject. Not just a superb ‘how to’ manual, the book is also an eloquent testimony to the skills of the designers and the original builders as well as a wonderful evocation of the great ships that fought at the battle of Jutland. WILLIAM MOWLL has been building large-scale ship models for more than twenty-five years. His interest is focussed on the iron ships of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and he has completed superb models of SS Great Britain and HMS Warrior, both on display at the sites where the prototypes were built.
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Ships and Ship Models

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ships

Page: N.A

View: 7797

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How Wooden Ships Are Built

Author: H. Cole Estep

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3861959259

Category:

Page: 112

View: 5118

Reprint of the famous original (first issued in 1918)
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Transactions - The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

Author: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (U.S.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780939773589

Category: Marine engineering

Page: N.A

View: 2918

List of members in vols. 1-24, 38-54, 57.
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American Book Publishing Record

ABPR annual cumulative

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 8789

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Hotel Sphinx

Roman

Author: Arthur Phillips

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641012244

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 8167

Eine archäologische Zeitreise in das Ägypten des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts, eine Reise in ein Labyrinth aus Intrigen, Lügen und dunklen Geheimnissen. Luxor, 1922: Der passionierte Archäologe Ralph Trilipush steht vor dem größten Triumph seines Lebens: Er ist überzeugt, binnen kurzem auf die Grabkammer des sagenumwobenen Pharaos Atum-hadu zu stoßen. Noch kann er nicht ahnen, dass er einen Widersacher hat, der alles daran setzt, seinen Traum vom Ruhm zu zerstören – den Privatdetektiv Harold Ferrell, der bei Trilipush die Schuld für das das rätselhafte Verschwinden zweier Männer in der Wüste sucht ...
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Der Vogelflug als Grundlage der Fliegekunst

Author: Otto Lilienthal

Publisher: mach-mir-ein-ebook.de

ISBN: 3944309111

Category: Science

Page: 216

View: 1062

„Wie ein Vogel zu fliegen“, das war der Traum von Otto Lilienthal und seines Bruders Georg. Nachdem die beiden Brüder jahrelang die physikalischen Grundlagen des Vogelfluges erforschten, veröffentlichte Lilienthal am 5. Dezember 1889 dieses Buch, das hier erstmals als E-Book erscheint. Auch wenn das zeitgenössische Interesse an diesem Buch eher gering war, da die breite Öffentlichkeit die Luftfahrt nach dem Prinzip „leichter als Luft“, die Weiterentwicklung des Ballons zum Luftschiff, favorisierte, stellt es dennoch die wichtigste flugtechnische Veröffentlichung des 19. Jahrhunderts dar. Die charakteristische Flügelform der Vögel war auch anderen Flugtechnikern nicht entgangen, doch die Gebrüder Lilienthal haben sie erstmals mit exakten Messungen verbunden und publiziert. Der heutige Reiz dieses Buch liegt weniger darin, ein modernes Lehrbuch der Aerodynamik zu ersetzen, sondern sich darin in die Frühzeit der Luftfahrt zu begeben. Otto Lilienthal betont in seinem Vorwort, dass das Buch für alle geschrieben wurde, die die Grundlagen des Vogelfluges und damit der Fliegerei kennenlernen wollen. Das Buch kommt mit sehr wenigen mathematischen Formeln aus und beschreibt detailliert die Experimente der beiden Brüder und ihre daraus gezogenen Schlussfolgerungen. Es enthält 80 Illustrationen zu ihren Experimenten und Gedankengängen. Dieses Buch ist für alle an der Geschichte der Luftfahrttechnik Interessierten eine äußerst spannende Lektüre, auch wenn sich Lilienthal in einigen Punkten über die Zukunft der Luftfahrt geirrt hat, wie das folgende Zitat aus dem Buch zeigt: „Die verschiedenartige Ausführung unserer Versuchskörper überzeugte uns, dass die Metalle überhaupt zum Flügelbau nicht zu gebrauchen sind, und dass die Zukunftsflügel wahrscheinlich aus Weidenruten mit leichter Stoffbespannung bestehen werden.“
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