Tags » Boats and Ships

I know I just posted the Revell slot cars, but the kits are so great, I'm doing them next anyway! There's something for everyone here; cars, military, boats, fire engines(!) - and a fantastic London Bus!

Here's what I found from Trumpeter! These are some amazing kits with incredible detail levels!


No country has produced more mid-engined cars than Italy. The Italians were the first to offer production cars with a mid-engine layout (Lamborghini Miura) and have continued to lead the world in this body-style. Mid-engined cars continue with 1:64 scale Italian models.



Catalogue CoverThe Malcolm Forbes toy soldier and tin boat collection at the Forbes New York Gallery, which I wrote about in an earlier blog article, will be sold at auction by Sotheby's in New York on December 17 2010.


Modelled by G. Procacci Naval Modello, Genova, with carved hull, lined paper decks, painted superstructure, poolside loungers and parasols, funnels with company livery, communication masts and rigging, set on a cut-out Plexiglas sea on wooden display base with name and maker's plates with period Plexiglas cover -- 12 x 41in. (30.5 x 104cm.)

Modelled by Donald Mc Narry after the original now in the national collection at Greenwich, with carved, scored and painted hull festooned with elaborate gilt work decoration along the bulwarks terminating in the Company's stern badge, fully-fitted and painted interior including two bundles of decorated oars, state cabin covered with a red-painted roof lined with banners and carved and gilt pairs of lions, cattle and sheep, the prow flying the Company Standard, mounted within a glazed display case with maker's plaques -- 4¾ x 10¾ x 3¾in. (12.4 x 27.5 x 9.5cm.) overall.