Monday, June 05, 2006

RetroLink - Sailing Midget Ships

While not specifically miniatures made for film use, these large-scale ships that graced the pages of Modern Mechanix magazine from 1938 show an attention to detail worthy of the screen.

"British tars, recently, sailed two other midget men-of-war along the English coast during naval maneuvers. One was a reproduction of Sir Francis Drake’s flagship, the Golden Hind. The other was Lord Nelson’s famous fighting ship, the Victory. Both vessels were equipped with heavy keels and could fire broadsides from the half-size guns they carried."

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Modern Mechanix - Sailing Midget Ships