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I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

Monday, 3 August 2015

1-600 Shipyard, the - The 1-600 Shipyard

Online (Germany) (defunct model ship page) (redirects to next link)

Early 2000's

Thomas Riepe - sole trader

Produced resin and white metal 1/600 scale WWII ship models, the models were in production for about a year before lack of interest ended the venture. Still offering a painting service as recently as 2008, but email elicited no reply (2014). He also had a devastating flood in 2010, which seems to have helped kill the ship side of his modelling in favour of figure painting.

Vessels known to have been produced (1:600th scale resin with white-metal parts)
- Belgrad Large Mixed Cargo/Passenger Ship*
- British Yard Minesweeper (WWII, BYMS)
- Destroyer Type 1934 (actually 1934a type)**
- Freighter*
- Graf Zeppelin (WWII German Aircraft Carrier)
- Koeln Cruiser
- Karlsruhe
- Mine-laying Ship
- Sperrbrecher 3 (ex-Belgrad)
- U-Boat XX1 Type
- German Zerstorer (Destroyer)**

* Might be same kit
** Might be same kit

What This Entry Needs
Better company history
More accurate listing

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