Saturday, June 11, 2016

Le Bateau Sous-Marin - A French Vintage Paper Model
by Imagerie d'Epinal - Assembled by Thumb Dog

It is amazing how complex models like this, made at a time when there were no graphics or computer programs, can be so perfect fittings, probably made at the expense of many mathematical calculations. I do not know the exact date, but I believe that this vintage paper model of a submarine of the early days of underwater exploration, printed by the French publisher Imagerie d'Epinal, was originally published in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The model, masterfully assembled that you see on the photos of this post, is work of the North American modeler Thumb Dog, who posted them on Paper Modelers forum. - Preserved and shared by Gallica website, now you can download and build your own Vintage Submarine.

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É admirável como modelos complexos como este, feitos em uma época em que não haviam programas gráficos ou computadores, podem ter encaixes tão perfeitos, feitos provavelmente às custas de muitos cálculos matemáticos. Eu não sei a data exata, mas creio que este modelo de papel de um Antigo Submarino dos primórdios da exploração submarina, impresso pela editora francesa Imagerie d'Epinal, foi originalmente publicado entre o final do século XIX e princípio do século XX. O modelo magistralmente montado das fotos deste post é obra do modelista norte-americano Thumb Dog, que as postou-as no forum Paper Modelers. - Preservado e compartilhado no site da Gallica, agora você pode baixar e montar seu próprio Submarino Antigo.

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More Paper Models of Submarines related posts:

WW2 Italian Submarine Enrico Toti - by Delfini d'Acciaio 

German Human Torpedo Neger Paper Model - by Renova Model - Mini-Submarino Torpedeiro

Japanese Submarine Papercraft - by T34 

USS Skipjack Nuclear Submarine Paper Model - by Mikromodele

1 comment:

  1. Hi All, Thumb Dog here,
    I was delighted to find my model of the Bateau Sous Marin in Papermau. The build was most enjoyable.

    However, I’m writing to inform our readers that the model shown in the photographs is not the model that can be built using the vintage print available on the Gallica website. The pictured model is a “kitbashed” version using parts from two copies of the Imagerie d’Epinal Bateau Sous Marin. In the photos, note the two cylindrical center sections, two conning towers and other duplicate parts which are not all found in the original print. To build the model as shown, simply print out two copies (or more) of the model and create your own unique version of this great century-old model. To make a large, finished model, I enlarged the parts and saved them to my computer in sections. Keeping everything to scale, I was able to build a model that measured one foot long.

    And please, take time to have a further look around the terrific Gallica site, as there are a number of vintage paper models available for your collection.

    Score and fold,

    Thumb Dog.


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