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  1. I am quite keen to get hold of decent plans of HMS Black Prince (Modified Dido class) but would prefer not to have to part with an arm and a leg to get them from the Greenwich NMM. She transferred to the RNZN and there appears to be some info on her held by the RNZN museum at Torpedo bay to judge from their website. They don't give an email address and before I try a phone call from UK I thought I would check on this forum if anyone has experience of their services or can point me to an email contact? Many thanks Francis
  2. Just to update - I made contact with a very helpful member of AGO and am now looking to order prints based on the seven low resolution shots that were available and give me enough to make a pretty good reconstruction in 1/32nd scale. I must say that the hull is very sleek and reminds me of the lines of a classic speedboat of the period
  3. Many thanks Druxey for that I'll give the AGO a bit longer to respond to my enquiry before buying the book - how large are the photos there?
  4. Many thanks for the responses to date. There is a book available with pictures of the ship model collection which I will get if no other solution is forthcoming but, as the photos will presumably be quite small, I am waiting to see whether AGO responds (2+ weeks and counting) to my request to buy shots of Mimi directly. Worldway - many thanks for your potential offer and, if nothing else, if you do visit please see if the book (by Simon Stevens)is in the museum shop and actually has any useful shots of Mimi that would help making a model. I should add that another UK modeller has already checked the Thornycroft archives without any luck in finding any plans so this model seems to be the best bet going.
  5. I have been interested in making a model of the 40 ft armed motor launches Mimi or Toutou that fought the Germans on Lake Tanganyika in 1915 but only had a couple of photos and no plans until very recently learning that a builders model of Mimi is in the Thomson ship model collection at AGO in Toronto. Sadly, being UK based my one time in Toronto was long ago and I am unlikely to be visiting again. Have any of our Canadian fraternity had a chance to see this model and perhaps take some photos by any chance? I have asked the museum if I can buy pictures but no reply so far.

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