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Glasgow Museums: The Ship Models (Hardback) - Seaforth Publishing 

Company: Seaforth Publishing; Illustrated edition (5 Nov. 2019)
Author: Emily Malcolm
Kit No:  ISBN-10: 1526752263, ISBN-13: 978-1526752260
Pages: 374
ISBN: 978152675752
Retail Price: £ 35.-

Available here: https://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/Glasgow-Museums-The-Ship-Models-Hardback/p/16736






This publication is the first full catalog of Glasgow Museums' internationally important collection of ship models.


Almost all of the 676 models, which range from elegant cruise liners to humble Clyde puffers, and from simple half-hull design models to magnificent display models, were produced by Clyde shipyards or Glasgow-based ship owners. It is the representation of models from such a distinct geographical area, together with the quality of the models, which makes this collection so exceptional. As well as general chapters about the collection, each of the 676 models have a description and color photograph.


Some of the most famous ships launched on the Clyde are represented, such as RMS  Queen Elizabeth and HMS Hood, as well models of historically significant vessels such as the first European passenger steamer Comet and the world's first commercial turbine-powered vessel King Edward.


A stunning collection of photographs complements newly researched and in-depth chapters. The book will give readers worldwide a chance to see images of the models, a sense of the breadth and importance of the collection and a deepened understanding of the whole history of the ship.




















Great crisp detail shots in highest quality.



























Chaper Notes






Wow... What an incredible book! It is full of richly coloured beautifully crisp photographs of stunning models with great detail shots as well. It catalogues the entire collection of the Glasgow

Museums Ship Models for the first time. The ship models in the collection cover an impressive range: from models depicting the "age of sail", including some amazing bone ships crafted by

prisoners of the Napoleonic Wars, through all manner of vessels up to modern times.


If you love ship models this is a must have!



My sincere thanks go to Pen and Sword for sending this book for review here on Model Ship World. To buy, ask your favorite dealer.







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Oh ignorance ! I never knew this collection existed. What an incentive to join a tour of Scotland - a most beautiful country. My sister  invited me on a driving tour this summer and now I cannot refuse. Meanwhile, I've ordered the book. 

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I was not trying to make this a price competition! I was typing this in just before you posted and Abe books is my usual book source.


I'm also trying to resist getting my credit card out.



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This is a great book. Besides all the great information discussed above the book is beautifully printed with all images sharp and colorful. Even if you're not a modeler and just love ships I couldn't recommend this book more highly...Moab

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Got my copy. Definitely some serious ship model porn. Very high quality presentation. This is really a "coffee table book" in size and spectacular photography. It's one to keep on the coffee table for guests to look at and perhaps understand the point of your crazy hobby ! :D 

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10 hours ago, Jim Lad said:

I looked back over this thread and this time I couldn't resist


Same here. Just ordered from Pen & Sword books - on offer at £28 + £4 shipping.



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On 5/22/2020 at 3:38 AM, Jim Lad said:

I did a very foolish thing today - I looked back over this thread and this time I couldn't resist; I've just ordered my copy!




19 hours ago, DelF said:



Same here. Just ordered from Pen & Sword books - on offer at £28 + £4 shipping.




A decision you won't regret,



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Just received my copy. Now I know what people mean when they talk about coffee table books - stick legs on this and four people could have their coffee off it! As for the contents, they're as good as the reviews say. Absolutely superb addition to the maritime library.


Btw, my wife saw it and reckoned it was worth another pair of shoes which she has now ordered. At much greater cost, I might add.



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On 2/9/2020 at 10:20 AM, druxey said:

Just to let readers know, on pages 97-98 of this book there is a shout-out to MSW! Well done, all concerned.

As something of a review can somebody copy the text referenced and post it here?  Certainly within fair use for review purposes.  Could even drive sales more - I am sure the author would not object.

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In the spirit of full disclosure, there is one thing about this book one should know before ordering it. This book is not for bedside reading, nor, quite possibly even for armchair reading. If it's to be read comfortably, it's weight really requires that it be read at a desk.  :D


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This photograph of the Clyde Model Dockyard brings back some memories.

It moved into bigger premises under the arches beneath the railway bridge from Central Station in Argyle Street sometime in the early 1980’s.

The model shop stocked everything and it was always highlight of my childhood going into the shop for a look....


Sadly it is no longer there.

On 5/28/2020 at 11:51 PM, JpR62 said:

et voilà


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