Friday, 11 January 2008

Nile Gunboats

I recently found this site, which goes nicely with both the "How to build a Nile Gunboat" article I posted a little while ago (look in the Modelling Hints category) and yesterday's entry regarding Admiral Cowan.
This site has a number of great fact and figs on the Nile gunboat flotilla, the men who served in them, and the wars in which they served - enjoy!

2 comments:

Broadsword said...

The Paper Shipwright (Google him) does a cardstock model of the Melik for about £5.00 - I have one but haven't built it yet but it looks top. IIRC some of the money he makes from it goes towards the fund to renovate the real Melik, currently a riverside wreck in Khartoum.

Tas said...

Now THATS what I call a real tourist attraction. And lets face it, Khartoum neeeds as many as it can get...

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