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1/125 Thonier Armor with accessories


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This is a 1/125 Heller plastic kit, to build the vessel "Thonier Armor". Include paints, brush and glue.

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0.8 kg
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SortPlastic kit with paints, brush and glue.
Plastic parts89
AttentionDo not include paint or glue ( sold separately )
ContentPlastic kit | decals | Instructions | Paints | Brush | Glue

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The origin of fishing for 15 kg albacore or albacore tuna using boats is poorly known, but seems old. Between June and October, schools of tuna along the Basque coast, and then go up the Bay of Biscay north, gradually moving away from the coast. This offshore fishing involves two types of constraints: owning boats capable of keeping the high seas, being able to return quickly to the port in order to sell the fishing product as long as it is consumable, but also in the event of a storm. Around 1850 the fishermen of the island of Groix, in imitation of those of the islands of Yeu and Ré, use their sardine rowboat and their tide-boat that they equip with tuna during the season by rigging troll lines. Their decked boats have obvious qualities of solidity, but also some crippling defects, such as long keels that make them unfit for quick maneuvers. In the 1880s a new type of boat made its appearance, the dandy, quickly "francisé" in dundee. It is a "cut-to-sledge" rig, which means that it has two masts: a grandmast always pible (that is to say made of one piece), a large 'sail , a forward sail (the jib) and a rear sail (the teaser). The main feature of the dundee, which differentiates it from other cutters typeclick, is the presence of a tail of malet to adjust the listening of the tape, instead of a boom pivoting around the mast. The keel can exceed 12 m long. It is called "in difference" (heel - rear - very plunging with respect to the brion - front -) to favor fast tackings. The set can measure 50 to 60 tons, led by a crew of fifteen men. From the school of fish spotted, sometimes even at the exit of the port, the two outriggered poles each of seven lines are lowered, the building having to support a speed of 5 to 7 knots, essential condition for the albacore fishing. The fishermen knew where to drag their lines thanks to several signs: The boiling of the surface due to the movements of tuna during their sardine hunts. The click of the wake of tuna in the waves. Like an oil stain, the school of tunny caught on the surface slows down the sea's ripple. From 1905, the "flat-bottomed" tuna boat finally acquires its characteristic slender shape at the same time as its notoriety, and will become 'on the eve of the Second World War the symbol of sailing fishing. At the beginning of the 30s there are more than 870 tuna boats in Brittany. The tuna fishing with the sail stopped definitively in 1962.

Included main paints glue and brush.

This is a 1/125 Heller plastic kit, to build the vessel "Thonier Armor". Include paints, brush and glue.


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1/125 Thonier Armor with accessories

1/125 Thonier Armor with accessories

This is a 1/125 Heller plastic kit, to build the vessel "Thonier Armor". Include paints, brush and glue.

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