I see some items that I have and also some tools that I use
Comments on the pliers: great tool!
Comments on models: The Finemolds singles/doubles and singles/triples are the best plastic model parts for this small weapons I have. They even beat the resin one from Niko Models and I plan to use them in a mix: plastic parts with some PE from other manufacturers. This (I hope) will produce the best single/double/triple guns in my IJN fleet
Now for my "entries"
This was brought by the mail men:
Seals Models 1/700 Isle Class Armed Trawler (2 in the box)
Bought it from www.1999.co.jp
and delivered in three days from Japan!!
And also some references, bought at Biblioteca Central de Marinha (Navy Central Library)
Volume Nº5 of the 75 years at sea, dedicated to submarine branch
The volume is dedicated to all our submarines and flotillas, with full description of navigations, commanding officers, modifications, all the needed data (just misses some good photos and plans/profiles)
The text is all in portuguese and the price for this 193 page book is €12.50 (very cheap considering the info in it!).
and also, from the same source:
Viagem de La Spezia para Lisboa (The Voyage from La Spezia to Lisbon)
This book is part of a serie dedicated to documents and it describes the voyage of the rest of our first submarine flotilla from the FIAT shipyards in La Spezia to Lisbon, of the three submersibles escorted by the Portuguese Navy Rescue Steam Ship "NRP Patrão Lopes", from December 15, 1917 to February 10, 1918.
This would be a relatively easy task, if it wasn't the fact that we were in the WWI and Portugal was involved in the conflict.
An interesting document to read, with scans from the ship/submersibles logs, but again some photos of all the involved ships/submersibles would be interesting
Again all the text is in portuguese, with 384 pages, some of them scans of logs (as mentioned above) and charts, the price is €15.00 (again, a good bargain!).
Hope you enjoyed my new stuff