Download: Ironclad »Kaiser Wilhem II« (1930 - J.F.Schreiber/Esslingen)

Discussion in 'Internet Finds' started by Thomas Pleiner, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. Download: Ironclad »Kaiser Wilhem II« (1915 - J.F.Schreiber/Esslingen)

    Hello all,

    what I like to introduce to you today could be the highlight of early 2007,
    in terms of downloadable historic cardmodels of the early 20th century.

    Today's beauty is »Ironclad »Kaiser Wilhelm II«

    Registered members of will find in the
    proper section of the forum this:

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    (left picture shows instruction's first page)

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    Thumbnails above show the kit consisting of 5 sheets- in the large size 15 x 18 inch appr.
    This challenges your printing capabilities. So print the single sheets tiled or save them to CD
    and challenge your local printshop instead.
    Instruction leaflet is 2 pages A4
    If you intend to print the sheets un-tiled on an A3-printer, size them down to 84% - or reduce by 16%
    The download is arranged userfriendly: You may download it sheet by sheet.
    Total download: 45,6 Megabyte
    The total length of the ship is 70 cm appr.

    The model was published 1915 and was one of the earliest Schreiber-Kits
    and one of the most expensive papermodels in those days.
    This model of Ironclad Kaiser Wilhelm II is not that much a true-to-scale
    replication of its original, but more a toy looking very similar to the
    tinplate-toys having been very famous (and even more expensive) in those
    The attraction of cardmodels like these resulted indeed of it's toy-like
    image, because of it's numerous (un-propotioned) guns and paper-figures.

    Ironclad »Kaiser Wilhelm II« is the largest historic cardmodel that was made exclusively available to it's
    members until now.

    So why not visit and join us? And don't get nervous about the (potential)
    language barrier . . . we have available a 12page english guide to
    our forum.

    Best regards
    Thomas Pleiner
  2. Upps! I forgot to make your familiar with a few large close ups of some
    details of the Kaiser-Wilhelm II ironclad:











    best regards
    Thomas Pleiner
  3. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

    Thank you again, Thomas!
    This is truly a magnificent model!
    The graphics are astounding, even for an antique!
    I blew this one up by 200% and the resolution is as clear and crisp as it is at 100%.

    This will definately make a beautiful model!
    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful specimen with us!

  4. gwssms

    gwssms Member

    This is the best yet! Thanks Thomas for your generosity!
  5. cjwalas

    cjwalas Member

    I love this model, but unfortunately, no matter what I do, the website no longer recognizes me and I don't remember enough German to help myself through the problems! I can't re-register, either, Drat! And I've been looking for a model like this for a while now!
    Anyway, it's a wonderful thing to offer, Mr. Pleiner!
  6. BARX2

    BARX2 Member

    Thanks very much Thomas. Through your fine forum I have learned about antique card models. They are not only beautiful, but a wonderful way to look at the past. I wish I could say this in German on but my German is limited to bitte and danke. :wink:
  7. rlwhitt

    rlwhitt Active Member

    Man, those parts are packed on there tight! Was that the norm back in those days?

  8. Good moring Chris,

    please contact me by Private Message to enable me
    to help you.

    Have a nice day . . .

    Best regards

  9. Hello BARX2,

    you may definitely post in english there. . . . download the english
    forum guide and off you go . . . ;-)

    best regards
  10. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

  11. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

    No problem Thomas. Glad to lend a hand.
    It's the least I could do for you.:wink:

    You have a good one too.

  12. Rick,

    . . . not only in those days. Look at some cardmodels
    produced by ABC/ErkoTYP in the Czech Republic or
    at some cardmodel products from Poland . . .

    best regards
  13. ... a tiny correction

    Hallo all,

    the original posting contained an error in terms of the year of the publication.

    The model Ironclad »Kaiser Wilhelm II« was not poblished 1930/1931,
    but in 1915 instead - so this design is 92 years old . . .

    I have alreay altered the informations above.

    Have a nice weekend
    Best regards

  14. Padre

    Padre Guest

    Joined forum and could not figure out how to download model..........?
  15. Mark_1984

    Mark_1984 Guest

    You have to wait for the administrator to approve your membership. You should receive an Email from them, and I guess that then you will be able to access the download area.

    Babel Fish is a good web translation tool - very useful for foreign site. Even works (after a fashion) with some Chinese, Japanese & Korean sites.

  16. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

    After you log in you will see the cover sheet picture of the ship down on the right side. Click the picture to go to the antique models download section.
    There you will find this model and many others for your downloading and building pleasure.

    When you are done there, go back to the main page and you will see a picture of a small locomotive on the left side of the page. Click the loco and it will take you to another download section which has many member designed models, including Thomas' creation of an existing Nuclear Power plant.

    Last, but absolutely the most important, just above the ship on the front page you will find the English speakers guide to the forum.

    Hope this helps you out.

  17. Clashster

    Clashster Member

    If you are approved, then it is not in the normal download area. On the right side of the page is a drawing of the Kaiser Wilhelm. Click on it and it will bring you to the download page
  18. Padre

    Padre Guest

  19. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

    You're welcome, no prob.

    We aim to please!:wink:

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