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Title: Big Boats
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 19 January 2020, 10:53:49 PM
If you want something nautical to complement your 10mm figures.

If you like big boats (and you cannot lie).

https://nscaleships.com/ (https://nscaleships.com/)


Title: Re: Big Boats
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 January 2020, 11:22:29 PM
Oh I say. Those are rather excellent


Title: Re: Big Boats
Post by: Techno on 20 January 2020, 07:29:32 AM
Coo....Aren't they ?

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Big Boats
Post by: sunjester on 20 January 2020, 07:49:14 AM
The sub chaser looks superb!


Title: Re: Big Boats
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 20 January 2020, 08:20:04 AM
Just don't ask "how much?".
If you need to ask ...

With that caveat, the fellow in charge is open to requests, though his big thing seems to be large commercial vessels.
Something like a Campbeltown (Other 4 stackers are available) for your commando raid would impress the club.


Title: Re: Big Boats
Post by: toxicpixie on 29 January 2020, 09:24:44 AM
Price is a bit "ouch", but... you could have an ace game of Black Ops or similar in 10mm on those...


Title: Re: Big Boats
Post by: ianrs54 on 29 January 2020, 10:08:54 AM
Storagev would be a pain, but very nice !


Title: Re: Big Boats
Post by: Ithoriel on 29 January 2020, 10:15:08 AM
Storagev would be a pain, but very nice !

Since you'd need a ballroom to play a game with them, storage may not be an issue.

Have the servants store them in the blue guest room on the second floor of the East Wing :D


Title: Re: Big Boats
Post by: Westmarcher on 29 January 2020, 11:05:56 AM
Fletcher Pratt springs to mind. If you like that kind of thing, and happen to be in Glasgow, there's a whole load of ship models in various scales (about 250) in the Riverside Museum (aka Museum of Transport). Entrance is free (although parking ain't).

https://www.militaryimages.net/media/glasgow-museum-of-transport-warship-models.29611/ (https://www.militaryimages.net/media/glasgow-museum-of-transport-warship-models.29611/)


Title: Re: Big Boats
Post by: ianrs54 on 29 January 2020, 12:16:23 PM
They have the Cammel Laird collection in our local museum


Title: Re: Big Boats
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 29 January 2020, 01:49:40 PM
Fletcher Pratt springs to mind. If you like that kind of thing, and happen to be in Glasgow, there's a whole load of ship models in various scales (about 250) in the Riverside Museum (aka Museum of Transport). Entrance is free (although parking ain't).

https://www.militaryimages.net/media/glasgow-museum-of-transport-warship-models.29611/ (https://www.militaryimages.net/media/glasgow-museum-of-transport-warship-models.29611/)

I recall the larger scale models, including the "Queens" (Liners, not WW1 superdreadnoughts), Hood and King George V are all 1:48 scale.
Apparently the hull was roughed out at 1:48 for tank testing (Does it float? The right way up? How is its power / speed curve on flat and choppy water).
Once done, the same scale was used to  produce a detailed "shiny for the customers" model.

1:48 is now a popular vehicle scale for the fanboys 28mm collectors.
Imagine a Battleship Boarding action with 28mm figures.
If its Bolt action rules, your rifles won't shoot the length of the engine room.



Title: Re: Big Boats
Post by: Steve J on 29 January 2020, 03:09:34 PM
One of the models is 8' long  :o :o :o.


Title: Re: Big Boats
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 29 January 2020, 03:18:35 PM
One of the models is 8' long  :o :o :o.


The skipper's compensating again...