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Whiteylegs09 Jun 2012 6:58 a.m. PST

Hi everyone.

I have been gaming WW2 naval battles in 1:4800 scale using the CinC minis. These have excellent details for their scale and are very crisp minis.

I am seeking to move into 1:3000 scale minis as a better size to see on the table, while still fitting the limits of my gaming area.

However, I have bought some samples of the Navwar, Skytrex/Davco and Mick Yarrow ranges and actually find these both less detailed and less crisp than the 1:4800 scale ships I have been using. I also have some issue with whether these models are really in scale.

It is very clear from reading on TMP that there is a lot of knowledge about models from participants on this site. Does anyone have any recommendations for well made 1:3000 scale WW2 ships? Please help!

Thanks in advance. Andrew

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP09 Jun 2012 8:17 a.m. PST

I think you have sampled the available lines in that scale.

Mako11 Inactive Member09 Jun 2012 8:27 a.m. PST

1/2400th is the way forward, if you are wanting to go larger than 1/4800th scale, and want nice detailing.

Arrigo Inactive Member09 Jun 2012 8:54 a.m. PST

Andrew, have you looked at Roe Tengco


1/4800 offerings he is also willing to do rescales in 1/3000 if requested…

McKinstry Fezian09 Jun 2012 10:12 a.m. PST

Navwar has some very good models and some not so hot. It all depends on when the original master was created.

Texas Jack09 Jun 2012 1:12 p.m. PST

I agree with the Navwar assessment. All in all the models are quite nice, though there are some clunkers mixed in, and you canīt beat the selection.

afilter Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2012 4:41 a.m. PST

I have no personal experience with 1/3000, but I have seen some good examples of WTJ unless they are made by someone else already mentoned that I am not aware of.

Whiteylegs15 Jun 2012 1:31 a.m. PST

Thanks Everyone.

I will get in touch with Roe Tengco and see if he is willing to do 1/3000 scale. Otherwise, I will fo with Navwar for their WW2 range.

I really appreciate the advice.


Das Sheep Inactive Member29 Jun 2012 10:27 a.m. PST

Check Shapeways. There are a number of stores that make 1/3000 scale ships and depending on the material you get it printed in, most look decent.


They also have some folks who do nice stuff in 1/2400 on that sight, if you are open to other similar scales: link

poiter5029 Jun 2012 7:22 p.m. PST

Roe recently made some changes to some of his 1/4800 stuff to 1/3000 at my request and I now have some very nicely detailed Italian Heavy Cruisers as well as a French carrier and 3 Italian ones. He MIGHT do some of the others down the track including some British cruisers. I have ordered some North Head pieces thru Shapeways for convoy games.

I must say I was very impressed with Roe's pieces, the detail is amazing.

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