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drgarlic Inactive Member22 Aug 2012 8:21 a.m. PST


I know about the expensive Euro brands and the old Houston's ships line, but does anyone know of any prospects for someone starting a 1:1200 line of pre-dreanoughts reasonably priced for the USA market?!

Dr G

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian22 Aug 2012 8:27 a.m. PST

I feel your pain. One of the big misses out there in the industry. Might make a good kickstart.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2012 8:27 a.m. PST

There are some nice 1/2400 from Viking Forge but I have heard nothing of 1/1200. You have your choices listed unless you can persuade someone new to take the plunge.

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2012 9:07 a.m. PST


Would you like to make some 1/1200 scale masters?


Schogun22 Aug 2012 9:31 a.m. PST

I agree. I want to do a small naval action scenario and just 6-7 Navis/Neptune ships will cost me more than $300. USD

I may have to make my own from balsa wood and plastic card, but they won't have the detail that Navis has.

I can't blame Navis though…

Bill Rosser Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2012 12:42 p.m. PST

I would be interested in these as well.

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2012 12:45 p.m. PST

I, too would like to see VSB get something in production.

Finknottle22 Aug 2012 1:23 p.m. PST

I've seen a few 1200 pre-dreads up on shapeways. Not the most detailed of models, but they weren't $60 USD apiece, either.

pink panzer24 Aug 2012 3:44 a.m. PST

Mick Yarrow does a few ships which you may find useful, including Schleswig Holstein and some early dreadnoughts (which could be adapted): link
And they're quite cheap!
Skytrex do some earlier ironclads: link

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2015 9:34 p.m. PST

I stumbled across this thread in a Google search and wanted to note for future Interweb wanderers that most "Rapid prototype" pre-dreadnoughts from WTJ can be printed in 1/1500 scale, and a few of the DDs are now available in 1/1250 and 1/1000 scales.

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