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Whiteylegs15 Dec 2015 4:30 a.m. PST

Hi everyone,
I am new to gaming and to flats. I was wondering – does anyone know if there are any flat model makers who sell WWII warships – eg the Bismarck and the Hood?

If anyone has any ideas, please let me know. Thanks.

Andy.

Dynaman878915 Dec 2015 5:25 a.m. PST

This site is not the highest detail but it may work for what you are needing.

cke1st.com/m_games4.htm

Junior General's top down section has a Bismark and Hood if I remember correctly but not many others too.

Schogun Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2015 5:31 a.m. PST

Topside Minis:
topsideminis.com

epturner15 Dec 2015 6:16 a.m. PST

Wow that Topside stuff looks pretty cool.

Eric

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2015 6:17 a.m. PST

Topside, excellent stuff

nukesnipe Supporting Member of TMP15 Dec 2015 6:50 a.m. PST

FSpaceRPG sells some on Wargame Vault.

Regards,

Scott Chisholm

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Dec 2015 7:35 a.m. PST

The Topside stuff is excellent. I have no interest in WW2 but I got some samples at a show.

NOTE: It is printed on plastic (vinyl?) so very durable and waterproof!

Only Warlock16 Dec 2015 2:12 p.m. PST

I have some Topside stuff. Really, really nice for flats.

I have a lot of 1/2400 minis for Pacific, but I am doing Topside flats for Atlantic/Med instead.

Whiteylegs18 Dec 2015 2:24 a.m. PST

Thanks Everyone :)

I will have a look at Topside.

Does anyone know if there are any figure makers where the ships are side-on, rather than top-down?

Regards,

Andy.

lapatrie88 Inactive Member30 Dec 2015 1:14 p.m. PST

Andy, I have not seen side-on markers for ships, which would look good.

Christian Rogge may still be on the SYW pages of TMP; he paints his own flats for the 18th century wars (land). Perhaps he can advise you?

Pontius31 Dec 2015 4:08 a.m. PST

If you don't mind doing a little work yourself try visiting shipbucket.com There you find detailed drawings of nearly every warship ever designed since the mid 19th century. With a simple image manipulation program and a printer it is possible to produce flats of ships from the Gloire and Warrior up to the latest designs, and in whatever scale you desire.

Whiteylegs01 Jan 2016 7:20 p.m. PST

Thanks All.

Pontius – thanks for the link. We have been using paper printouts of ships and then sticking them on a base to play our games at the moment. Cheap and effective. This site provides access to a fabulous range of drawings that will increase our fleets:)

lapatrie – I will make some enquiries and let you know how I go. Happy New Year everyone.

Andy.

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