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whitejamest07 Dec 2016 1:15 p.m. PST

Hi folks. I recently finished another 1/2400 Tumbling Dice model, this time a 1st rate, and again using War Artisan graphics applied directly to the hull. I like a nice crisp checkerboard pattern, so Jeff's beautiful artwork has been a godsend in this very tiny scale.

Topgallant masts and bowsprit were replaced with brass rods so they would be much thinner than the cast metal of the miniature. Rigging is with nylon paintbrush bristles, just as with the 1/1200 models.

As many here know, Jeff's work can be found and purchased here:

More photos on my site at:



devsdoc08 Dec 2016 5:09 p.m. PST

Be safe

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP08 Dec 2016 5:23 p.m. PST

Nice work.

dantheman Supporting Member of TMP08 Dec 2016 7:59 p.m. PST

Why tumbling dice as opposed to Figurehead? I would think the latter more accurate and available in the States.

whitejamest09 Dec 2016 8:00 a.m. PST

Thanks Rory and Shagnasty.

Dan, the figurehead models are nice too, and I agree are slightly more accurate in the proportions. But I like the cast-on ratlines of the Tumbling Dice models, which combined with the strength of the metal used make them very tough little miniatures.
As for availability, I was very impressed with Tumbling Dice's turn around time. Had them in my hands in no time.

devsdoc09 Dec 2016 4:18 p.m. PST

I think James is right. I love the casts-on ratlines. I unlike James I only dry-brush the ship sides. The castings are so sharp you can pick-up the check sides. I undercoat with brown so I can dry-brush the rat-lines black. I could not spend the time that James spends on his beautiful ships. I did do one fully rigged ship with running rigging. It looked too much on such a small model. I now only do some standing-rigging. James are so much better than mine. In my eyes its the models themselves that show off my work on my own ships. Sorry! but I cannot work out how to get photos on this site.
Be safe

dantheman Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2016 1:09 p.m. PST

Interesting that Tumbling Dice ships are easy to order here in the US. I looked at their Anglo Dutch line but wasn't comfortable with them. May reconsider.

Volunteer Fezian05 Jan 2017 10:23 p.m. PST

They look super nice James.

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