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Matsuru Sami Kaze14 Dec 2016 3:45 p.m. PST

1:48 scale.

Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2016 5:38 p.m. PST

Like this Great War surplus Macchi? link
Bit rich for you? How about a Supermarine Seagull in card? link

jedburgh14 Dec 2016 7:15 p.m. PST

The Smer 1/48 Supermarine Walrus – can usually be had cheaply on Ebay


Matsuru Sami Kaze14 Dec 2016 10:32 p.m. PST

Passenger type flying boat?
Dornier X maybe. Anyone produce those?

slugbalancer15 Dec 2016 9:44 a.m. PST

Not 1920's but how about this Short Empire
Expensive though.

dBerczerk15 Dec 2016 12:50 p.m. PST

Here's a Dornier X in 1/100 scale.


One in 1/48th scale would be quite a sight on a gaming table.

From here:


Matsuru Sami Kaze15 Dec 2016 9:36 p.m. PST

The Short is too too pricey.
The Do X in 100 scale too small.
A 1:48 Dornier probably too dominant on the board even if there was one.
The Walrus may be the one. In civilian colors, it will sit in a coastal Chinese Warlord harbor with five or six factions fighting. Remotely detonated Mines, torpedoes, Junks, sampans, the SS Venture from the King Kong movie, charging paddlewheelers, a CMB, barges, US Gunboat sticking its nose in, armed buoy, armed Lighter, the stepchild of the
African Queen an old leased, captured U-Boat with defective torpedoes, the warlord's personal motor launch (fast enough to get into trouble), the War Junk (6" gun), improved Congrieve Rockets. You can see why I need a seaplane to drop into the middle of this scenario.

jowady16 Dec 2016 2:46 p.m. PST

It's not '20s (but neither is the Walrus) but you could always go with a PBY;


Matsuru Sami Kaze16 Dec 2016 5:59 p.m. PST

Love the PBY. But the Walrus is going to be the better fit. They were first produced in 1930, which is close enough. They look fragile but were designed to be catapulted off a ship, which indicates some hearty design. I liked the biplane configuration. I ordered one off eBay last night.
Right now the only thing better than a Walrus is going to be two Walri.

dBerczerk17 Dec 2016 12:24 p.m. PST

Sounds like an interesting game you have planned. I hope to see photos of your collection as it progresses.

Matsuru Sami Kaze18 Dec 2016 2:35 p.m. PST

It will be a floor game. Considering it for Little Wars April 39-30.

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