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Queen Catherine07 Apr 2017 12:43 p.m. PST

I do have Fb access, and some of the pics of the ships look quite good. In other pics they look 'rough' in the casting [printing, I guess, really].

Anyone have these and have good pics of them in the raw and painted up?

I'm quite interested in them, they seem like a nice alternative for a larger model.

Thanks!

Queen Catherine07 Apr 2017 1:46 p.m. PST

I should add that due to the nature of the company, it's hard to figure out what to label their product by era or anything else!

Victorian SF Pre-dreadnoughts of the late 19th and early 20th centuries?

Covert Walrus07 Apr 2017 2:12 p.m. PST

Sounds like what Fletcher Pratt and Louis Mountbatten got up to way back when. :)Interesting idea though :0

gamershs07 Apr 2017 10:54 p.m. PST

Houston Ships? His models were 1/1000 for the Pre-dreadnoughts . Am assembling my last 2 US battleships (Illinois class).

Had the first Battle of Hawaii where Hawaii was a protectorate of Russia (battle was in 1907 on a what if history) and the US was trying to stop a supply convoy going to the Russian naval base at Pearl Harbor. Only protected and armored cruisers and Destroyers and torpedo boats. The next battle will be with the battle ships.

As far as Fletcher Pratt was concerned, they used ship recognition models which were 1/1200 (1 inch equals 100 feet).

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP08 Apr 2017 3:52 a.m. PST

I don't have FB access, but took a peek anyway.

I'd say the 'good' are actually painted up, though not detailed.

First I heard there were ships made; I really must wake up once in awhile.

As FB is determined to make itself useless as a store unless your customer base, to a man, are members, can anyone tell me how many ships are in the 'fleet packs?'

A curmudgeonly tip o' the hat…

Doug

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian08 Apr 2017 6:56 a.m. PST

Had the first Battle of Hawaii where Hawaii was a protectorate of Russia (battle was in 1907 on a what if history) and the US was trying to stop a supply convoy going to the Russian naval base at Pearl Harbor. Only protected and armored cruisers and Destroyers and torpedo boats. The next battle will be with the battle ships.

I guess I am not alone in my madness. I have fleets to do Russia vs US about 1908, in 1/600 (and in 1/2400, which I might let go). I was envisioning some conflict over Alaska.

gamershs09 Apr 2017 1:23 p.m. PST

A little late for Alaska so I picked Hawaii.

When the planters revolted in 1893 the chief of police wanted to fight but the queen stopped him. In the alternate history he attacked and won and executed the treasonous planters. The land which the previous king had given to the planters was confiscated and their families were escorted to the protected cruiser which just happened to be in the harbor. The queen played the various powers off against each until 1906 when Germany attempted to seize Hawaii and was stopped. The queen selected the Russians as a protectorate (there was no Ruso-Japanese war) as it's navy was strong enough but it was the least likely power to try a takeover.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2017 5:37 a.m. PST

My Hawaii actually was independent, but had the support of the British against the US. However, as it was a VSF version, the history was a bit more convoluted than these.

I like flying fleets to more support the surface ones, and these could point me in a direct I've been considering, but would still like the info I requested above.

Doug

Brigman2000 Inactive Member12 Apr 2017 10:24 a.m. PST

But would still like the info I requested above.

Doug,


Its on the facebook page post from December 16th, 2016

Queen Catherine16 Apr 2017 9:38 a.m. PST

Fleet packs are 20 or so ships. Price is great!
I contacted them via their listed email at Fb:

blacksmoke.bluewater@gmail.com

Dan K was quick to reply and helpful with info.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2017 12:14 p.m. PST

Thanks so much, both.

Have to agree, those are damnably tempting. ;->=

Doug

Poniatowski Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2017 11:34 a.m. PST

I think they are well done and worth the cost. The rules work well too, but I sense a second edition sometime soon to clear up some of the "smoke" so to speak.

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