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wargamer622 Jul 2017 1:59 a.m. PST

Hi Pithead have made several prototype models for 4 South American navies plus some Austrian ironclad models for Lissa. We are looking for pledges of support from you to enable us to begin production of some of these sets in August by which time we hope to have the Italian ironclads ready. Pithead have also made a start on some Lissa wooden warships which we hope to introduce when we have sold a few of the ironclads models and work has already started on some French ironclads in 1/1200 scale in three periods from 1860 , 1870 and 1880. We have also begun work on opposing British ironclads for the 1870s and 1880s but will not be making any 1860s models as there is already an excellent and comprehensive range available from Red Eagle miniatures.In addition to the former list of models a small 1/1200 Russian range has also been started for the late 1880s . If you would like to see any of these ship models put into production then contact us at vanilla55@sky.com .Our website showing the prototype ranges can be viewed at <br /> link

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2017 3:08 a.m. PST

Those are very nice models!

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2017 9:06 a.m. PST

I'm in for the entire Lissa fleet set, but you already knew that. :-)

I'm also still in the market for the UMB set, "Mobile Bay Screw Sloops", but this is also old news.

I'm totally stoked about the later ironclads, especially opponents for the British to fight. There are plenty of 1870+ British I'd love to have, but I'm also interested in any French ironclads you make for the 1860-1890 period.

- Ix

Ferozopore23 Jul 2017 9:19 a.m. PST

What Russians are you working on?
As you know I am also in for Lissa models and for French. Here's a greedy idea: French wood frigates or sloops to use for a 'what if' descent on Farragut's squadron at Mobile Bay.

wargamer623 Jul 2017 10:47 a.m. PST

Just three Russian ship types so far, the three Sinopes the two Alexanders and a B!ack sea Barbette battleship whose name escapes me now , Dv something? I don't recognise your tmp name so I can't say whether I have you down for the Lissa ships or not Ferozopore. It would be nice to get one of these new sets into production next month. I was thinking it would be good to have some French cruisers for the Sino French war myself, probably a bit late for the civil war though.

Prince Alberts Revenge23 Jul 2017 12:37 p.m. PST

I'm interested in these, especially Lissa fleets, what would the price be on these?

wargamer623 Jul 2017 9:27 p.m. PST

I am selling the models in sets and will be charging around £6.00 GBP a model.

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2017 8:46 a.m. PST

Here's a greedy idea: French wood frigates or sloops to use for a 'what if' descent on Farragut's squadron at Mobile Bay.
This can already be put together using the vessels offered by Pithead and the European transitional wooden vessels sold by Red Eagle. The Red Eagle SOLs, frigates, and oceanic ironclads will serve as the big fleet units, but most navies had plenty of smaller wooden gunboats to serve patrol and cruising duties on faraway stations, and Pithead's Union and South American wooden steamers will fill these roles perfectly. I bought the Brazilian and Paraguayan fleets to double as generic steam gunboats in colonial actions. The wooden vessels in the Chilean and Peruvian Pacific War fleets would work too.

I personally hope to see Phil make at least a few of the French broadside ironclads missing from the Red Eagle line (Couronne, Provence class, Alma class, Belliqueuse class, etc.) but I'm not holding my breath. That's a tough sell. I'd buy a bunch of each, but I might be the sole interested customer. :-)

- Ix

wargamer624 Jul 2017 10:19 a.m. PST

You will get the Provence class but probably not Couronne and the others are cruising ironclads that will only be considered if the battleships sell well enough I'm afraid . Its all down to costs , if I made every thing folks are after I would go broke and as making model ships is my hobby and not my job that isn't an option .

Ferozopore28 Jul 2017 12:40 p.m. PST

Let's not forget the Ocean class. That was an early favorite of mine as was the Alma.

wargamer629 Jul 2017 2:15 a.m. PST

Started so far we have Gloire class of 3 ironclads, Magenta class of 2 , Provence class x10, Ocean class x3, Richelieu, Friesland, Colbert class x2, Redoubtable, Devastation class x2 , Duperre , Formidable class x2, Marceau , Neptune, Magenta and Hoche. Plus a number of British ironclads of the 1870s and 1880s and six Russian ironclads of the late 1880s early 1890s.

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2017 8:24 a.m. PST

I'll take them all. :-)

I hope I get a chance to buy all those. Woot!

- Ix

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