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Daniel8913 Aug 2017 1:36 a.m. PST

Anyone know if there are any suitable sized sampans to use with 10mm, can't seem to see anything

alan lockhart Supporting Member of TMP13 Aug 2017 2:12 p.m. PST

Alrhough slightly on the small side, the former Kennington Miniatures 10mm models are available from SHQ.

Schlesien13 Aug 2017 4:55 p.m. PST

Minifigs has a 12mm one. That's what I use mixed in with my 10m figs.

Daniel8914 Aug 2017 4:34 a.m. PST

Thanks chaps,

Was wondering if you have any photos for me to have a look at?


Skeptic14 Aug 2017 6:02 a.m. PST

Curious about their potential for ancient sampans, I looked them up.

Here is the Minifigs one, which has curious-looking deckhouses:



I haven't yet found a picture of the SHQ one, but did find the PDF catalogue that mentions it, on p. 28:



Joe Legan Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2017 11:47 a.m. PST

Flashpoint has nice ones. At 15mm a little large but for a sampan think it would work fine. Pics in my last battle post link


Daniel8915 Aug 2017 1:13 a.m. PST

Thanks chaps,

I'll have a look at flashpoint, might be good for larger boats for 10mm.

I have sent an enquiry to SHQ to see whether they have any pictures, if not I'll see if they carry this range to shows and have a look at the next one.


alan lockhart Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2017 7:07 a.m. PST

Here is a photo of my SHQ models, alongside some Pendraken 10mm NVA


My understanding is that the old Kennington range was 1/200 scale, hence the rather smaller size. However, for riverine models, I find them acceptable as the smaller models do lend themselves to a degree of perspective by seeming to be further in the distance.

Hope this helps.


Daniel8916 Aug 2017 7:36 a.m. PST

Thank you very much Alan, very helpful


alan lockhart Supporting Member of TMP16 Aug 2017 8:15 a.m. PST

Glad to be of help.

womble67 Supporting Member of TMP23 Aug 2017 2:00 a.m. PST

My list of 10mm Useful Wargaming Manufacturers. may be of help.

As always, comments are appreciated.

Take care


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