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Daniel8929 Aug 2017 3:21 a.m. PST

Hi all,

I am just about to get myself some ships to try the Shipwreck rules out. For the time being I have made some counters to print out and stick on bases for the aircraft and missiles.

I'm looking at getting some Davco 1/3000 modern ships (I've got some of their WW2 ships and really like them) but was wondering what scale aircraft do people go for if they're using models? I know Shipwreck is all about a representation of individual units on the table and scale is very abstract, but I want something that doesn't look to out of place.


John Armatys29 Aug 2017 5:18 a.m. PST

I use 1:1200 or 1:1250 aircraft with 1:3000 ships.

Allen5729 Aug 2017 6:21 a.m. PST

Same as Armatys. 1:1200/1250. CAP Aero and 617 Sqn.

Crabbman29 Aug 2017 6:26 a.m. PST

I use 1/600 made by Tumbling Dice, although a much larger scale the effect still work as it gives the effect of perspective with high flying aircraft.


dragon629 Aug 2017 7:23 a.m. PST

Navwar makes some 1/3000 aircraft cast on bases.

Personal logo T Callahan Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2017 7:46 a.m. PST

I use Figurehead 1/6000 ships and Cap Aero 1/1250 aircraft. I get a nice feel for size and distance.



Micman Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2017 8:17 a.m. PST

I use 1/2400 from GHQ and CnC for ships and 1/600 or 1/700 aircraft.

Daniel8930 Aug 2017 5:46 a.m. PST

Thanks for the responses,

I'll have to explore all the options and see how I go

Daniel8917 Jul 2018 2:49 a.m. PST

Hi all,

Thanks for all of your help, just thought I'd show off where I am at currently with my Shipwreck ships


Thanks all

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