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fred218428 Apr 2018 3:47 p.m. PST

I'd like to know my options for this scale of ww2 naval please.. I know of navwar but I don't like there old fashioned way of payment (still)… This day and age they should atleast have PayPal.. But does anyone sell navwar as a third party or any other company that sells this scale please…

dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2018 6:42 p.m. PST

Navwar dropped outside sellers years ago.

Someone has the old Skytrex range but I forget who.

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2018 7:14 p.m. PST

The old Davco 1/3000 line moved from Skytrex to Navy Modeks and Books in 2017.

That and Navwar are the only 1/3000 options for WW2 I know of.

- Ix

HMS Exeter Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2018 10:01 p.m. PST

War Times Journal had been doing 1/3000 pre-dreads in metal, but they are winding that down. They have been running a sale on their metal models and I think they are down to the dregs.

WTJ is still doing 1/3000 pre-dreads and WWI, but now it's all 3D printing. I have some of their 3D prints in 2400 scale and they are gorrrgeous! Their site has pix of their models. They come out transluscent, and paint up well.

Shapeways has a fair few modellers dabbling in 3000 scale. I don't have any of their models so I can't speak to their quality.


David Manley29 Apr 2018 8:57 a.m. PST

Navwar's ranges are unparalleled in 1/3000, you are cutting off your nose to spite your face by not considering them. I have ordered many times using "old fashioned" letters to contact them, and I've often had my gods arrive faster than from online retailers.

stewart46A29 Apr 2018 8:59 a.m. PST

Navwar May be old fashioned but he is a nice chap to speak to and his models look good. I bought 60 1/3000 Napoleonic ships from him recently and a very quick turnaround. Ordered Saturday, sent cheque received order Thursday. A lot quick then some companies with PayPal, bank tx and credit cards.

HMS Exeter Supporting Member of TMP29 Apr 2018 9:04 a.m. PST

+1 Manley. Navwar is old school, and their ordering system clunky, but they get the job done. I only ordered from them once and sent a £10.00 GBP note in a letter, but the ships came.

Navwar does credit cards, you just gotta send the info in separate emails. Look on the bright side. Given his low tech profile, your CC info isn't likely to get hacked.

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2018 3:34 a.m. PST

Another +1 for Navwar. Except for a technology profile frozen in about 1998, Navwar has an unbeatable service culture.

The last few times I ordered from Navwar, I made up an order form in a spreadsheet, printed it out, signed it, scanned it, and sent the image via free on-line fax service. This was a lot of extra steps, but actually not all that hard to do. The orders arrived amazingly quickly, considering they crossed the Atlantic and my native continent. Ordering within the UK should be even faster.

- Ix

jambo130 Apr 2018 8:15 a.m. PST

Navwar all the way, lovely little models, I know their ordering is old fashioned but they are super models.

colkitto30 Apr 2018 12:29 p.m. PST

Like everybody says Navwar is great. Enormous range, cheap and remarkably quick service, beside which ordering in the traditional way is a minor inconvenience. And Tony took a chance not that long ago and did us all a favour by reprinting General Quarters 1 and 2: great price, and no wargamer should be without AT LEAST one copy of each.

Digby Green13 Sep 2019 9:47 a.m. PST

Yes, Navwar is old fashioned. (no email, no phone number)
But I also just sent them an order, via post from new Zealand, with my credit card number.
And the order arrrived very quickly.
So I now have some Navwar and some Davco ships to compare.

And now I need to learn how to paint and base them

Buckeye AKA Darryl18 Oct 2019 4:00 p.m. PST

Exeter…do you have an email address for him? Doesn't appear to be one on the website, and I do not mind sending CC info via separate emails…used to do it all the time with RH Models with no issues.

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