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axabrax Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2018 7:26 a.m. PST

Wasn't sure which category to put this in. I am looking for 28mm Inuit kayaks or something that can be converted into one. So far the best I can come up with is French Indian War canoes with green stuff tops. Anyone else have anything?

mjkerner Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2018 7:51 a.m. PST

Kings Hobbies has some.


Cacique Caribe Inactive Member30 Apr 2018 7:54 a.m. PST


Got a picture of the specific style you are looking for? Single rider (hunting) kayak or a skin boat/canoe for multiple people?

Seeing as how most of the single (hunting) kayaks ride so low to the water, it might not be too terribly hard to make a "cookie-cutter" or trimming template for making them out of polymer ("Sculpey") clay. Or perhaps even balsa wood.






Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2018 10:40 a.m. PST

I'm with Cacique Caribe: the freeboard of a kayak is basically negligable, so I think I'd use balsa or plasticard with some putty details added to the top surface -- waist gunwale, stitiching, or the slight tenting on the kayak top left in CC's excellent image.

zoneofcontrol Inactive Member30 Apr 2018 11:54 a.m. PST

I am not a 28mm gamer but have seen many threads on TMP asking about which model railroad scale is compatible with 28mm minis. The usual answer is that "O" is close. Have you check the multitude of RR supply sites or even artist/architectural minis? I'm sure anything you may find will require some adapting.

Also, there was a recent (within past week?) post about a new release of Inuit figures. Maybe you can check thru the Hobby News section on the front page. It caught my eye because I am watching "The Terror" series on TV.

Another idea would be to look at Matchbox, Corgi, Hot Wheels, etc. for other possible options. A lot of that stuff is in the area of 1/64 but can vary from model to model.

These guys are right near me and they sell a "S" scale (1:43) model kayak. They are listed as "in stock".

axabrax Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2018 3:20 p.m. PST

Thanks for all the great ideas! And Dan in particular for the photos. I am looking for single rower hunting kayaks. I have been tracking all of the Inuit releases recently from Bear's Den, which I think are the ones previously mentioned, and there isn't a kayak in the bunch. I may try scratch building something for the first time in my life here :-D


zoneofcontrol Inactive Member30 Apr 2018 3:27 p.m. PST

Cacique Caribe (Dan) wrote:
"Or perhaps even balsa wood."

You could start with a balsa wood dowel and cut & sand from there. Just a thought…

Another thought is to go to a DIY home fix it store and look in the millwork section. Corner moldings (interior corner & exterior corner) and 1/4-round & 1/2-round. They all come in wood and also softer material that would be easier to work with.

Cacique Caribe Inactive Member30 Apr 2018 4:31 p.m. PST


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