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Allen5719 Aug 2018 6:39 a.m. PST

Anyone offer Renaissance (not ancient) galleys smaller than 1:1200?

daveshoe19 Aug 2018 8:06 a.m. PST

Figurehead miniatures made a line of 1/2400 scale Renaissance galleys.


You can still get them through The Last Square:
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You can see some photos of painted versions on my blog:
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Dave

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP19 Aug 2018 8:08 a.m. PST

The Figurehead range includes a full 1/2400 Lepanto set. I have a bunch of them painted up.

I know you can get them at The Last Square in the US or Magister Militum in the UK, not sure about anywhere else. Unfortunately, neither has pictures of them.

Keep in mind that the standard battle galley of the Renaissance was only about 125' long, so in 1/2400 will be just over 1/2" long. They're pretty small.

- Ix

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP19 Aug 2018 8:09 a.m. PST

Simulpost!

McKinstry Fezian19 Aug 2018 8:23 a.m. PST

Tumbling Dice make a nice range of 1/2400 Renaissance galleys and such as well. A bit more robust than the Figurehead ones but compatible. The galleys are in the Spanish Armada range 1520-1590.

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Navwar makes a small range in 1/3000 but I have not seen them so cannot opine.

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Allen5719 Aug 2018 9:24 a.m. PST

Thanks fellows.

McKinstry, In what way are the TD galleys more robust.

Prince Alberts Revenge19 Aug 2018 3:35 p.m. PST

Allen, in my experience Tumbling Dice have ratlines cast onto the masts which make the masts themselves more robust. It's pretty difficult to bend their masts. In my experiencs Figurehead have a little more slender and fragile masts.

I'm a big fan of the Tumbling Dice miniatures and prefer the cast on ratlines. Some do not.

Allen5719 Aug 2018 4:14 p.m. PST

Do TD galleys have ratlines?

McKinstry Fezian19 Aug 2018 8:59 p.m. PST

I don't recall ratlines on galleys but the galleons do. Overall TD models are my favorite as by robust, they are generally a bit larger/thicker thus a bit easier to paint and a bit tougher as gaming pieces.

The Beast Rampant20 Aug 2018 1:45 p.m. PST

TD all the way. IMO, at that scale, the fine detailing of Hallmark just gets lost. I don't enjoy my minis with a magnifying glass, so what's the point?

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