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wargamer606 Nov 2018 7:03 a.m. PST

Spithead have released two more sets in their Lissa 1866 series of ships, these are the Austrian Gunboats of the 3rd Division and the Italian Avisios,a Paddle Frigate and a small Steam Frigate. The Gunboats of the 3rd Division come in 2 classes, four of the Reka class and three of the Dalmat class, these can be differentiated by the larger bridge aft of the funnel on the Dalmat gunboats. As a sculptor I am particularly pleased with the way the Italian paddle Avisio's have turned out, they must be the handsomest vessels I have ever made models for. Two of these ships Messaggiere and Esploratore were capable of 17 knots and it was the Messaggiere scouting off Lissa Island that sent the message to Admiral Persano that the Austrian battlefleet was in sight.
If you are interested in these or any other ships Spithead produce then contact us at and we will send you a list of our extensive range of 1/1200 scale Ironclad models .


David Manley06 Nov 2018 12:53 p.m. PST

Seriously tempted…..

Enakan06 Nov 2018 3:51 p.m. PST

I emailed and got an immediate response. Counting up my pennies right now! Thanks Phil!!!

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2018 8:36 p.m. PST

Thanks for making these. I'm really really really really really really really sorry you're not going to let them remain in production, but at least I'll have a complete set. This pet sideshow of yours made Lissa 1866 a project worth considering for me.

- Ix

wargamer606 Nov 2018 10:00 p.m. PST

They could remain in production if there was a big enough demand to warrant a new set of moulds being made but due to the commitment required by customers to buy so many ships it is understandable. A battle like Lissa is not for the fainthearted and it would be daft for me to make a complete set of moulds if only a few ships were sold, currently I need around seven more people to subscribe to make this happen. I am only glad that there were enough people around to show the interest to get this project off the ground in the first place. It was you guys who took the risk of seeing a full set of ships being made, at least those that come after can now see that we actually followed this project through to the end so thanks guys.

David Manley07 Nov 2018 9:37 a.m. PST

Fingers crossed – I would like to get a complete set, hopefully others will want to as well and you'll get the minimum orders you meed

Basha Felika07 Nov 2018 12:46 p.m. PST

I've signed up for the set :-)

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian08 Nov 2018 5:10 a.m. PST

Sent two emails yesterday…. no response. ;(

wargamer608 Nov 2018 5:18 a.m. PST

Are you sending it to the right address .

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian08 Nov 2018 5:38 a.m. PST

Yes sir!

wargamer608 Nov 2018 6:20 a.m. PST

Well that's strange because that's were I am sending this from. T Charles Speedy , I haven't actually heard from you, did you get an acknowledgement about signing up?

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian08 Nov 2018 6:37 a.m. PST


Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian08 Nov 2018 6:39 a.m. PST

I will try one more time. Perhaps I am going to your junk mail folder….

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian08 Nov 2018 6:39 a.m. PST

OK… just got a response to one of my earlier emails. Thanks!

wargamer608 Nov 2018 12:23 p.m. PST

Problem solved, I found yours and Mr Speedys emails in my junk box . My PC didn't like them for some reason.

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