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Sundance01 Sep 2019 11:04 a.m. PST

Anyone make these or other 15th century ships? Thanks!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2019 1:42 p.m. PST

Old Glory makes a cog and a merchant ship in their "shipyard" section if those are of any use to you.

HMS Exeter01 Sep 2019 5:46 p.m. PST

Ziterdes makes a 28mm caravel hull in cast foam. It's not super expensive, but it is pretty primitive. It's an interesting starting point, but comes with no accessories. If yo want to game with it you'll want to put a wooden base under it for sturdiness. You'll have to bore out and set brass or plastic tubing to hold the masts. And you'll have to cut out and set gun ports.

It's pretty good size, but making any real yse of it is going to require a significant investment in time and effort.

There is one for sale on eBay with some real nice "after" images, the problem is getting to that point from "before."


You could try adapting something from Firelock Games as a 15th century vessel.





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But +1 79th PA, the OG Shipyard 28mm Cog and Lepanto Wars are very good starting point for 15th century wet warfare.

Personal logo Dan Cyr Supporting Member of TMP01 Sep 2019 8:05 p.m. PST

Frankly, it would be fairly simple/easy to build what you want, depending on the level of detail you want. Keep in mind that your interest is to use them to game with, not to win awards for modeling. Plans and desk lay-outs easy to find:



Sundance02 Sep 2019 9:44 a.m. PST

79th, thanks. I guess for what I want, they are close enough to work. I'll have to think on it.

KPinder, thanks wasn't aware of Firelock Games. Yes, they have a useful ship or two.

Dan, yes, I've been considering that option too.

Thanks, guys!

Simon Chick Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Sep 2019 4:34 a.m. PST

Search for the Zvedza Hansa Kog plastic kit.
Whatever scale it says it is, i'll fit OK with 28mm figures.
Option to make it as a waterline version too I think.



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