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Anton Ryzbak26 Feb 2020 5:53 a.m. PST


A happenstance purchase at the flea market of a local convention left me in possession of a bunch of Thoroughbred 1/600 scale models. A rash decision to run a game at Battlefields on March 7th using these models left me in the position of having to build and paint them in the space of four weeks. Follow the madness here;








Frederick Supporting Member of TMP26 Feb 2020 6:21 a.m. PST

Nice work!

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP26 Feb 2020 7:01 a.m. PST

Well Anton, look what you've done!

You've got a great collection up and ready for you con presentation here – madness fulfilled. :)

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP26 Feb 2020 8:07 a.m. PST

Nice collection.

NOLA Chris Supporting Member of TMP26 Feb 2020 11:04 a.m. PST

very nice!

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP26 Feb 2020 11:46 a.m. PST

The paintwork came out really nicely. I know the black-wash-over-gray is easy (done it myself), but it looks really good from viewing distance, especially on beautifully sculpted models like the Thoroughbreds.

The scratch-built Tennessee looks great! It needs only one thing: the above-deck steering chains. They were the most important detail of the design, after all. grin

I'm amused to see two Roanokes. The first one was so unsuccessful they wouldn't let her out of harbor. I'm not sure what to do with the one I have.

Are you going to add smoke to the stacks?

- Ix

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP26 Feb 2020 12:02 p.m. PST

Also, a suggestion: mount the flags on wire poles and make them removable.

Some of these ships served multiple navies, or could have (sometimes ships got captured, after the war they got sold off), and single-ender steam/sail wooden gunboats were just ubiquitous on the world's oceans until the 20th C.

It can be fun to leave behind the ACW rivers and estuaries and venture far abroad to Europe or South America sometimes with a simple change of nationality for instance, the Scorpions and Passaic could fight each other in the Gulf of Finland without changing anything but the flags (UK and Russia).

- Ix

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP26 Feb 2020 2:23 p.m. PST

look nice! BTW I didn't have to twist your arm to buy these…very much.


Anton Ryzbak26 Feb 2020 4:00 p.m. PST

@Yellow Admiral, I have to go to my local brick and mortar and get some fine chain for the Tennessee, the only stuff I have in hand now is badly out of scale, I was going to use the flags and wire that Thoroughbred provides and will follow your suggestion of not gluing them in. I have to confess that IO made the purchase without too close an examination of the assortment.

@ZULUPAUL that is so true, I have been in love with those models since they first came out in the early 90's, they are simply stunning, and the price was unbeatable

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP26 Feb 2020 4:41 p.m. PST

Congratulations on your fortunate acquisition. Very nice work.
I hope your game goes well.

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP26 Feb 2020 8:34 p.m. PST

I have to confess that IO made the purchase without too close an examination of the assortment.
At least you have the excuse that it was a single impulse purchase of a whole lot. My motley collection of mismatched misfits was acquired over many years, many purchases, without direction or purpose or clear intent. Thoroughbred models are irresistably pretty.

- Ix

Anton Ryzbak26 Feb 2020 9:21 p.m. PST

@Yellow Admiral There have been several times that a single figure has led me to purchase an entire army, all it takes is one particularly well sculpted figure. I have a couple of hundred Thematic Byzantines because of an old Citadel Byzantine general figure……….I have always been terrible at impulse control.

Thoroughbred Miniatures are so fine that you don't need any excuse beyond "But, it looked cool"

Choctaw27 Feb 2020 11:55 a.m. PST

I'm a huge fan of Thoroughbred Miniatures and love what you have done with your collection.

Anton Ryzbak27 Feb 2020 10:05 p.m. PST


I got off my backside and worked up the nerve to start rigging the ships, I have to say that this is not my favorite part of the enterprise!


Anton Ryzbak01 Mar 2020 5:36 p.m. PST

And I finally got the rest of them rigged! I'm sticking with ironclads and monitors from now on. link


Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP04 Mar 2020 12:10 p.m. PST

Thoroughbred makes the best Civil War naval and Riverine models on the market. I stopped counting how many I own. You made a great decision Anton. Great buy!

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