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NotNelson19 Aug 2020 2:35 a.m. PST

Do people prefer their ships with ports closed or ports open and guns run out?

I notice Langton has withdrawn a number of the 'ports closed' versions (notably Victory) but I assumed that this was because they sold more, the mould had worn out and they had not yet invested in a new one.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Aug 2020 3:10 a.m. PST

I'd prefer them run out, if I had that option.

Most aren't available like that.

NotNelson19 Aug 2020 3:18 a.m. PST

Langton tend to do both, although GHQ, Skytrex & Navwar just do them run in. The new Henry Turner ones are run out.

Personally I prefer them run in with ports closed as this would be the normal position 99% of the time and even when in battle, it would be quite common for only one side to be run out.

Cavcmdr19 Aug 2020 5:56 a.m. PST

Run out please.

I paid the extra for Rod Langton's ships with them. He said the extra cost was because the moulds did not last as long.
Well worth the extra pennies.

Have fun.

Captain Bob19 Aug 2020 6:56 a.m. PST

Run in to match my existing ships, from Red Eagle Miniatures (the ex Skytrex range). Very good for the price.

Personal logo David Manley Supporting Member of TMP19 Aug 2020 7:23 a.m. PST

Run out wherever possible

BrianW19 Aug 2020 7:25 a.m. PST

I like having a mixture of closed and open ports. The Langton book suggests that the end of the cannon barrels be painted with a touch of light gray paint, like the old portraits of ships. When done that way, the look on the table can be quite impressive.

StarCruiser19 Aug 2020 7:35 a.m. PST

I agree with the idea of mixing them.

I can see that "run out" will increase wear on the RTV molds but, having the option is nice.

Stew art Supporting Member of TMP19 Aug 2020 7:37 a.m. PST

I like the port lids closed myself. 😀

NotNelson19 Aug 2020 7:56 a.m. PST

I make that 4 all so far – interesting!

Timmo uk19 Aug 2020 8:43 a.m. PST


IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP19 Aug 2020 12:41 p.m. PST


whitejamest19 Aug 2020 12:45 p.m. PST

My collection is entirely comprised of models with the guns in, so that is my preference going forward. Also in 1/1200 if the guns are going to be anything like in scale, they're basically the size of pins.

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP20 Aug 2020 1:55 a.m. PST

I prefer the look of ships with the guns run out. But I hate painting them.

I like having the choice.

- Ix

NotNelson20 Aug 2020 1:57 a.m. PST

6.5 vs 5.5 – seems Langton's decision to go with both is the right answer so far….

SgtPrylo20 Aug 2020 8:04 a.m. PST

Run out.

AdmiralHawke25 Aug 2020 1:25 p.m. PST

Ports closed, guns in.

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