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Garryjohnuk18 Oct 2020 12:24 p.m. PST

Hi Im looking to get some Galleys to fight Lepantoish actions and was wondering what the sizes of their 1/2400 Galleys were. Also what size are Navwar 1/3000 ones.


Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2020 8:45 p.m. PST

I've never seen the Tumbling Dice galleys or the Navwar 1/3000 galleys, so I'd be interested to know this information as well.

I bought and painted a lot of the Thoroughbred 1/2400 galleys. They're pretty danged small. Most Renaissance galleys were 100'-150' long and only 15'-30' wide, so in 1/2400 they're mostly 12-20mm long and 3-5mm wide. The oars can easily double or triple the width of the model depending on how they're modeled. This will allow you to fit Lepanto or Djerba onto a large table, if you're willing to play a game like Unholy Alliance or Inferno and Glory with multiple galleys per base (or sabot).

Personally I think even 1/1200 galleys are a bit small to be playing with, but that's the scale I own the most of. I would personally prefer 1/600, but there aren't any really nice 1/600 Renaissance galley models for sale, so my wallet is safe. grin

- Ix

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian19 Oct 2020 5:11 a.m. PST

Ix, Is this

Thoroughbred 1/2400 galleys
a typo?

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2020 9:40 a.m. PST

Not a typo, a brain fart. I meant Figurehead, not Thoroughbred.

- Ix

colkitto19 Oct 2020 10:28 a.m. PST

I've got some Navwar 1/3000 samples. They're crisply moulded – but they are *very* small. I think you would need to do several on one base for mass effect.

Prince Alberts Revenge19 Oct 2020 6:02 p.m. PST

I meant to reply to this earlier. I have a bunch of them. The ships have a hull and a separate base that has the oars sculpted into it. You drop the hull into a recess and it all looks quite nice. I attach the metal bases to my own magnetzed wooded bases.

I just measured a lanterna, a large galley and small galley. The base of the lanterna is a about an inch and a half, the small galley is an inch and the large galley in between the size of the other two. The bases for all are about half an inch long.

email me at lecoqfou at gmail and I can snap some pictures and send them to you. I can put them next to a ruler if you want.

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