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Schreibtischpirat06 Aug 2021 2:51 a.m. PST

Hi there,
I want to get into modern and ultramodern naval wargaming and have already some USN ships from GHQ, which are quite nice. Unfortunatley, smaller nations are not covered by GHQ. So, do you have recommendations for ships in 1:2400 for the above named nations?

Thanks in advance!

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2021 7:32 a.m. PST

Many European nations used surplus British and American vessels from 1945 until the '60s. These might give you a core. Another source might be Panzerschiffes resin 1/2400.

Thresher0106 Aug 2021 8:37 a.m. PST

CinC/PFC may have had some, but I'm not 100% sure.

Not sure who got the rights to sell them now.

dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2021 1:26 p.m. PST

You know about GHQ. As fas I recall every CinC model ship has been scrapped and by that I mean the real ship the models represent. Taiwan has the 4 Kidd class and some Perrys. Possibly still have a few heavily modified Gearings. Oh CinC does have an Arleigh Burke but the beam is too narrow.

Viking Forge has a French Frigate and they have Chinese destroyers and frigates too along with amphibious but I think GHQ has now covered those too.

The only others are Shapeways print on demand

Scafcom106 Aug 2021 9:25 p.m. PST

Alnavco(Superior) has a modern 1/2400 range. Don't recall how extensive it is, though.

David Manley07 Aug 2021 5:10 a.m. PST

QRF have the Sea Wulf range:

David Manley07 Aug 2021 5:11 a.m. PST

MT Miniatures have a new 1/2400 range as well

HMS Exeter07 Aug 2021 7:57 a.m. PST

There are several companies that carry 2400 scale "modern" ship models. "Modern" being a muddy description for ships in service since WWII. You'll have to parce through each company's offerings to figure out if you're looking at post WWII, or last year.

Superior from Alnavco has a modern line that's high Cold Wars through to the Falklands. Be careful. Superior 2400s tend to run small compared to other 2400 scale lines.

Alnavco and Viking Forge both carry SeaBattle modern 2400s. Be careful. Both companies carry some of the same items, but at very different prices. SeaBattle spans 1946-2021.

Seawulf, available from QRF, has a Falklands heavy modern line.

Shapeways has lots of stuff, but its usually pricey.

CinC had a modern line, which is now available from Canada via Legions IV Hire, Legiosivhire. Again, high Cold War.

Be careful about stuff from the UK and off ebay. It might end up being 1/3000

Schreibtischpirat09 Aug 2021 6:41 a.m. PST

Hello all,
thanks a lot for your input. I didn't know about most of those manufacturers.
Viking forge has to my liking modern german ships, including the Brandenburg- and Sachsen-class frigate, which is quite nice :) U212 is missing, but yeah, not that bad.

For the french, turkish or greece navy, no one has a reasonable amount of currently active ships available. Sad, but I have to use what's out there. :)

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