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Oldgrumbler Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2021 6:53 p.m. PST

Any suggestions?
I have the Litko island, sand bars, & shoals.
I think I will order some Irregular miniatures 2 mm terrain (1/900).
Someone makes a model of Ford Island (Pearl Harbor) but I lost the website.
Does Shapeways have any? I haven't found any there.
I can use my wargaming hills for islands with some Irregular Miniature fortifications & trains. All I have come up with so far. All for asthetics & perhaps some bombardment/invasion scenarios.


Dan Cyr13 Nov 2021 10:13 p.m. PST

Look at 3D printing. offers lots of free files that might be of use if you know anyone with a printer.

Thresher0114 Nov 2021 10:02 a.m. PST

In these scales, it's really easy to create islands, sandbars, etc..

Tropical foliage is an issue – especially palm trees, but you can just go with ground foam as a replacement instead.

Oldgrumbler Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2021 11:53 a.m. PST

I would really like a harbor & shore batteries. I did find something on Shapeways.


Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2021 12:27 p.m. PST

Navwar sells 1/3000 harbor pieces.

Brigade Models sells 1/1000 scale terrain, lots of it. Works brilliantly for 1/1200 shore terrain.

Irregular Miniatures sells 2mm terrain. I find some of these work better at 1/2400, some at 1/1200, and a few at either scale.

Navy Models and Books has the old Triton 1/1250 harbor bits and Thetis 1/3000 harbor bits.

WTJ makes shore batteries in any scale from 1/3000 on up for the pre-dreadnought period and WWI.

Links to all of the above are in my naval miniatures shopping database. Filter for the Category "terrain".

You can also look for the Fujima 1/3000 WWII harbor kits on eBay: auction

Spithead miniatures has produced quite a few 1/1200 ACW buildings and forts, but these can only be ordered by joining a list of potential customers and waiting until there is enough demand to produce a set. The website shut down years ago and there is only a Facebook page now, but you can contact Phil Ireson (the owner) by email:


To populate an entire seaside town in 1/1200, I would go with Brigade Models and never look back.

To do it in 1/2400 would require a lot of scratchbuilding. Most of the building bits in smaller scales are harbors only, not neighborhoods or industrial districts.

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