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jeeves22 Jan 2022 12:01 p.m. PST

Does anyone make the German Bussard class in 1/2400? Or in any scale?

HMS Exeter22 Jan 2022 12:19 p.m. PST

Do a Google search on her sister SMS Geier. She was more famous, ending up in the USN as USS Schurz.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2022 1:06 p.m. PST

This six-ship class of unprotected cruisers consisted of the SMS Bussard, Falke, Seeadler, Cormoran, Condor, and Geier. link

I looked on-line with Panzerschiffe, Viking Forge, and War Times Journal and none of the three carry those cruisers.

I did find this image of a "master" for SMS Bussard while searching "model sms bussard" -- link but there is no indication if he makes them for sale.

Maybe you can try searching Shapeways for that ship class. link

Good luck!


BuckeyeBob22 Jan 2022 1:29 p.m. PST

If you choose to make a model of her this site is helpful with deck plans

jeeves22 Jan 2022 3:11 p.m. PST

Yeah, did everything you guys did and didn't find anything. Thanks anyway. And thanks for the deckplan site. Hadn't seen it yet and it's pretty great.

HMS Exeter22 Jan 2022 3:33 p.m. PST


Not cheap, and I shudder to think what the shipping would be.

jeeves22 Jan 2022 5:06 p.m. PST

Good lord lol. Looks nice though.

1x600023 Jan 2022 7:33 a.m. PST

"I did find this image of a "master" for SMS Bussard while searching "model sms bussard" -- link but there is no indication if he makes them for sale."

Haha, that's me. In fact, I sell them… but they are 1/6000 scale

jeeves23 Jan 2022 8:23 a.m. PST

Could you link your website please? Thank you.

1x600023 Jan 2022 10:28 a.m. PST

There is no website… yet. I have a large list of 1/6000 subjects which I'd be happy to share. Just send me a pm.
Working on a site, though but slow.

HMS Exeter23 Jan 2022 10:38 a.m. PST


I think this is the "master" image he referred to, but there appears to be a language barrier in the text searches. Bussard at 6000 scale would be .5" long.

1x600024 Jan 2022 8:39 a.m. PST

Here in the metric world, the model measures 13.8mm. Just see the matchstick for comparison

1x600024 Jan 2022 10:43 a.m. PST

Here is another example of my work. I started by building the missing ships (1870 to 1905) to Figurehead's 1/6000 scale range but ended up in a crazy rush of megalomania, building every ship I ever wanted to do. I came quite far up to now

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