Jun 10, 2015

My Little Pre-Dread': Funnels Are Magic

I think I made reference in the original balsa build posts that the large ships are not suitable to fleet actions. Even with half a dozen ships, things become complicated, like the requirement of a 10x10 meter playing area. The solution is scaling everything down.


This is the Jackewlinese North Fleet's main battle force, three cruisers and four battleships.


The hulls are made of plasticard, the other bits of match sticks, kebab sticks of two different girth, and broom bristles. A ship takes about 10 minutes to build.


This Rhealla-class ship is 1/3 to the original, so about 1/1800 scale. The simplicity allows me to mass produce these, so expect more, even some larger scale battles like NotTsushima.

6 comments:

  1. Great looking models - but 10X10 meters - wow! I used have 1/600th ancient ships, but even that was too big for the table size I wanted to play on - so went with 1/1200th.

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    1. Thanks - large ships move a lot and guns have very long ranges, but that's the worst case scenario there :)

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  2. Your work on these small gems is amazing! I wish I could build something like this.

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    1. Thank you! The universal truth of small scale applies here: models are very easy to build and paint, I wouldn't be discouraged to try.

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