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Offline nighthunter

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Want: Small scale Galleons
« on: October 27, 2020, 06:08:53 am »
Hey guys, working on developing a Table top game, using Galleons and other ships available to the era. Truth be told, there aren't a lot, just the following:

Revell Spanish Galleon 1/???
Airfix Revenge 1/???
Airfix Golden Hind 1/???
Airfix Mayflower 1/???
Heller Santa Maria 1/270? (Claims 1/350)
Zvezda 1/350 Santa Maria
Heller 1/600 la Couronne
Zvezda 1/350 San Martin

Anyhow, I'm looking to compare the kits and  waterline those that fit my needs. Would like donations, or at least not EvilBay prices for any of them, to figure out what will fit the needed parameters. If it doesn't fit, it can be returned on my dime.

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Re: Want: Small scale Galleons
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2020, 06:53:13 am »
Did you have a look at these: http://www.navwar.co.uk/nav/

They are quite small scale but perhaps better suited to a game?

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Re: Want: Small scale Galleons
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2020, 08:10:54 am »
Did you have a look at these: http://www.navwar.co.uk/nav/
Tom, I was aware of the Napoleonic stuff available through MicroScale here in the States, but I'm talking smaller scale conflicts small fleets of ships, such as 5 on 5, not large scale fleet battles.

They are quite small scale but perhaps better suited to a game?

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Re: Want: Small scale Galleons
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2021, 11:08:35 am »
Hello,
I have them all, if I can make a suggestion
Revell Spanish Galleon 1/450 is galleass, not galleon
Airfix Revenge 1/500 perfect sides, stern for nothing, at least twice too small
Airfix Golden Hind / Heller Marie Galante ~ 1/500 ~ 450 approx length but too wide (2x)
Airfix Mayflower 1/500 but it's a pile of scrap metal, maybe a patache could be made
Heller Santa Maria 1/270? (Claims 1/350) approx
Zvezda 1/350 Santa Maria
Heller 1/600 la Couronne almost the same size as Zvezda Golden Hind 1/350 a bit too narrow
Zvezda 1/350 San Martin perfect

Apart from Zvezda, I would also suggest Golden Hind 1/350 (to Bull / Tiger?)
Lindberg Mayflower 1/250 more massive than GH Zvezda
Life like Spanish Galleon ~ 1/274
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Re: Want: Small scale Galleons
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2021, 12:06:13 pm »
Dingg, have the Airfix Revenge and Mayflower, and you're not wrong, but my Mayflower has good lines and the ability to show guns using rod styrene, making her a nice warship compared to the Airfix Golden Hind. As to the Zvezda and Heller kits, I need close to the 1/500 scale stuff. The Heller Santa Maria, is small enough to pass as a large carrack. The Revell Galleass is also in the right scale zone.
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