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David Manley
12-05-2011, 12:44
We all know that the SOG-N official minis will go out as 1/1200 scale models. That looks fine for ships of the line and frigates, but where I think the system has great potential is in the coverage of small ship actions (sloops, corvettes, cutters and their ilk) and, whilst there are some lovely 1/1200 models available they are pretty small and fragile. I do use them, but I also use larger, more robust models for small ship actions, especially when I'm running participation games at shows. The models I use for these types of games are made by Peter Pig to a nominal scale of 1/450. They are pretty basic but go together very nicely and are full of character. The models come from the PP "Pieces of Eight" pirate range.

http://sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=168&d=1322853046

http://sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=167&d=1322853045

http://sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=166&d=1322853044

http://sailsofglory.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=165&d=1322853042

One of the more interesting points of these models which alas isn't shown in the pictures I've uploaded so far) is that, as well as the basic models, PP sells sets of fixtures, fittings, guns, ships boats and crew parties that really add to the character and individualism of the ships. If there's any interest I'll see if I can find some photos of my more detailed models.

Gaz67
12-05-2011, 13:22
Nice, I for one would like to see some more pics.

Tommy Z
12-05-2011, 13:26
Sweet!...I like the smaller ship actions myself!

Bligh
12-05-2011, 14:50
Neat ships well painted if I may make so bold Dave. What really interests me is the sea she sails upon. Is that hardboard wrong side up or some more sophisticated method of representing waves?
Rob.

David Manley
12-05-2011, 14:55
These models are based on artists mounting board, skimmed over with flexible bathroom sealant lightly sculpted. the model is pressed into the "sea" whilst it is still damp and pushed forwards slightly to make a small bow wave. Then paint overall and drybrush with white. Simples :)

Bligh
12-05-2011, 17:03
These models are based on artists mounting board, skimmed over with flexible bathroom sealant lightly sculpted. the model is pressed into the "sea" whilst it is still damp and pushed forwards slightly to make a small bow wave. Then paint overall and drybrush with white. Simples :)


Sorry Dave.I actually meant the surface that the based models are standing on.
Rob.

Anav
12-05-2011, 17:04
Well done sir!!

Horatio
12-05-2011, 17:05
Nice looking ships, haven't seen those before.
Don

The Cowman
12-05-2011, 17:14
Absolutely gorgeous!

Old Salt
12-05-2011, 18:33
Great looking ships and sea

David Manley
12-06-2011, 00:10
Ah, OK, The sea surface is a play mat from www.terrainmat.com This is the same company that does the WW1 mat that I use for WoW games. Its a little pricey but looks great, and they do coastline and island sets as well.

Berthier
12-06-2011, 04:18
There are also ships at 1/900 ships at Portsmouth miniatures
http://www.portsmouthminiatures.com/index.htm

Bligh
12-06-2011, 04:28
Ah, OK, The sea surface is a play mat from www.terrainmat.com (http://www.terrainmat.com) This is the same company that does the WW1 mat that I use for WoW games. Its a little pricey but looks great, and they do coastline and island sets as well.
Thanks Dave.
I've got a WWI on order from them at the moment. I'll have a look at the seascape ones.
Rob.

Capt P
12-06-2011, 17:29
Very nice. I have seen larger ship at Historicon. They have to play on the floor because of the scale of the ships.

Blackrose
12-07-2011, 16:37
Very nice. If the game engine allows for smaller ship action, a larger scale is just the thing.
Karl

Cmmdre
04-17-2013, 21:02
Very nice David. Thank you for posting pictures of these inspirational models.

CHolgren
04-24-2013, 14:02
Not having worked with AoS before do you have any recommendations for manufacturers that have a good balance of price/quality? I'd like to try my hand, but time and and resources may limit me.