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    Quote Originally Posted by David Manley View Post
    Plastic models cost a fortune to set up (a sprue / frame costs in the region of £25,000) so they are only going to be used for volume sellers, items in starter sets etc. There is a minimum size for resin to be a practical proposition, and spun cast white metal works well for smaller items.
    This has been repeated a number of times on their Facebook page, but folks don't seem to get it? Unfortunately, from my experience the metal casting for the masts is pretty bad. I have no issues with the anchors, boats, stern galleries, etc., but the bendable nature of the masts is disappointing. I'm not a metallurgy expert, but isn't there some way to make white metal less flexible, but also not breakable?
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    GHQ makes a nice xebec, although it is in 1/1200 scale.

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    As Xebecs came in all sizes I don't think that would be too much of a problem to fit in Bill. My Langton Xebecs seem to work with the Ares Sloops and Frigates O.K.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bligh View Post
    Thanks for the info chaps.
    I won't be indulging in the larger scales myself. Even with my Wargames Armies I am gradually downsizing to 15mm.
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    I’ve been painting 15mm over Christmas and new year’s. Adding to my GNW army.
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    Very nice Jonas!!

    Most of my Napoleonic collection is 15mm, except for the 1815 armies for the 100 days in 6mm. ( I can no longer see that scale to paint it!)

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