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lacerend



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:56 pm    Post subject: Ships Reply with quote

Hello all.
I was wondering what scale ships you use with your GHQ micro armor. I wanted to do a game with a harbor that had some cargo ships. There does not seem to be much in the way of models out there.

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microgeorge



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out Legions IV Hire. They have a lot of 6mm stuff including ship. Not large ships but small coastal ships and river barges.
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Guroburov
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

6mm scale would be tough. An Arleigh Burke would be about 1.5 feet long about the size of a small cargo ship. I know from guys who play air combat games they like using 1/600-700 scale models. They can still be pricey but are easily sourced. You could always make a mock up of a ship with cardboard and tape or just the hull outline to put on the table. It could be a fun project. Very Happy
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7.62
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1/350 scale would offer a large amount of items and not all will break the bank.
I just built a cheap Frigate from China I'll post later this week.
I know some here do have 1/350 scale aircraft carriers etc which are huge and do break the bank if you add a GHQ air wing but what a project if you have the time and space.

A roll on- roll off ferry is becoming popular. In 1/450 scale it is about 19" long.
I have one the MV Mustafa Leak. With a bit of fudging it does not look out of place with the 1/285 scale micro armour.
Please pardon the large photo size just wanted to show this one at about life size.



I think Chris in Florida now has three of these!
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chrisswim
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do have 3 of these ships, two of which are put together thanks to Jason.. I have a bunch of 1/350 scale models ships, .... LHD, GCT, DDG, FF, SSN, LST, SSBN, SSGN, I do have more to put together.
Let me know if I can help.
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nashorn88
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="7.62"]1/350 scale would offer a large amount of items and not all will break the bank.
I just built a cheap Frigate from China I'll post later this week.
I know some here do have 1/350 scale aircraft carriers etc which are huge and do break the bank if you add a GHQ air wing but what a project if you have the time and space.

A roll on- roll off ferry is becoming popular. In 1/450 scale it is about 19" long.
I have one the MV Mustafa Leak. With a bit of fudging it does not look out of place with the 1/285 scale micro armour.


Nice ! So more details, who makes it and where to buy from?
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7.62
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nashorn88.
The one I have was made by a company called Imex, they do a small series of commercial ships.
It is 1/450 scale and called the M.S. Nedlloyd Rouen. I will not link to a site selling one but they can be found on ebay etc. Most of the e-commerce models shops list them too.
A Japanese hobby shop site was listing them for just under US$20 before Christmas.

The subject of the model is now in the States as the MV Cape Knox of the US Ready Reserve Fleet

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