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So I'm building a large scale Axis and Allies game three times scale. I have found the A&A War At Sea Battleships to work great. But the size for other ships in that manufacturer just dissapear on a board 8 feet wide.


Can anyone reccommend a Naval Mini's seller that can produce Transports and subs at 4 inches in lenght?

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It sounds like you need minis in 1/2400 or 1/1200 scale. I haven't bought in those scales in quite awhile as they take up a lot of room and are very expensive. The last time I looked, a 1/1200 scale destroyer cost over $15. Why not just get a 4'x8' map of the Atlantic/Europe and use 1/6000 scale ships. They're cheap, look great, and come in mind numbing quantities!
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I just saw some Japanese toys/models of ships in a toy store in Old Sacramento last week. I didn't look too closely at them, but they were about 4 inches long, maybe a little larger scale than A&A minis. And the writing was all in Japanese, so I'm not sure who produces them. I just tried to hunt them down on Google but no luck. But that might be a place to start looking... some Japanese toy companies make some really nicely detailed toy models.
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The Japanese toys are called Gashapon:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gashapon

They're available from Japanese-related hobby stores like here:
http://www.hlj.com/

...but I've found the supply to be unreliable.

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These guys sell WWII ships at 1/2400 scale unpainted.

http://www.panzerschiffe.com/index.html

I have not used them though, personally.
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The ships I saw weren't Gashapon... they were packaged for retail sale, on a board and blister pack. Wish I could find out who made them...
 
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I used to look for naval miniatures in the Alnavco catalog, years ago. Apparently they're still around.
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You might try ghqmodels.com
 
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Patrick Carroll wrote:
I used to look for naval miniatures in the Alnavco catalog, years ago. Apparently they're still around.


Yes, the Alnavco 1/1200 are the right size, but very expensive. They are beautifully modeled however.

I get a lot of stuff from Scale Specialties http://www.ss-sms.com but they probably don't have the scale you want.
 
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If you want something bigger than Axis & Allies Naval Miniatures: War at Sea, you're kind of getting out of the "miniatures" category and into the "scale model" category.


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Thanks Jack

Your photo that you created hits the mark exactly. Showing size detail maker and all at comparison. Wish I had your photo before I started coollect A&A mins ships.!

Lawrence
 
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FCSchmidt wrote:
The ships I saw weren't Gashapon... they were packaged for retail sale, on a board and blister pack. Wish I could find out who made them...


They may have been bandai tamyia or furuta, even GHQ

Thanks Fred!!
 
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Thanks Horatio

Panzers... has a great collection! May just be my answer!

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malstrom wrote:
Thanks Jack

Your photo that you created hits the mark exactly. Showing size detail maker and all at comparison. Wish I had your photo before I started coollect A&A mins ships.!

Lawrence


I'm certainly glad it helped, but I hasten to clarify that it's not my photo -- I just linked to a photo uploaded by Bostich to the Victory at Sea gallery.

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