Wednesday, 7 July 2010

1/1200th Scale Skytrex Ironclads

I've dabbled in Victorian naval waters before but in a larger scale. As you can see, theis involved the Skytrex 1/1200th scale French ironclad range, which consists of only two models, the Gloire and the Magenta, although there are some transitional steam ships as well.

A few months ago, my entire collection of ironclads had a bit of an accident when they fell off the shelf above my desk. Luckily, I hadn't finished them and there was no rigging to be mangled, but they did suffer some badly bent and chipped masts and a missing bowsprit or two.

I had played a game of Iron and Fire with them already so it wasn't that bad, especially as it ended up as a draw. I really should fix them up and finish them off at some point for a rematch, although I'm not sure it would be worth expanding the fleet, given my current divergence into smaller scales.

It's a shame there aren't more models in the range as they're rather good and the corresponding British contingent is well catered for.

2 comments:

  1. Those ships are quite nice!

    Unfortunate that there are only a few French ships in that range, and the old Houston's ships - now from Great Endeavours - are not of a corresponding scale (more like 1/1000 at the smallest).

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