Tuesday, 4 April 2017
Tumbling Dice Pre-Dreadnoughts
I've been slowly accumulating a small fleet of Tumbling Dice 1/2400th scale pre-dreadnoughts from the Japanese range, with a view to using them with Rory Crabb's Rise of the Battleships naval rules at some point later in the year. I promised to post a review of some of the models here on the blog but, due to real life diversions, just haven't had the time to get around to it.
The battleships and armoured cruisers are multipart models consisting of a hull with separate upper works and masts, which you need to assemble prior to painting but the light cruisers and destroyers are one piece castings. The smaller vessels including destroyers and torpedo boats are also cast with integral bases. The models themselves are well detailed, cleanly cast and require minimal clean up.
I only have a selection of the Japanese warships but they are all excellent models, if a bit on the pricey side compared to the 1/3000th scale alternative. I think they're worth it and will definitely be getting some additional ships and probably a matching Russian, French or British fleet. I have no pictures yet but will add a photo review of some of the different models over the next couple of days.