Saturday 20 April 2024

Big Jim Prints

There's a new source of 3D resin printed models from David Manley, other than Syborg3D which has a pretty limited selection. This is Big Jim Prints and includes an expanding range of the David's 1/600th and 1/1200th scale ironclad models for the ACW and similar conflicts. I have sent off for some sample 1/600th scale models to test the waters including the Danish turret ironclad Rolf Krake, which was deployed in the 1864 Second Schleswig War. I have also asked David if he could add some of the gunboats and smaller warships for both the Danes and Prussians to his range, which is what he has been now agreed to do. I had a plan to wargame the naval side of this war in 1/2400th a few years ago and almost did so, before deciding that the scale was just too small for this sort of thing. Perhaps now I might be able go to the opposite end of the scale spectrum!

1 comment:

  1. This is lovely news! I would love to see some more from this period, and although I understand the pure happiness for some with David's trillion ACW boat, I would love for him to do some more of these "obscure" periods. The only bad part of the ships of his I've purchased, is that they lack pre-support, so it requires some skill on oneself to be able to print.

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