There are several sources I use and plan to use. Some are scale model kits that can work for 25-28mm, like the Hanse Kogge kit from Revell. I got mine as a gift when it was clearanced. For a while they were running around 100 USD, but they have come down a bit now. There are many others, 1/64 to roughly 1/72 tends to work pretty well but there tends to be a bit of wiggle room in the scaling.GODofwar wrote:So, Lord Dust, can you provide me a link to one of these 25mm boats?
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The ships from Renaissance Miniatures are designed for gaming. They come as laser cut wood similar to what 4Ground Miniatures does. There is a basic paint job in place on them, though you can do more if you like, they have cloth sails, there are cannons if you want them, etc. I'm fairly fond of their stuff and the proprietors are good people in my experience (we've had a good bit of direct correspondence).
There are a number of toy boats out there that serve very well with a bit of modding. The unfortunate part is that prices on these seem to be rising quickly as supply dries up since a subset of our hobby has learned of this. Mega Blocks makes some and Disney had a few Pirates of the Caribbean ships that were nigh perfect fits but are now highly sought after as Disney collectibles, ships for war gaming, and a few other categories. I don't really have good links handy for those at the moment; my old ones lead to dead sites or defunct product pages (out of stocks I was monitoring in hopes of a restock).
Old Glory Miniatures offers an assortment of ships from various eras and genres, but I find them a bit lacking personally. I might be able to dress them up a bit but at the prices I find I would prefer Renaissance Miniatures handiwork myself. Perhaps for variety after I finish loading up on the other?
Last that I have links and/or good info handy for is MBA. Their stuff varies as far as looks and I prefer the bang for my buck with Renaissance Miniatures here again. Don't get me wrong, I love some of MBA's stuff and I like the guys behind MBA, I just feel like I need to go elsewhere for ships for the most part. I would likely pick up some docks and a row boat at a con since they often have a slightly better price for a few things at their convention booth.
Hope that helps you out some!
Edited for a typo that drove me nuts once I noticed it!