After researching the scales 1:2400, 1:3000, and 1:6000, I found that 1:3000 covered the most needed ships as accurately as possible. My preference would have been 1:2400, but there were too many gaps.
Here are the 1:3000 scale suppliers I researched:
- Davco 1/3000
- North Head Miniatures
- Mick Yarrow Miniatures
North Head Miniatures will be my first Shapeways order. I'm curious how the ships will look. The other two companies are a mystery, so we'll just have to wait and see what sort of actual size and quality they turn out to be.
For other gamers out there looking at doing a convoy game, I am currently researching a summer 1942 Arctic convoy game, so depending on what year, country and part of the world you do, 1:2400 or 1:6000 may work out just fine. My convoy will have about 31 merchant ships of all types and sizes from different countries, so it is quite the challenge to get a good variety. A smaller convoy would be easier to get on the table in other scales.
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