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Offline mweaver

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Re: List of 28mm scale pirate ships
« Reply #30 on: August 12, 2011, 06:09:06 AM »
A useful thread.  Glad to hear that the Dixon ships are coming back through Ainsty.

Offline cianty

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Re: List of 28mm scale pirate ships
« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2011, 02:47:56 PM »
Very niceee! I'd love to get my hands on one or two of those.

Offline Luke Bowman

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Re: List of 28mm scale pirate ships
« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2011, 03:58:03 PM »
Very nice ships :-*, any idea if they will be avaliable at Colours?

Offline Ainsty Castings

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Re: List of 28mm scale pirate ships
« Reply #33 on: August 27, 2011, 03:00:21 PM »
Dont think I will have them ready for Colours, there is quite a bit of metalwork to go with each one and Dixons have been moving premises this month so havnt wanted to put him under any pressure. I hope to have some with me at Derby
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Offline Mako

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Re: List of 28mm scale pirate ships
« Reply #34 on: August 27, 2011, 07:44:04 PM »
When is Derby, for us new world customers who aren't in the know?

Any idea on pricing for the various vessels?

Any luck on negotiations/deals with Old Glory to produce them in the USA?

Really looking forward to the release of these.


Offline Ainsty Castings

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Re: List of 28mm scale pirate ships
« Reply #35 on: August 28, 2011, 02:38:56 PM »
Oh err yeah sorry. Derby is first weekend in October. Old Glory have at the moment declined the offer of stocking these in the states. and pricing is yet to be confirmed when I weigh up how much resin has gone into each casting. I will make voids to save on materials and weight as best I can without effecting the strength of the model. I need to work out costs for the metalwork that goes with each one too.

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: List of 28mm scale pirate ships
« Reply #36 on: August 28, 2011, 03:04:58 PM »

I would like to use some of the LAF members photos for the website


I've shot a few pics of the merchantman. Feel free to use  :)



More here: http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=32440.msg383036#new

Offline Ninja

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Re: List of 28mm scale pirate ships
« Reply #37 on: September 21, 2011, 07:36:37 PM »
That picture makes me want to buy one...
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Offline Galloping Major

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Re: List of 28mm scale pirate ships
« Reply #38 on: September 21, 2011, 08:35:49 PM »


Offline Ainsty Castings

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Re: List of 28mm scale pirate ships
« Reply #39 on: October 04, 2011, 03:41:26 PM »
All three Ships are now on sale on the web site

Offline ffrum

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Re: List of 28mm scale pirate ships
« Reply #40 on: February 08, 2012, 01:12:41 AM »
I purchased all three from Dixon/Anisty Castings, the Sloop, Merchantman and Man-O-War.  I am very pleased with them.

Once they are painted and outfitted I will post pictures on this forum. 

The folks at Anisty were very helpful and made sure I was a happy customer. 

I added these ships to a good sized collection I have accumulated from several manufacturers (...all the 25/28mm brands I have been able to find) and these are very nice.  Look at the photos of these that can be found elsewhere on this Forum.

Offline Mako

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Re: List of 28mm scale pirate ships
« Reply #41 on: February 09, 2012, 06:02:14 AM »
I must concur, having just received one of the Ainsty sloops, which I have been coveting for years.

I hope to add some other vessels to the "fleet" as funds permit.

Andy is a pleasure to do business with, and I'm very happy he has resurrected this line of vessels from a premature, watery graveyard.

Offline CptJake

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Re: List of 28mm scale pirate ships
« Reply #42 on: February 09, 2012, 11:47:18 AM »
I just wish they either came with gins, or that Ainsty had guns you coul order for them.  I know there are other places to order the guns from, but I like one-stop-shopping.  That would also ensure the guns worked really well with those particular ships.
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Offline Ainsty Castings

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Re: List of 28mm scale pirate ships
« Reply #43 on: February 09, 2012, 10:52:32 PM »
I generally have deck guns with me at shows, I get these from Dixons, if you email me when ordering any of the ships I will mail you back

Offline Elbows

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Re: List of 28mm scale pirate ships
« Reply #44 on: May 07, 2012, 06:17:27 PM »
Hey guys, new here.

I've been gathering up some info for a blog I'm starting on my Old West and Pirates gaming efforts.  Every time I looked on google for some info, it kept leading me back to this forum, so I figured I'd join.

Now, for my first post here - may I throw a curve ball to everyone?  Please take this with a grain of salt, but I've started collecting some cheap Playmobil ships, and painting them up for gaming use.  I've been a longtime playmobil fan (mainly as a kid) so I when my father and I got my nephew some playmobil pirates for his birthday, I immediately sized up the ships, and then when shopping.  Turns out some of them are damn near perfectly sized for 28mm Pirating.



^This is a $35 ship I got off of ebay.  Now, eventually I may replace the slightly comical sails...but all I did was paint it (it was originally a purple shade, with black and orange).  This particular ship is actually a tiny bit too big, and will be mostly a terrain piece, sitting in port.



Since these are tests, I haven't gone nuts doing any details on the ships, or really painting them detailed - just some sprays, a bit of detail painting and some matte varnish.



This picture shows the hull of another playmobil ship which is much more 28mm friendly.  It's a single masted ship, available in a couple of different versions over the years.  This one sells brand new in Toy stores for $20 (USD)



Minis are Black Scorpion for reference.  I'll be adding some Games of War swivel guns, some side cannons, and some deck guns, but this will allow me and my buddies to play on the cheap.  On top of the perfect size and price, Playmobil ships are shockingly well built, and tough to boot --- no worries about handling them or breaking sails or masts etc.  I know this probably flies in the face of most realism gamers, etc.  I'm in the process of building an entire Pirate board, and crews, so I'll link my blog here sometime.

Weird solution. :)



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