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Offline anevilgiraffe

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Re: List of 28mm row boats and small craft
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2011, 05:58:33 PM »
Fenris do a rowing boat... if it's not on the ebay store, drop Ian a message...

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Re: List of 28mm row boats and small craft
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2011, 01:25:57 PM »

Offline Golgotha

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Re: List of 28mm row boats and small craft
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2011, 03:26:40 PM »
While PlayMobil and MegaBlocs are oft mentioned for their ships, they also make row boats, the question being are they any good? Can one convert them into anything vaguely decent or serviceable? If not as row boats then as small vessels...

Offline Nighthawk

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Re: List of 28mm row boats and small craft
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2011, 08:27:13 PM »
My gaming partner and I have a number of the ships that were put out by Mega Blocks. We have done numerous conversions on them and have made very nice gaming pieces out of them. We have also made conversions on the row boats and made them just as nice. So yes you could use the little row boats. They adapted very nicely to 28 mm gaming use. 

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Re: List of 28mm row boats and small craft
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2011, 11:25:55 PM »
@Nighthawk any chance of some pictures - thank you for the advise.

Offline ffrum

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Re: List of 28mm row boats and small craft
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2012, 12:31:33 AM »
Greetings.
I have constructed quite a few rowboats using the Gary Chalk system (for Pirate Ships) that are very suitable for gaming use.  I use a saw to cut multiple pieces at a time and then assemble and paint them in an assembly line process.  I like to do this so the rowboats are customized to the size I need and have the features I would like such as bench seats, mounting for swivel guns, mast holes, rudders, etc.

I have also made rubber molds of other rowboats I have made and cast quite a few in resin.  I use Alumilite resin.  They have a web site you can visit that includes directions to make molds and castings.  That resin and moldmaking material is sold through Hobby Lobby stores in the U.S.

Please email me if I can provide further information.

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Re: List of 28mm row boats and small craft
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2012, 07:02:29 PM »
Very small but I have a very nice one that I think was Mithril, may be OOP now though?
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Offline Mitch K

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Re: List of 28mm row boats and small craft
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2012, 07:46:11 PM »
Very small but I have a very nice one that I think was Mithril, may be OOP now though?

Mithril did one as part of their Laketown range iirc, complete with rowers.

A possible source is model ship accessories like (e.g.) Amati: lots of boats in different shapes and sizes, some pre-made, some in kit form. Plus side is they are nice scale models, downside is that they therefore have proper full hulls and sloped sides making use for gaming more difficult. Just an idea...
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Offline LaserDreamWorks

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Re: List of 28mm row boats and small craft
« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2012, 10:15:08 PM »
We have just released a new small craft that might scratch some itches.

http://www.laserdreamworks.com/Hamilton_gunboat.html

Mattt

Offline Galloping Major

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Re: List of 28mm row boats and small craft
« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2012, 07:13:53 AM »
We have just released a new small craft that might scratch some itches.


That does look very useful  8)

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Offline Elbows

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Re: List of 28mm row boats and small craft
« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2012, 06:22:27 PM »
I have a couple of the Games of War ones, which are fantastic (other than the resin being thin on the bottom of two of them; there are some very tiny holes).  I'll post up some pictures with some Black Scorpion minis.  They're about perfect and thankfully don't have benches - allowing you to use all of the room.  At 5-6" long they also allow several minis'.



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Offline kokigami

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Re: List of 28mm row boats and small craft
« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2012, 11:21:37 PM »
foxhole terrain have a few in their current product line. I have the 4 gun and canoe, and think they are nice, though I haven't any other boats to compare. They are certainly affordable, and they will probably expand the line if they get some signs of interest.

http://www.foxholeterrain.com/link%20files/naval/ships.htm
 

Offline Elbows

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Re: List of 28mm row boats and small craft
« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2012, 03:05:51 AM »


This is the two Games of War models.  They are great, and perfectly scaled.  Nice detail, and they drybrush up nicely as seen below.



(PS: You'll see one of them has a small hole in the middle of the ship, so you could put up a tiny single-mast if you felt the desire)

Offline Tym

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Re: List of 28mm row boats and small craft
« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2012, 01:26:35 PM »
Very nice pieces those games of war ones and a good price.

 

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