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Pre-Dreadnought Sale

The world of 1/2400 scale pre-dreadnoughts has finally grown complete enough, so I've decided to depart with my large 1/3000 pre-dreadnought collection. Email me if you're interested in all or part of it.

I acquired this collection at flea markets, pretty much as is. I contributed only some sorting and labeling, none of the painting. Most of the castings seem to be Navwar, some are Davco, but I can't tell you which are which. None of the ships are by WTJ. Also, this collection is entirely composed of major vessels, from cruisers on up; there is not a single destroyer (or smaller) in this collection.

Enough of the Russian and Japanese fleets are painted to play Russo-Japanese War battles (which I did, several times). If you paint the rest and add a whole bunch of destroyers, you should be able to play Tsushima, and a bunch of "what if" scenarios besides.

The UK fleet has a huge majority of the major ships (cruiser and up) used in the era 1890-1905. Only 2 are painted, but all except a tiny handful are glued to an ID card indicating the name and type.

Not listed nor photographed are a bunch of miscellaneous ships. About a half dozen badly painted merchant ships, almost a dozen miscellaneous probably-Russian warships, and almost a dozen miscellaneous probably-British warships. These are all unidentified and I'm just throwing them in for free, either with the whole collection, or to the first buyer who asks in the case of multiple separate sales.

Shipping within the US only (sorry, international is just too expensive and hard to deal with). I'm offering each fleet for sale separately, but if you take all 5 fleets, I'll ship them all for free.

Below are photos of the Japanese, Russian and US fleets, to show the quality of painting. Click on a photo to see a larger version.

 JapanRussia USA
 Germany UK (Britain)
 
 
 
 No photo.

All vessels in white primer.

Most are temporarily mounted on small ID cards listing ship name.
 Too many for a photo.

All but 2 are bare lead.

Most are temporarily mounted on small ID cards listing ship name.
 $50 $60
$45
 $65 $130

The ships with wakes painted on the bases look pretty nice in person, and are basically ready to play with (the ship names are even written on the underside of each base!).

Unbased ships or ships based without wakes are either minimally painted (primer + drybrushing), or painted to a very low standard. I'm pricing all of these the same as the unpainted miniatures, since I wouldn't put them on the table without first doing a lot of work (adding masts, maybe boats, lots of painting and drybrushing, new bases that don't utterly suck, etc.), and I expect most potential owners won't either.


Click the attached inventory lists below for a complete inventory of each fleet.
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I. Craig Nichols,
May 11, 2018, 1:12 PM
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I. Craig Nichols,
May 11, 2018, 1:12 PM
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I. Craig Nichols,
May 11, 2018, 1:12 PM
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I. Craig Nichols,
May 11, 2018, 1:12 PM
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I. Craig Nichols,
May 11, 2018, 1:12 PM