Ideal for wargaming and collecting, 1:1200 (1"=100') exact scale
waterline ship models are vastly improved version of those used by the
U.S. Navy for recognition training during WWII. These are precision
metal castings that are accurately and minutely detailed right down to
20mm & 40mm mounts, cranes, catapults, anchor chain, deck hatching,
etc. Most trained on a target for wargaming purposes. The assembly
required in putting a kit together is some minor filling, dropping turret
stalks thru the deck and crimping, epoxying on cranes, catapults and
Unless otherwise indicated, all ships appear as they did at some time
during World War II. Note, however that much modifying was done
during the War. Note also that many of these models represent classes
of ships (i.e., IOWA represents IOWA, MISSOURI, NEW JERSEY
& WISCONSIN). Many collectors will have four models of IOWA,
one to represent each ship and will make the small modifications (in
other cases, major) to faithfully portray each. This is called "converting"
and adds an exciting new dimension to the hobby.
For those with limited space, the 1:2400 scale ships (1"=200') are ideal.
If you are interested in the ultimate in miniature ships, then the 1:1250
scale Navis/Neptun models are for you. These are completely
assembled and hand-painted.
So, if you have any interest in the sea, the sleek ships and great guns that
made history in World War II, then you'll want to get started on your
fleet now whether your objective is collecting or being a wargame
A word about model size: The scales mentioned above are 1:1200 (1"=100')
and1:2400 (1"=200'). To give you an example of the size of a particular
model in both scales, the model of a battleship which was 800' long would be
8" long in 1:1200 scale and 4" long on 1:2400 scale.
Click the links to the left to view model descriptions and price lists in a particular scale.