03 June 2013

Tékumel naval, part 7

I'm trying to decide if I should set a different course on this project, due to several factors.  My source of very inexpensive Xyston ships has dried up; table space for a game is at a premium, and I still have nagging doubts about the Xyston ships themselves - they just do not look right.  So, I have taken the opportunity to order a small sampling of other ships - 1/900 Valiant ships, and 1/1200 from Langton.

The first set of ships has arrived - from Valiant:

A trio of Heptares.  Although a length for the miniature is given on the Valiant web site, I was still surprised at them.

Here is a closer look:

Looks like assembly will be straightforward, although I seem to have too many starboard-side oar banks (see the bottom ship in the above pic).  I will send off an e-mail about that.

No matter what scale I finally choose, and I can see using a combo of 1/900 (for larger ships) and 1/1200 (for the rest especially cargo ships), I intend to use some of the ideas found here.



  1. I don't suppose you have any 3d program skills? I have been thinking about trying to make some 3d models and printing ships.. I have a 3d printer on the way. Unfortunately, I really don't have much in the way of 3d design skills..

    cart, meet horse.. not atypical of my thinking..

  2. No 3D skills here - but sounds like you might need to brush up on them soon!