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.