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Battle of Aliwal 1846

Battle of Aliwal 1846
By Michael Perry

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Warships

Hi gents,

These warships arrived today from Vietnam ordered a couple of weeks ago via eBay.Also been busy doing some more conversions for the peninsular collection pics of these later.You should have seen the look on the wife's face when she seen these although she was smiling and shaking her head as she walked away!

When I finally get the rest of the fleet from the war office should be quite a sight.

These come with all the rigging done all you have to do is stick the masts into the hole provided.

Will now have to get some of the brigade games French sailors.

This is a shot next to the Ainsty Sloop which really gives you an idea of the size of these.

Plenty of room for troops on board.

Another shot to show the size.

Last shot.
Thanks for having a look.
Best wishes
Willie

22 comments:

  1. your lucky your not married to my wife, she would of made me send them back!

    wow! looking forward to seeing your future photos, how big is the fleet?

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  2. Wow, this is impressive even for your standards. Great, thanks for sharing.

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  3. Impressive - well chosen. They could have been a real lucky dip, buying them without seeing them first. You've done very well.

    Frank
    http://adventuresinlead.blogspot.com.au/

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  4. Steve,

    Should be eight in total with a few smaller row boats etc.

    Frank,
    The seller did have a pic and 100% good feed back he does this as a business with quite a few for sale.I was a bit nervous when I pushed the buy button though!

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  5. beautiful ships!
    I can't imagine the price of this fleet!
    You're a lucky guy or you are wealthy!

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    1. Sam,

      The large ships aren't too bad. The most expensive was £69 the other £55 you have to add postage to this though but overall very good value at those rates.

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  6. Wow...lovely model ships and pictures! The sailor's scale is just right for these vessels.

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  7. Awesome, must make a great table4!

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  8. I hear the wind in the sails, I feel the smells of the sea, I see the fishes swirling around the ships ... thank you for this trip!

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  9. Astounding model ships Willie; incredible!!!

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  10. Amazing looking ships Willie. Looks like they are well worth the money too.

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  11. Great ships. I'f I brought them home the wife would kill me.

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  12. Shiver me timbers, rubber duck is not going to be to happy when he see's these at bath time.

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  13. wow ... made me smile...

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  14. Just about to go on hols to Vietnam on tuesday - now I know what to bring back.

    Guy

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  15. Fantastic ships - where to store them though?! Best, Dean

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  16. Wow! Oh my goodness you certainly have an understanding wife.

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  17. Out off this world. That's what your collection is. What's the weight of the big ship?

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    1. Thanks for all the comments gents have to say I am well pleased with this find!


      Kawe,
      Thats the Sovereign 2175 tonnes of her fought at Trafalgar.

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  18. Lovely ships Willie!

    Best regards Michael

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  19. Superb - insane but superb.
    Would you care to share the ebay address?
    Chris

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