Links related to 1/1200 or 1/1250 scale:

Message Boards and News-Groups

  • 1250 Scale Message Board This message board (part of "Steelnavy") is the first stop for any questions. Regularly visited by a lot of knowledgeable collectors. Highly recommended
  • Schiffsminiaturen quite new Yahoo!-group in german language.
  • There are a few boards related to the Triang site (see below), but their traffic is nearly none.

    Major References and sites by collectors

  • 1250 Home - the first and still the best reference for this hobby on the www. This site (run by Paul Jacobs) is part of "Steelnavy" (formerly "Warships"), a large and very recommendable Site about naval modelling.
  • John M Youngerman is wellknown for his scratchbuild models. Besides the pictures he provided for various modellign sites he a site of his own with good pictures of his models
  • Jeff Simpson is mainly interested in kits in this scale
  • Fritz Kermauner has a collection of austrian ships - all of them with a picture on his site
  • Bob Wiringa has has put a lt of high quality pictures of ships from hist collection online. Very recommended site to have a thorough look on some fine models.
  • Jonathan D Taft: excellent pictures of ships in his colelction.
  • Ch. Biedekarken made the famous (now OOP) B/V-line. A nice site (german language only) about "Meer und mehr". Only a few pictures of models - but these are of outstanding quality.
  • Thomas Schroeder has a few (but wellmade!) photos of his improved or converted models online
  • Tim Hudson's page with usefull information about some extinct british lines like Oceanik
  • Tom Stockton's page about 1/1250 ships (and some other scales too)
  • Jürgen Hader's small but growing collection
  • Ian McGeachy has good informations about some of the old-time series (and a few recent too)
  • Markus Würfel has his small collection listed (but no pictures yet) on his homepage
  • Fritz Wagner has a nice site with maritime paintings and 1/1250 shipmodles
  • Didier Baltes at histofig.com some pictures of sailing ships and early ironclads at a french wargamers site
  • Periodicals

  • Hamburger Rundbrief in german language. Made by collectors for collectors.
  • Retailer

  • E. Breustedt - now run by the Müller family. I bought my first models from Erich Breustedt and I am still a satisfied costumer of this company.
  • Wiedling - on of the largest Retailers in this scale.
  • Olivers Welt - Oliver Maerten has a shop near Berlin and a lot of pictures on his site.
  • Galerie Maritim - my favourite. Nice little shop in Hamburg.
  • Collectio Navalis - Books and ships in Berlin.
  • Alnavco - US Retailer for Neptun and a few others. Manufacturer of Superior.
  • Christian Schmidt - Books and shipmodels in Munich.
  • Otto Schneider - a shop in Kiel. A few pictures online
  • 1250ships.com - Chris Daley: a retailer in the states - with a well made pictorial catalog
  • - Mike Morse: a retailer in the states - with a well made pictorial catalog (currently unavailable?)
  • Morning Sunshine Models - George Elder: a quite new retailer in the states - with a well made pictorial catalog
  • Manufacturers

  • Albatross - well known and of good quality.
  • Argos - small (but growing) range of wellmade models.
  • California Models one of the very few US based manufacturers. Still msall, but growing!
  • Classic Ships - very fine WL and full hull models. Priced accordingly.
  • Clydeside - Bill Gilpin's Clydeside models. The old line of one-piece castings is no longer available, but the new (small but growing) line contains multi-part kits of good quality. (comming soon)
  • CM - extensive Line of fine (mostly) civilian ships by Carlo Marquart.
  • Conrad Schiffsmodelle - is offering custom made modelships in scales from 1/400 to 1/1250. Their site has a few example-pictures, but offers little information for the collector. That Conrad is (or was?) also continuing the old and wellknown Hansa is not metioned at their site.
  • Hallmark (purchased by Last Square) makes (besides lines in other scales) the fine lines of Figurehead 1/1250 coastal boats (old link) and Capaero aircraft (old link) in our scale.
  • GHQ makes a fine series of napoleonic 1/1200 sailing ship kits.
  • Houston's ships at Historical Miniatures (Stone Mountain Miniatures)
  • Konishi - a longtime producer in japan. Now direct order possible.
  • Langton makes fine kits of 1/1200 sailing ship, ancient galley and american civil war ship.
  • Skytrex purchased the Mercator moulds and continues this famous series.
  • Navis-Neptun - defined the standard any manufactuer today is compared too.
  • Navwar (at their own site)
  • Navwar (at Spiritgames)
  • Pierhead quite new range of well-made british coastal craft
  • Alexander Scherbak - makes passenger liners in 1/1250 and 1/1500.
  • See Vee - limited production of high quality.
  • Shangri La Ironworks Resin kits from PTDOckyard (David Gregory)
  • Skytrex has also several Series of Wargamers Kits (ACW,Napoleonics,Steam Navy, Ironclads)
  • www.spidernavy.de or www.spidernavy.com"Spidernavy"is the nickname for the rigged Neptun models with their own site
  • Alnavco is now the manufacturer of Superior. That line (originally based on wartime ID models) has much improved now.
  • Tom Andrews does scratchbuilds, custom painting and similar stuff
  • Trafalgar (at Spiritgames) - a list of Trafalgar Models. Found at Spiritgames - now available again as
  • Triang Minic Ships by Charles E B Shave: extensive listing of the historical models and a range of replicas and new models in "Triang"-style
  • Valiant has a line of galleys and sailing ship kits of teh time of the spanish armada in 1/1200.
  • Warrior A line of (too large) sailing ships for wargamers
  • Collectors sites dedicated to a certain Company

  • Sam Berliner III about Comet/Authenticast
  • Curtis Arnold has put his collection of Wartime ID models online
  • Mathias Lüdicke has a lot of Wiking ships pictures on his site
  • Eckart Capitain is building a good site about Wiking models
  • Wiking Modelle at the "Grinsen" Site, ill maintained for ships
  • Triang Minic Ships by Charles E B Shave: extensive listing of the historical models and a range of replicas and new models in "Triang"-style
  • Triang Minic Ships by Laurence Carr


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