We are getting a complex and wonderful project very near to launch now and it's time to update followers of the blog on where we are and where we are going.
Ark Royal Miniatures 1/1200 metal models, is a sub-brand of Warfare Miniatures providing accurate models to recreate the naval actions on the period 1640-1720. The first 14 codes will be released for pre order within the next week and shipping by June 30th 2021. The final cost of a pack will be confirmed after we finish out first production casting run tomorrow morning. It is anticipated that a pack will cost around £21.00 and will contain between 2 and 10 ships depending on the code. Details can be seen below.
The ships are simple to assemble or are one piece castings requiring no assembly. They can be used as they come or enhanced by the addition of brass etched shrouds and ratlines. We will also supply bases both metal sculpted or plain,shaped 2mm MDF. These items (bases and ratlines) carry an additional cost.
The first releases are listed here:
AR001 Sovereign of the Seas and Prince Royal circa 1641
AR002 Sovereign/Royal Sovereign + Resolution/Royal Prince circa 1660>
AR011 Generic 70 gun + generic 60 gun + Advice jacht
AR012A English flush deck 50 + 2 x 2 deck 40 gun ships with top gallants
AR012B 2 x English flush deck 50 + 1 x 2 deck 40 gun ships with double reefed topsails
AR013 Dutch Admiralty VOC/GWC Indiamen 1 x 52 gun + 2 x 38 gun
AR014 Frigates 2 x 38 gun + 1 x 26 gun
AR015 Smaller warships: 1 x 26 gun galley frigate + 2 x 14 gun pinnace + 1 x pinnace with sweeps
AR016 Armed Fluyts (Flutes) 2 x 22 gun + 3 x 14 gun
AR017 Fireships aflame x 5
AR021 Northern European coasters - 2 x Hoekers, 2 x Crompsters, 1 x Galeas, 1 x Galiot
AR022 Merchant Fluyts: 2 x 6 gun, 3 x 4 gun 1 x Whaler
AR023 Brigs (Naval and civilian use - colliers etc) 2 types in random mix x8 total
AR024 Fishing fleet 10 x Herring busses of 5 types/random mix
AR025 Older Merchantmen (long beakheads) 4 types 2 x 26 gun, 1 x 6 gun, 1 x 4 gun
We will also offer the above in starter fleet combinations with the first lists as follows:
1st Anglo Dutch War English
1st Anglo Dutch War Dutch
2nd Anglo Dutch War English
2nd Anglo Dutch War Dutch
3rd Anglo Dutch War English
3rd Anglo Dutch War Dutch
3rd Anglo Dutch War French
English Tangier Squadron 1660 - 1685
Scanian War Swedish
Scanian War Danish
French Privateer squadron Dutch Wars / Nine Years War
Generic Privateer squadron
We'll open pre ordering within the week but any ideas of requirements sent in advance by email to email@example.com will make sure we have the right stock combination for launching.