Sunday 15 January 2012

Houstons Ships Part 1

So - in between moving stuff, I decided to have a bit of fun. I had a bag of Houstons ships - roughly 1/1000 pre-dreadnoughts, available from 'Great Endeavours' and I put these together.

Now people say that the moulds are old, and yes, there was a bit of scraping, filing and filling to do, but these ships have serious character. So here's my Brits - assembled and waiting for undercoat..   HMS Dreadnought, Collingwood, Orion, Thunderer, and Alexandra.

And of course they are sitting on top of my Conway's "All the World's Fighting Ships 1860-1905". I got mine for about Aussie $45.. but I have seen them sell for as much as $120. If you see one at a price you can afford, and you have any interest in pre-dreadnoughts, buy it! You wont regret it. Line drawings and photographs plus essential statistics and summary for every warship in this period.


  1. I am waiting for my Lissa fleets to arrive - any day now :-)

  2. Peter West bought the Italians, but they are rather dull... all sort of Napoleonic hulls with sparse masts.. his link is at and just hit newer to see them.

  3. Hmm, yeah - the moulds look a bit rough as well. Will need to see what we can do with them.