Minairons Hoist The Sails On New 3rd Rate Ship Of The Line

May 27, 2020 by brennon

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Minairons Miniatures make some rather spiffing ships for use in your games set on the high seas. They recently released a new kit for those looking to get stuck into some wargaming at the 1:600 scale with their new 3rd Rate Ship Of The Line kit.

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This set breaks down into a high-quality resin hull plus metal masts and sails which get slotted into the top of it. There isn't a lot of busy work with this which I think goes down well with many wargamers! You can sort the rigging on your own time!

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The detail here looks really nifty and I think I'd be happy to get stuck in and paint this up. I like the guidelines which are sculpted into the sails too for those who want to do various patterns to match their nation of choice. The set also comes with a flag sheet with a 1640-1707 Independence War Portuguese ensign, flags and pennant which you can use as you see fit.

A Sleek Killer

As well as the new 3rd Rate Ship Of The Line, we also got a look at a smaller model that is coming soon. This is a 1:600 scale Xebec.

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This smaller vessel is a swift and aggressive lateen ship which was widely used by pirates and corsairs. It was also favoured by the naval nations of the Mediterranean between the 17th and 19th Centuries. It is a sleek and deadly looking ship which sits low enough in the water to be a real nuisance to larger ships. That waterline is looking particularly easy to hit!

What do you think of the wider Minairons Miniatures range?

"It is a sleek and deadly looking ship which sits low enough in the water to be a real nuisance to larger ships..."

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