As with all types of miniatures, there are several factors to consider before deciding on a particular model. The scale is undoubtedly the most relevant, as you need to decide on how much space you will allocate to your boat or collection. If you are looking for a rare piece that deserves to be displayed on the living room dresser or in the middle of the office, then you will certainly opt for a small scale. On the other hand, if you're going to accumulate several miniatures to display in a case, then chances are you'll have to choose larger scale models.
A wide choice of model boats
Most of the models for sale on our website are miniatures for large boats. One example is the Admiral H.M.S. Hood, a Royal Navy battle cruiser from the first half of the 20th century. She was 262 m long and weighed over 47,000 tons. You can find this authentic replica with its incredible details, such as the rotating turrets, the moving inclined cannons and the removable hatches on the Scientific MHD's website. This miniature comes out of the Forces of Valor's workshops, a renowned manufacturer specialising in military vehicles. Forces of Valor has developed a complete range of tanks, trucks and even aircraft, which means you'll be able to build up a genuine collection and pay tribute to your chosen army from a specific period or country. Discover the famous German Tirpitz, the largest battleship in the world at the time before entering the Second World War.
What about budget?
Sailboats, trawlers and even submarines… there is a miniature boat for everyone! But it is also important to pay attention to your budget. The larger the model, the more likely it is that the finishes will be more expensive and the cost of these larger models is inevitably higher. This is why we recommend that you think carefully about what you are going to do with a collection before you buy your first boat. If you have already started a collection of miniatures with a particular scale, you should probably continue with the same scale for your miniature boats. Costs vary and should be considered at the beginning. We would generally recommend therefore starting out with smaller boats that are less costly when buying for children.