My first love in gaming is Naval Miniatures - of all the baordgames, RPGs and miniatures games I was presented as a nube back in the day, this was first introduction to gaming in general. Thanks to some stranger that walked into the club that I found, the gent had a box load of 1:1250 WW2 naval minis and a copy of Seakrieg. Over forty years later, I can now design and lasercut my own. Hoping to trial these out with either Fast Attack or Fletcher Pratt rules in the near future. I will be releasing other sets as time permits. Meant to be cut at 300DPI for raster resolution, as per all my lasercut file patterns. Otherwise, follow any other advice listed below.
In this current set I present in order of appearance USN Type C1-A, C1-B, Liberty and Victory ships. The last two have optional masts, if you want to install forward port/starboard MG nests. I have keyed the bits together with tracelines or you'll just have to look at the provided photos to figure out what pieces fit where. You will have to buy/cut/size your own dowel for funnels - available at your typical hardware or dollarstore and I assemble these vessels using carpenters glue. Have fun. Lifeboats are missing from the Liberty and Victory ships presented, as I had the wrong cut line on the original test pattern, yours should work fine. These are meant to be representative of each class, based on key features and not neccessarily 100% historically accurate, and no two ships where probably exactly the same anyway, so they are offered as is.
Formatted for cutting on a combination of 6mm, 3mm MDF and 1-1.5mm cardstock sized to 12" x 9" (Arch A) sheet. Alternatively, you may use any of four quarters on an Arch C (24"x18") board - the size that fits across the bed of an Epilog Helix (what I use). Sheet has a minimum 0.5" safety margin around edge of the frame. I have provided the PDF and a SVG files that I converted online at https://cloudconvert.com/vsd-to-svg. Shared as is.
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