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Maritime figures are a bit thin on the ground in Oz, but it might be possible to "bash" wargaming or model railway figures to look right for your purpose. It would also depend on the period you're portraying.


Your 22mm figures would be about 1:83 scale. Railway figures in HO scale (3.5mm=1 foot=1:87) would be just over 21mm tall for a person 6-feet tall, though as I recall, most figures are what they call OO/HO, which is 4mm to the foot (=1:76) so a 6-footer would be be 24mm high. Then there are military figures at 1:72 scale (about 24mm high).


But I did find this link https://www.1001modelkits.com/small-scale-soldiers/16329-hat-industrie-hat8098-british-sailors-and-marines-x-80-figures-and-8-naval-cannons-0696957080983.html?iPage=1 and I'm sure there are others out there if you're prepared to look overseas.




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Venetian merchant Ship from Basilica of San Marco: https://modelshipworld.com/topic/31034-the-san-marco-mosaic-ship-c-1150-by-louie-da-fly-175/


Solid- hulled couta boat - a gaff-rigged fishing boat once used for catching barracuda in the State of Victoria, Australia https://modelshipworld.com/topic/34969-australian-couta-boat-from-about-the-1920s/





HMVS Cerberus https://modelshipworld.com/topic/34681-hmvs-cerberus-1870-by-louie-da-fly-approx-1230-scale/


11th century Byzantine dromon http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/10344-10th-11th-century-byzantine-dromon-by-louie-da-fly-150/page-1 


Winchelsea Nef - Late 13th century Mediaeval ship 1:75 https://modelshipworld.com/topic/29377-winchelsea-nef-1274-ad-175/


Henry Grace a Dieu - Rebuild of 1:200 model I started in 1967 http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/12426-henry-grace-a-dieu-great-harry-by-louie-da-fly-scale-1200-repaired-after-over-50-yrs-of-neglect/?hl=%2Bhenry+%2Bgrace+%2Bdieu . 

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I don't know if these will fill the bill for you or not.



They are listed as 1/89 scale and are about 20mm tall but at least one is about 21mm and another is only15mm, (Must be a cabin boy). I chose this link only because you can enlarge the picture at least large enough to get an idea of what the figures look like. They are available through a number of vendors at all kinds of prices. A couple of sites are even offering free shipping for Christmas.


Hope this is useful to you.




Build logs: Colonial sloop Providence 1/48th scale kit bashed from AL Independence

Currant builds:

Constructo Brigantine Sentinel (Union) (On hold)

Minicraft 1/350 Titanic (For the Admiral)

1/350 Heavy Cruiser USS Houston (Resin)

Currant research/scratchbuild:

Schooner USS Lanikai/Hermes

Non ship build log:

1/35th UH-1H Huey


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Amati has 22mm figures also

I ordered  35 mm figures and some other parts at cornwallmodelboats last month and they have been already delivered to me.



Regards, Patrick


Finished :  Soleil Royal Heller 1/100   Wasa Billing Boats   Bounty Revell 1/110 plastic (semi scratch)   Pelican / Golden Hind  1/45 scratch

Current build :  Mary Rose 1/50 scratch

Gallery Revell Bounty  Pelican/Golden hind 1/45 scratch

To do Prins Willem Corel, Le Tonnant Corel, Yacht d'Oro Corel


Shore leave,  non ship models build logs :  

ADGZ M35 funkwagen 1/72    Einhets Pkw. Kfz.2 and 4 1/72   Autoblinda AB40 1/72   122mm A-19 & 152mm ML-20 & 12.8cm Pak.44 {K8 1/2} 1/72   10.5cm Howitzer 16 on Mark. VI(e)  Centurion Mk.1 conversion   M29 Weasel 1/72     SAM6 1/72    T26 Finland  T26 TN 1/72  Autoprotetto S37 1/72     Opel Blitz buses 1/72  Boxer and MAN trucks 1/72

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a new bathroom


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