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Send A Gunboat!


In collaboration with Master Builders Richard Houston and Chris Ferree, TVAG presents this line of inexpensive self assembly, full color, card stock ship models in 25mm scale. The initial release includes 6 models in 28mm scale, and each will be duplicated in 15mm upon request.

Richard Houston's 30+ years experience of ship modeling have allowed him to create authentic designs which are now "reproducible" for far less cost than his hand-made, wooden and metal Houston's Ships. As builder, all you need provide are Crew, Armaments, and such Ship's Fittings as you like.

All these River Gunboat designs (with more to come) are specifically designed for the popular rules set Boilers And Breechloaders, but will fight just as well with other rules.  

New Gunboat designs already in development will include versions of Side-Wheelers, and Screw Driven types.

Self-assembly is the most affordable and easiest way to add an amphibious element to your Colonial and Pulp War Games, requiring only glue, scissors, and foam core or heavy matte board for bracing. All models have been designed to carry full complements of Crew and Armaments through any number of battles. With the photographic textures added by TVAG to Richard's original designs, no painting is required.

NOTE: All photos on this and the related page are of prototype designs. The products for sale may vary in small details or colors, any differences representing improvements over the models shown.

Special Pricing Offer!

All 6 current models are available as PDF's sent by E-mail.   If bought singly, these would total $60.00, but if ordered as a collection, the price will be $20.00!

All PDF's will be delivered via E-mail without any postage charges.

As more more models become available, there will be different Special Pricing Offers designed to make affordable the creation of whole Fleets of Gunboats to romp with each other!

All hands, Please "Stand By!"


Gunboat Designs

Iron Sternwheeler

Iron Sternwheeler

Iron Sternwheeler

SAG-1 Sternwheeler, Iron 

Hull, Deck Houses, 2nd Deck sides all "riveted Iron Plate," with wooden plank decks. Length 13", Beam 4", Height (to funnel top) 5.25"

(Note: The photos show the model with optional cast metal ladders.)
25mm PDF $10.00


SAG-2 Sternwheeler Iron Design identical to SAG-1, but no iron rail on 2nd Deck, with "canvass" only and other cosmetic differences. The ladders are card stock as part of the model.
25mm PDF $10.00

Wooden Sternwheeler

Wooden Sternwheeler

Wooden Sternwheeler

SAG-3 Sternwheeler, Wooden
Hull, Decks, & Deck Houses of weathered wooden plank, all railings "canvass." The ladders are card stock as part of the model. Length 13", Beam 4"; Height (to funnel top) 5.25"

25mm PDF $10.00


Iron & Wood Sternwheeler

Iron & Wood Sternwheeler

Iron & Wood Sternwheeler

SAG-4 Sternwheeler, "Protected"
Iron Hull with Decks and Deck Houses of weathered wooden plank, all railings "canvass." The ladders are card stock as part of the model.  Length 13", Beam 4", Height (to funnel top) 5.25"

25mm PDF $10.00


"Send A Gunboat" PDF Collection #1
All Four 25mm Sternwheeler Designs, Plus Arab Dhow and Chinese War Junk (Small)

$20.00


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