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  • #130976
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    Since Erland isn’t a fool,

    I am even wondering if Erland is the captain…

    #131007
    Mike HeaddenMike Headden
    Participant

    Since Erland isn’t a fool,

    I am even wondering if Erland is the captain…

    I assumed he was fixer/ head of security for the smuggler and ensuring successful delivery of the items entrusted into his care by securing a boat (and captain?) well suited to the endeavour!

    Growing old is mandatory, growing up is entirely optional!

    #131011
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    A sailing ship with a ram is a suicide vessel. It can’t reverse like an oar or steam powered one and, sooner rather than later, it will wind up stuck and going down with it’s victim.

    I believe this was also to have galley oars, IIRC?  But still, in total agreemenet with you.

    I am even wondering if Erland is the captain…

    I’m hoping this is a hint that you’ll be working on a scalawag crew soon!  If not, maybe you should consider…

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #131019
    greg954
    Participant

    I’ve missed loads. Now I have a desire to make a ship.

    #131022
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    I’ve missed loads. Now I have a desire to make a ship.

    Ahhhhh wait and buy this one?!

    😛

    #131027
    greg954
    Participant

    Okay, you talked me into it, I might have to have two. As it happens I got a hand made ship model from eBay for a couple of quid that was for repair. Just the right size for 15mm. So yeah…..I’m starting yet another project.

    Well, you can never have enough projects on the go!

     

    PS, I do like it when most of the hard work is done for me.

    #131040
    Wouter WolputWouter Wolput
    Participant

    A sailing ship with a ram is a suicide vessel. It can’t reverse like an oar or steam powered one and, sooner rather than later, it will wind up stuck and going down with it’s victim. Since Erland isn’t a fool, clearly the reinforcement is so the ship can beach prow on, to take on or offload smuggled goods in secluded beaches well away from the prying eyes of the revenue men

    True, add optional oars then 😁 , to be honest I love to see a galley over a sailing ship anyway. Maybe a galley with back-up sails (I’m a landlubber and know nothing of sailing)?

    I like the beach prow idea, but wouldn’t this make more sense on a rowing boat? It probably takes a lot of manpower to get a ship this size back into the ocean and you also encounter the same problem as with ramming: you can’t reverse. Then there’s the problem that the waves will keep on pushing the ship to land.

    #131048
    Mike HeaddenMike Headden
    Participant

    You ghost in at low tide under minimal sail, ground gently, locals form a “bucket chain” and help load/ unload cargo asap. The incoming tide refloats the ship and if you’re lucky wind and water carry you out. Otherwise locals with poles push it round until the wind takes it or some of the crew get in a jolly boat and tow it out. You need the right weather, tide and wind conditions and a steeply shelving, soft beach.

    I might once have had some Cornish relatives who may have had some experience of something similar, back before the war.

    Four and twenty ponies, trotting through the dark ….  🙂

    Growing old is mandatory, growing up is entirely optional!

    #132153
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
    Moderator

    I wanted to differentiate my Copplestone picts which I repurposed as tribal warriors before I made my own, from my own.

    I ended up with this:

    It was interesting to see how these, amongst my very 1st 15mm compare to my more recent paint jobs of my own tribesmen.

    The result is acceptable and the time taken was minimal, which is good.
    Debating if to go back and add more bones at some point.

    #132154
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    I think they work fine as they are, because you are really drawn to the ‘skull’ faces.

    #132157
    Thomaston
    Participant

    I was going to say the forarm and lower legs could have bones on them but I atree with steve, right now the face really draws attention. Do you have anotehr mini to spare? You could try the face paint as is but leave the chin dark for a more skull look.

    Tired is enough.

    #132165
    Mike HeaddenMike Headden
    Participant

    I think they look great as is, though if it were me I’d paint the noses black to increase the skull effect. That’s probably just my CDO kicking in though.

    Growing old is mandatory, growing up is entirely optional!

    #132169
    Gone Fishing
    Participant

    They turned out very well. The black nose idea is an intriguing one, though!

    #132171
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
    Moderator

    You could try the face paint as is but leave the chin dark for a more skull look.

    I gave it a go and I think it works.

    Plus now they have no painted jawbone, they can’t talk.
    Thus the Silent Dead were born…

    #132172
    Thomaston
    Participant

    Cool, pics please.

    Tired is enough.

    #132173
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
    Moderator

    So after painting them I thought I would carve some wooden stylus’s / styli?  as I have been doing Sumer as part of home schooling for Charlotte  and figured we could write some stuff in some clay tablets.

    As is oft the way, after being very careful, on the last bit of cutting I got a bit cavalier and now I have a bloody finger (and desk and trousers) and a non functioning left hand.

    So no photos today.

    #132174
    Thomaston
    Participant

    Another battle scar.

    Tired is enough.

    #132176
    Wouter WolputWouter Wolput
    Participant

    I think they look great as is, though if it were me I’d paint the noses black to increase the skull effect. That’s probably just my CDO kicking in though.

    I agree with Mike, if you want skulls this would be the best solution.

    But maybe you haven’t gone far enough, a lot of African tribes use colourful bodypaint together with the facepaint.

    I hope your hand gets better soon and the cut is a minor one. I still want to see your finished boat. I’m trying to figure out on how to do a rowing boat myself, because it’s slim pickings for 15mm in online shops, suggestions ?

    #132179
    OldBen1OldBen1
    Participant

    I like them a lot.  I bet you they look great on the table as well.  Tons of contrast and kind of scary.

    #132196
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
    Moderator

    I think maybe I prefer the originals?
    But I like the idea of the name for the new ones…

    #132199
    telzy ambertelzy amber
    Participant

    I like the no nose but a chin would be better

    #132201
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    I’m going to agree with no nose, but yes chin.  I love the finger bones, that is a very nice touch as well.

    And ALWAYS cut AWAY from yourself.  Just a reminder!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #132219
    Gone Fishing
    Participant

    Those look great. Hope the hand is healing – a few swigs of rum might help!

    #132239
    Wouter WolputWouter Wolput
    Participant

    Well done, the bones on the fingers are a really nice touch. They kind of resemble how I envisioned the cannibals in ‘She’ would look like.

    #132418
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
    Moderator

    Thanks everyone, I have gone back to full skulls.

    COMING SOON:

     

    #132420
    Wouter WolputWouter Wolput
    Participant

    Really nice, perfect for any 15mm fantasy setting. Are you going to do one with four wheels as well?

    #132424
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
    Moderator

    Really nice, perfect for any 15mm fantasy setting. Are you going to do one with four wheels as well?

    yup can do, planning on exploring lots of cardstock options, they are easier than metal/resin to produce/sell.
    Admittedly the detail is only on one side, but as just set dressing and for the price….

    #132444
    Thomaston
    Participant

    Is ther an axle the wheels are connected to or are they glued to the sides?

    Tired is enough.

    #132445
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
    Moderator

    There is an axle, but at this size and made of card, I don’t think they would last that long if not glued to the sides.

    #132454
    Gone Fishing
    Participant

    I really only game in the big scale (54mm) these days, but watching the growth of this range/project is a delight. Congratulations, and may these new items sell briskly!

    #132464
    telzy ambertelzy amber
    Participant

    They are card? No problem. If you need a bit more detail turn them over and add it. Ditto the cart, add an axle but I would glue the wheels anyway.

    I love your Crom’s Anvil townspeople. I think they would make great SF townspeople as is too. I really need to get an order up

    #132465
    MikeMike
    Keymaster

    If you need a bit more detail turn them over and add it.

    Tru dat

    #132486
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
    Moderator

    Going to mould the ship next week.
    So hopefully by the weekend I should have a model to show you.

    It is pretty much done, just a few bits to add/tidy.

    It will come as a few parts.

    The resin hull.
    Metal steps.
    MDF and cardstock hatch, poop railings and rudder.
    Dowels for the mast and yard/spar sail bit. (these dowels will come as you see with the ropes already attached, yes that is right, each one will be hand rigged by the captain themself for added unique shipness.)
    There are some pokey metal bits along the side, these will come like the dowl with rope wound around them.

    All you will need to do is paint it, name it, and adventure in it!

    #132490
    Gone Fishing
    Participant

    Beautiful.

    #132504
    Wouter WolputWouter Wolput
    Participant

    The end result doesn’t disappoint, the ship is marvelous.

    #132684
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
    Moderator

    Thanks peeps.
    Test cast of the hull later today.

    #132694
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
    Moderator

    Test cast was good.

    So here is what you will get:

    with figure for scale:

    #132696
    greg954
    Participant

    Sweet, looking good Mr Barracks. How much are we looking at for one of these beauties?

    I suppose you’ll be making a port next? Might need one.

    #132697
    Angel BarracksAngel Barracks
    Moderator

    £15.00.

    That includes the hand rigged dowel/masts.

    #132700
    Darkest Star GamesDarkest Star Games
    Participant

    That’s a heck of a good deal. And it looks great to boot!

    (looking forwards to seeing it all dolled up to your usual great standards)

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

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