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PostSubject: Ships!   Wed 22 Jan 2014 - 13:09

Been sort of planing to make some mordheim ships but I don't rely have so much time so i got two wooden 3d puzzle ships from aliexpress to speed up my process.


http://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/6008549054.html


http://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/6008895277.html

now I only have to wait a month to se what I wasted money on...
with buckets of glue and paint and some more wood I think they can turn out pretty good.

And I found some wooden canoes that I hope are not to small. if they are I am thinking about building them into a catamaran or pirate raft of some kind.

http://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/6008875997.html
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PostSubject: Re: Ships!   Wed 22 Jan 2014 - 19:00

 pirat  pirat  thumbsup 

My friend and I have a few of these ships in our possession. They haven't gotten to the table often because we play a lot of Mordheim ship battles and the laser cut kits tend to be kind of narrow for our needs. The Merchant ship does look like it has some potential, although I would leave off a few of the masts (fore and aft specifically) for playability.

The small boat looks like it would work well.
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PostSubject: Re: Ships!   Thu 23 Jan 2014 - 2:32

Polish company HobbyZone has in their offer a small shipyard for modellers: http://www.hobbyzone.pl/en/boat-building-tools/26-building-slip.html
It coulde be usefull if you preapre to build yours own ship.  Smile 
Good luck with that project!
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PostSubject: Re: Ships!   Thu 23 Jan 2014 - 6:20

The ships have definite potential. Have FUN with the modeling, painting, et al!   thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Ships!   Fri 7 Feb 2014 - 16:17

I remembered that it was the Chinese new year so nobody was working and still only one of the ships have been shipped and it takes a month normaly for me to get stuff from china. and I am a impatient person....

I found a similar ship on ebay from a uk seller and have been trying to modify it and casting some cannons for it.

here is how far i have come now. i am pretty happy with it but i am not too precise or careful and impatient. It has lost the few straight lines that it had and the cannons are a bit ugly. but hopefully i get better when my other 3 ships come Razz
And its only me and my brothers that will see it up close....











It might be to many but I did get six cannons on it and i bought a small dwarven balista I am going to try and put in the front. i need to get some sails for it. but as you can see i can squeeze 20+ units on it and have my six cannons Wink

i have tried to broaden the main part of the hull and put some railngs upp. and drawn some wooden planks on the flat parts of the ship.

the hull was not flat against the ground and i tried shaving it to a nice level but it was a bit to much hassle so i glued some ugly flat supporting ice cream sticks under it so it wont tip over.
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PostSubject: two more   Thu 4 Sep 2014 - 13:34

Got two more sort of halfed finished and only have two more to go!







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PostSubject: Re: Ships!   Fri 5 Sep 2014 - 19:46

I really like the new boats. Although I haven't much use for the dragon boat, it has a lot of gaming potential.

The merchant ship turned out great.
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PostSubject: Re: Ships!   Sat 6 Sep 2014 - 6:12

They are coming along SPLENDIDLY! The painting really transforms the ships. GREAT WORK!   thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Ships!   Tue 9 Sep 2014 - 16:24

They look good.

I'd had been thinking about including a moored or beached ship as part of my Mordheim table. I like the look of these ships from Games of War, designed for 28mm pirates.




They have some pretty good pirate buildings too.

http://www.gamesofwar.net/acatalog/Pirate_Supplies_Store.html
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PostSubject: Re: Ships!   Wed 10 Sep 2014 - 15:48

Yeah I have been looking at that ship too, I need some more smaller boats. That one might be around the size I have now. But it realy has loads of potential.

I got the Ship's Kit from them for the two anchors and the bell and wheel they are great!

I also purchase the swivel gun and cannons from them but they are sadly to tiny for my taste.... I like the empire great cannons! they would probably capsize the ships I am putting them on but they look better,




here is a comparison picture of the guns, far left a old chaos dwarf swivel gun I think, then two of the swivel from Games of War then there puny cannon (2,5cm long) without the wheels and a old empire great cannon and a newish great cannon to the far right.

with a free company man for scale.
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PostSubject: Re: Ships!   Wed 10 Sep 2014 - 20:31

You will find that most cannon sold by historical miniatures companies do not match GW's sense of scale. Ships sold by most miniatures companies that are not GW will be scaled to the smaller cannon as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Ships!   Sun 14 Sep 2014 - 21:16

I think the bigger cannon will suit the GW look much better. Somehow the idea of a dangerously overloaded ship fits well with Mordheim. A really creepy figurehead would also look good.
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PostSubject: Re: Ships!   Wed 8 Oct 2014 - 15:01

I like the look of the dragon boat (well the others too), it seems with a little ratty converting it could be my Clan Eshin kill-kill boat What a Face .
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PostSubject: Re: Ships!   Thu 11 Dec 2014 - 16:18

had some time to work more on my boats.

I bought some "Fashion DIY Beads Bronze Tone Rudder Wheel Pendants Charm Dangle J0567 DGK" to make steeringwheels for the boats i got.

There a bunch for a pound Wink




i decided to try and make more a merchant vessel first so i modified one of the ships.












(its a fish Very Happy )












It turned out pretty decent i think. i bought some chains that i might slap on here and there when I get them.
I tried to do some fancy paintwork on the sides but it is out of my reach right now.
And i should have done the windows more carefully and added cardboard-pencil planking on all the sides and on the deck.
I cheated a bit with the sails as there a real pain with the strings only. I glued them on and then did the string Smile and i got some yoyo-strings instead of the thinner strings that came with. i would like more sails on it but then it wont be to playable.
I reinforced the masts with thicker bbq skewers on each side otherwise i think they would break to easy.


Now I am thinking about making this djonk that i made into a catamaran into something elvish, we don't allow elves in our corner of mordheim according to my brother but that might change Wink

I think it looks already elvishy and i might try and make some triangle sails for it. It was however the worst model to assemble the wood snapped in a few places cos it was not cut properly on the sheets. And the wood felt a bit softer.





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PostSubject: Re: Ships!   Fri 12 Dec 2014 - 20:30

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we don't allow elves in our corner of mordheim according to my brother
Given the overflowing number of pointy ears in our current campaign I'm inclined to agree with your brother...

The ship's wheels are a great find, I'll have to check the local stores.

Great update thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Ships!   Fri 26 Dec 2014 - 23:20

Oo, I have been looking for an affordable ship option for a dock I have planned on my future Mordheim board. This certainly fits the bill... thank you for the scale shots, and I love what you did with them Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Ships!   Sun 31 May 2015 - 14:25

after 6 months of not working on my projekts i got some inspiration and did some work!

the Corsairs ships from lotr look realy sweet, great lines of the sails.



I tried and made some sails and gave my dark elves ship some better black coating,





but it looks a bit unfinished with the colours, I think I should redo the hull a bit more in greyish black and not only black black.

and did some more work on my galleon typ ship gave it a new deck,



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PostSubject: Re: Ships!   Sun 31 May 2015 - 17:45

LOOKIN' GOOD! The Corsair's sails have a nice rakish angle to the AND the Galleon has potential. GREAT WORK all around!  thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Ships!   Tue 2 Jun 2015 - 3:10

These look like great fun. Sadly I have never left the shores of the empire in my mordheimings, this does inspire a certain wonder lust for other parts of the world!! A holiday to "sunny" old albion Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Ships!   Wed 1 Jul 2015 - 1:35

I scratch built one for my harbor back in the day:



Constructed with hardboard keel and ribs, craft stick over foam core deck, fancy toothpick railings, and coffee stir sticks (from Starbucks) for timbers.  I like the outcome, but wouldn't use the stir sticks again: I had to soak them in water to make them flexible and clamp them in place for gluing, which made the thing take forever.  





Instead I'd use plastic strips over a framework, as I did on my airship (strips were cut from a For Sale sign):



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PostSubject: Re: Ships!   Wed 1 Jul 2015 - 5:47

UBERCOOL! The Airship is a REALLY STUNNING creation...I have a weakness for steam punk thingies. GREAT WORK!   thumbsup
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