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Imperial Artisans => Empire Crafts and Skills => Topic started by: Henerius on September 16, 2018, 07:55:39 PM

Title: shipbuilding project
Post by: Henerius on September 16, 2018, 07:55:39 PM
Posted this in Lead Adventure maybe some pirate gamers like to enjoy it here.

The first couple of posts will be of ships made and done some time ago. Not all will be posted at the same time to prevent flooding the first page with photos.


Once upon a time in de Netherlands I wanted to try a game called Legends of the High Seas. Then (2015-ish?) the game was allready out of print and I wanted to test it without spending to much (sure sure) on the first ship. Searching the web I found wooden puzzles that could actually fit my need of a ship about 8 to 10 inches long 3 inches wide and big enough to hold 28mm models.


The first puzzle to arrive was the Golden Hinde.
(https://i.imgur.com/6ZB2Ajhl.jpg)
I actually assembled the ship three times before I decided how to proceed with the build. I started with cutting away everything under the waterline. After that I reinforced the still fragile hull by replacing the bottom with MDF instead of a the triplex plate, and making MDF blocks to eventually receive the masts and bowsprite. The masts are so strong now I can pick up the model at the mast hold it up side down or even swing it around without anything breaking off. A true overkill achieved with this build.
(https://i.imgur.com/aubJLqhl.jpg)
The masts are 9mm wood dowels with magnets attached to them. Making attaching and removing sails during play very easy.
(https://i.imgur.com/Krjm7Q9l.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/AiazAr4l.jpg)
Pimping the sides with paper and cardboard is very easy with a wooden ship.
(https://i.imgur.com/rCaJ5VKl.jpg)
Painting the model as a small, agile little Galleon.
(https://i.imgur.com/G0yg4JJl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/3kTx9pkl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/A3WFaQLl.jpg)
Small gundeck.
(https://i.imgur.com/u3rslzhl.jpg)
Here the finished product with some GW models on deck.
(https://i.imgur.com/8IgqFoll.jpg)



Being some kind of hoarding monster on the projects dear to me it was only a matter of time when my collecting virus would turn the single build into an assembly line where I am again building and building..
(https://i.imgur.com/lyMwO5sl.jpg)
Same procedure as with the "Hinde" although I quickly learned at the Hinde that drilling a 9mm hole (with a powerfulle electrical device) it is not wise to hold the product you want to drill in youre hand. I bought me two couples of clamps to save me skin.
(https://i.imgur.com/kFch3u6l.jpg)
Masts with magnets attached.
(https://i.imgur.com/fAfthqpl.jpg)
Ship with sails made ready to get painted.
(https://i.imgur.com/KpDOsL1l.jpg)
The bussiness end of a sailing vessel, it’s broadside.
(https://i.imgur.com/1JsPnURl.jpg)
Painted up to make a spooky dark piratey ship
(https://i.imgur.com/ISCn09Rl.jpg)
and with models for size.
(https://i.imgur.com/siUrFxzl.jpg)

Cheers this is it for now. I hope you enjoy the post.

Henerius
Title: Re: shipbuilding project
Post by: Henerius on September 16, 2018, 07:59:26 PM
Since most ships are produced somehow the same with minor differences I will just put the end product here.
Two more puzzles: the Seewolf and the Berlin.
(https://i.imgur.com/ucroyOkm.jpg) 
(https://i.imgur.com/hQhAp5Xm.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Ep5ZtEnh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/euLxxvlh.jpg)
Games of War pirate supplies two ships and three boats.
(https://i.imgur.com/7KWu3P4h.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/GnYxSYyh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/NwdL1XLh.jpg)
Picture below a Geboom ship and above (the tiny one) a boat of Geboom
(https://i.imgur.com/3hj4lhlh.jpg)
Sofar the painted and build fleet.

Some photo’s of “De Hoop” in action during a day long game of Legends of the High Seas in September. A very enjoyable game to play.
(https://i.imgur.com/d9TNqlzl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/dS0YXg4l.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/eolXOnll.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/G8XJ4p5l.jpg)


Here an overview / size comparison of several ship I have now.
(https://i.imgur.com/afUyzjXl.jpg)

And now we arrive in the moment of time we are right now. Building the masts of all resin ships in one go. Going to post images of the ships separate when they are done.
(https://i.imgur.com/xoZxHhnl.jpg)

So.. end of the flood of pics. Now I see how fast / slow I will finish one of the unfinished ones...

Title: Re: shipbuilding project
Post by: Henerius on September 16, 2018, 08:02:52 PM
And no end of the flood yet...

I posted this update a few moments ago... so herw you are :)

This first ship I build a while back and called it "blauwe Zeepaard" considering I was going to use it as a Dutch vessel.
Since I needed a colour scheme for my "French" and desided to take the colour scheme of the "Blauwe Zeepaard" and make it the one for my French vessels.
This made it necessary to rename her, bringing her probably nothing but bad luck during her gaming career.
(https://i.imgur.com/b2cIYRZh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/UqyuHbjh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/22WBKdYh.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Z9XrZYZh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/aRDcjPPh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/eiDJFR8h.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/lzUMGEnh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/V3UybGAh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/3sOCWHGh.jpg)

Further I have received back some models I have send for a commission since I am busy building and painting ships.
(https://i.imgur.com/q10Mleeh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/FdYwaIBh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/pijj2qmh.jpg)


So my spanish Blood n Plunder troops arrived back and I need one more ship for them and the sails... I need to tone them down, this is very yellow. The french fraction is being painted the vessels are allready finished. 

Next up a Spanish merchant.
Title: Re: shipbuilding project
Post by: GamesPoet on September 16, 2018, 09:20:13 PM
I like this project a lot! :eusa_clap: :::cheers::: :icon_biggrin:
Title: Re: shipbuilding project
Post by: Midaski on September 17, 2018, 05:55:53 PM
and I thought I was obsessive about collecting  :biggriin:

What a collection!
Title: Re: shipbuilding project
Post by: Realjuan on September 17, 2018, 06:39:46 PM
both true?
Title: Re: shipbuilding project
Post by: Henerius on September 18, 2018, 09:44:18 AM
and I thought I was obsessive about collecting  :biggriin:

What a collection!

I switched from collecting a lot to collecting just a couple of games.  That helps focusing .... a bit.

I just checked... 9 ships painted and ready for use in game. that's right now more then 50% painted... till the rest arrives that is so that spanish ship needs to be hurried in service to avoid going below 50%... :)
Title: Re: shipbuilding project
Post by: Xathrodox86 on September 19, 2018, 11:22:30 AM
I like this project a lot! :eusa_clap: :::cheers::: :icon_biggrin:

Me too! :Ohmy:
Title: Re: shipbuilding project
Post by: Von Kurst on September 21, 2018, 07:24:00 PM
Great work Henerius  :::cheers::: :::cheers:::
Title: Re: shipbuilding project
Post by: Henerius on September 24, 2018, 04:36:46 PM
 :::cheers:::thank you lads!
Title: Re: shipbuilding project
Post by: King on October 12, 2018, 05:12:01 PM
Wow what a collection....I only have 2 ships in my possession  :::cheers:::  Did you get to try out legends of the high seas?
Title: Re: shipbuilding project
Post by: Zygmund on October 16, 2018, 04:20:51 PM
Wow, so many ships. And not at all small. And so many of them also painted!

Congrats, Henerius. This is a great project! :)

To my taste, many of the wooden kits do not look good, with protruding elements where they shouldn't be. But those resin or plastic ones (some of them printed, right?) - those look solid!

-Z
Title: Re: shipbuilding project
Post by: GamesPoet on October 16, 2018, 05:25:19 PM
I almost bought some Blood and Plunder figures earlier this year, yet resisted.  I like how your's look!
Title: Re: shipbuilding project
Post by: Henerius on October 16, 2018, 05:33:37 PM
Wow what a collection....I only have 2 ships in my possession  :::cheers:::  Did you get to try out legends of the high seas?
The "action" pictures above are from legends of the high seas. Look at the 2018 eurobash thread for several members playing a game of legends on a 8 by 6 foot table.

Wow, so many ships. And not at all small. And so many of them also painted!

Congrats, Henerius. This is a great project! :)

To my taste, many of the wooden kits do not look good, with protruding elements where they shouldn't be. But those resin or plastic ones (some of them printed, right?) - those look solid!

-Z
Thanks Z.
The Wooden ones are a great start of if you want to start playing with games like this, they are low budget.  They look a bit off of course but are really well useable for the games.

I almost bought some Blood and Plunder figures earlier this year, yet resisted.  I like how your's look!
Do not resist... it's futile  :closed-eyes:
Title: Re: shipbuilding project
Post by: GamesPoet on October 16, 2018, 05:41:26 PM
I've got 4 ships, nephews have a pair too.  And we all got pirates!  Quit encouraging me! :icon_wink: :icon_lol: