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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

When The Boat Comes In

OK I decided that one of the first adventures of my new campaign would occur on a dock area, concerning 'rum running'. I realised that I may need a boat. So I tried to make one.


I downloaded some plans for free, I should credit the site and I think it's www.freeshipplans.com. Printed them out as 80% as I work in 1/72nd scale.









With my new proclivity for cardboard I cut out the outlines pasted them onto 'thick' cardboard, cut them out and began to build.

I now see that the ribs are in the wrong direction for planking.








All cardboard is not the same so I made the bridge and other bits from thinner stuff and the funnel from a toilet roll.











Odd bits of kebab sticks and match sticks added and there you have it.

Tarting up, undercoating and painting to do, so let's see how it finishes.

 If all ready in a couple of days, then we're going to the docks. If not it's off to the cattle yards.






Thanks for looking in and commenting on previous posts. (PS I think the current season of Walking Dead is ACE!)

Drive carefully out there.

Lorcan.

20 comments:

  1. Nice start sir. This season of The Walking Dead is excellent.

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  2. Nice build mate. Will be great when painted!

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  3. Wow very nice job, Im gonna build my self one. the new walking dead is the best season so far, im just glad to see the back of that boring prison

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    1. I know what you're about. barges would be good in our alternate history. Gun barges up the Liffey? I didn't like the prison, but I liked the prison characters!

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  4. It'll be interesting to see this painted up.

    I only get to see The Walking Dead once it hits non-subscription television, so I'll be waiting a while, I think...

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    1. Hmm, I'm concerned as to the painting. I hope is ships up.

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  5. Great start to your ship, don't forget some gunnels and remember "filler is our friend"

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    1. Good comment mate, I wasn't sure what you meant until I undercoated it! Cheers.

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    2. I've just remembered a link you may find useful:
      http://papermau.blogspot.com.br/2013/01/bootlegger-boat-paper-model-by-papermau_9.html
      I've also made a small tug-type boat myself (years ago), if you're interested, I'll put up a post about it on my blog.

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    3. Neat find Thanks, plenty to browse through. Ta.

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  6. That's quite amazing! Can't wait to see it finished, I need to build one or two too, some day. Always nice to have someone spearheading all the cool projects!

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    1. Man its cardboard took an hour or so, go for it! My rule is always 'failing to plan is planning to fail!' So plan your model first and it all works out well.

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  7. Once this starts taking colour it will all come together. It is a very good start and I look forward to seeing it come to float!

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    1. Yep, your right, colour makes so much difference and hides a deal.

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  8. Dude, that is awesome, great job! Agree with Clint, can't wait to see some colour on her

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    1. Cheers Bud, got to give it a go. Ta.

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  9. Simple but very effective and best of all, very cheap to make. As others have said, i can't wait to see it painted and put to use.

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    1. Ta Bryan, It's just a prop so I didn't want to push the boat out, so to speak. Lets, see how it works in play.

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