|Pointy end view|
The reason behind the question mark in the title is simple because I really don't know what to classify the vessel as, but as it's small and has two masts, like a schooner (about the only similarities), I plumped for calling it a schooner, but no doubt it'll be used as a fluke or some other vessel as the need arises.
This particular model is probably the closest to the original toy; I took the horrible looking 'pulpit' from the rear, but left the two supporting stanchions,. The bowsprit (sticky out wooden bit at the front for those who like techy stuff) was added, but the mast are more or less the originals ones.. The rear lanterns all came from the kit, as did the figurehead of a seagull (?), but goodness knows where or how it was meant to be used with the original model (I'd have liked figureheads on them all, but can't find anything suitable atm
|The original toy.|
|View of the other side (Technically the 'right' side)|
The picture on the left shows a flat coil of rope; deliberately flat so that a figure can stand on it. The other coiled rope is hanging on the front mast and well out of the way pf figures.
The centre deck hatch is a one of many pieces originally cast as windows by my mate Captain Jack.
The photograph also shows where the rear pulpit-thing was.
|Front mast (technical term), with rope. (*yawn)|
|Front view of the figurehead (Seagull or a Shag?|
|Fairly boring side-view of the figurehead.|
|Left side view with figures (in an attempt to ease boredom)|
|Top-down(ish) view, still a bit boring|
|Nothing much to see here (the blunt end view)|
|Another view, showing stuff|
|Two ships sizing up to each other. (There's a dozen figures on each)|
|Kapok 'smoke' added for twee-ness|
|All three completed ships, all suitably different imo|
That's it then for this week; currently I'm working on my jungle terrain, but I've also purchased a few bits and pieces for my modern terrain.
As always, your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.