Over the holiday period I managed to make almost no progress in any f my current projects and was mostly frustrated in anything I did attempt. I did however manage to take apart my recent "pirate Ship" purchase, so here's the results of that exercise.
It'll be obvious to most that the two figures included in the set are oversized for the ship but there are are a lot of bits within the set that are otherwise suitable for use with 28mm figures.
|Basic ship, straight out of the box.|
|Aerial view( note the ties on the croc and the cannon|
The wheels would have to be removed (fairly easy), mainly because they looked silly. There were half a dozen or so screws to remove to get to the wheels and it also allowed me to inspect the cabin area.
The wheels, with ties that secured it to the box.
|Giant figure with minute boat.|
One of the two figures, but with additional boat, something I hadn't initially noticed.
|A raft !|
|Longboat with figures|
The longboat can just about hold three figures (mostly because my bases are 20mm square.
|The cannon - best forgotten about|
|Raft with figures|
|The barrels - one of them may be a bit large!|
|A very big shark - but could still be useful.|
|The Croc - very big - maybe a bit too big ?|
28mm figures don't look out of scale on the shape though.
|Plenty room on the deck for cannon on each broadside.|
|Lots of room for crew too.|
|Another deck view|
The ship is obviously a toy and not meant for wargaming, but there is a lot going for it imo and most of the obvious 'problems' can be overlooked - and besides it was only £10 !
That's i then for this week, I did make the conscience decision not to post the various photographs I took as I disassembled the model, but thought photographs with figures for scale would be of more interest.
Thanks for taking the time to look and as always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.