|Pointy end view|
This is the third of my ships that I've finished, as far as I'm concerned and ready for the tabletop.
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)|
As with the other two models, I did add a few additional bits to the deck, two ropes, a deck hatch and an access hatch to the front cabin bit.
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|
Not a lot more to say about these, they're all sufficiently differing to be able to tell them apart and I'm happy enough with them. With a dozen figures on board they look very busy, but there's a lot of room for more. The total cost of the three ships was about £30, money well spent I'd say.
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.
WoooooW! just awesome ships!ReplyDelete
Thanks you Michal, next stop somewhere for them to anchor!Delete
I think they are getting better and better.ReplyDelete
I also want to say the seascape table cloth looks very good as well. (I may have to get one).
Thanks Clint, the 'cloth' is a bit too creased for my liking but it still looks OK.Delete
That is Three great looking ships!ReplyDelete
Thanks HW, I'll now have to get my old scratchbuilds up to a similar standard.Delete
These are so good Joe, well done. Harbour project next then?ReplyDelete
Thanks dGG; the harbour and other terrain boards are all the planning stage, along with more building and of course the jungle.Delete
Absolutely brilliant Joe, what a fleet!ReplyDelete
Thank you Michael, it just remains now to try and get them into action.Delete
Great work on these, I did a similar thing with a Playmobil pirate ship which was just as good value. There are plenty of lovely MDF ships out there now, but these three are cheaper than even one of those....ReplyDelete
Thanks Jamie, I did look at the Playmobil ship, but they're as big as my other ships (and expensive). At under a tenner for one, these are ideal imo.Delete
Excellent its been a joy watching these 3 converted and then painted bringing them to life. I wish i had you knack for these sort of things Joe great job!ReplyDelete
Thanks Brummie, I like seeing wips too, but I know it's mot to everyone's. and I'd swap you my ;knack' for your painting skills any day!Delete
Another fine treasurer, Capt. Zab.ReplyDelete
Thanks Jay, I'm pleased you got that off your chest.Delete
Superb work Zabadak -awesome stuff.ReplyDelete
What is the brand of the toy? And where did you buy them from?
The model, iirc, is a cheap import called "red Pirate" or some such.
I bought mine from "The Works", but they seem to no longer stock it.
They are available on Ebay though, I type in "Tpy Pirate ship" and find them readily for a little under £9 (including p&p).
Thanks a lot Zabadak. :)Delete
Great looking ship, all three together look even better, with your scratch builds your going to have some sized fleet!ReplyDelete
Thanks Iain, I think I'm going to need a bigger table too!Delete
Wow I really missed a lot - the ships look fantastic!ReplyDelete
Thanks Mattyoo, yes you have and you've been missed too.Delete
This is what pirateskirmish is all about: great ships, excellent paintjob and nice figures and rowdy pirates.This was a very inspireing report Joe.Keep posting please. :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Ptr, I doubt I would have progressed much with this had it not been for your pirate project. I've even picked up a another toy ship like your own.Delete