Sunday, February 28, 2016
'Nautical' from JeremyM - 'Viking Longship'
I have a 28mm scale Revell viking ship for my entry to the ship challenge.
I chose to make it into a beached ship to fit with a gaming matt I have that transitions from sea to land. The scale works well with 28mm as you can see with my jomsviking warlord on it and beside it.
The ship is plastic and a bit fiddly to assemble. I chose to forgo the plastic sale and made one from a dried out wipe that I rolled up, I probably should have painted some red strips or something for a better effect and I suppose I may still do that in the future. The ship bottom was made to fit in a special stand as it still has the keel. I cut that off with a saw on the very bottom so it would sit flat on the base. The shields on the side come with decals and were a reel pain. i should have cut out the centre boss before appllying but there were so many I decided against it, which made applying the decals a real pain. A small hole punch would be ideal for these.
For the base I built it up with some wood and gravel painted tan to reflect the beach. The waves and water part were painted blue and then I used silicon to make the water and the waves coming into shore. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out I think it will be a great objective on the table for a saga campaign I'm running. It actually made an appearance a few weeks ago but was unbased and only partially assembled. This version will be a tad more impressive in the near future.