Tuesday, June 5, 2018

ARR! Me Pirate Ship!

I started work on a pirate ship or anyone's ship for that matter in 15mm scale. Now I'm no Sailor or very wise about manning or even rigging a ship for that matter but I'll give it a swing.

So to begin with I purchased a 1x4 then I cut it down into shorter lengths  two (2) fifteen inch pieces and one (1) 5 inch piece and then two (2) 3 inch pieces. I glued and stacked them and waited until the glue was dried the made some cuts with my jig saw. I started with two straight cuts to start the form of the bow, then the rest of the cuts were at a thirty degree angles. So it will be 15 inches from Bow to Stern how's that for sailor talk.

So here are some Pictures on our outdoor glass table which has a wave look to it I thought it would be fitting for the pictures couple of them are out of focus.

The Figure I'm using is from Rebel Minis for scale of the ship.
 "The Red Velvet"

You can see there is plenty of room for actions on the decks.

Closer look.

After looking at these pictures I think I will take more pictures of this project on this table.

Okay so now this will be skinned with cereal cardboard and card stock, three masts will be added with riggings and the sails rolled up using rolled up wads of tissue paper, I have some tight weave granny cloth for deck grills.

I will be ordering some deck cannons from Peter Pigs Web Site, along with some pirates as well and will be working on making it look like more cannon ports on the lower deck, and add some swivel cannons as well.

I have already ordered pirate figures from Rebel Minis, which are really great looking I can't wait to get them based and painted, I have his rule book "And a Bottle of Rum" which seems really great and again I can't wait to get gaming with it.

My over all plan is to run it as an Fantasy RPG Game, and will be adding enchanted and magical items some good ones and some really bad ones. In addition to Monsters and Creatures of all sorts.

I will be working on a couple of more ships one more this size and a few others a bit smaller.

Well Thanks for looking Mates.  

Friday, May 25, 2018


Well I'm getting back behind the wheel again.

Had to take some time away, no matter what you are doing life seems to find away to run some monkey interferences; 
  • Sister had to move in so I lost My Game Room and life adjustments
  • My  Son-in-Law, a very good man passed away due to health issues.
  • Plus I myself have been in and out of the Hospital getting my own health under control.
  • I'm on leave from work with out pay due to health reasons. Thankful I have a small retirement coming in.
 Which gives me more time to be on here now!

So I'm starting to work on a new project. Thanks to "War in a Box" blog and his fantasy gaming in 15mm, I to will be starting a fantasy game which will be involving PIRATES!!

I grabbed a handful of pirates from Rebel Minis and his rule book "And a Bottle of Rum", to which I will be running as an RPG game I'm adding some enchanted items Some I'm making up and others I will barrow from other games.

I will be working on my other project that I have already post on here as well hopefully they will mostly tie all in together.

Thank You all for hanging in there with me during this time of absence.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

New Piece Added to "My Terrain"

Okay so a new experiment using Elmer's Clear School Glue for water effects, Okay I saw what someone had done on Google Plus, so I figured I'll give it a whirl, turns out this stuff really works for small projects or small areas, so you don't have to worry about mixing resins and figuring out how much to use or how much your going to end up wasting. So just go slow applying to reduce the amount of air bubbles.

Here you can see my lovely assistant's (aka Wife's) handy work after applying the Clear Glue in a velvety smooth finish. The glue is about an eighth of an inch thick (roughly 3mm)

Apply it like you would any other resin any small areas you may have to brush on and small bubbles you will have to herd them to the edge and work them up and out, you can't just pop them with a toothpick or a pin they just will not do that, no matter how much coaching or cursing you do.

The next few photos are of the new "My Terrain" piece.

So here is the "Volcanic Steam Vents with Bubbling Mud Pool" okay so the mud pool isn't so bubbly, but it sure look totally HOT!

All three pieces on a section of packing paper to give it the desert sand look.

Here so you can see scale wise, Three figures in the middle

So these three guys look so out of place here

And here.

The best thing is these pieces look so darn great on the table now and I have more to come!

Okay again these are looking really great and yes I have more planned, the best of this so far is finding the Clear Glue! for the water effects, now my Lovely Assistant wants me to build Jungle terrain with more water effect. So like any good Husband who in charge of the household and gaming I told her "Yes, Dear." Why not I have the Best of both world a great wife who encourages me to build gaming terrain