I’ve been on a ship building spree the past month or so. I am about half finished with my Goblins display/fighting ship (tis’ a proper ship as it holds a small torpedo boat as well). Anyways, it is half of a wrecked ship with the damaged end held above the water by fish nets worth of floating crates and barrels. I finally got the barrels and crates, but. . .
I have been on a Steampunk Sky ship kick in the past week. After slapping together the goblin boat above and a 1:300 scale corvette boat for use with Fighting Sails rules by Osprey Wargames, I decided to try and make nice ones I could be proud of when showing them off.
I decided to use the Cloudships and Gunboats of Mars from the old Space: 1889 game by Frank Chadwick. Making a copy of the Aphid class gunboat is almost mandatory for anyone interested in making Martian fight vessels so I’ve built a copy in about 6mm scale. The end result is a bit chunk for 1mm = 1 foot, but I’m more concerned with the visual appeal at the moment. I’m making at least one more ship (perhaps USA or France) from the game as well.
The game rules for Chadwick’s game are overly complicated for the style I’m looking for so I’m looking for a different rules set. The theme is steampunk Martian sky fliers.
Here’s a Work in Progress. Mostly have only to paint it.