Friday, August 9, 2013

WHFB Empire Airship - Test Flight

Edit: some outdoor photos -

Finished the balloon and added it to the top of the ship. It's fairly secure, but I may replace the mast with a wooden dowel that would run through the bottom of the ship to a movement platform.
The fins are made from card stock, and the netting is another old Lego find in a box of odds and ends. The flag on the top of the balloon is from the Demigryph set.
The rigging was modified by joining to sections to lengthen it to meet the netting. The joint between each section of the rigging are beads from Joann's.
The balloon was given a wash of Future floor wax mixed with Vallejo inks. I think I'll switch to the Future "magic dip" once the can of Minwax stain runs out. I like how fast the Future dries - about 15 minutes or so. It is also much easier to clean up - with water.
Tomorrow is a local Warhammer Fantasy Battles tournament at the FLGS - The Game Matrix. I'm using a mostly "human" Empire army. No Magic, Wizard, War Altar or Hurricanum. Taking two Witch Hunters though. There will be 5 games over the weekend, so much like the WAB GT earlier this year, but much closer to home.

35 comments:

  1. Looks awesome...hit them hard, don't lay back and wait, and may your dice roles be exactly what you want them to be!

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  2. Thanks, Rod. I hope you can make it this weekend. Best, Dean

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  3. Thats a superb Model, and very creative use of materials

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  4. Phew, thats huge! And veey impressive.

    Cheers, Simon

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  5. Beautiful !!!
    I love it!
    it's something that I'm unable to do ...

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  6. Very nicely done love it! Have fun!

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  7. Well done Dean, must admit the fins and extras give the balloon a bit more 'umph', which now works all together.
    May the Gods bless all who sail in her!

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  8. Very Impressive - hope it brings you a swift victory.

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  9. That turned out brilliantly. The fins and the stripes really jazzed it up.

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  10. Superb work. Good on you for seeing the project through to the end. Fantastic centrepiece to any army. Looks amazing.

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  11. That is fun! I might try that for the 19th century. Thanks for sharing,

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  12. "Up up and away in my..." ( I won´t sing, 5th Dimensions Marilyn was way better anyway )
    Excellent and very inspirational.

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  13. That's an impressive bit of modelling Dean!

    Christopher

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  14. It has come out very well the yellow and blue canvas was just the right touch to set the whole model off.

    Big Thumbs up from me. (For what little that is worth!)

    Excellent.

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  15. Very impressive. Good luck in the tournament.

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  16. Impressive!

    Great centre piece to the army.

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  17. Wow - what a wonderful way to wake up and see all of these great comments from my fellow blogger/hobby brethren. It's a great way to head out to a WHFB tournament - your kind words for this project will soften any results (losses) which I may incur at the tourney. Warmest Regards, Dean

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  18. Wow! What can I say? "Death from on high!"

    That is some top-shelf work there, Dean, my hat's off to you.

    I'm sure it will give your opponents pause for thought!

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  19. Bravo! You are so creative and have such a good eye for this! I do hope you have fun tomorrow.

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  20. Great work, I'm really liking the 'fins'

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  21. It flies! Great job Dean, love it!

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  22. Looks really cool. Well done Dean.

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  23. Thanks for the nice words, Gents. Alas, the tourney had to be cancelled at the last minute. The host, Socal Warhammer, had major car trouble on the way to the event. Next time. Best, Dean

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  24. The balloon came out terrific, hope it sees battle.

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  25. I love your creative maiden flight photo! Very creative!

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  26. Excellent, inspired and creative work! I really like it!

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  27. Thanks for the great comments, Gents. Much appreciated. Best, Dean

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  28. HUZZAHHHHH! Bone voyargy bargy

    Luverly bit o kit bashing Dean.

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  29. Thanks a lot, Dave. I trust you're recovering well and can get back to your brushes. Warm regards, Dean

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  30. Amazing work. Very Baron Munchausen, one of my favorite movies.

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  31. That is AWESOME! I love how whimsical it is. It certainly has the shock and awe factor tied-up. Best of luck with it!

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  32. Thank you kindly, good Sirs. Best, Dean

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  33. absolutely stunning dean!!!
    Man that's a lovely creation.

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