Friday, August 2, 2013

WHFB Empire Airship WIP +1

The ship is done - as well as the Master Engineer who pilots it, and one of the crewman - a gunner for the Repeater Handgun mounted on a swivel on the forward deck.
Added shields that were extras from the Order Knights kit. I believe the skull mounted at the rear is also from the Knights kit.
Here is a closeup of the Master Engineer peering through his navigating scope - a spare from the Hurricanum/Luminark kit. The Engineer's cape is from the Pistoliers kit, his arms are from the Archers kit.
The Repeater Handgun from the Pistoliers kit is mounted on a pedestal from the Hurricanum kit. The gun rest is from the Pirate Ship - not sure what it's for originally, but found it on the sprue and it looked useful.
The ship is now basically finished - once a proper hot air balloon is mounted rigging from the Pirate Ship kit will be added to platforms around the sides of the ship. The balloon will rest atop the top of the crow's nest at the top of the mast.

20 comments:

  1. Thanks, Paul! Appreciate your kind words. Best, Dean

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great stuff Dean. It is very impressive. Love the additions you have made for it. Will be interesting to see how the hot air balloon comes along. Best of luck!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Ah a balloon! I had been wondering what was going to keep it in the air. Very nice Dean! Simon

    ReplyDelete
  4. All this beauty and a balloon! Great work Dean!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Thank you for the comments, Gentlemen.

    Now - my research on how to build a balloon will commence.

    Warm Regards, Dean

    ReplyDelete
  6. Looking great with the crew added and some weaponry will there be pigeon bombs?

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks for the comment, Simon. You know that would make a nice addition - I have an older supplement with details on this - I will have to read up on that too.

    Warm Regards, Dean

    ReplyDelete
  8. It looks great Dean. A lot of nice touches. I bought one to use as an actual 1/72 ship, but the cannons look out of proportion to me.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thanks Sean. Yeah, those cannons are totally out of scale - guess the fluff would that they are just false mock-ups (as many other parts of the ship, like the doors & windows). Best, Dean

    ReplyDelete
  10. Very Nice Dean. You have taken it to another level. We will have to work on rules for it's use in games, unless you have already.

    What a great centerpiece for your army. Just make sure you are ready for next weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thanks, Pat. And thanks for reminding me that the Pigeon rules are in the current 8th Ed. Dean

    ReplyDelete
  12. WoW they looks excellent, well done Dean!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Thanks, Ray. Appreciate the kind words. Dean

    ReplyDelete
  14. Love it! Stand to or the Gatling gun will take you!

    ReplyDelete
  15. "Captain, is that a dragon flying towards us...?"

    "By Sigmar, so it is! Bridge to Engine Room; ramming speed!"

    Looking good, Dean! Thanks for the updates!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Thanks again for the kind comments, Gents. Best, Dean

    ReplyDelete