I am guessing this is to make it easier and faster to build. As I am in the process of designing a couple of ships (pirates, vikings etc) myself I am wondering what you would prefer? This or a more realistic looking boat?
Post by Vermin King on Apr 10, 2018 6:17:31 GMT -9
I think part of it is that most of the boats have been done that way, so other build that way so that the decks are the same height for skirmishes. On a Viking boat, the bulk of the deck is below the waterline. That would be tough to represent. Maybe split the difference? A model of a pirate ship would sit much higher than the boats that are out there. Maybe have one row of below-deck cannon at the waterline (hardly realistic, I know), and then the decks start above that. The field of play would be higher than waterline, but not so high that it wouldn't work for game play. And it would be a much nicer looking model
That Narnia boat I did had the cannon just above the waterline, and it doesn't look bad.
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Yes, the viking long ships actually have the deck below water line. So for them I will have to compromise and put the deck on water level :-)
I made some elaborate prototypes for the longbats some time ago and I raised the deck a little because I needed underconstruction to stabilize the form and prevent warping.
For the pirate ships I have in mind (sloops, brigs, galleons), they all have the main deck above water line (canons!).
The ships by FatDragon and WWG and DaveGraffam have great simplistic builds. So that's covered. I am hoping to be able to make more realistic looking ships and still have them buildable by at least medium skilled users. I also want to make them to be played on deck. Not sure how I would handle the inner/under decks but "below deck maps" sounds like a great idea.
Wanting to destroy parts of the ship sounds tricky. Have to think about that. Although I am thinking about a build that you could used as a wreck on the coast. I see them rather as "surface" terrain for either ship battles or action in the harbour. I am working out the best sizes. The galleon probably will be not be built by many as it will be very large (but in scale for 30mm minis!)
The biggest challenge will be to see if I can make the fold-flat or at least take apart (maybe not flat for the hull sides) :-)
To assemble you slot the back of the ship into the top of the rudder, slide the masts into the deck from the bottom. Slot the bottom of the masts into the keel and then slide in the deck down which acts as a spreader for the sides.
I prefer the not-to-fold-flat route on the ships :-) I think it could be done but not sure how stable it would be to game on. But this project is at a very early stage so let's see what happens. First I have to nail down the different ship types/lengths/sizes/shapes.
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shep: I think, I'll point him towards the Kickstarter with bravesirkevin's designs, once it goes live...
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shep: He basically says that he loves the flat design for being a flat, easy to store design. However, he does not like building cardboard minis, so he's very glad that he can buy these MDF versions.
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squirmydad: Found the video, uhm, I don't speak German but I think he likes them.
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shep: Ah, I see. Good to know.
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squirmydad: They are the official licensee for One Monk minis, they also sell designs from Antohammer and Brave Adventures.
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shep: old squirmydad: Editing the first post did the trick. Many thanks...
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