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airbornegrove2617 Dec 2017 11:49 a.m. PST

So the Governor General of Sector 6 and I are embarking on a wild and zany campaign, which requires us to build giant space aircraft carriers. I will be sharing my progress here. Check out the blogs for moawr info tho if you would like.

I got the inspiration from this ship, which appeared in an old episode of Thundarr the Barbarian

Getting everything aligned for the build

After figuring out where everything would go I began getting the deck shape cut down.

Stay tuned for moawr

Codsticker17 Dec 2017 11:58 a.m. PST

Looks kray-Zee!

Twoball Cane17 Dec 2017 3:59 p.m. PST


TheBeast17 Dec 2017 7:31 p.m. PST

Wait, let me check.

Yepper, mind is well and truly blown.


Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP17 Dec 2017 8:11 p.m. PST

huh. All these years of opening up stuff, removing the packing forms and I never once noticed that, with some careful cutting and flipping them upside down, those paper maché forms make great mud forts/buildings.

Imagination activated, I can feel another project coming on. Now to start searching for stuff I can give away but keep the packing forms…

Cacique Caribe18 Dec 2017 12:13 a.m. PST

Wow! This is a really dangerous idea guys. There's no telling what one of you will come up with next now that he has planted the seed.


airbornegrove2618 Dec 2017 6:21 a.m. PST

Thanks guys for the comments! I will have some more progress very soon. Glad everyone is enjoying it so far. ;)

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP18 Dec 2017 8:26 a.m. PST

Truly awesome.

M C MonkeyDew18 Dec 2017 3:09 p.m. PST

Lords of Light!

airbornegrove2619 Dec 2017 6:34 p.m. PST

Much appreciated Shag and MC ;)

airbornegrove2620 Dec 2017 8:49 a.m. PST

Today's progress covers sinking the command tower into the hangar deck and starting to glue the raft supports to the main ship.

airbornegrove2629 Dec 2017 7:48 a.m. PST

I begin work on the Hangar Deck:

[img width=1000 height=750]

airbornegrove2602 Jan 2018 10:04 a.m. PST
airbornegrove2605 Jan 2018 7:06 a.m. PST
Cacique Caribe05 Jan 2018 9:33 a.m. PST

Just curious …

Are you going to make the tubes look like giant logs, or are you going to make them look like metal pontoons?


airbornegrove2610 Jan 2018 1:14 p.m. PST


I was going to try and make them look like giant logs to start off, but I tried wrapping with string and making it look wood grain, and it just wasnt working out. So I have a different plan which I will probably be able to share in the next post.

Getting some more interior done, and got the deck buildings how I want them:

Mad Guru Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2018 6:40 p.m. PST

This is insane… -ly awesome!!!

I am about as unplugged from your genre of gaming as possible for a fellow miniature gamer, and yet… am wearing a big smile seeing this and reading the various blog posts updating your progress, which I will continue to do.

Thanks for posting!

airbornegrove2616 Jan 2018 11:03 a.m. PST
Terry3716 Jan 2018 7:44 p.m. PST

Absolutely amazing what a coat of paint can do! I've been anxious to see it start taking paint. Very nice!!!


airbornegrove2623 Jan 2018 7:50 a.m. PST
Part time gamer23 Jan 2018 1:56 p.m. PST

Uhm, speechless.. unheard of for me.

Oh K, just realized something I had to ask, 'Is this a 'Lets see if we can do it.' project, or do you plan to actually us this / these in actual games.
If so I can only guess they must be 28mm, if not 54?

airbornegrove2623 Jan 2018 2:18 p.m. PST

Thanks Part Time Gamer. We have always planned on gaming with them from the start, but it did have a bit of 'Let's see if we can do this" and I'm pleased so far me and the good Major are moving right along.

Yes the games will be in 28mm, Major is working on some rules for the ships, and soon to be painted aircraft. From there it's all up to what we can imagine on the table top. ;)

airbornegrove2631 Jan 2018 10:44 a.m. PST
airbornegrove2613 Feb 2018 7:10 a.m. PST
Lion in the Stars14 Feb 2018 12:16 a.m. PST

You, sir, have won all the internets.

And possibly sucked all the cool out of Hollywood for several decades…

EricThe Shed14 Feb 2018 3:36 p.m. PST

insane but wonderful – thank you for sharing your madness

Terry3714 Feb 2018 8:38 p.m. PST

I have been following this not sure exactly what to expect. But seeing it progress and the finished project it is truly impressive! Very well done!!!


Cacique Caribe15 Feb 2018 2:58 p.m. PST

That green room rocks!



airbornegrove2616 Feb 2018 9:48 a.m. PST

Glad you guys are enjoying it. We are getting close to completion, but there are still a few more steps to go. Stand by for more in the coming weeks. ;)

airbornegrove2621 Feb 2018 6:37 a.m. PST

Got my Wind Raiders painted up for the Cactus Air-force, New Texas only air wing. Things are really starting to come together. Now I just need to focus on the ship's interior and we should be getting very close to being finished.
Lot's more on the blog this time, including charts for the grappling hook:

airbornegrove2606 Mar 2018 7:16 a.m. PST

Today we get to the boarding tanks, Engine Glow, and Naming the ship:

TheBeast07 Mar 2018 12:33 p.m. PST

You're still taking 'crazed goodness' as a good thing, right?


airbornegrove2607 Mar 2018 6:47 p.m. PST


airbornegrove2616 Mar 2018 9:24 a.m. PST
Bob Runnicles20 Mar 2018 6:00 a.m. PST

Simply jaw-dropping!

Cacique Caribe20 Mar 2018 6:27 a.m. PST

That fiurniture and consoles rock!


Legion 421 Mar 2018 7:55 a.m. PST

WOW !!!!!! x10 huh? gold star

TheBeast23 Mar 2018 7:37 p.m. PST

Not to worry, continuing to follow.

Speech failed me a bit, though.

Tomorrow, I intend to gobsmack the fellow at the 'old toys' store with images of this. ;->=


TheBeast24 Mar 2018 8:57 a.m. PST

Script post script:

By the way, didn't notice 'til now the blog's 2017/12/17 post had 'So in roughly 6 months time there will be fighting among the stars….'

I'd say you may be ahead of schedule!

Damn, wish my designs for ships-on-sticks could handle that weight!


airbornegrove2624 Mar 2018 9:51 a.m. PST

Yus show the toy store guy what can be done!

I am a bit, however I'm really stuck atm on what large battery/weapon systems to go with. I want to keep them as close to the aesthics as possible.

So with me hum-hawing it over I will have it complete closer to June I imagine.

Skinflint Games26 Mar 2018 7:39 a.m. PST

Wow. Just wow. That. Is. STUNNING.

TheBeast26 Mar 2018 8:23 a.m. PST

Yus show the toy store guy what can be done!

Being the kind of fellow I am, it's more about what won't be on his shelves. ;->=

I'm sure it'll be a temporary snag, you're feeling, and if it turns to longer, well, those of us in glass houses will throw NO stones!


Plasticviking326 Mar 2018 7:20 p.m. PST

Brilliant. I assume you are not married.Any more.

airbornegrove2609 Apr 2018 11:58 a.m. PST
Terry3712 Apr 2018 8:03 p.m. PST

I have been watching this project from the get go and it is truly an awesome model to behold. Very well done – I mean VERY well done!


TheBeast13 Apr 2018 9:05 a.m. PST

More mood lighting; how romantic… ;->=


airbornegrove2622 Apr 2018 10:13 p.m. PST

I finally get my deck guns figured out….and some recon planes:

Borderguy19019 May 2018 4:08 p.m. PST

Crazy good. Love the reuse of all the weird toys from all over.

Russ Lockwood21 May 2018 6:03 p.m. PST

Amazing! Crazy Great Amazing!

airbornegrove2622 May 2018 11:08 a.m. PST

Thanks guys! Here's some more:
Kicking off the campaign on my end:
Click the link to see the rest of the story. ;)

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