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Garryjohnuk16 Feb 2018 8:31 a.m. PST

Hi been working on and off on a project to fight Renaissance galley warfare.
My inspiration was the Skull and Crown 1/300 mdf galleys but no way could I afford to splash out, so decided to have a go myself.
First went down the road of folded origami types but that did not work out so went for module design using coloured card paper and cocktail sticks.

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Just to give an idea of scale the hexs are 30mm across.
If there is any interest ill put together a full set by set piece
Hope you like

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian16 Feb 2018 9:26 a.m. PST

Very nice! I scratchbuilt a bunch to fill out my S&C fleets – particulary in the size range between the S$C standard galleys and the galliots, but I still prefer the real thing.

As an aside, for both my scratchbuilds and my S&C I add a little wedge under the quarterdeck to kick up the angle a bit… I like that look better.

Well done!

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2018 10:40 a.m. PST

That is brilliant!

Will you be able to play with models that large, though?

Great mix of printed vs constructed features.

Are those actual wells on either side of the central gangway? Way too much detail!

What will you use for cannon?

I like smaller models in part because you can build and paint them more quickly, and they make the play space seem larger, i.e. figure scale and ground scale are closer. But this shows why large models can be fun, too.

Garryjohnuk16 Feb 2018 3:03 p.m. PST

You cant see from the photo virtual but I have got bit of a wedge under the quarterdeck. How did you build yours?

Yes Andrew it is a well with a printed car underneath. The cannon barrels were my real inspiration thought I was going to have to scratch build them, but then found panel pins in Wilkos at a £1.00 GBP for about 200. 20mm ones make large cannon and 15mm make nice light cannon. all you have to do is cut them to length then blob of
gel super glue stuck on card carriage, hey presto cannon.

Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian16 Feb 2018 6:38 p.m. PST

How did you build yours?

I'm thinking…. pretty much the same way you did yours. :)


sneakgun17 Feb 2018 10:31 a.m. PST

Sweet !!!

Mick the Metalsmith19 Feb 2018 12:36 p.m. PST

Love the oars. Very effective method for dealing with what would otherwise be a way fiddle task.

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