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Papierschnitzel07 Nov 2018 3:26 a.m. PST

Hi guys,

I have started working on the next ship in the Pirate Fleet builder series. This time it will be a Bermuda Sloop. This was one of the most used ships by Pirates. Much smaller than the ships used in big movies but they were very fast and agile.

Here is a first concept sketch.

This ship will be large enough to finally have cannons on deck! The gun boat only had swivel guns. So very excited about that :-)

Here is a first look at a prototype of the sloop hull. I sketched some texturing details on so you get a better feeling of the look and size of this thing.

I found some minor issued which I have to fix before I continue but I am really looking forward to add the deck structures (stern cabin, windlass, bilge pumps and the sailing rig) and then texture this baby :-)

Do you have your pirates ready for gaming with the Sloop?

Happy building,

Bozkashi Jones08 Nov 2018 12:21 p.m. PST

Oh, lovely!


Papierschnitzel09 Nov 2018 10:44 a.m. PST

After fixing all the issues from the first test build I went on to build the next iteration. Still a while build but again I sketched the texture details on for better looks.

I also added the deck structures, the cabin, windlass, bilge pumps and binnacle.

They are all removable, so you can configure the ship differently for each gaming session or remove stuff for better movement of minis!

I think I can start working on the mast/sails/rig section!

Happy building,

Papierschnitzel15 Nov 2018 10:34 a.m. PST

Here are some WIP pics of the first textured build. Not 100% final, because I have found some minor things I wanted to change or fix, so it looks better. But you get the idea where I am heading.

All the deck structures are nice on display but for gaming I imaging taking some of the out for more room for the mini!

All the structures are removable. Even the cabin, so you can configure any way you like! Here is the empty hull.

Starting to assemble your pirate crew already? ;-)
In the meantime I will start working on the mast and sails.


Papierschnitzel09 Dec 2018 2:14 a.m. PST

Here is an update with the sailing rig completed for the test build.

Now I need to add the weathering layers and do the final build!


Stew art Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2018 10:53 a.m. PST

That's a very nice looking ship. 😀

Papierschnitzel27 Dec 2018 3:18 a.m. PST

Here's a pic with some paper minis!

Trying out the new photo rig …

… and a final one with a sea turtle monster attack and photoshopped ocean! :-)


Bozkashi Jones28 Dec 2018 7:44 a.m. PST

That looks awesome, Chris. I have some questions:

1) When will it be ready for download, and will the smaller boat be available with it?
2) Any chance of a second aft cabin, with a poop deck on top?
3) Where do you get the cardstock pirates from? And do they do RN/USN/MF crews too?
4) And finally the guns – are those card kits too and where can I get them?

Sorry for all the questions, but it looks like it could have all the makings of a fun game!


Papierschnitzel03 Jan 2019 3:35 a.m. PST

Hi Nick,

The ships have only been available on my Patreon for now and I have one more ship to go (the brig) before I will have a try at my first kickstarter. I want to see if there is enough interest for the other two ships I want to make, the frigate and Galleon (which will have a quarterdeck and poop deck).

The cardstock pirates I got from various great paper mini artists:

They each have very unique and distinctive art styles so there is a lot to choose from.

What are the different crews? RN=Russia? MF? I have only found what you see for now, but they are always churning out new minis and mini-sets so if something is missing there is a good chance it will be created soon :-)

The cannons are also 100% paper model! They will be included in the ship models and later they might even become a free lure-in-the-interested-bystander set!

I also think it should make a fun game. There are currently a couple of new rules or extensions in the making. I have seen D&D make available for playtesting.


companycmd16 Jan 2019 1:17 p.m. PST

email me when the brig is done

Papierschnitzel14 May 2019 3:44 a.m. PST

companycmd I am not sure how to find your email but the brig is done!

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