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Papierschnitzel07 Nov 2018 2:26 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 11:21 a.m. PST

Oh, lovely!


Papierschnitzel09 Nov 2018 9:44 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 9:34 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.


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