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Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2019 11:30 p.m. PST

Legendary keelboat Captain, scoundrel, braggart and brawler.

This is the standard illustration.

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But then, here is the Disney character from the Davy Crockett movie.

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I fear it isn't quite all that realistic, what with the Indiana Jones fedora, but if you're going to have him in a game….

Anyway. Any suggestions?
And I'm not talking about a $500 USD Kickstarter. grin

surdu2005 Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Feb 2019 4:55 a.m. PST

I have the keel boats painted (from Things from he Basement) and have converted figures to be pole pushers. Once I get them painted, I'll be running a keel boat race game at one of the big HMGS East conventions. I hope to have the figures and terrain in place for Historicon.

Buck

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2019 7:40 a.m. PST

I only need one keelboat, and I finished assembling it last night.
What figures did you use for pushers?

surdu2005 Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Feb 2019 12:21 p.m. PST

I bought Eureka harpooners and converted them cutting off the harpoons and replacing them with brass rod. I think it would be cool to have a Disney version of Mike Fink in my game. I'll have to go back and do my historical research (watch the five Disney episodes) to get see how many boat names I can glean from them.

Buck

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2019 8:35 p.m. PST

Have you checked out the full size replica of Lewis and clark's Keelboat.

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https://www.loc.gov/item/2016630120

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP09 Feb 2019 4:34 a.m. PST

I'm going with the 28mm model from Thingsfromthebasement because it's actually for sale. If a model of the Lewis and Clark keelboat were available, I might have one of them.

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