Monday, 9 February 2015

Sailing through the river

Some more scenery for the Besenval port project. I may have a harbor and some crates, but I definitely didn't have any ships! Of course I had to put an end to this senseless blody mess.

As part of all the stuff I purchased from Sarissa Precision there was this lovely canal barge:

It is supposed to look like the image behind
Once again quite an intuitive set, wonderfully designed and in which every piece fits in just perfectly.

You know me, I tried to make the rear space open and detailed in the inside, but this time it really made no sense:

There is no actual space for a mini!
But if this barge was to be set in a RT-esque atmosphere, the least I could do was a little customization work! I tried subtle additions, nothing too flamboyant. A few tech pieces (not too much), a gun (being a merchant can be dangerous out there!), some purity seals showing that the barge has the official Adeptus approval, maybe even the letter of marque merchant ready for inspection when required.

Tiny pieces here and there
Some painting work later, the barge had this aspect:

Too clean maybe?
 Who would sail this beauty? I had the perfect answer ready for this moment. When I told you about the Goblinaid Snorklings I said I had the Kev Adams self portrait. This was the moment:

C'mon, tell me he doesn't have the looks for it!
My original plan was purchasing some other sailors, but until I get them, Capt. Adams will be the guy in charge :)

Moving goods from here to there. Different fees depending on if the Authorities are to know or not...
When on the canal, it looks like this:

I will carry you, your pet or your merchandise... for a price
I'm trying to look for a proper crane for the port. For the moment the Fenris' Ichabod is the only thing I've found. Lovely and gorgeous as it is, I fear it may be too big. Anybody out there does already own it and can share any experience? Or do you know any alternative?

Thanks! Hope you like this!

13 comments:

  1. That looks wonderful. Just great. I look forward to seeing it in a game.

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    1. Thanks, mate! I'm procastinating about designing scenarios, but I think I already have stuff for a couple of things...

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  2. I like how your projects are so varied. Definitely makes for an interesting read. :)

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    1. Thank you! I try to constantly make different things, it's a kind of sanity insurance... Or maybe it's because I'm totally nuts beyond all hope, still undecided :D

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  3. That's genius. The repurposing is amazing, and now I'm wanting to do something similar...

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    1. Thank you! As a matter of fact I got some interesting feedback on the forums, so I still may add a couple of bits :).

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  4. Soy megafan de todo lo que sea MDF lasercut... :-)
    Me encantan los colores que has elegido.

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    1. ¡Gracias! La verdad es que el MDF es un mundo, hay kits muy, muy interesantes...

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  5. That's amazing, Suber. Could I play in that table?

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    1. Hmmm, not sure if it's big enough, but don't worry, if you don't fit in, I'll try to make some additional boards... :D

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  6. Thats an inspired use of the Kev Adams self portrait :D

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    1. :D Somehow that came to mind and then I couldn't stop it...

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