Sunday, May 22, 2011
Sky Galleons and Flying Gunboats
I await Highlander Studio's upcoming 15mm figures with an unseemly anticipation. In the mean time, the above picture is of a beautifully executed Space: 1889 armored flying gunboat in 25mm from Alan Patrick’s Victorian & Pulp Science Fiction gaming page. One of the reasons I look forward to 15mm figures is the increased ease of construction (and use in games) of exactly this sort of vessel. I kit-bashed about a half-dozen vessels in 25mm myself, and was fortunate to be able to use a beautiful 25mm-scale HMS Aphid built by Tom Harris, an HMS Reliant-class cruiser built, armed, and manned by Rich Houston himself (of Lizard's Grin and Houston's Ships), as well as a Hull Cutter and another screw galley converted from a hand-built Roman galley, and several cloudships converted from pirate ships of various provenance. Great, great stuff, and we had tons of fun at game conventions putting on games. I admit, though, it was tough to transport. 15mm scale vessels and vehicles will be easier.
Check out the link to Alan's page above. It has other photos of some very nice Martian cloudships.