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Title: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Malamute on February 26, 2009, 10:23:44 AM
As the aerial arms race has kicked off we discussed a sticky thread for you to add photos of your finished flyers. So as soon as they are complete put them here. :)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: argsilverson on February 26, 2009, 11:21:34 AM
very good, malamute, sorry I don't have photos to add!

AA weapons are elligible here?
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Malamute on February 26, 2009, 11:29:42 AM
Just to get the thread going here's a photo of HMAS Ariadne.
She's not a scratchbuild, but is one of the Parroom Station models.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/1/86_12_10_08_6_04_50_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: answer_is_42 on February 26, 2009, 11:39:05 AM
A spiffing idea! I currently own two flyers (with more planned):

A British helicopter;
(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc183/answeris42/Models/P2090007.jpg)

And an airship (heli and Copplestone figure inc. for scale);
(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc183/answeris42/Models/P2090002.jpg)

Both are scratchbuilt.
I prefer the dirigible to the aeronef, y'know...
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Svennn on February 26, 2009, 02:59:24 PM
The Thunderer now in the collection of Malamute

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/svennnthedhnut/cavor025.jpg)
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/svennnthedhnut/cavor028.jpg)

Svennn
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Rabbitz on February 26, 2009, 03:06:20 PM
Prussian.

The Nikolaus August Otto Mars Pattern Luft-Unterseeboot
(http://www.hutchs-wargames.co.uk/images/Sub1.jpg)

The Nikolaus August Otto Standard Pattern Rivit Kopf
(http://www.hutchs-wargames.co.uk/images/Standard1.jpg)

The Nikolaus August Otto Armoured Pattern Rivit Kopf
(http://www.hutchs-wargames.co.uk/images/Armoured2.jpg)

The Nikolaus August Otto Light Pattern Rivit Kopf
(http://www.hutchs-wargames.co.uk/images/Light3.jpg)
(http://www.hutchs-wargames.co.uk/images/Light5.jpg)




Japanese


The Mikasa Patrol Nef, Mars 1904 Pattern. 5th rate Vessel.
(http://www.hutchs-wargames.co.uk/images/Jan09(3).jpg)

(http://www.hutchs-wargames.co.uk/images/Jan09(6).jpg)


Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Skrapwelder on February 26, 2009, 03:46:38 PM
These are things I have done in the past. Currently working on a new fleet of Prussian Cavorite Assault boats.
(http://rotanddrivel.com/LK-0797.jpg)

(http://rotanddrivel.com/Air-cutter-170.jpg)

Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Svennn on February 26, 2009, 04:34:12 PM
A few Brigade ones I did years ago

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/svennnthedhnut/P1020804-1.jpg)

Svennn
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Bullshott on February 26, 2009, 10:47:13 PM
French Oiseau class aeronef:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3518/3184390083_15fdde436f.jpg?v=0)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3462/3184390437_21906911ec.jpg?v=0)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3523/3185234646_1079dca8d6.jpg?v=0)

Prussian Walkure class dirigible:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3241/2811779800_c17723c3e9.jpg?v=0)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3140/2810934885_99a9ee7053.jpg?v=0)

More to come soon .....
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Admiral Benbow on March 05, 2009, 04:04:54 PM
Here comes the "Königin Luise", famous prussian airship, with recent pics from her mission over the Tsingtau harbour battlefield, where she acts as airborne observer for the heavy guns of cruiser "SMS Lusenbrink" defending the british attacks of that peaceful civilian settlement ...

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/2/93_15_12_08_3_01_51_4.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/2/93_15_12_08_3_01_51_3.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/2/93_05_03_09_3_55_32_0.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/2/93_05_03_09_3_55_32_1.jpg)

Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: BigMecha on March 08, 2009, 10:18:24 PM
that is awesome!!!! perfectly awesome!!

I love the flyers, the town, and that Aeroneff!  I gather that Aeroneff is hand made???

hand made from what I may ask?
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Mr.Marx on March 08, 2009, 11:13:10 PM
(http://i410.photobucket.com/albums/pp186/Mr-Marx/DSCF1249.jpg)
The Mighty Prussian Auto-propeller Aeroplane
'Das Albatross'
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: ushistoryprof on March 10, 2009, 08:04:26 PM
More flying stuff for the Kaiser-cool!!!
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Sangennaru on March 19, 2009, 08:15:01 AM
wooo, that's a brilliant idea! making big-scale areonefs! :)

they're amazing!!!
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Mad Carew Snr on April 08, 2009, 09:07:37 AM
Excellent work from all  8)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: gamer Mac on May 11, 2009, 01:39:31 PM
Er Majesties (gawd bles ur) B.R.A.S
Balloon Reconnaissance Attack Squardon

Now that they are no longer part of the LPL I can post these here.
(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/2/1912_11_05_09_12_46_58_3.JPG)
 


Still struggling with my photography. It was very hard trying to get five of these things in one photo for LPL 2.
I would have rather have posted them separately

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/2/1912_11_05_09_12_46_57_2.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/2/1912_11_05_09_12_50_36_2.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/2/1912_11_05_09_12_50_37_3.JPG)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/2/1912_11_05_09_12_50_39_4.JPG)


I am struggling to get the photos crisp so you can see the detail
When I do the group shots I end up missing important bit like faces etc. Another group photo.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/2/1912_11_05_09_12_50_33_0.JPG)


Tried different lights but still not working.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/2/1912_11_05_09_12_46_59_4.JPG)


Any suggestions on taking pictures of these would help.

Still not finished the mother ship/Aeronef for these, LPL has been taking up my hobby time. I will get there one day.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/2/1912_03_03_09_12_11_37_1.JPG)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Thunderchicken on May 15, 2009, 03:51:35 PM
Bloody hell GM, these are inspired! Tell me there's a 'how I made them' thread on this forum somewhere! 
Title: Re: Aeronefs, Flyers, and all things airborne.
Post by: Vanvlak on May 15, 2009, 04:08:20 PM
Ah. This I HAVE to respond to. But I must bide my time :)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: gamer Mac on May 18, 2009, 01:44:17 PM
Thunderchicken
I have posted a "how I made them thread on the workbench"

http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=11075.msg126981#msg126981 (http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=11075.msg126981#msg126981)

Vanvlak
Looking forward to the responce
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Ray Rivers on May 18, 2009, 02:10:50 PM
Er Majesties (gawd bles ur) B.R.A.S
Balloon Reconnaissance Attack Squardon

 :-*

Those have got to be some of the most imaginative mini's I have ever seen.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Malamute on May 18, 2009, 04:13:29 PM
Wonderful stuff Gamer Mac. ;D
Those Euerka figures have endless possibilities, great concept, beautifully executed.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Sinewgrab on May 18, 2009, 09:44:12 PM
And now we add in the KMN Mjollnir, His Majesty's gunship of the Navy of Free Norway, Mars. Currently being flown by a temporary crew of Philomena Cartwright, and her crew of mercenaries, being overseen by the 'Fez'.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2022/3543849194_b81514abfb_b.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2306/3543849816_e4d7ac17fd_b.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2301/3543850476_2a82705670_b.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2316/3543041513_88f3eb38a7_b.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2020/3543851920_e3cc9371cb_b.jpg)

I might replace these photos later with the actual crew in place, but for now this will do.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Skrapwelder on May 18, 2009, 11:23:32 PM
Wow. :o
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Chairface on May 19, 2009, 03:21:36 AM
Wow. :o

Indeed!
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: gamer Mac on May 19, 2009, 09:13:27 AM
Great stuff Sinewgrab. :-* :-* :-*
She has really come together well and the paint job is just the icing on the cake. :-*
Really grand job.
Still looking forward to seeing the right crew, LPL entry?

There is one thing I don’t like. :'(
The hairy string around the rail!
It may just be the photograph picking up the tinny detail that normal eye sight would miss.
Can you not get a hold of some cord to use instead of string?
The other option would be to try smoothing it out with a coating of PVA glue.

If you can’t get some cord PM me and I will send you some. Although I have never posted anything to the US before I don’t imagine some cord in an envelope will cause a problem.
An example of the cord I am talking about is on the sides of the balloons in my post above.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Svennn on May 19, 2009, 09:18:13 AM
Stonking stuff. Love it.

Another option for the rails is picture wire. It is wound similar to string and paints up nicely as rope as well as being rigid enough to "pose".
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Thunderchicken on May 19, 2009, 10:21:24 AM
Stonking stuff. Love it.

Another option for the rails is picture wire. It is wound similar to string and paints up nicely as rope as well as being rigid enough to "pose".

I'll second that. Svennn used picture wire on the 'nef he built for me and it works well. It's in the process of being painted up so pics soon.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Malamute on May 19, 2009, 11:32:59 AM
Stonking stuff. Love it.

Another option for the rails is picture wire. It is wound similar to string and paints up nicely as rope as well as being rigid enough to "pose".

I'll second that. Svennn used picture wire on the 'nef he built for me and it works well. It's in the process of being painted up so pics soon.

You can do mine at the same time ;)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Sinewgrab on May 19, 2009, 04:14:43 PM
Great stuff Sinewgrab. :-* :-* :-*
She has really come together well and the paint job is just the icing on the cake. :-*
Really grand job.
Still looking forward to seeing the right crew, LPL entry?

There is one thing I don’t like. :'(
The hairy string around the rail!
It may just be the photograph picking up the tinny detail that normal eye sight would miss.
Can you not get a hold of some cord to use instead of string?
The other option would be to try smoothing it out with a coating of PVA glue.

If you can’t get some cord PM me and I will send you some. Although I have never posted anything to the US before I don’t imagine some cord in an envelope will cause a problem.
An example of the cord I am talking about is on the sides of the balloons in my post above.


Yes, the real crew is an upcoming entry, probably 6th round. The rope was an irritant to me - the cord I used shows no signs of little bit sticking out or anything until you paint it - they loosened up due to the water-based paints. 99% of picture wire and other cords is too thick to go through the beads I used for the stanchions. I decided to quite worrying about it.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Thunderchicken on May 20, 2009, 09:35:56 AM
Stonking stuff. Love it.

Another option for the rails is picture wire. It is wound similar to string and paints up nicely as rope as well as being rigid enough to "pose".

I'll second that. Svennn used picture wire on the 'nef he built for me and it works well. It's in the process of being painted up so pics soon.

You can do mine at the same time ;)

The usual charges and humiliation apply.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: dampfpanzerwagon on June 02, 2009, 05:45:58 PM
At long last, I can post a link to my Japanese Aeronef model - MONI, now featuring as a workbench article on TMP, see; http://theminiaturespage.com/workbench/4896/

Part Two will detail the painting.

Tony
http://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Bullshott on June 06, 2009, 11:11:22 PM
Looking good Tony. Nice to see someone else doing Japanese.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: thejammedgatling on June 17, 2009, 12:58:07 PM
Wow, some really good stuff keeps popping up on this thread. Gamer Mac, love your stuff (and thanks for the workbench ideas) and Sinewgrab you have really come up trumps on your free Norway idea. My steam choppers have unfortunatley been packed up in boxes for a while now as we move house and I am itching to get them going again >:(

So next I hope to see some of your battle reports using them and some idea of the rules you might be using for ship to ship combats. Could be interesting if Malamute you don't mind extending this thread in that way?
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Sinewgrab on June 17, 2009, 04:03:53 PM
Wow, some really good stuff keeps popping up on this thread. Gamer Mac, love your stuff (and thanks for the workbench ideas) and Sinewgrab you have really come up trumps on your free Norway idea. My steam choppers have unfortunatley been packed up in boxes for a while now as we move house and I am itching to get them going again >:(

So next I hope to see some of your battle reports using them and some idea of the rules you might be using for ship to ship combats. Could be interesting if Malamute you don't mind extending this thread in that way?

Unfortunately, I have no VSF gamers where I am. There are a few that I might get into one or two games every years or so, but they are fighting it. In a way, 40k makes it too easy to quit being imaginative. Too obtrusive, and too many rules to allow you to think for yourself.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: gary1965 on July 05, 2009, 08:11:36 PM
fantastic !
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: HerbyF on July 09, 2009, 04:24:50 AM
I'll have to keep track of this thread. I'll post some pictures of my fliers when I figure out this photo thing.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: dampfpanzerwagon on July 13, 2009, 04:37:10 PM
Part two - the painting of the 1/300th scale, scratch-built Aeronef MONI is now available on TMP - a Workbench article.  See;
http://theminiaturespage.com/workbench/163635/

Tony
http://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Barry S on July 14, 2009, 03:38:41 PM
I only have one unit of flyers currently, my 1st US Airbourne Infantry. These are for my 15mm ACW G.A.S.L.I.G.H.T. armies. These photos were taken some time ago so I apologise in advance for them being a little ordinary thoufgh truth be told I'm not much better at photgraphy now...

(http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l12/LeadBear/ACWUFlyersSmall.jpg)
(http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l12/LeadBear/FlyerDismountedSmall.jpg)
(http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l12/LeadBear/FyerUnderneathSmall.jpg)
(http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l12/LeadBear/CrashedFlyerSmall.jpg)

These were made using the an Irregular Miniatures 6mm WW1 Taube Monoplane (GWP9) and Essex Miniature.

I eventually plan to add a unit of 1st Virginia Air Cavalry using balloons as described in the G.A.S.L.I.G.H.T. ACW Supplement.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Plynkes on July 14, 2009, 03:47:05 PM
Lovely imaginative use of the Taube model. Would never have thought of that. Love that crashed fellow. Well done!
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: gamer Mac on July 15, 2009, 08:18:01 AM
Great stuff Barry S  :-*
I love the flyer design. Is it from your own imagination?
How did you do the goggles on such small figures?
Now we just need to work out how to copy it in 28mm lol
Got to agree with Plynkes the crashed one is brilliant put a big smile on my face when I scrolled down to it lol
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Barry S on July 15, 2009, 08:37:37 AM
Thanks.

The flyers were insprired by the flyer made by George Carson and his version can
be seen in the GASLIGHT section of his site.
GASLIGHT: http://www.geocities.com/carsong2001/gaslight.html
SITE: http://www.geocities.com/carsong2001/

It was his Impervious suit and flyer conversion which finally pursuaded me to go down the ACW-VSF road. As I had units already painted up for Brother Against Brother all I needed to do was add few VSF style units and I'd have a couple of GASLIGHT armies.

The goggles are small metal punchouts from a previous place of employment and I thught they'd be perfect for rivet heads. It turned out that they would work for goggles as well.
 
It hasn't been updated for sometime but if you're interested more of my 15mm VSF stuff can be viewed here.
http://www.displacedminiatures.com/Barry%20S/gallery/974/


Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: keeper on July 19, 2009, 11:19:06 PM
Commissioned by the Royal Naval Aeronef Service, HMAS Moth is currently on detachment to Her Majesty's B.E.S.T until such time as I paint some naval types to crew her!

More details about her construction are in this thread: http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=12226 (http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=12226)

(http://www.azaleanempire.co.uk/images/VSF/Aeronef/Aeronef_Manned.jpg)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: argsilverson on July 20, 2009, 01:21:32 AM
Yes they are marvellous. as is your other VSF models!


Now we just need to work out how to copy it in 28mm lol


maybe use the gotha bomer (6mm irregular miniatures
the wing smap is larger than the taube!
or find a 10mm or 15mm Taube
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Barry S on July 20, 2009, 03:53:18 AM
Irregular make a 15mm Tuabe in their WW1 range.

I was considering using it to make a two or three man bomber or mounting a small gatling on the front and using it as a anti-anti aircraft flyer to give the other flyers some protection from ground fire but that sounded silly :D
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: argsilverson on July 20, 2009, 01:37:23 PM
NC13,
It was hiidden under the term 1870-1918 range and did notice it yesterday when I was looking for it.

I think it will work, with some bits added!
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: OSHIROmodels on July 27, 2009, 02:09:17 AM
Hello chaps and chapesses,

First piccy post from me showing a couple of scratchbuilt 'nefs' that will be part of a bigger fleet. I really like the Italian cross battery design of the 'Ruggiero di Lauria' class and I intend to make a few (eventually  ;) )

This one is 100mm long
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/jimbibbly/DSCF4130.jpg)

And this one is 70mm
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk138/jimbibbly/DSCF4129.jpg)

cheers

James
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Fuzzywuzzieswiflasers on August 10, 2009, 10:07:42 AM
I have put this as a separate post but I thought I woudld tag this to the Aeronef thread too.

More Aeronef goodies!

http://littleleadmenofvalour.blogspot.com/2009/08/building-hmes-hermes.html

Fuzzy
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: answer_is_42 on August 21, 2009, 06:02:00 PM
A new one from me, twin-hulled airship. Made from four 2-litre lemonade bottles, a Branflakes packet, some electrical wire, two screws, a bit of a fishtank and some Lego:
Top;
(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc183/answeris42/Models/VSF/DSCF8321.jpg)
Side;
(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc183/answeris42/Models/VSF/DSCF8322.jpg)
Comparison with my other airship;
(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc183/answeris42/Models/VSF/DSCF8316.jpg)
Undercoated;
(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc183/answeris42/Models/VSF/DSCF8315.jpg)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Svennn on August 24, 2009, 12:28:06 PM
Now Thunderchicken has posted his painted one in his awesome game thread I can show the pics of the builds. Did these back in March.
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/svennnthedhnut/white001-1.jpg)(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/svennnthedhnut/white021-1.jpg)

Svennn
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: OSHIROmodels on August 24, 2009, 12:53:41 PM
Very nice  :-*  :-* 

Can I ask what the scroll work thingies are from, stickers by any chance?

cheers

James
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Lowtardog on August 24, 2009, 12:55:21 PM
Wow, that is rather special Svenn
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Svennn on August 24, 2009, 12:59:45 PM
James

They are made using a paper punch which my wife has for making greetings cards - scrapbooking/crafty shops like Hobbycraft have them. I was very pleased with the results, adds a bit more Victoriana I thought.

Svennn
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: gamer Mac on August 24, 2009, 01:30:45 PM
Very nice :-* :-*
Good idea with the scroll work.
As you said very Victoriana :-*
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Thunderchicken on August 25, 2009, 01:23:52 PM
Here's a pianted version of Svennn's marvellous creation.

It's not quite finished as I'm re-painting the guns, it needs a touch up here and there and I need to add a radio mast. I Might add a searchlight too.

This one is the H.M.A.S Nimbus, a Cloudmaster Class frigate.




(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/8063/picture004tlo.jpg)

(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/5284/picture005enb.jpg)

(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/5038/picture003u.jpg)

Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Malamute on August 25, 2009, 02:23:20 PM
She looks luverley :-*

I really like the red colour as opposed to the usual blue/grey.

Mine however is still in its factory colours, shortly to be named the HMAS Cirrus, sister ship to the Nimbus and affectionately referred to as Lady Winifred by its crew after lady Winifred Bago. ;)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: chantyam on August 25, 2009, 06:25:37 PM
I think a wander to my local HobbyCraft (Team Valley Gateshead just down the road from the Angel) -need some stuff with either a lions head or outline/profile stamp/sticker/paper pumch or such to go on my land Ironclads. lovely shade of red goes great with the wood work reminds me of the interiors of victorian houses at Bemish open air museum or 19th century railway carriages
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: OSHIROmodels on August 25, 2009, 07:01:41 PM
That looks really nice in red, does it go faster  ;)

Cheers for that Svenn, my wifey has quite a few things like that, I might just have to have a rumage through her drawers  lol
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Ray Rivers on August 25, 2009, 08:41:30 PM
Fantastic!
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Chairface on August 26, 2009, 06:32:45 PM
I am a big fan of that nef Svenn. How does it look from the underside?
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Thunderchicken on August 28, 2009, 06:41:56 PM
I am a big fan of that nef Svenn. How does it look from the underside?

Chairface, I'll take a pic for you over the weekend.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Chairface on August 28, 2009, 07:07:17 PM
Chairface, I'll take a pic for you over the weekend.

That would be fantastic. Thank you sir!
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Svennn on August 28, 2009, 07:38:42 PM
Sorry Chairface I have only just seen your request. I could not assist other than describe it from memory anyway as I have not seen either of the two I built since before Salute. I know I kept a template for the deck but probably not the rest. I could build another one quite easily though if required.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Chairface on August 30, 2009, 07:18:36 PM
Sorry Chairface I have only just seen your request. I could not assist other than describe it from memory anyway as I have not seen either of the two I built since before Salute. I know I kept a template for the deck but probably not the rest. I could build another one quite easily though if required.

Don't be sorry! I am interested in how you built the deck.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: former user on August 30, 2009, 07:23:29 PM
nice

is nit really red or rather more purplish?

thought of switching from blimps to aeroneffs....
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Axebreaker on March 09, 2010, 03:16:15 PM
Here comes the "Königin Luise", famous prussian airship, with recent pics from her mission over the Tsingtau harbour battlefield, where she acts as airborne observer for the heavy guns of cruiser "SMS Lusenbrink" defending the british attacks of that peaceful civilian settlement ...

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/2/93_15_12_08_3_01_51_4.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/2/93_15_12_08_3_01_51_3.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/2/93_05_03_09_3_55_32_0.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/2/93_05_03_09_3_55_32_1.jpg)



That is simply amazing!!!! :o :-*

Cheers
Christopher
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Rossyuk on April 18, 2010, 06:57:51 PM
Not sure whether this is the right forum, but does anyone have any scale plans of flyers/neffs ?

I am thinking of doing some 10/15mm scratchbuilds
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Froggy the Great on May 01, 2010, 11:06:28 PM
(http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/121/1/e/1890_British_mini_Aeronefs_by_Spielorjh.jpg)

Constructed from styrene and craft sticks.  Figures by Reaper Miniatures, bits by GW.  These are the escort craft for the H.M.S. St. George, currently contending in the LPL.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Chairface on May 02, 2010, 06:00:04 AM
Those are fantastic Froggy!
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: rob_alderman on May 02, 2010, 08:24:30 AM
Those are fantastic little flyers.  :)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: former user on May 02, 2010, 08:45:47 AM
Constructed from styrene and craft sticks.  Figures by Reaper Miniatures, bits by GW. 

very nice

what are craft sticks?
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Bullshott on May 02, 2010, 10:01:08 AM
Very nice work Froggy
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Red Orc on May 02, 2010, 01:45:05 PM
They're absolutely lovely Froggy, really lovely.

...

what are craft sticks?

Packets of wooden sticks from craft/toy shops. They're similar to those wooden sticks you get to stir coffee in some places, or like wooden lollipop sticks. Tiny wooden planks about 10mm wide, 80mm long, and 1mm thick.

Something like that anyway.

Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: former user on May 02, 2010, 02:19:18 PM
thx

oh, I know now - astonishing
made of wood.....
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Froggy the Great on May 02, 2010, 11:48:21 PM
This bit of kit was lost in the Atlantean Cataclysm.  Think how useful it would be now in 1890, as the Venusians struggle to maintain their rightful colony against the British interlopers.

(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/122/5/7/Venusian_Sky_Chariot_by_Spielorjh.jpg)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Chairface on May 03, 2010, 05:15:33 AM
Oh, that is fun!
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: rob_alderman on May 03, 2010, 06:50:50 AM
That looks great froggy. Suits him perfectly.  :)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Bullshott on May 03, 2010, 08:55:23 AM
Very nice indeed. Suits the figure well. I'm looking forward to seeing some aerial encounters in your bit of Atlantis,.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: former user on May 03, 2010, 09:49:01 AM
This bit of kit was lost in the Atlantean Cataclysm.  Think how useful it would be now in 1890, as the Venusians struggle to maintain their rightful colony against the British interlopers.

(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2010/122/5/7/Venusian_Sky_Chariot_by_Spielorjh.jpg)

this looks absolutely amazing
how did You do it?
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: rob_alderman on May 03, 2010, 09:52:52 AM
Well I can definately see part of a clicky pen there.  :)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Dewbakuk on May 03, 2010, 04:16:24 PM
and the main body looks like part of a computer mouse
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: ushistoryprof on May 03, 2010, 05:44:27 PM
Reminds me of some wild Roller blading device.  Atlantians were just so advanced its scary.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: former user on May 03, 2010, 05:46:29 PM
Reminds me of some wild Roller blading device.  Atlantians were just so advanced its scary.
indeed
clicky pens, computer mouses  ;)

maybe they even had digital watches :D

thx for the hints, the rest must be scratchbuilt then
marvelous idea, anyway
cool gizmology
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Froggy the Great on May 03, 2010, 05:56:10 PM
Reminds me of some wild Roller blading device.  Atlantians were just so advanced its scary.
Technically it's the Venusuans who WERE so advanced it's scary, but that was 20,000 years ago.  These are hangers-on trying to a) get rid of these bloody Brits and b) figure out what happened to their civilization and/or Atlantean colony.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: The_Beast on May 04, 2010, 05:34:30 PM
I'd just like to say how glad I am to see the thread still going; my own plastic Easter egg Martian Kites are languishing.

This is just the tonic to get me going again!

Thanks to all!

Rossyuk: You were asking in a Yahoo! group, right? Sorry those few suggestions didn't work out. Most of us don't seem to have 'plans' as such. Feverishly mad delusions seems to be the 'norm'...

Doug



Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Froggy the Great on August 10, 2010, 02:13:26 AM
A few months late, but my British Aeronefs took a bronze at the Reapercon 2010 painting contest.

http://www.reapermini.com/ReaperCon2010PaintingContest/detail/126
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: VSF Gamer on August 10, 2010, 03:51:34 AM
I like them, especially the one man skiffs.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Mister Rab on August 14, 2010, 10:00:38 PM
Those one-man craft are rather lovely.

(oh, and Hello everybody - my first post here)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Thunderchicken on August 15, 2010, 08:08:02 AM
Congrats froggy, they are lovely builds!  :-*

Welcome aboard Mr R.  :)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Ray Rivers on August 17, 2010, 03:46:21 PM
USS Blunderbuss:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v732/lavaslair/blunderbuss3.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v732/lavaslair/ussblunderbuss2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v732/lavaslair/ussblunderbuss1.jpg)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: dampfpanzerwagon on August 17, 2010, 03:53:42 PM
Superb - absolutely superb, well done that man.

Tony
http://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: OSHIROmodels on August 17, 2010, 05:27:02 PM
Very nice indeed. I actually really like the cleaness of it  :)

cheers

James
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: HerbyF on August 17, 2010, 11:47:44 PM
That is really nice. I have been an avid follower of you build thread. Have been looking forward to seeing the finished work.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Ray Rivers on August 18, 2010, 12:44:32 PM
Thanks all.

Now to get it into battle...  :)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Bullshott on August 18, 2010, 10:26:40 PM
Excellent work Ray - I'm glad you finaly managed to complete her.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Froggy the Great on August 20, 2010, 03:55:16 AM
Here's the C.S.S. Caudell.
WIP thread: http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=21548
Official post:  http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=21705.msg264779

(http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2010/231/1/0/C_S_S__Caudell_by_Spielorjh.jpg)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: OSHIROmodels on August 20, 2010, 07:56:00 AM
Very nice indeed  :-*  :-*

I do think a nice large CSA flag would go down well  :)

cheers

James
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Malamute on August 20, 2010, 08:26:19 AM
Looking very, very nice Froggy, I second the flag idea. :)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Dewbakuk on August 20, 2010, 10:13:09 AM
Not likely to happen, read the other thread :)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Malamute on August 20, 2010, 10:16:26 AM
Yep, I wrote that before seeing the other thread ::)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: OSHIROmodels on August 20, 2010, 10:23:15 AM
What other thread?

cheers

James

*Ahh, that other thread*
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Thunderchicken on August 20, 2010, 10:44:42 AM
See, I'm not the only one!

Lovely nef Froggy.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: OSHIROmodels on August 20, 2010, 01:18:34 PM
See, I'm not the only one!

 ;D
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Mister Rab on August 20, 2010, 09:18:35 PM
Superb - I really love that burnished brass look you've got  :-*
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: The_Beast on August 22, 2010, 04:03:02 PM
Truly impressive, especially as I delight in all things naval, whether seagoing or on high.

Importantly, lovely to look at, and seems delightful to play. I can see my High Martians crawling the deck in dastardly ambush.

I'd be a little concerned that so much of the machinery is above deck, though. I would have assumed some protection, probably well armored. Not that you'd want to be in such an inferno of a box below decks. How someone could work in such conditions, I never understood, but jacks did, and superbly.

And then we would have missed much of your beautiful work.

Must say I was about to opine the 'other thread' should be moved to this sticky, when, in a surprising bit of forethought, I actually looked here.

As for the term 'jack', referring to the other thread, don't we assume the jack staff is named for the flag, and not vice versa? A cup may be a cup without a cup holder? Still, jack as a term could well be transferred from a simple flag to the display of a national naval design, however presented, and I believe it has already evolved in this manner. Note that the use two paragraphs above, where it refers to British sailors. Another etymological evolution...

Good thing I spell checked; I almost went with 'entomological'. The similarity of the two words has always bugged me.

Allow me to add my thanks on the sensitive choices on the none-too-recent unpleasantness, as it shall remain.

Doug
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: The_Beast on September 26, 2010, 07:41:24 PM
Forgive, but thought this should be added to this sticky; I think it's a lovely possibility for the skies of Mars.

Re: new Dark Eldar Raider - VSF Martian skiff? ? ? ?

Hi guys,
has anybody also noticed the new DE modles, pretty usual skull and horny GW stuff, but the Raider (sans the skulls and blades could made a very nice Martian flyer, or?
(http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m1390420a_8DE_Raider.jpg)

After considering the merits of the previous incarnation, and whether the new model will need widening, the discussion has rather headed off in the direction of whole use of Eldar, dark or otherwise, as Martians. This is not a totally alien  :D idea to me, but I couldn't let the aerial group miss this.

Thanks, Agis!

Doug
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Ssendam on March 03, 2011, 12:48:55 PM
Here's a few pics of my Aeronef force if anyone is interested... (can't fit many 28mm figures on them though!)

(http://www.ssendam.org/blog/wp-content/gallery/aeronef/aeronef-german-fleet.jpg)
(http://www.ssendam.org/blog/wp-content/gallery/aeronef-british/aeronef-british-f.jpg)
(http://www.ssendam.org/blog/wp-content/gallery/aeronef-british/aeronef-british-carrier-force-2.jpg)

More pics at the Gallery:
http://www.ssendam.org/blog/?page_id=160 (http://www.ssendam.org/blog/?page_id=160)


Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Chairface on March 03, 2011, 01:45:24 PM
Very nice! I like the bases.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Calimero on March 03, 2011, 04:54:43 PM
Very nice! I like the bases.

Same here! 8)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: The_Beast on March 03, 2011, 08:20:39 PM
Here's a few pics of my Aeronef force if anyone is interested... (can't fit many 28mm figures on them though!)

My intention remains for them to meet half (okay, not even close) way in 15mm...

LOVELY work, though the bases, while striking, would have to allow a slip cover. My last 'nef action was over water. ;->=

You DID notice, people ARE interested, right?

Doug
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Ssendam on March 04, 2011, 02:14:43 PM
Cheers for the comments!

I'm getting ready to put a game on for the local club but making a couple of rules changes to keep things interesting!

I love the other 28mm scratch built work on here though, very inspiring!
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: NickH on March 23, 2011, 07:56:05 AM
Couple of USN aeronef conversions:

USS Missouri, wingcraft carrier
(http://fenedgewargaming.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/DSCF2283-1024x767.jpg)

USS Boston, second class battleship
(http://fenedgewargaming.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/DSCF2287-1024x767.jpg)

More details here
http://fenedgewargaming.co.uk/wp/?p=186 (http://fenedgewargaming.co.uk/wp/?p=186)

Nick H.

(edit: updated links)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Ssendam on March 23, 2011, 10:28:01 AM
NickH : Love the conversions, especially the flattop. However, the bases are interesting what game are they for and how do they work?
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: NickH on March 23, 2011, 10:55:55 AM
NickH : Love the conversions, especially the flattop. However, the bases are interesting what game are they for and how do they work?

Hi Ssendam, the bases are for Full Neff, the Mid Anglia Wargamers rules for VSF aerial battleships. These rules were originally derived from GZG's Full Thrust and incorporate altitude as well as a complete ship design system. The dials on the bases are used to indicate altitude.

You read a bit more about it in this thread http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=27491 (http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=27491)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Malamute on March 23, 2011, 04:59:38 PM


I have never been a fan of aeronefs but I do like these.

Me too, I really like these alot. :)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: NickH on March 24, 2011, 10:03:31 AM
Rampana class wingcraft tender, an escort carrier, or not…
(http://web.me.com/n.j.hawkins/Fen_Edge_Wargaming/Fen_Edge_Wargaming/Entries/2011/3/22_Flat_Tops_in_Full_Nef_files/DSCF2291.jpg)

I suggest we aught to think of these flat tops more like amphibious assault ships, carrying the equivalent of landing craft and helicopters.
http://web.me.com/n.j.hawkins/Fen_Edge_Wargaming/Fen_Edge_Wargaming/Entries/2011/3/22_Flat_Tops_in_Full_Nef.html (http://web.me.com/n.j.hawkins/Fen_Edge_Wargaming/Fen_Edge_Wargaming/Entries/2011/3/22_Flat_Tops_in_Full_Nef.html)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: NickH on March 28, 2011, 03:04:46 PM
Converted Mexican light (nef) forces:
(http://fenedgewargaming.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/DSCF2305-1024x767.jpg)

and digs:
(http://fenedgewargaming.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/DSCF2306-1024x768.jpg)

More info here:
http://fenedgewargaming.co.uk/wp/?p=200 (http://fenedgewargaming.co.uk/wp/?p=200)

(edit: updated links)

Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Doomsdave on April 09, 2011, 01:09:41 PM
Here's a few pics of my Aeronef force if anyone is interested... (can't fit many 28mm figures on them though!)

(http://www.ssendam.org/blog/wp-content/gallery/aeronef/aeronef-german-fleet.jpg)
(http://www.ssendam.org/blog/wp-content/gallery/aeronef-british/aeronef-british-f.jpg)
(http://www.ssendam.org/blog/wp-content/gallery/aeronef-british/aeronef-british-carrier-force-2.jpg)

More pics at the Gallery:
http://www.ssendam.org/blog/?page_id=160 (http://www.ssendam.org/blog/?page_id=160)






These are a great idea for basing.  The camo scheme fits the period, visually at least, while making the bases less obtrusive.  Well done.  An idea that I will rip-off. 
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: NickH on April 13, 2011, 09:53:14 AM
Conversions for my Brazilian fleet.

The Bahia class aeronef:
(http://fenedgewargaming.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/IMG_7812-1024x682.jpg)

And the Belmonte class dirigible:
(http://fenedgewargaming.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/IMG_7801-1024x682.jpg)

More information here:
http://fenedgewargaming.co.uk/wp/?p=216 (http://fenedgewargaming.co.uk/wp/?p=216)

(edit: updated links)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: NickH on April 18, 2011, 06:27:16 PM
Thanks for the link, lovely setup.

Sometimes I wonder if superb show games like that frighten off people new to the hobby…
It can be a bit intimidating, but then the wargaming eye-candy books sell well.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: OSHIROmodels on April 18, 2011, 08:07:31 PM
Check out the aeronef battle on the "Yours in a whire wine sauce" website.

I think it'll convert anyone who is not into nefs into a fan.  :o

pauljamesog.blogspot.com/  (http://pauljamesog.blogspot.com/)

Didn't see it in person but looks an absolute cracker of a game  :-*

cheers

James
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Ssendam on April 23, 2011, 11:15:51 AM
NickH: Can you explain briefly how altitude affects the game. I imagine it relates to line of sight?
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: NickH on April 26, 2011, 07:48:16 AM
NickH: Can you explain briefly how altitude affects the game. I imagine it relates to line of sight?

That's maybe a bit off topic for this thread ;) so I'll write up something for my blog and post a short summary here when it's ready :)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: NickH on May 02, 2011, 12:56:08 PM
The ARA Rivadavia a hybrid battleship-carrier conversion is ready
(http://fenedgewargaming.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/DSCF2585-1024x614.jpg)

Together with its escort of Jorge class salvo rocket carrying digs
(http://fenedgewargaming.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/DSCF2587-1024x614.jpg)

You can see some more in progress shots of the conversion on my blog here:
http://fenedgewargaming.co.uk/wp/?p=240 (http://fenedgewargaming.co.uk/wp/?p=240)

(edit: updated links)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: The_Beast on May 30, 2011, 05:30:34 PM
Okay, I DID try to subtly suggest JimBibbly post images here, but this is a mid-thread page with the start of some smashing 'nefs.

http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=21604.30

This is page 3, and I think they start up again about page 7.

Doug
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: OSHIROmodels on May 30, 2011, 07:44:53 PM
Thanks for the suggestion but that thread is too much of a mess for a sticky. I shall take some beauty shots of them all and post them here if you like  :)

cheers

James
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: NickH on June 01, 2011, 07:42:42 AM
NickH: Can you explain briefly how altitude affects the game. I imagine it relates to line of sight?

Sorry for the delay guys, I've finally got around to putting and explanation on my blog:
http://fenedgewargaming.co.uk/wp/?p=315 (http://fenedgewargaming.co.uk/wp/?p=315)

(edit: updated links)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: NickH on June 01, 2011, 07:49:25 AM
The Spanish have arrived, models converted from Irregular's Sci-Fi and 20th century ships range.

Heavier nefs from the Heirs of Uranus pack:
(http://fenedgewargaming.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/DSCF2602-1024x614.jpg)

Lighter nefs from the Heirs of Uranus pack:
(http://fenedgewargaming.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/DSCF2603-1024x614.jpg)

Digs using upside down ships from the 20th century ship range as gondolas:
(http://fenedgewargaming.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/DSCF2646-1024x614.jpg)

Flat top converted from the 20th century ship range:
(http://fenedgewargaming.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/DSCF2648-1024x767.jpg)

More information on my blog:
http://fenedgewargaming.co.uk/wp/?p=276 (http://fenedgewargaming.co.uk/wp/?p=276)

(edit: updated links)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: NickH on June 08, 2011, 09:36:43 AM
We ran the latest play-test of Full Neff v3 on Sunday.

My French fleet was comprehensively defeated by the Spanish  :(
(http://fenedgewargaming.co.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/DSC01243-1024x768.jpg)

But it was a great game despite my defeat :)

You can find a pictorial report here:
Full Neff: Spain vs France (http://fenedgewargaming.co.uk/wp/?p=851)

(edit: updated links)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: The_Beast on June 15, 2011, 06:15:51 PM
Thanks for the suggestion but that thread is too much of a mess for a sticky. I shall take some beauty shots of them all and post them here if you like  :)

cheers

James

Incredibly late for a followup, I'll admit, but the answer is YES!

Also, I know it's been mentioned elsewhere, but I've just seen Ironclad's Scout Aeronef for the first time just recently. *blush*

http://www.ironcladminiatures.co.uk/shop/catalog/browse?shop_param=shop_overview_pager%3D2%26cid%3D10%26

Doug
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: NickH on June 15, 2011, 06:20:10 PM
<snip> I've just seen Ironclad's Scout Aeronef for the first time just recently. *blush*

http://www.ironcladminiatures.co.uk/shop/catalog/browse?shop_param=shop_overview_pager%3D2%26cid%3D10%26

Me too, very cool, but I'd hate to be a deckhand on that !
No handrails  :o
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Ssendam on July 13, 2011, 09:55:10 AM
Played my first game of Aeronef the other week with a set of home grown rules.

(http://www.ssendam.org/blog/wp-content/gallery/aeronef-game-27-6-11/ww2-aeronef-june-2011-a020-800.jpg)

(http://www.ssendam.org/blog/wp-content/gallery/aeronef-game-27-6-11/ww2-aeronef-june-2011-a004-800.jpg)

Full report here:

http://www.ssendam.org/blog/?p=262#more-262 (http://www.ssendam.org/blog/?p=262#more-262)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: The_Beast on August 04, 2011, 03:44:58 PM
Another thread, this time a conversion of a Revell Viking boat:

http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=31487.0

Don't think the awesome Free Norway project is on this thread:

http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=11630.0

Doug
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: The_Beast on August 30, 2011, 03:36:22 PM
Dystopian Wars, Leviathans, G.A.S.L.I.G.H.T. Fleet Battles, WTNW: Airships and Skypirates...

Is this a great time to have your head in the clouds or what?

Doug
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Cadet13 on September 14, 2011, 08:11:41 PM
Wouldn't want to be in the recieveing end of that gun!  :o

Very nice work.  :)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: OSHIROmodels on September 15, 2011, 12:08:19 AM
Now that's what I call a gunship  :o lol

Keep it up dear boy and get a lick of paint on her (and plenty of rivets  :D ).

cheers

James
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Thunderchicken on September 15, 2011, 09:35:40 AM
Ooooh, that's a beast and a half! Nice work Bezzo. As Jimbib said, rivets will finish it off nicely (rather you than me though  ;)).
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Melnibonean on October 01, 2011, 05:29:02 AM
Greetings Folks,

Even though I've posted a separate thread I thought I'd better add my first attempt at an aeronef to this thread. I'm pretty happy with this as a first attempt. It is made from 2 Revel kits (viking ship and albertross) as well as many other bits and bobs.

(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg91/ikhemm/Aeronef_2-1.jpg)

(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg91/ikhemm/Aeronef_3-1.jpg)

(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg91/ikhemm/Aeronef_aftdeck.jpg)

(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg91/ikhemm/Aeronef_1-1.jpg)

(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg91/ikhemm/Aeronef_5-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Melnibonean on October 09, 2011, 05:47:33 AM
Another aerocraft for my French GASLIGHT force.

Greetings Gentlemen, here is the next unit to join my French Gaslight force.

Please welcome "The Flying Balzacs" with their world famous Balzacs Aerial Risque. Featuring the that damsel of the aether Madame Kikia Balzac and her erstwhile chaperone and husband - Claude Balzac - Creator and pilot of the meta-clockwork ornithopter "The Red Pecker".

Here is a daguerreotype from the 1889 World Fair in Paris
(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg91/ikhemm/Balzacs-Sepia.jpg)

Pre Flight Check and gear-winding
(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg91/ikhemm/Balzacs-3.jpg)

The beautiful Kikia Balzac. She just can'r resist an audience.

(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg91/ikhemm/Balzac-4.jpg)

Ready for lift-off. "Au revoir mes chéris"
(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg91/ikhemm/Balzacs-6.jpg)

Taking to the aether
(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg91/ikhemm/Balzacs-5.jpg)

Airbourne!
(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg91/ikhemm/Balzacs-1.jpg)

Soring like a bird high above the tree tops
(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg91/ikhemm/Balzacs-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Laflin and Rand on October 12, 2011, 05:00:28 PM
Sweet!
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Froggy the Great on December 22, 2011, 08:02:18 PM
(http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/356/6/b/hinterland_aeronef_by_spielorjh-d4jvfrf.jpg)

Construction starts here: (http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=35077.msg422175#msg422175)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: VSF Gamer on December 22, 2011, 08:08:36 PM
Bravo!!!
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Jakar Nilson on December 22, 2011, 08:16:12 PM
My airships were built around 2002-2003, and aren't up to what some people have managed.

I actually ran a convention game with them as the centrepieces for a Major-General Tremorden Reddering-inspired Landship battle.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/Jakar_Nilson/Conventions/cangames2004.jpg)

http://jakarnilson.webs.com/mogdonazia/vict03.htm (http://jakarnilson.webs.com/mogdonazia/vict03.htm)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: The_Beast on December 26, 2011, 06:26:48 PM
My airships were built around 2002-2003, and aren't up to what some people have managed.

Don't you know it's the lesser lights that allow the non-thumb digit challenged the hope of someday completing something usable?!?!   lol

Quote
I actually ran a convention game with them as the centrepieces for a Major-General Tremorden Reddering-inspired Landship battle.

http://jakarnilson.webs.com/mogdonazia/vict03.htm (http://jakarnilson.webs.com/mogdonazia/vict03.htm)

Do remember seeing these before; quite serviceable!

Doug
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Bullshott on May 12, 2012, 01:42:54 PM
For completeness, I thought I had better add my French nefs to this thread.

My original nef from the first page of this tread. Up-armed and with a new paint job. The Oiseau class nef Piaf:

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/10/164_14_04_12_6_13_28_1.JPG)

My new nef (there is a separate thread on the VSF board showing how I built this one). The Riviere class nef Loire:

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/10/164_14_04_12_6_13_28_0.JPG)

The fleet so far:

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/10/164_14_04_12_6_13_28_2.JPG)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Christian on May 12, 2012, 02:51:53 PM
This is exactly the kind of thing I don't need to see right now!  lol Lovely work, Bullshott... and everyone so far!
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: wargamer1972 on July 14, 2012, 03:59:46 PM
Finished up my first scratch built aeronef for my VSF campaign.  The Republic of Texas Aeronef Ship Auston.  Named for the great Texas Navy Captain Baden J Auston hero of the Battle of Cozumel during the War of the Mexican Succession. 

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-v5Qd3-EoNL8/UAGEquhAWyI/AAAAAAAABkQ/69wKK4caFPk/s800/IMG_1516.JPG)
RTAS Auston

No gun at the moment.  The minis are unpainted RAFM US Infantry.  They will serve as the first soldiers of the Texas Army.  The Auston and crew will soon see action not only on Earth but the Moon, Mars and Venus.

The Auston was contructed from carboard, a failed Xmas ornament, bottle cap, plumbing copper piece, plastic artillery limber wheels and a straw.  With a screw and wood chip for a base.  I know it's not great but I am proud of my first scratch built vessel.  :)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Chairface on July 15, 2012, 06:19:24 AM
You should be proud! It works, and it dosn't look too shabby either. Well done.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Bullshott on July 16, 2012, 06:57:51 PM
Its a nice size too. Room for a light breech-loading deck gun at the bow and a Gatling on either side perhaps?
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: michi_k on July 17, 2012, 04:37:31 PM
Is this going to be the final base? It looks rather wobbly to me...
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: The_Beast on July 24, 2012, 06:39:05 PM
I know I'd be proud of that effort, Wargamer1972! Will have to admit, the stand had me aback as well, though.  ;)

Okay, needs more rivets...  lol

Piggybacking on that comment, I'd like to add a link to Froggy the Great's 'Giant Clockwork Dragonfly'.
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=43973.0

Doug

Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: abdul666lw on July 26, 2012, 09:47:57 AM
About mechanical dragonflies, they indeed appear not only in 'Steampunk' http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=43973.0 (http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=43973.0) but also in 'Lacepunk' (http://www.drunkendragoonproductions.com/18thcentimagi-nation/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=81&p=241#p241 (http://www.drunkendragoonproductions.com/18thcentimagi-nation/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=81&p=241#p241)) settings, for instance in the 'Ben Franklins War' http://bogdanwaz.blogspot.fr/2012/07/ben-franklins-war.html (http://bogdanwaz.blogspot.fr/2012/07/ben-franklins-war.html)   http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=27216.msg330644#msg330644 (http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=27216.msg330644#msg330644):
(http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee247/sterlingmoose/Cold%20Wars%202011/DSC02643.jpg)

For those of us not confident enough in their conversions skills, Tobsen77 is to issue one (1/56)
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-7UeBnO87ezg/UA5pqnyQSII/AAAAAAAAD84/gwi2PYB499A/s1600/libelle2.jpg)
http://wargameterrain.blogspot.fr/2012/07/tobsen-miniatures-libelle-aerial-unit.html (http://wargameterrain.blogspot.fr/2012/07/tobsen-miniatures-libelle-aerial-unit.html)
(would require some minor conversions to become a 18th C. / 'Clockworkpunk' contraption.)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: SBRPearce on July 26, 2012, 03:12:11 PM
Bezzo-

your aerial gunship has a very definite "Dieselpunk" vibe, it seems to me. Of course, I think that's deeply cool - we need more SF ala "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow"!

(No rivets, enclosed cockpit, two-tone paintjob with pinstriping and nose-art!)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: The_Beast on September 04, 2012, 08:13:15 PM
As I've been unable to taunt Commander Carnage into revealing some of his flying marvels, I decided to do it for him. Too bad if he was hoping to unveil at Recruits.  :D

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/11/3088_04_09_12_7_55_20.JPG)

Now, the Prussian fliers on this side of the table, I believe, are VSF_Gamer's from Atlantis toy and PMC sub. However, in the distance, you can see, escorted by Star Wars skiffs, the Black Wing.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/11/3088_04_09_12_7_54_11.JPG)

More pictures can be found in the GASLIGHTrules Yahoo! group.

Oh, and things looking like dust mites above the cliffs, against the hanging flags , are Kraag warriors, attempting to retake the high Martian abode center right (Guns of Navarrone playset).

Doug

Edit: Sorry, 'More pictures can be found in the GASLIGHTrules Yahoo! group.' > Photos > G.A.S.L.I.G.H.T. in Nebraska
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: OSHIROmodels on September 04, 2012, 09:49:34 PM
That looks a good set up  :)

cheers

James
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Malamute on September 04, 2012, 09:53:42 PM
Great stuff.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Elbows on October 02, 2012, 07:53:56 AM
Grrrr...why do I even look at threads like this!?  I'm broke and don't need the temptation...but I've always loved turn of the century naval dreadnoughts, and this thread is filling my head with ideas and inspiration.

Damn. You. All.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Colonel O Truth on October 08, 2012, 11:46:19 AM
Some wonderful flyers on here, chaps! Very inspiring!

Might I be so bold as to throw into the mix my newly finished British Hydrothermicopter?

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9QkE1Vzycoo/UHKfZStXJCI/AAAAAAAABaA/UXomAyDDFCo/s400/IMG_0262.JPG)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hkViyjTYHEc/UHKffD-YgGI/AAAAAAAABaQ/C8fHOXlai2Q/s400/IMG_0264.JPG)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jUS6qv8oo8g/UHKqwAShCWI/AAAAAAAABcQ/-i1o774hYt0/s400/IMG_0268.JPG)

More on my blog.

http://colonelotruth.blogspot.co.nz/2012/10/those-magnificent-men.html (http://colonelotruth.blogspot.co.nz/2012/10/those-magnificent-men.html)

Keep up the great work!

Hmmm... I may have to build a much larger flyer now...
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Colonel O Truth on October 09, 2012, 07:45:31 AM
Bezzo -

Um. What can I say? You clearly have great taste. And a fearsome vocabulary.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Colonel O Truth on October 14, 2012, 09:06:06 PM
Brilliant, Bezzo! Love it!
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Svennn on October 14, 2012, 09:30:32 PM
Thats cracking Bezzo, absolutely cracking  :-* :-*  More WWWII than VSF but brilliant for sure
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: joroas on October 15, 2012, 11:51:23 AM
Would not want to be on the business end of that!!!!!
Nice work!
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: The_Beast on October 16, 2012, 05:34:21 PM
Glad to have been the target of such a fine mis-post!   :D

Do you have any other WIP images? I'd be interested in some from underneath, but will of course understand if I'm 'too late'.

Course, if it had more rivets, Svenn would have to hush...  lol

Doug
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Colonel O Truth on October 20, 2012, 11:02:18 PM
Did someone say "rivets"?!
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Colonel O Truth on October 21, 2012, 07:26:04 PM
Didn't work, Bezzo! I can still see it!

Great pics though...
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Chairface on October 22, 2012, 01:58:00 AM
Didn't work, Bezzo! I can still see it!

 :D
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: OSHIROmodels on October 22, 2012, 08:14:51 AM
Turned out great Geoff  8)

A bit more shading and weathering and it look spot on  :)

cheers

James
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: The_Beast on October 22, 2012, 06:11:03 PM
See what?

I see a lawn.  lol lol

talk about stealth....

Shame about the lawn 'burn' there; some nasty brown spots, though fairly localized...  lol

Seriously, if you want that to 'blend', you'll need my lawn.

Doug
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Vonkluge on December 03, 2012, 10:09:55 AM
So as I stumble around the LAF universe I found myself here and decided to drop of a picture of a Prussian Airship I made about ten years ago. It was a lot of fun I have since made several others, this thread may have me dusting off the plans I had for the belgian Airship sadly never made...all the supplies are ready at the depot, just need to whip the elves into shape!

I did no weathering on the ship as I felt that it was either on its maiden voyage or that as the pride of the fleet it would always be in tip top shape. You can see a step by step build on my somewhat out of date website http://www.historicalhobbies.com (http://www.historicalhobbies.com) go to the GASLIGHT section.

(http://historicalhobbies.com/DOGS/main/images/Gaslight/PrussianAir/Final1.jpg)

There are two pins that when pulled allow the bottom section of the gondola to be dropped off as a sort of base station while the airship leaves (operated from inside control area) to scout or resupply. There is also a basket type small gondola that can be lowered via chain hoist to let a scout or lookout down, pick up passengers, ect...

(http://historicalhobbies.com/DOGS/main/images/Gaslight/PrussianAir/Final2.jpg)

There is little armament on the ship other than the forward gun turret that has a gatteling gun but it is magnetically mounted and cannon or other weapons can be mounted instead. There are also bomb racks and room for 2 squads of 10 Schutztruppen.

(http://historicalhobbies.com/DOGS/main/images/Gaslight/PrussianAir/Final5.jpg)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Ray Rivers on December 03, 2012, 12:05:28 PM
 :-*

Wow! That is lovely.

I'll take two.  ;)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: The_Beast on December 03, 2012, 09:18:57 PM
I've the Lego airship, and have never transformed it. Seen too many folk doing such magic, that it gets me all discouraged...  ;)

Pleased you persevered with the Brit 'nef, in spite of the travails. Still, too lovely.

What sort of monster is this Belgian yet-to-be? Sure to be a terror, no doubt!

Do continue...

"I also finally used pointy funnel shaped bit that had been kicked around my workbench for at least 5 years. I think I got it in a doctor’s office."

Every time the doctor has a look in my ear or up my nose, I want to capture one of those. I shall be more diligent next month!

Doug 
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Vonkluge on December 04, 2012, 10:35:25 AM
Hey Doug,

Never be discouraged by what others do and think "why bother I'll never do that good" I learn every day how to do things better sometimes its me just figuring it out for myself but many times its by others examples!

You must have seen the British Airship on the website I do not think I ever posted it here.... a bear of a project!

The Belgian will be more lovely than terrible. I feel the armament of these ships should not be that powerful, the mere fact that the were airborne was terror in itself since there was as yet no easy way to shoot them down. I'm really hoping to find a 28mm version of Hercule Poirot the Belgian Detective I can modify to be my ship captain.

The pointy bit that is on the end of the Prussian ship is now that I think about it from a cheap 12volt air pump made to fill beach balls and such. I did how ever snatch dozens of those smaller versions over the years from doctors offices, seems in my area they are no longer used! I used some of these on various other projects over the years. speaking of those bits here is a related project that I did use them on!

Check out the "mini me's" I made as escorts for the Prussian blimp...Not long after building the Prussian Airship "Himmel Koenig" and running it at several conventions I felt that I needed more fire power for it since other later airships I had built were better gunned and I had also bought some "Sheltrum" Balloonist and wanted them to be "Prussian" balloonist.  I was never happy with the Sheltrum kits but found some useful stuff in them. So I set about collecting bits and pieces for my next project. After about a year of thinking and collecting I came up with this modification of the Sheltrum balloonist.

(http://historicalhobbies.com/DOGS/main/images/Gaslight/PrusMiniAir1.jpg)

The entire Sheltrum Balloon was thrown away as well as its props and some of the rigging. The entire "Balloon area is hand made  (plastic egg, doctors thermometer disposable cover, and communion cup!) as well as the prop, rigging, and rudder sections. The figures arm were modified and control sticks constructed. Bomb dropping apparatus was scratched out of the parts bin and other little custom touches completed the model or should I say "two" models as I built two identical (almost) models one named the WESPE ( Wasp) and one called HORNISSE (Hornet). They now fly escort for my larger Prussian Airship.

Bill W

PS: by the way Doug would you forgive me for "pissing in your cornflakes" if I offered you the "Froggy" bio-fleet I bought before you got a chance to? I realize that I have to many ships as it is andI will probably never use them, they are lovely but need to go where they will be used not sit in my case..... just what I paid and shipping.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Chairface on December 04, 2012, 10:12:45 PM
Inspirational stuff Vonkluge!
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Doomsdave on December 06, 2012, 08:58:41 AM
Those airships are magnificent. 
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Colonel O Truth on December 08, 2012, 08:12:42 PM
Some truly awe inspiring work on here. I doff my hat and waggle my eyebrows to all of you!
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Colonel O Truth on December 08, 2012, 09:42:36 PM
Keep your voice down, sir! In many parts of the world, revulcanised waders are considered a sacred animal!
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: The_Beast on March 25, 2013, 03:43:58 PM
Red Planet Miniatures skiff finally sees paint:
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=45704.msg610497#msg610497

Doug
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Blodwin on April 03, 2013, 09:57:04 PM
Finally I have got my meagre forces airborne.

A few photos of my Sanwar skiff and English scouts.

The skiff is scratch built and was due to have balloons at the ends of the cross brace but I could not get them to look right.

The scouts are upgraded and up gunned Ironclad aeronefs that I picked up, cheap, at Colours last year. :D

(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s657/blodwin58/IMG_1215_zps032d9e1b.jpg)
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s657/blodwin58/IMG_1217_zps1b1695bf.jpg)
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s657/blodwin58/IMG_1216_zps1ece8dc4.jpg)
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s657/blodwin58/vsf/IMG_1210_zps70949f9a.jpg)
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s657/blodwin58/vsf/IMG_1208_zps6865bc35.jpg)
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s657/blodwin58/vsf/IMG_1211_zps298235c0.jpg)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Malamute on April 03, 2013, 10:06:17 PM
Ooooooh yes, I like the skiff design and the Ironclad Neffs have come up a treat. Great stuff. ;D
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: OSHIROmodels on April 03, 2013, 10:29:34 PM
Likey likey  :-*

That skiff is rather cool  8)

cheers

James
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: former user on April 04, 2013, 05:41:09 AM
Ooooooh yes, I like the skiff design and the Ironclad Neffs have come up a treat. Great stuff. ;D

second that!

The sail design is very interesting!
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Colonel O Truth on April 04, 2013, 09:53:13 AM
Did I see lots of rivets there???

Yes! Yes I did!! Many rivets indeed!!!!

Happy times now...
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: The_Beast on April 21, 2013, 02:44:35 PM
In continued celebration of Blodwin's recent effort, I present some 'reality'.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/12/3088_21_04_13_3_11_18.JPG)

Found in the Patee House Museum of St Joseph, MO, USA, is apparently a patent model of a compressed air driven flying craft. As the designer/builder died shortly after the Wright Bros' flight, it carries the caption 'perhaps we would have different airplanes had he lived'.

I'm no engineer, but I'd be skeptical. Still, interesting design for the end of the Victorian period.

BTW, Patee House was an early hotel in the near West, built by a southern (Confederate) sympathizer, later headquarters of the Pony Express, and next door to the house in which Jesse James was shot dead. Now full of various artifacts including old west business mock-ups and a steam locomotive, turned out to be a pleasant diversion on a trip down to Kansas City.

Turned a little weird when some woman at a local restaurant asked to have a piccie with me; something about me looking like Si. *shrug*

His beard is fuller, but mine is MUCH longer.

Doug
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Fitzlyon on May 27, 2013, 10:11:48 PM
Sadly all my technology is smarter than me, so it may take some time for me to post.  I do however have 2 flyers, one earth and one Martian.  Next years Enfilade will have a doozy of a battle.  Perhaps 8 to 15 flying boats... 
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: XCIV on May 30, 2013, 06:18:30 AM
I say, those Ironclad patrols look very good. I especially like the dive plane canards and the chin turret! Good work, man!
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: The_Beast on June 19, 2013, 02:37:29 PM
Start of a new project, and one I hope with continue to blossom, the CAS Mosby!

http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=54773.0

Doug
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Blodwin on June 30, 2013, 11:12:39 AM
Prussian cruiser “Fredrik” takes its maiden flight.

Scratch built as and when time and energy allowed, taken far too long, still not quite finished but how many vessels are at the time of their maiden flight.

I just need to find some suitable Prussian crew to man the airship then she can take to the skies, I have the engineers and stokers but not the deck crews or officers – any suggestions gratefully accepted. 

Also would like to add some large Prussian crosses to the side of the tanks – tried hand painting them but failed totally.
(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s657/blodwin58/vsf/039_zps3d1b6b45.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/blodwin58/media/vsf/039_zps3d1b6b45.jpg.html)

(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s657/blodwin58/vsf/036_zps09b3fa7c.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/blodwin58/media/vsf/036_zps09b3fa7c.jpg.html)

(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s657/blodwin58/vsf/042_zpsedb7ecb7.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/blodwin58/media/vsf/042_zpsedb7ecb7.jpg.html)

(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s657/blodwin58/vsf/IMG_12261_zpsb915dd64.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/blodwin58/media/vsf/IMG_12261_zpsb915dd64.jpg.html)

(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s657/blodwin58/vsf/030_zpsf70fc6ad.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/blodwin58/media/vsf/030_zpsf70fc6ad.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: von Lucky on June 30, 2013, 12:31:12 PM
Beautiful! Construction paint scheme have really come together to create something.

No idea on crew - maybe WWI sailors?
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Thunderchicken on June 30, 2013, 01:08:01 PM
Nice work  :-*. Can I ask what models you used for the dirigibles?

As for crew, I had a whole file of links saved in my favourites but it's buggered off somewhere!  >:(

Not too long ago Malamute posted a link to a set of crew that would be worthy for you. Rather than being armed or a landing party they had decent crew poses and looked the part. Maybe he'll pop along and help me out.

I'm sure redoubt used to do crew in their ACW range but again I cant find the link for you.     
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Svennn on June 30, 2013, 01:13:36 PM
That's very nice indeed, love it
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Blodwin on June 30, 2013, 02:42:05 PM
Thanks for those kind words.

Can I ask what models you used for the dirigibles?   

They are from the Revell 1/720 Hindenburg kit - I believe they are now discontinued but I found these on Ebay.

Thanks for the tips for the crew, I will search out the links - hope my Google foo is with me.

Blodwin
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Traveler Man on June 30, 2013, 03:49:34 PM
Seriously impressive!  :o
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: OSHIROmodels on June 30, 2013, 04:41:10 PM
Jolly good show Blodders  :-*

cheers

James
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: dampfpanzerwagon on June 30, 2013, 05:03:21 PM
Great use of kits in the scratch-built Aeronef.

Tony
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Malamute on June 30, 2013, 08:26:18 PM


Not too long ago Malamute posted a link to a set of crew that would be worthy for you. Rather than being armed or a landing party they had decent crew poses and looked the part. Maybe he'll pop along and help me out.

I'm sure redoubt used to do crew in their ACW range. 

I can't remember the crew I posted.... ::)

The Redoubt crew I don't think are on the website,you have to ask for them. :?

Wonderful up build Blodwin. ;D
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Colonel O Truth on June 30, 2013, 08:31:32 PM
That is fantastic!

Damn - now I need a gigantic flying machine of my own...
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Franz_Josef on June 30, 2013, 09:09:55 PM
Hate to say this old man, but the double-headed eagle (and red/white/red shield) is Austro-Hungarian Empire heraldry, not Prussian (or even German Empire).  Prussia is a black single headed eagle on white (the German Imperial colors are black red and white - and never yellow, which is a traditional Hapsburg color and one found on lots of Austro-Hungarian equipment.  Seems picky, they went to war in 1866 and weren't reconciled till about 1898.  Otherwise, an absolutely beautiful airship. 
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Supercollider on June 30, 2013, 09:17:39 PM
That's a cracking build!  :-*
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Thunderchicken on June 30, 2013, 10:49:35 PM
I can't remember the crew I posted.... ::)

It's going to bug me now!

who can resist a double-berger.  ;)

(http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z395/Lord_Futtock/sugar_zps54ad58bb.jpg) (http://s1187.photobucket.com/user/Lord_Futtock/media/sugar_zps54ad58bb.jpg.html)



Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: The_Beast on July 04, 2013, 08:23:08 PM
Crikies, that's sweet, whomever owns it!

Anyway, spotted another flier, this time a single dig, in a regular thread. It's the Prussian armored Zeppelin, König Friedrich (King Frederick) Class.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=55737.0;attach=12848;image)

http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=55737.0

Doug
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Lord Astley on July 08, 2013, 08:18:21 PM
Nice find - and an outstanding use of the Lego blimp!

http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=5956-1 (http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=5956-1)

Well done.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Freelancer on July 23, 2013, 06:29:00 AM
That's an excellent airship. I've been trying to find that lego kit for the last year (ever since I saw it in a display at Brickvention).
Here is a new release from CNC workshop... more sci fi, but..
http://www.miniaturescenery.com/ProductPage.asp?CODE=VH1BLIMP (http://www.miniaturescenery.com/ProductPage.asp?CODE=VH1BLIMP)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Littlearmies on October 20, 2013, 12:16:32 PM
Nice find Freelancer - I can see how that could have SciFi uses too. I liked several of their SciFi vehicles (especially the forklifts).

I'm looking for a 28mm "Victorian" pilot for a little kitbash project. I don't really want to spend the Earth on him (this is just a one-off - something inspired by Colonel O'Truth's blog). Does anyone have any suggestions?
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: The_Beast on October 22, 2013, 07:33:58 PM
Do you mean as in ship's captain, or pilot of a small craft?

Don't have any suggestions per se, but the former shouldn't be too hard, and the latter would be fine with a WWI pilot.

While I didn't have examples, I'll try to find some.

Doug

Edit: And, so I begin.  :D http://www.tobsen77.de/products/pilot.php (http://www.tobsen77.de/products/pilot.php)Tobsen77
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: The_Beast on October 26, 2013, 05:19:40 AM
Discussion about HMAS Boudicea,
(http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=59508.0;attach=15388;image)

http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=59508.0

Doug
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: The_Beast on November 02, 2013, 04:33:20 PM
Having more mis-starts than not, I thought I'd show a disposable razor made Aeronef.

Okay, took a previous attempt and slapped some pieces from a cheap Bismarck model.  :D

But I've had some good feedback, and if I can do it, a moderately talented 8 yr old can make it look good. Please forgive the bad phone image, and ignore the mess around it.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/15/3088_02_11_13_1_51_22.jpg)

Doug
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: von Lucky on November 02, 2013, 09:17:30 PM
Cute little conversion (total length?), post pics when it't painted.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: The_Beast on November 02, 2013, 11:41:57 PM
Cute little conversion (total length?), post pics when it't painted.

Chopped somewhat less than a third the handles length out of the middle; it's maybe 6-8cm now.

May never see paint; the hull was an experiment where I was more interested in how the lower part rather than total fit. However, it was sitting there, the robbed Bismarck was sitting there, I said I'd do it but never had.  :(

Next attempt, I'll cut-and-marry two handles: no empty space underneath next time.

Doug

PS The 'nef has stack, mast, secondaries, and small part of the superstructure. Primaries are going on some Hot Wheels for Outrider. Still cogitating hull of Otto...
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: krimso on March 04, 2014, 04:02:09 PM
Just recently got to painting some Argentine nefs.  They spent many moons on the lead pile.

(http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/yy98/krimso/IMG_1987.jpg)

(http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/yy98/krimso/IMG_1988.jpg)

(http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/yy98/krimso/IMG_1989.jpg)

(http://i781.photobucket.com/albums/yy98/krimso/IMG_1990.jpg)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: von Lucky on March 05, 2014, 10:38:46 AM
Ace! Nice choice on the blue.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: The_Beast on May 10, 2014, 11:37:54 PM
Two months late, and many naval credits short...  :o

I tend to be the big cheerleader for this sticky, and to miss this so long...  :o

Repetitive redundant embarrassment repeated...  :o

My 'nef fleet quakes in fear. Well done!  ;)

Doug
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: The_Beast on June 18, 2014, 02:25:24 PM
Saw this on Wargames Soldiers and Strategy 'picture dump' of Adepticon 2014:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-bPYCti_4gRg/U0fYmsXO9CI/AAAAAAAAAsk/7iO4k3zt3HU/s1600/2014-04-05+23.13.11.jpg)

Does anyone know who/what/where?!? Have this 'itch in me brain' about the 'nid big thingy, but I can't figure it out!

Any Martian prince would be proud!

Doug

Edit: You'd THINK I would remember a Leviathan. You'd be wrong. *facepalm*
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: OSHIROmodels on June 18, 2014, 02:31:44 PM
It's from 40k so not really suitable here.

cheers

James
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: The_Beast on June 18, 2014, 06:23:06 PM
It's from 40k so not really suitable here.

cheers

James

I think it could be used better, here. Rather like the Parrotmen of Venus, don't you know.

Doug
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Chairface on June 19, 2014, 01:44:49 PM
I think it's definitely inspirational
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: The_Beast on June 22, 2014, 01:46:35 PM
Link to report of oversized (28mm?) Sky Galleons of Mars game at Enfilade 2014.

http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=68153.0

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/18/1352_21_06_14_8_36_38_1.jpg)

Doug

Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: DLIinVSF on July 23, 2014, 05:41:13 PM
It has been suggested to me that I most humbly submit my meagre offerings to this august sticky.

A quick WIP report of my balsa versions of Space 1889 cloudships/screw galleys.

http://dliworkshopinspace.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/martian-cloudships-dli-way-inspired-by.html

Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Chairface on July 24, 2014, 12:07:57 PM
It has been suggested to me that I most humble submit my meagre offerings to this august sticky.

A quick WIP report of my balsa versions of Space 1889 cloudships/screw galleys.

http://dliworkshopinspace.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/martian-cloudships-dli-way-inspired-by.html



Nicely done!
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: The_Beast on August 02, 2014, 12:13:30 PM
It has been suggested to me that I most humbly submit my meagre offerings to this august sticky.


I never said such a thing!

As the Scot, on seeing his first game of baseball, and totally being bemused at the batter, after four times swinging without a hit, still went to base, having been told it was because 'he walked because he had four balls...', said:

'Walk with pride, man!'

Doug

Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: DLIinVSF on September 23, 2014, 06:38:08 AM
And another shipyard opens! This time in 15mm  :)

http://15mmvsf.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/hullcutter-ii.html

Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: von Lucky on September 23, 2014, 11:52:51 AM
Looking forward to seeing this lady finished.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Governor General on September 30, 2014, 09:20:53 PM
Doug (The Beast) suggested I post this pic of my 28mm Aeroneffs here and a link to close ups in the VSF forum, here goes:

http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=71411.0
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: The_Beast on December 06, 2014, 11:13:56 PM
Okay, rather than my usual modus operandi, I actually am posting a bit of my own creation.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/19/3088_06_12_14_11_01_12.jpg)

Seriously bad phone piccie, but better a friends phone than mine.

Just wanted to show how quick-and-dirty one can be for simple 'nefs, I present the unpainted Cocktail Fork Nef. Only tools: large toenail cutter and 'diamond' file, except for the small hole paper punch for the 'props'.

The piece of fork on the 'floor' was a simple chop and paste that said I could at least give something else a go.

Really fast, and as the forks came from a 'dollar store', one box of 70, one of 75, one can have a massive number of fails and still fly a large swarm for a couple of dollars.

I'm calling this one an 'aerial torpedo boat' with two 'tubes' up front.

I found the flat hull with blunt nose inspiration from some of Brigade Models 'nefs. Which are way better, but these are surprisingly easy.

Doug
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Governor General on December 11, 2014, 10:16:22 PM
Aereonef in 28mm, scratchbuilt. More photos and details in the VSF forum:

http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=73648.0
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: nathan on December 22, 2014, 11:22:11 AM
Really fast, and as the forks came from a 'dollar store', one box of 70, one of 75, one can have a massive number of fails and still fly a large swarm for a couple of dollars.

I'm calling this one an 'aerial torpedo boat' with two 'tubes' up front.

I found the flat hull with blunt nose inspiration from some of Brigade Models 'nefs. Which are way better, but these are surprisingly easy.

These are awesome.  I'll definitely be watching for some of these forks the next time I'm at the dollar store.  As an additional material for cutting extra shapes and bits, might I suggest bread tags?  The plastic things that close bread bags.  They, like disposable forks, are made out of styrene so plastic cement can work for building ships out of this stuff.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: The_Beast on January 05, 2015, 08:43:26 PM
Thanks, Nathan, but already 'on board' with those.

The post I made in November of '13 finally had tail vanes made from same. I really liked the curls.

Alas, broke off before seeing paint, but I've plenty more.

Doug
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: nathan on January 06, 2015, 05:12:51 AM
I probably heard about them from one of your posts and didn't realize it.  lol
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Ironclad Paul on February 16, 2015, 12:42:23 AM
Hi, Just for the record (and posterity I suppose) here are some pictures of some 28mm sky galleons of Mars my friend Ian and me made some time ago in 1990.
Sky Galleons of Mars came out in 1989 I think and I was smitten as soon as I bought it, madness soon ensued and some rather silly ideas (on reflection) took hold in the desire to play sky galleon of mars in a hall with big ships and 28 (nay, 25mm back then) figures.
These pictures were taken on a sunny day in 1990 in my back yard.  All of the ships slid up and down wooden poles with pegs under through holes for different heights.  the big kite was a slightly different verson of a 'skylord' which I called a 'skywarrior'.  it was about 4 foot long and, yes, the sails did come from old kitchen curtains !    the two smaller sky runners and the big one were carved somewhat roughly from foam cavity wall insulation, built up in layers. The european gunboats were two german Komets and a French Harpon, all made by my good friend Ian from cardboard.
 We had a number of games with them in our club hall and once put them on as a demo game at a Newcastle show at the guildhall on the riverside, though we werent allowed a lot of space, but it was fun.
  The Martian ships were scrapped last year after a respectable 24 year career, most of which was spent laid up 'in ordinary' (like a lot of oversize warships) but the Harpon and one Komet still hang from the ceiling covered in dust.  One Komet was converted into a large tank and had a bizarre later career, which I may tell of one day..
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: von Lucky on February 16, 2015, 01:59:21 AM
Hah - I love these. The altitude solution is an elegant one, and the shape and colours are grand. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Ironclad Paul on February 16, 2015, 09:32:34 PM
thanks, oops I messed up with two pics the same, it was supposed to be this one at the top, sorry.
with this pic you can see the large wooden base and 6 foot high poles (6 height bands? cant remember now)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: OSHIROmodels on February 16, 2015, 11:15:30 PM
Ah, fond memories  8)

cheers

James
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Malamute on February 18, 2015, 09:25:42 AM
Ah, find memories  8)

cheers

James

Find memories? Spaz!

Great stuff.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: The_Beast on February 22, 2015, 09:35:24 PM
Some of Ironclad Paul's smaller scale.

http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=75941.0

Doug
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: DLIinVSF on February 24, 2015, 07:04:34 AM
Most splendid ships Sir , Hurrah!  :D
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Ironclad Paul on March 01, 2015, 04:30:41 PM
Thanks, here is another VSF creation of mine from a while ago, a kit this time by a company called Albatross.   It is (coincidentally) 'the Albatross' from the Jules Verne novels 'Clipper of the clouds' and 'Robur the conqueror'.  The last picture shows the (Ace editions) book cover with the clipper itself!
Its about 20mm figure scale (1/76-ish) by my reckoning and I added the victorian gent (Robur?) stood on the bow from a range of 1/76 railway figures.
Anyway, its mostly made from paper, with wooden masts and all the helicopter blades freewheel in the wind.    A nice kit I thought, not sure if its still available but took a few weeks to make and was maybe a tenner about 15 years ago. 
The 5th picture shows the rather obscured view forward from the wheelhouse, and the 6th picture with my hand to show just how big it is.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Metternich on March 01, 2015, 11:27:25 PM
Ironclad Paul, those are fantastic (and very impressive being scaled for 28mm figures).
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Governor General on June 11, 2015, 05:07:37 PM
A link to my heavier than air flyers.

http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=79575.0
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: The_Beast on June 11, 2015, 06:49:49 PM
Sirrah! I was about to *cough* *cough**sticky* *cough* *cough*, whereupon I decided to look here, saving myself much embarrassment.  lol

Excellent, and thanks!

Line I missed earlier: Ironclad Paul: "The Martian ships were scrapped last year after a respectable 24 year career,"

*arrgh* Real money could have been made, and some of it mine!

Doug
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Ironclad Paul on June 14, 2015, 04:53:15 PM
A nicely ornate helicopter, well done.

Also, Doug, the big martian ships were too big to post, so in the bin they went, did salvage a few parts from them.

...and coincidentally, the last of the pictured 1889 flyers above is now currently on ebay (the blue harpon) so that's the end of them, after 25 years of mostly inactivity and dust gathering.

Small scale sky galleons is better for my storage issues.. :)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Governor General on July 23, 2015, 05:46:30 PM
Aerial Dragoons! the rest of the description is here:

http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=80799.0
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: The_Beast on May 24, 2016, 04:17:32 PM
Recent worthy posts:

Froggy the Great's Rim Greaper (http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=89797.msg1108690#msg1108690)

Pilje's aerial wonders, and link to rule set (http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=90401.msg1116094#msg1116094)

Sinewgrab's build of Crossover Miniatures Hullcutter (http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=88411.msg1091312#msg1091312)

Doug
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Pijlie on February 14, 2017, 09:32:54 AM
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-h555pkp3WVY/WKDOEqhXZmI/AAAAAAAAEmM/rmEhCZgPtSYw0G2061HYiKeVNICkHvSDgCLcB/s640/P1100338.JPG)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6OkDL7P3MQA/WKDOENlhblI/AAAAAAAAEl8/acX1tAPl9606u5jCeoOHqJ5l0z765blTQCLcB/s640/P1100332.JPG)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xMq9V6KUVAQ/WKDNpyPqPbI/AAAAAAAAEkw/RQGYEVpAngM9Dm7vG3iWFOs9Eb-FiBw_gCLcB/s640/P1100304.JPG)

(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mxlMpCsSV64/WKDNp3eoYiI/AAAAAAAAEks/VNLMBaQB43UFOIG6TfuAj8qtj6hiniQxgCLcB/s640/P1100305.JPG)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-wqYGt3cdvT0/WKDNvYr4bFI/AAAAAAAAEk0/hH56KhzqNFI2RyxvmoUuVprR-CFtUTJwgCLcB/s640/P1100306.JPG)

My Barsoom project.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: swordman on February 14, 2017, 11:49:29 AM
 magnificent  :o
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Malamute on February 14, 2017, 12:50:30 PM
Great stuff. :)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: gamer Mac on February 14, 2017, 10:46:22 PM
Great stuff  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
But you need a bigger table
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Pijlie on February 15, 2017, 07:59:38 AM
Great stuff  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
But you need a bigger table

I certainly do :)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Metternich on February 17, 2017, 02:13:50 AM
What a super looking game.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Ssendam on February 20, 2017, 10:31:04 AM
Wow .. that looks really spectacular.

(table is too small :-)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: tsofian on October 01, 2017, 04:53:40 PM
Here are some of the Ships from Hive, Queen and Country. Most of the smaller ships are available in 15mm scale as resin castings from http://www.gamodls.com/Scripts/Steampunk.html (http://www.gamodls.com/Scripts/Steampunk.html)

(https://tsofian.deviantart.com/art/HMF-Hamlet-shattered-by-bug-attacks-burns-615345730) One of teh heavier British vessels. These ships combined moderate speed and some armor protection with heavy lift capability and lots of fire power. Even with that they can be destroyed by The Hive, as you can see!

(https://tsofian.deviantart.com/art/Three-squadrons-leaders-683027043) These ships are actually kit bashed from laserburn scorpion landers https://www.alternative-armies.com/collections/15mm-laserburn-and-asgard-ranges/products/v011-scorpion-air-lander (https://www.alternative-armies.com/collections/15mm-laserburn-and-asgard-ranges/products/v011-scorpion-air-lander)

(https://img00.deviantart.net/48ae/i/2016/003/8/9/comparison_between_two_vsf_assault_landers_by_tsofian-d9mlti1.jpg) Two of the light landers. The one with wings is British, the other is American. Both available from Gaming Models. I kit bashed the masters and let Craig do his magic

(https://t00.deviantart.net/TOWAid1kiySF0Vwn-hPNbboWJvo=/300x200/filters:fixed_height(100,100):origin()/pre00/3086/th/pre/i/2017/274/6/7/british_aerial_forces_attack_the_hive_origins_2013_by_tsofian-d8g6jbz.jpg) Heavy ships and Ornithopters face off against The Hive

(https://t00.deviantart.net/AaGleMtEoSqEpuKP2kfKUi5yixQ=/fit-in/700x350/filters:fixed_height(100,100):origin()/pre00/04ee/th/pre/i/2015/002/9/a/tally_ho__by_tsofian-d8c6s2d.jpg)

(https://img00.deviantart.net/98fa/i/2015/058/3/e/wip_fireboat_targee_by_tsofian-d8jrm9n.jpg) A model I've been working on for years is this scratch built fireboat Targee for the St Louis City Fire DEpartment. Built by James Eads in the 1870s and presented to the city as a gift by its wealthiest citizen the vessel was one of the first and largest aerial fire boats ever built. It carry tankage for 200 tons of water and had a pumping capacity of over 10,000 gallons a minute as well as being able to gravity dump the water from directly above a fire. It was sent to fight the GReat Chicago Fire as well as serving the City for over 70 years, being upgraded several times.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: von Lucky on October 02, 2017, 12:02:01 PM
Nice scratch building - and the background and build of the Targee is particularly evocative.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: tsofian on October 03, 2017, 08:39:48 PM
In the HQC Universe we try and design machines within both the technology and the back story of the setting. The name Targee is from a historic St Louis City firefighter that gave his life in the line of duty in 1849 http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/st-louis-fire-department-remembers-an-early-hero/article_823e636c-d8b4-5a56-b6c6-2998c80e1ee8.html
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: tsofian on October 03, 2017, 10:02:21 PM
Here are a number of the ships from our universe. These are available from shapeways in various scales

(https://images3.sw-cdn.net/product/picture/710x528_573284_280753_1452801055.jpg)

(https://images3.sw-cdn.net/product/picture/710x528_574664_363954_1452801091.jpg)

(https://images2.sw-cdn.net/product/picture/710x528_569462_639368_1459312912.jpg)

(https://images2.sw-cdn.net/product/picture/710x528_595728_646441_1459313164.jpg)

Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: nic-e on October 19, 2017, 11:36:00 PM
Suppose i can finally out something in here!

(https://i.imgur.com/8n2s7Uc.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/a14PWpP.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/UTGGP2Q.jpg)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Mr. Rheydt on November 02, 2017, 07:28:50 PM
I just finished this Zeppelin - a lasercut model produced by a new Italian company named Labmasu. Assembling the model was a nightmare but now as it is finished I am happy that I did it.
Some further pictures can be found at www.facebook.com/dingstownstory/
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Tesla knight on November 14, 2017, 05:45:49 PM
My finished 28mm British Flyers!
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UC6xbVzOcKI/WgsUAL8cjqI/AAAAAAAABqw/r83JhCjmyaI6SWSkcl10aIdrdSOOPKgFQCLcBGAs/s320/OC1.JPG)

(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PhEPPNkFPP0/WgsUAJqkIaI/AAAAAAAABq0/c9IVHAiV-k4gYxwGmGGIagcY2xMuoC1RACEwYBhgL/s320/L1.JPG)



Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: gamer Mac on November 14, 2017, 10:47:18 PM
Very nice :-* :-* :-*
What scale are they?
Are they kits of some kind?
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Tesla knight on November 15, 2017, 09:58:24 AM
Thanks Mac!

They are part of a 28/32mm Mars based VSF project I've working on using Dystopian Legion figures. The Kits are based on my designs and are being produced by Blotz.

http://blotz.co.uk/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=23_29_217 (http://blotz.co.uk/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=23_29_217)


Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Steinberg on May 04, 2018, 04:55:23 PM
My take on the blotz skyship
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Andy in Germany on May 05, 2018, 07:41:15 PM
Very smart. I like the heavy cannon...

Being new to this, what is the idea behind Aeronefs? Is it assumed they can fly in the lower gravity of Mars, or have those cunning Victorians created some kind of cunning anti-gravity technology that we lesser mortals know not?
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: The_Beast on May 06, 2018, 10:20:45 PM
Many different ideas: Aeronef, the game, has a couple including Negative Gravity Screw and R-Matter. Space 1889 claimed that a Martian tree that had resin that would 'shield' against gravity, and was called 'liftwood'. Frank Chadwick recently went on a tack about odd kinds of bosons. Clueless-was-I.

I actually try to mix-and-match, so you can have the lovely wooden sky kites of Space 1889, and various contra-gravity 'engines' for metal gunboats.

Somewhere in the mix is 1889's (A)Ether propellers for space, but I forget...

Doug

Edit: And if you must, you can always add, in your imagination, if necessary, a gasbag, hover propellers, or even flapping wings...  ;D

Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: LCpl McDoom on May 07, 2018, 09:55:07 PM
Many thanks Tesla Knight, those Launches look very promising for what I want.

Are there any plan/ideas to do some small craft as opposition? E.g., Martian skiffs.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Tesla knight on May 08, 2018, 11:46:48 AM
Many thanks Tesla Knight, those Launches look very promising for what I want.

Are there any plan/ideas to do some small craft as opposition? E.g., Martian skiffs.

Glad you like them!

There are more planned. Next will be two Oriental style Nef followed by two for the Antartican faction. These were intended to go with our Dystopian Legions figures. After that there will be two for the Prussians.

After that I was planning to do some skiffs for the highland plateau Martians and some Tripods for the more tecnological Canal Martians. May take a while but they are still all things I want to get done.

TK
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Red Orc on May 17, 2018, 05:11:06 PM
...
Being new to this, what is the idea behind Aeronefs? Is it assumed they can fly in the lower gravity of Mars, or have those cunning Victorians created some kind of cunning anti-gravity technology that we lesser mortals know not?

The_Beast has given some answers. Other popular ones include cavorite (that I have a habit of spelling 'cavourite' just in case you were going to search the last 10 years of discussions on the forum, from 'The First Men in the Moon' by HG Wells) and Martian beam technology (in 'Princess of Mars' and the other John Carter books by Edgar Rice Burroughs).

Obviously, this boils down to "those cunning Victorians (and Martians) created some kind of cunning anti-gravity technology that we lesser mortals know not", ie what keeps them up is 'suspension of disbelief'.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Sinewgrab on May 18, 2018, 01:31:41 AM
There are a couple of old threads that touched on this topic -

http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=14926.msg177324#msg177324

http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=32240.msg380509#msg380509

We hit most of the big ones there.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: tin shed gamer on May 18, 2018, 02:29:30 AM
Apart from Ether flyers,Ive been known to have the odd thought on the subject myself. ;)

Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: The_Beast on May 22, 2018, 08:08:16 PM
HUGE thanks to Red Orc and Sinewgrab! Obviously, a topic on my mind, and I shall mine those previous topics. :D

Obviously, this boils down to "those cunning Victorians (and Martians) created some kind of cunning anti-gravity technology that we lesser mortals know not", ie what keeps them up is 'suspension of disbelief'.

Sometimes the 'how' suggests particular ways of modelling, and in battle, trying to counter.

I have waxed lyric on your work, tin shed gamer, but, as an aside, I will say Space 1889 had room for both aerostats and rotor-based lift. This IS the place for those pretty pictures, of course! :-*

Doug
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: N.C.S.E on May 23, 2018, 10:31:36 AM
I've always been amazed by the quality of some of the stuff here.

I'm curious if there are any threads floating around (preferably ones which have survived the photobucket purge) which show the techniques that go into making these beauties.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: tin shed gamer on May 23, 2018, 11:04:11 PM
Cheers Dough,

I'm already building a steam launch (something I. Store underneath the flyer) so I'll pop an image or two on here once I'm part the blaspheming stage of the build.

Ncse,
 
I'd recommend trawling through anyone's threads who's post in this topic.
All the techniques I've used on my white elephant/ether flyer. Are spread over my tales from the tin shed threads,on the workbenches tutorials .
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: duhamel on July 09, 2018, 07:27:53 PM
observation balloon
all the decorations were painted, it's not about decals
sorry for the blurry photos

(https://i37.servimg.com/u/f37/19/52/10/20/00910.jpg)

(https://i37.servimg.com/u/f37/19/52/10/20/01010.jpg)

(https://i37.servimg.com/u/f37/19/52/10/20/01110.jpg)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: OSHIROmodels on July 09, 2018, 07:52:57 PM
Very nice mate  8)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Colonel O Truth on September 02, 2018, 03:38:59 AM
That's a rather nice balloon! And so thoughtful of you to paint a nice big target on it!
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Metternich on September 06, 2018, 07:58:19 PM
Love your balloon !
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Colonel O Truth on December 27, 2018, 05:18:41 AM
I'll just put this here...

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-p2_WKNuTMeU/XCQ4jEyNZOI/AAAAAAAADp8/UnWrBY3WMHgO758Ftbli4ueWN6-RPgz5ACLcBGAs/s640/IMG_1307.jpg)
More on my blog.
https://colonelotruth.blogspot.com/2018/12/still-floating-around.html (https://colonelotruth.blogspot.com/2018/12/still-floating-around.html)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: von Lucky on December 27, 2018, 05:26:06 AM
Excellent - I like the wood tones too. And it's really good to see you around again. You (and your creations) were missed.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Colonel O Truth on December 27, 2018, 05:57:17 AM
Thank you! Nice to be appreciated!
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: OSHIROmodels on December 27, 2018, 09:28:51 AM
Lovely  8)
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: tom q vaxy on December 27, 2018, 11:15:16 AM
my; that's not exactly tiny, eh?

very nicely done. I feel secure knowing there are 1,866 rivets holding things tight.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: tom q vaxy on December 27, 2018, 12:32:45 PM
In continued celebration of Blodwin's recent effort, I present some 'reality'.... a patent model of a compressed air driven flying craft....


could we have a brief discussion of plausible propulsion ?  i understand lift is likely going to be satisfied, but some exposed bits of mechanical dubbins might add visual interest (i'm in the formative planning phase). thanks
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: von Lucky on December 27, 2018, 12:58:26 PM
my; that's not exactly tiny, eh?

very nicely done. I feel secure knowing there are 1,866 rivets holding things tight.

Wait to you see what holds 13,767 or so rivets together:
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=49200.0
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: Colonel O Truth on December 28, 2018, 12:04:53 AM
Still working on that one...
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: tom q vaxy on February 11, 2019, 09:34:49 PM
I enjoy having some inspiration while i'm modeling at my computer desk (also my workbench) and found an entertaining series of videos here:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPMpck6n-K0&index=2&list=PLO8H5H7Nesktiv5dw2uj_rdBS4xJOAajv&t=0s

bunch of other interesting videos, too.
Title: Re: Aeroneffs, Flyers, and all things airbourne.
Post by: tom q vaxy on February 12, 2019, 03:22:51 PM
another interesting adaptation to sail the seven skies:

http://www.finescalerr.com/smf/index.php?topic=2049.15