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Offline OSHIROmodels

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Tonkin - Hull update - Page 4
« on: May 08, 2018, 04:15:40 PM »
Got an extensive commission under way for the Tonkin campaign that will hopefully include several ships and some more normal terrain. First off is the Vipre (or a representation of it). It's not a 100% accurate model of the Vipre but close enough to represent it or something similar of the period.

The hull was filament printed and the sides will be clad with styrene which will also carry on for the sides. The 9" Dhalgrens will be remounted on suitable mounts so they can traverse 360 degrees. There will be removable masts with limited rigging to allow for play-ability and plenty of deck clutter such as gratings etc but not so much that it gets in the way of figures.

Still lots of details to do but here is the hull with decking applied (still needs weathering) and the start of the wheel house. A flying bridge and upper wheel house was requested although it's not on the Vipre. The wheel house will be sanded down a bit as it's been decided it's too tall as it is. The figures are from my Boxer Rebellion range and are mounted on 20mm bases.

The whole ship is 700mm in length from the tip of the stern to the front of the ram, anything smaller wouldn't really work.





cheers

James
« Last Edit: September 17, 2018, 01:26:20 PM by OSHIROmodels »

Offline ARKOUDAKI

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Re: Tonkin
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2018, 04:58:26 PM »
An interesting project to be sure. What are you using for those deck guns?

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Re: Tonkin
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2018, 05:50:41 PM »
Thanks. They are from HLBSC (Honourable Lead Boiler Suit Company) and are very nice.

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Re: Tonkin
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2018, 06:02:03 PM »
That's a monster, but you're right, anything smaller wouldn't have the same impact or be as usable from a gaming perspective.

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Re: Tonkin
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2018, 09:06:27 PM »
Superb model, can't wait to see the rest of the commission

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Re: Tonkin
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2018, 07:37:22 AM »
Fantastic start Jim as always! Is the deck going to be a playable skirmish board in itself or is it more like a huge piece of eye-candy terrain?

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Re: Tonkin
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2018, 07:45:20 AM »
Fantastic start Jim as always! Is the deck going to be a playable skirmish board in itself or is it more like a huge piece of eye-candy terrain?

Thanks  :)

It's a playable piece and as far as I know the table it will be used on is quite a big one. I've potentially got a few others to do so I don't think they'll just be static.

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Re: Tonkin
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2018, 08:43:45 AM »
Man, you are really cranking out wondeful models at a new level since you went solo!

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Re: Tonkin
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2018, 09:54:03 AM »
It is epic  :o 8)
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Re: Tonkin
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2018, 10:59:54 AM »
Taking shape nicely now all the sections are put together

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Re: Tonkin
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2018, 11:01:11 AM »
Thanks all  :)

Will sort out the wheelhouse and some deck details today.

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Re: Tonkin
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2018, 11:10:44 AM »
Deck details have begun. The main ones will be done first and then secondary ones afterwards if it looks like they will be needed.


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Re: Tonkin - Deck details begun
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2018, 11:17:40 AM »
Superb!

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Re: Tonkin - Deck details begun
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2018, 05:35:00 PM »
very good start
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Re: Tonkin - Deck details begun
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2018, 06:50:58 PM »
good work 8). who is the sailor ??? a red pompom and it's french sailors  :)
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