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Offline nervisfr

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2018, 11:52:22 AM »

Still waiting the drying step from the other items......  :D


6 work on the hull

the start of the work on the bank of oars (what wasn't on the original ship)



May be drilled when dry from the hull's interior.

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2018, 09:58:52 AM »
An excellent thread, will follow this with interest. Had thought about the playmobil galley but hadn’t taken the plunge - the deck looks a good size for a gaming piece.

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2018, 10:32:47 AM »
my attention is to use it mainly like a piece of terrrain for my Harbour.

But i think it could be used for a game area too  ;D

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2018, 10:56:32 AM »
'll be following this thread! Cheers!
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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2018, 11:19:40 AM »
this looks promising! i'll keep an eye on it :)

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2018, 11:27:06 AM »
when i start this topic, i never imagine that so many people are interested by this kind of conversion....

 ;)
May be there is something missing there ?   :D

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2018, 02:21:41 PM »
when i start this topic, i never imagine that so many people are interested by this kind of conversion....

 ;)
May be there is something missing there ?   :D


In my case, I am mainly interested in Venetian and Ottoman galleys of the Renaissance, of which there are no decent tabletop examples. I suppose I will have to do something similar to this project.
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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2018, 05:11:17 PM »
May be but the renaissance's galleys are more sophisticated than the roman ones....isn't it
a lot of work indeed.

Cut a low hull of a playmobil 's pirate ship to get a "renaissance" look with a low waterline

before :



just like this simulation based on a playmobil picture (reworked with a photos software) to see the look that you can get

After :



it's change a lot its shape . Now just imagine the boat with oars, guns in the prow and full off ottoman soldiers. ;)
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Offline SteveBurt

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2018, 10:09:59 AM »
Renaissance Galleys really look nothing like either ancient ones or Renaissance sailing ships.
You'll have to build it from scratch, I suspect.

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2018, 10:50:41 AM »

7 - Work on the hull

The bank of oars is now dry.
Then i add some small screws to prevent bad surprise during the work to come on the hull.



Take care to drill where the screw couldn't hamper the deck clips.




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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2018, 03:27:31 PM »
Looking good.

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2018, 12:33:10 PM »

8 - Work on the deck 's rail

just saw them off (top and bottom of the original).
Good plastic mean easy job  ;)



Now the deck' rails are at the good scale for 28mm  :-*

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #27 on: June 01, 2018, 03:22:49 PM »
Renaissance Galleys really look nothing like either ancient ones or Renaissance sailing ships.
You'll have to build it from scratch, I suspect.

Oh, I agree. I keep trying to push various 28mm ship manufacturers to produce one, but so far no takers.
May be but the renaissance's galleys are more sophisticated than the roman ones....isn't it
a lot of work indeed.

Cut a low hull of a playmobil 's pirate ship to get a "renaissance" look with a low waterline

before :



just like this simulation based on a playmobil picture (reworked with a photos software) to see the look that you can get

After :



it's change a lot its shape . Now just imagine the boat with oars, guns in the prow and full off ottoman soldiers. ;)

This might not be a bad temporary substitute. Thanks.

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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2018, 11:47:35 AM »
may be from them for Renaissance galley :

https://www.darkops.co.uk/collections/ships-boats/products/28mm-large-fantasy-ship

or on request ?


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Re: Playmobil Galley for 28mm - conversion work
« Reply #29 on: June 06, 2018, 05:36:01 PM »

9 - Work on the oars

the oars 'll be made with cocktail/barbecue sticks.

but with a little shapening job on them, with an angle grinder and a special brush disk (bought at ACTION store )




and the "before / after" pic (for test) :