*
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
August 23, 2019, 08:43:18 PM

Login with username, password and session length

Recent

Author Topic: CAS Mosby - my first airship  (Read 3910 times)

Offline Lord Astley

  • assistant
  • Posts: 28
    • Plastic Pirates
CAS Mosby - my first airship
« on: June 08, 2013, 05:31:48 PM »
OK, so after receiving the IHMN rules, I am highly inspired to do some VSF/steampunk gaming. I don't have a ton of suitable figures, so until I decide exactly what to get actually get it, I wanted to start a new modelling project.

I love the look of the aeronef flyers, and decided to make one for my future Confederate raiders company, hence the Confederate Air Ship Mosby.


After looking through the forums here for images and inspiration, I decided sort of how I wanted it to look. I made a frame out of some scrap foamcore, and have covered the side of it with plasticard. My hobby time is very limited, and I am quite pleased with one day's progress. I will post more as I am able to complete more...





It's actually turning out a little boxier than I had intended. Perhaps the next one will have the walkways along the sides exposed rather than covered.

Thanks for looking.
"O Lord, Thou knowest how busy I must be this day. If I forget Thee, do not forget me."

Lord Astley's prayer before the Battle of Edgehill, 23 October 1642

Offline Craig

  • scatterbrained genius
  • Posts: 2003
  • Youth & Talent are no match for Age and Treachery.
    • The Ministry of Gentlemanly Warfare
Re: CAS Mosby - my first airship
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2013, 10:51:12 AM »
An interesting project milord. I shall look forwards to updates.
My sincerest contrafibularities
General Lord Craig Arthur Wellesey Cartmell (ret'd)
https://theministryofgentlemanlywarfare.wordpress.com/

Offline von Lucky

  • galactic brain
  • Posts: 8249
    • Donner und Blitzen Wargaming
Re: CAS Mosby - my first airship
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2013, 01:36:59 PM »
Looks promising, good luck.
- Karsten

"Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Blog: Donner und Blitzen

Offline Lord Astley

  • assistant
  • Posts: 28
    • Plastic Pirates
Re: CAS Mosby - my first airship
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2013, 11:51:16 PM »
Thanks for the kind words...I've made a little more progress lately. I've finished the planking on the foredeck and on top of the main cabin area. And I added a viewport to the front slope. The ladder steps have not been glued down yet, but I wanted to see how they'd actually look on the risers. So far so good - I hope to have some more modelling time later in the week. Onward and upward!


Offline Amalric

  • mastermind
  • Posts: 1446
  • I have a bad feeling about this...
Re: CAS Mosby - my first airship
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2013, 12:16:22 AM »
Nice.
Are the nail heads and divisions on the planks simply drawn onto long strips?

I look forward to seeing more.
Thanks.

Offline Lord Astley

  • assistant
  • Posts: 28
    • Plastic Pirates
Re: CAS Mosby - my first airship
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2013, 02:07:28 AM »
Are the nail heads and divisions on the planks simply drawn onto long strips?

Yes, I draw them with a lead pencil and press down to make indentations. The plan is for the lines and nail holes to stand out after I paint, wash and dry-brush the deck. We'll see how well the theory works! :)

Offline The_Beast

  • Supporting Adventurer
  • galactic brain
  • *
  • Posts: 4700
  • As my grandchildren see me...
Re: CAS Mosby - my first airship
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2013, 02:31:03 PM »
Really lovely so far! The wood looks so good, almost a shame to paint.   ;)

I shall be posting a link to this in the 'Aeronef...' sticky, so feel some pressure to continue.  lol

And, about the only way it can't be box-y is to make it long, I fear. Which wouldn't break my heart!

Doug

« Last Edit: June 19, 2013, 05:08:39 PM by The_Beast »

Offline Colonel O Truth

  • scientist
  • Posts: 410
  • Inventor of the non-stick Postit note.
    • Colonel O'Truth's Miniature Issues
Re: CAS Mosby - my first airship
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2013, 08:13:30 PM »
Looking good - and pretty big, too - of which I wholeheartedly approve!

Keep it up, that man!
Gluing my fingers together since 1973...

http://colonelotruth.blogspot.com

Offline kidterminal

  • mastermind
  • Posts: 1827
  • A rising star in the hierarchy of Hell.
    • Fends in Waistcoats
Re: CAS Mosby - my first airship
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2013, 11:11:12 PM »
You could use a light wood stain to get color onto the wood it can look really nice. I used wood stain on this.

It was a dark stain.

Offline Colonel O Truth

  • scientist
  • Posts: 410
  • Inventor of the non-stick Postit note.
    • Colonel O'Truth's Miniature Issues
Re: CAS Mosby - my first airship
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2013, 12:28:02 AM »
Likewise - I use a walnut woodstain, followed by drybrushing with sand-coloured paint:


Offline XCIV

  • scientist
  • Posts: 339
    • Victoria's Boys in Red
Re: CAS Mosby - my first airship
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2013, 03:13:14 PM »
Likewise - I use a walnut woodstain, followed by drybrushing with sand-coloured paint:



If the Colonel does it, it is worth a shot. His work is splendiferous.

The build looks good, so far, though! Keep at it, sir. I may even be convinced to finally start working on my long postponed German aerial gunboat.
J

"We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm." -- Winston Churchill
"Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready." -- Theodore Roosevelt

Offline cmnash

  • assistant
  • Posts: 28
    • My blog: Down Among the Lead Men
Re: CAS Mosby - my first airship
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2013, 04:02:10 PM »

This is great work m'lud Astley, please keep it up and keep posting about it!

I should warn you though, that you are in danger of forcing me to contract a large dose of inspiration-itis that may just force me to pull my finger out and build my own flying ship ...

Offline lordbert

  • bookworm
  • Posts: 55
    • Lord Bert's
Re: CAS Mosby - my first airship
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2013, 04:07:21 PM »
Looking great so far. Out of curiosity and due to my noobness I'm unsure how you plan to use this. Is it going to be fixed scenery, moving scenery or a vehicle with weapons etc?

Offline Lord Astley

  • assistant
  • Posts: 28
    • Plastic Pirates
Re: CAS Mosby - my first airship
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2013, 01:14:33 AM »
Looking great so far. Out of curiosity and due to my noobness I'm unsure how you plan to use this. Is it going to be fixed scenery, moving scenery or a vehicle with weapons etc?

I am not 100% sure yet. Probably all of the above depending on the game.

Offline Lord Astley

  • assistant
  • Posts: 28
    • Plastic Pirates
Re: CAS Mosby - my first airship
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2013, 01:15:44 AM »
If the Colonel does it, it is worth a shot. His work is splendiferous.

Yes, his work is magnificent!

I may try the stain. My problem is that I am not the neatest at gluing down the boards, and where glue gets on the tops of the board the stain will not penetrate. SO perhaps a straight paint job will be best. We'll see...

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
3 Replies
1289 Views
Last post February 26, 2014, 10:27:46 PM
by Finn
1 Replies
886 Views
Last post September 27, 2014, 02:35:10 PM
by Calimero
13 Replies
1890 Views
Last post October 15, 2014, 10:47:46 PM
by fastolfrus
1 Replies
833 Views
Last post November 12, 2014, 10:06:21 PM
by The_Beast
7 Replies
2132 Views
Last post May 16, 2015, 04:26:26 PM
by tin shed gamer