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Title: A Pirate Fleet
Post by: Sinewgrab on September 01, 2010, 05:41:18 AM
Well, I have put together a small fleet of ships, so I thought I would show them off.

Note, anyone bringing up historical accuracy will be stabbed in the face with a poniard. These are converted Megabloks ships, with extra shots of the newest ones. The three newest ships are all put together from various ebay buys of incomplete ships, that after 5 really inexpensive buys, I had enough to put together 3 complete ships.

The fleet as a whole.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/7/1352_01_09_10_7_27_50_0.jpg)

This is based off the Predator. It ended up with a back section of a Black Pearl, and then later I got what would have been the right piece in another buy.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/7/1352_01_09_10_7_27_50_1.jpg)
(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/7/1352_01_09_10_7_28_31_0.jpg)

This one began life as a Black Pearl with no sides to it, and no prow. A later purchase gave me a prow, and just went straight across with the deck. It sits lower than the others, but that doesn't bother me.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/7/1352_01_09_10_7_28_31_1.jpg)
(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/7/1352_01_09_10_7_27_50_2.jpg)

It was given a new figurehead, so I call the ship the Blue Devil.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/7/1352_01_09_10_7_24_58_3.jpg)

And this one was also a Pearl. I call it the Green Dragon, and it also gained a prepaint figure as a figurehead. I had to scramble to find some masts for it, but I found them in an ebay shop - though I had to finagle to get them on.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/7/1352_01_09_10_7_27_50_3.jpg)
(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/7/1352_01_09_10_7_27_50_4.jpg)

I am not yet finished with the sails - I am making new ones for a few of these ships - but they are coming along nicely. It will make for a fun fleet. I am planning on running a Pirate game in November using some homegrown rules, so we'll see how that goes. The next step is to paint some more pirate figures, and build an island. I think I'll use the Build Something contest to force me to make some buildings.

Title: Re: A Pirate Fleet
Post by: kidterminal on September 01, 2010, 05:47:22 AM
Impressive collection. I have the pearl but I haven't done any work on her yet.

Rob
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Post by: Silent Invader on September 01, 2010, 10:13:10 AM
That is an awesome collection
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Post by: General Roos on September 01, 2010, 10:33:30 AM
 :-* :-* :-*
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Post by: Christian on September 01, 2010, 10:47:46 AM
That is a very, very nice collection.
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Post by: DFlynSqrl on September 01, 2010, 11:14:45 AM
 :-*  Awesome!
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Post by: postal on September 01, 2010, 11:21:11 AM
what a great fleet you did a very good job on them
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Post by: Luckyjoe on September 01, 2010, 11:55:51 AM
Outstanding! I especially like the fact that you were able to piece them together from disparate parts.

Luckyjoe
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Post by: Westfalia Chris on September 01, 2010, 12:02:39 PM
Yo-ho, yo-ho, a pirate's life for me!  :o :)

That's positively great, just great. I guess they are just the right size to work both as "playing areas" themselves and as "game pieces" on a suitably big table.
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Post by: Ray Rivers on September 01, 2010, 12:30:58 PM
 :-*

Beautiful!
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Post by: Poiter50 on September 01, 2010, 11:41:26 PM
No Chinese Junk??
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Post by: warrenpeace on September 02, 2010, 01:54:44 AM
Sinewgrab put together an Empress Junk from Mega Bloks for me, but I need to modify a deck grating and repaint the deck.  It will be a long time before you see a photo of that one, as I don't think Sinewgrab took a photo of that one before I started changing things.
Title: Re: A Pirate Fleet
Post by: WarGameGuru on September 02, 2010, 04:03:16 AM
Really nice man. I picked up a Black Pearl for $30 off eBay bout 5 months ago, and I've wanted to mod it, but haven't had the time. I really don't want to have to go thro and hack off all the lego-like nubs sticking out, but I can't think of a better way to get rid of them around those inner ledges.

Title: Re: A Pirate Fleet
Post by: Sinewgrab on September 02, 2010, 04:33:19 AM
A good pair of wire cutters does wonders, actually.

Thank you for all the compliments - on top of these, I also have a "steamtech" vessel and a scale replica of an Uncharted Seas Orc Battleship, as well as 6 or 7 of the old Flagship Games Galleys. Now, I need to concentrate on pirates.

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Post by: Dr. The Viking on September 02, 2010, 04:54:59 AM
Nice!

What do you do with them then!?
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Post by: Galloping Major on September 02, 2010, 09:30:06 AM
So, that's a small fleet  :D

Very impressive  8)



www.gallopingmajorwargames.com
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Post by: Doomsdave on September 02, 2010, 01:01:57 PM
Nice fleet!  Great conversion work!  I particularly like the Blue Devil.  By chance are you a Duke fan?
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Post by: ushistoryprof on September 02, 2010, 04:13:33 PM
Wow, what a great fleet!  Looking forward to pics of your ships in battle.
Prof
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Title: Re: A Pirate Fleet
Post by: Sinewgrab on September 03, 2010, 01:46:01 AM
At the moment, they sit in the garage, looking pretty, and occasionally make forays onto the table as terrain when I play Warmachine. In November I am going to try out a set of homegrown rules at a local library, with (hopefully) 6-10 people, each with a ship and a crew of 20 to 30 pirates. With any luck, a good time will be had by all.

And no, I am not a Duke fan. #@$% Duke. They, along with Gonzaga, Syracuse, and Georgetown, just need to go away for a few years.

And now, back to Pirates. ;)