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Author Topic: New Aeronef Fleet - The Knights of St John, Malta in 1898  (Read 3673 times)

Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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New Aeronef Fleet - The Knights of St John, Malta in 1898
« on: April 24, 2009, 07:32:23 PM »
The latest up-load to my Blog is an article on scratch-building a group of six Aeronefs in 1/600th scale.

Based on a What-if Scenario that the Holy League and Ottoman Empires were still fighting one another for control of the Eastern Med.

Check it out at;

http://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/

regards

Tony

Offline joroas

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Re: New Aeronef Fleet - The Knights of St John, Malta in 1898
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2009, 01:04:45 AM »
Nice work.
'So do all who see such times. But that is not for us to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that we are given.'

Offline Vanvlak

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Re: New Aeronef Fleet - The Knights of St John, Malta in 1898
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2009, 08:59:55 AM »
Beaten to it again - I'd started the knights + Vatican a couple of years ago, and finished one of the knights' nefs and an Ottoman ship... but never had time to go further.
Yours are just GRAND :) Stunning work :)

Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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Re: New Aeronef Fleet - The Knights of St John, Malta in 1898
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2009, 09:02:49 AM »
To Vanvlak

It was your colour scheme that inspired mine. 

Tony
http://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/

Offline Chairface

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Re: New Aeronef Fleet - The Knights of St John, Malta in 1898
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2009, 09:24:04 AM »
That is fantastic! The construction is inspiring and the subject matter is awesome. I had a chance to briefly visit Malta a few years ago - a truly magical place. What if the Knights of St. John survived Napoleon....? Hmmm. 28mm may have to follow....

Offline Vanvlak

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Re: New Aeronef Fleet - The Knights of St John, Malta in 1898
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2009, 09:58:31 AM »
To Vanvlak

It was your colour scheme that inspired mine. 

Tony
http://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/
Awwww - I hadn't noticed that!  Blush! Thank you! I have to say your interpretation of the scheme is FAR better than mine though :)
If you want a spot of variety, the galley hulls were painted red or black, so you could have a black-hulled squadron as well.

Offline JollyBob

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Re: New Aeronef Fleet - The Knights of St John, Malta in 1898
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2009, 10:15:06 AM »
Lovely ships, nice one.  :)

Like the converted ogre on the same page as well, that's a really neat job.

Offline Gluteus Maximus

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Re: New Aeronef Fleet - The Knights of St John, Malta in 1898
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2009, 04:48:48 PM »
Lovely ships, nice one.  :)

Like the converted ogre on the same page as well, that's a really neat job.

Very true, on both counts!

Those 'Nefs are so good I initially thought they were new commercial ones from Brigade, before I read the blurb  :o :-*

The Ogre is a lovely model. I have the complete Flintloque boxed set somewhere, but sadly never got into it. Oh well, maybe I could put it up for sale on EvilBay :(

Offline thejammedgatling

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Re: New Aeronef Fleet - The Knights of St John, Malta in 1898
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2009, 11:46:47 AM »
These are great ships, well done. I love scratchbuilding nefs too but these are better than mine! Love to see the fleets expanded and new ships introduced. Have you thought of getting these cast?

Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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Re: New Aeronef Fleet - The Knights of St John, Malta in 1898
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2009, 12:41:35 PM »
I have not thought about getting these cast.  I feel a bit embassassed, as the designs are not original, but (not exactly) copies of the Brigade miniatures which are cast in 1/1200th scale.

I get allong fine with the people at Brigade and therefore would not want to step on their toes!

Tony
http://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/

 

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