Sunday, October 8, 2017

Launch of the Quinquereme

I had made this model some time ago.  I didn't do as good as job on it as I had on its smaller companions which I attribute to the larger size being a bit more unforgiving when cutting and glueing.  Once I finished it I decided to add the officer's tent.  Then there was a further delay while I added a tower.  Still more delays while I built a corvus.

 In full sail

 Equipped for fighting

 The corvus actually works, if there was any red fleet ships to board.

Bursting with troops.
6mm Rapier miniatures after a stunning paint job by Mark Woods.

I've some crew figures to paint, but I have yet to settle on how I want to base them.  I am sure the inspiration will come.

12 comments:

  1. Nice work. I built a few Roman Seas model, but never did the corvus - looks cool. And those 6mm Romans look marvelous.

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    1. Thanks. Corvus was fun to make. I made a balsa insert for the base, seems stable enough.

      I just need to make a few more vessels and then it will be time for a bit of a game. On current progress probably late 2018.

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  2. Nice work. The paint job on those 6mm Romans looks better than my efforts in 15mm!

    I was sort of keen on Roman Seas myself, but the idea of making up card models just seemed like too much work in the end. I'll enjoy yours vicariously!

    Cheers,
    Aaron

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    1. Thanks. They are fun to make, but I wouldn't want to do a whole heap all at once. I just do a bit now and again when there is not enough time or motivation to do other stuff. Cutting out is the hardest part. They go together well if you are patient.

      One of the things I keen on about these ships is their ability to take crews. Only annoying thing is the 6mm figures have such thick molded on bases.

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  3. look forward to giving them a spin. Give me 4 years and I should have a couple ready. Better make it 5, just to be safe

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    1. No rush. Very much a long term project.

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    1. Thanks, the challenge will be to see how they play with Galleys and Galleons. I'm concerned the ability to depict crews and various fitouts will overload me with options and ideas.

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  5. That looks fantastic, especially with the crew.

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    1. Thanks. All credit for the crew goes to Mark Woods. I have a few figures from him to paint as crew, I just have to work out the desired configuration - individuals? If so they would want a decent size base. Small groups? Representing what? Large groups as in the photo? More work, but do look good.

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  6. Yess! More card/paper ships at sea ! They look very nice.

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  7. Thank you. I will probably have enough to game with next year.

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