Saturday, 5 September 2015

28mm Pulp Tramp Steamer - Project Finished !

Ladies & Gentlemen

It gives me great pleasure to announce that the Steamer 'Katie Jane' has finally left the dockyards !

Believe it or not I haven't worked on this project since February of this year and everytime I enter the shed the dear old boat stares at me wanting its finishing touches.

So once the working week was done I decided to get this done - afterall the boat is integral to my dockside build and the game I am planning for BLAM in October.

The start of this project can be found here...

from the beginning

and is a shot of progress made in February



So what's been added...

the ship needed its name plates....






The Air vents  - these were purchased online through a model boat builders - perfect for those pulp hideaways !





Stairs have been added to allow access to the bow and stern decks




I  have then added some masts - just simple dowel rods


 
and a flag (both made up on the computer and printed)



throw in some life-rings and the ship is complete.

I give you the Steamer Katie Jane...









The crew is mustered...







Oh and why the Katie Jane ? Well that is the name of my wife...she is chuffed to bits that the boat is named after her

you look nothing like Leonardo


20 comments:

  1. This is charming! Now my wife will want a ship named after her, better read your "how to..." post now.
    Have fun gaming on her, best wishes,
    Jeremy

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  2. Just read the whole series of posts - an utterly brilliant achievement and hast off for sticking with it Mr Shed, these projects often go the way of the Dodo! Best wishes, Jeremy

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  3. Great piece of Kit and plenty of room on the decks for regular skirmish games.
    Well done.
    Cheers
    Stu

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  4. What a beauty she is, a fabulous build Sir.

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  5. Looks great. I'm sure she'll make for some great games too.

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  6. Great looking ship!
    "you look nothing like Leonardo" :-)

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  7. She looks great. Nice job the build.

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  8. A lovely looking lady :)

    Named after your wife? I guess that's one way of earning brownie points to trade off against future purchases ;)

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  9. Nice build! Naming the vessel after your wife won't hurt. ;)

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  10. Well done, Mr Shed! She looks awesome!

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  11. Fantastic build and great to see her ready for her maiden voyage - Skull Island awaits!

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  12. God bless her & all who sail in her!

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