Nov 17, 2014

WIP - River gunboat Maria Theresa



Work has begun on the river steamer for Nova Hungaria. I found a large piece of thick cardboard for the main hull and various scratch pieces for the structures on deck. It is at a very early stage: I covered the edge of the cardboard with glue-soaked paper strips so the following plates would adhere better; added the smokestack and the traversable gun turret (that can hold a repeater gun or a naval cannon).


Upper deck with cabin for the non-combat steering wheel. Everything will be removable so figures can fit into the lower cabins. The roof on this cabin is removable too.


Initial work on the gun turret that holds a gun from the Zvezda GNW artillery box that I deemed large enough to do the job (it's over 3cm long that is 216 cm IRL if I counted it right).

16 comments:

  1. Hola
    Buen empiece
    Estaremos a atentos
    un saludo

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  2. Great. I'll be watching the process and progress.

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  3. I've always fancied doing a gunboat, but credit to you for starting from scratch.

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    1. I had a rough plan in mind and had the ingredients - it turned out quite well in the end.

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  4. Looks real nice so far! Go on!

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. The rest of the process will soon be posted.

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  5. There is something about 19th century warfare that seems to call for riverine naval capability, isn't there? This looks to be a most interesting little project!

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    1. I've had the idea before visiting the Leitha but it gave me the inspiration to start - see how it turns out.

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  6. It is coming on well. Like many I have wanted to do a large boat for a while. It is great to see someone tackle this project. I will look forward to seeing more as it progresses.

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    1. Thank you, I will post the rest soon - the progress is quite fast paced actually.

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  7. Nice work András.I am looking forward to see this beauty of the sea painted.

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