To beef up the design some, I built a cabin on the aft deck of the ship. This was based on a viking style longhouse. This gives the crew somewhere to go in a storm, or to cook, eat, or rest. I also added a stove pipe made from a capri sun straw and a bead.
I’m gonna revisit my Dwarven Airship a bit over the next week.
I started with a Revell 1:50th scale Viking ship. The scale seemed pretty right on for the size of your standard miniatures. The sides of the ship were a bit high for dwarves though, so I added a step up along the rails and at the bow.
Nautical beads and mega mini bits rounded out the basic ship detailing.
A few more minis to fill the village.
A Fenryll farm hand as a street vendor, selling giant tomatoes.
Also, a Reaper water bearer from their Zodiac series, and another towsfolk with a broom. The Reaper townsfolk are a joy to paint, lots of character, without being too fiddly.
Drawing the blocks on with pencil, then tracing with a knife.
Opening up the cuts with a pencil, then pushing in blocks randomly.
Work so far today on the blacksmith pavilion. It’s one of those inside out structures, where the interior will need to be just as detailed as the exterior. Roof up next.
I’m working on a village blacksmith for Gripenhem. For the most part I’ve been free-forming this buildings, but for the blacksmith, I really want to design this thing. So there is a balcony pinching on Tabletop World, and it hugs the outer wall. The forge will be under an awning, with the chimney going up through the roof.