The Stonecutters Guild

From below.

Fast forward to the completed airship (wip pics were lost in a hard drive crash.) A lot of time went into rigging, turnbuckles, and paint. The shields line rails, and the crew is in place.

I used these cheap paint brushes to make the masts for the sails. They are mounted on either side of the hull, and are designed to swivel to allow for water landings. The masts are detailed with brass rings along the length of the mast.

Bonus, a whole mess of shields to paint.

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.

Stormy skies have blown the sails right off of the Drake!
(It’s pretty windy, and the model got blown about a bit.)

Stormy skies have blown the sails right off of the Drake!

(It’s pretty windy, and the model got blown about a bit.)

Re-posting this for the fun of it.

Re-posting this for the fun of it.

Farewell

Farewell

Leaving Dunbrough

Deck Details

Deck Details

More on deck shots.

More on deck shots.

On deck of the Scarlet Drake.

On deck of the Scarlet Drake.

A pair of aft views of the Scarlet Drake.

Trailing the Drake

Trailing the Drake