The Stonecutters Guild

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

A closer look.

A closer look.

The Scarlet Drake

The Scarlet Drake

The Scarlet Drake flies over Dunbrough.

The Scarlet Drake flies over Dunbrough.

A quick Tutorial on how I make flags and banners. 

1. The raw material, sheet styrene. I use these for sale signs because I bought hundreds of them when a hardware store was going out of business. Most hobby shops should sell sheet styrene, but you pay hobby shop prices.

2. Sketch out what shape and design I want on the banner. 

3. Cut the banner out of the sheet with a sharp x-acto. 

4. Where the magic happens, heat the styrene up over an open flame and shape it to look like it’s blowing in the wind. 

5. Paint it up! 

Mine is a simple design, a red dragon on a yellow field, the sign of the Scarlet Drake. These will be finding a home on my airship. 

The crew of the Scarlet Drake.