Friday, 28 December 2012

HMS Paul an Oronegrean River ship/ transport

HMS Paul is the final work of 2012... Named after my fathers foster brother, a man who on his monthly stays at our house very kind to me and always made me laugh when I was little. Although he is not family by blood he is certainly family and so as there are followers of this blog who share his name he to shall be achnolaged with a ship. Of Coarse he is not the only one who is being represented; so too is Paul aka Pauls bods, his works were what drew me into making this blog and I must say his kindness and help have always warmed my heart, his work is increadible and must be seen. and paul from the south island who has recently done some tanks for his last works of 2012, he is on the same side of NZ as me but the wrong island so I have not met him, nor anyother kiwi model bloggers.

Onto the ship then. HMS Paul is not only a third rate boat of the line like her counterparts, HMS Peter and HMS Anne, Paul is a transport ship able to carry up to 20 soldiers or marines and their cargo or a good amount of goods, which makes her incredibly useful. yet for all her cargo carrying capabilities HMS Paul has to concede in others, she is normally unarmed but can carry up to 4 guns like the others at the expense of hold space for ammunition. also as a transport he is designed and built differently, for the extra weight she carries she has 2 large square sails instead of one and a triangular one which reduces manoeuvrability, also she has a much larger rudder but this makes the tillers job a bit harder as even with all the cogs and pulleys he still needs to put his back into it.

HMS Paul has 3 main functions;
  1. to carry and/or troops cargo up rivers and along the coasts of Oronegro, 
  2. to conduct beach landings/ assaults i.e. getting troops from ships onto the shore 
  3. and finally to aid in establishing either military and or civilian positions along river banks and coast lines. to this end she must sometimes become a fishing vessel.
and now onto the pics
3 third rate boats of the line sail on new seas, now a desk instead of the table behind the desk... because the table is covered in hobby equipment.

the strange looking but strong bow covered in the name of vessel of which it is but a part

a view over the bow at the front sail the anchors at the side the other ships moving around HMS Paul

a look at the deck and the great big hatch that sets her apart and the tiller so similar to those on HMS Anne and HMS Peter but much harder to use.

the stern with the normal captains shed and flag. the rudder is as you can see larger and the main sail makes it hard for the captain to run into his shed

from above Paul shows off her shape

sail and bow comparison time. Paul has much more straight line speed when empty but full is similar in speed

a fanciful shot of the flotilla... these 3 will soon take on the mighty Abigail and her pirate crew

a sailor comes up from below decks, he is one of the converted Robin hood figures I have mentioned and although he is done many of his friends have still some way to go... one appears in need of a line thrown to him

CAPTAIN WE APPEAR TO BE UNDER ATTACK FROM SOME GIANT SEE MONSTER
 anyway that is the HMS Paul, I hope you have enjoyed my work this year and I hope to continue to my work for many years to come. so early next year expect to see those sailors and pirates and then some true blue Oronegrean infantry... plenty to see, plenty to do I wish you all a Happy, Healthy and Hobby Filled new year :-D!!!!!!!!! 
 

22 comments:

  1. Bloody great year Gowan, bring on more in 2013!

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    1. as you command. great year hobby wise for you too.

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  2. Your talents keep increasing Gowan. I really want to see your Pirate ship and the crew. And then give them chase!!!

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    1. I also really want to see the ships in battle, and chasing each other across the sea or up the big rivers of Oronegro. Thankyou for your comment

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  3. Yep: a respectable navy Oronegro is developing. Not sure if it's a blue-water (sea going) navy with brown-water (riverine) capability, or the other way round. Does it matter? Nah.

    We just now have to see the sort of desperate shipboard action that establishes the best traditions of the Oronegrin military marine.

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    1. for river and sea the Oronegrean marine is the troop you need... I don't know which way round it goes fleet for the sea able to up rivers or the other way around and for that matter if anyone in Oronegro does either. as you can see I have got some figs ready but a few more will be needed.

      This is going to take a lot of work on my part to get some rules down, but of coarse the first games could focus on the boarding actions rather than the ships duelling each other.

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  4. Very good work Gowan!
    All those boats are beautiful: you're really good for creating such things!
    I love them!
    What will you use for the ship-crew ?

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    1. thanks Sam. not so sure who will crew the ships yet as the crew is being gifted to me by someone in Canada... you and I will both have to wait and see

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  5. Looks nothing like me :-D
    You´ve become very productive!!! Close up on the converted robinhood fig please.
    Cheers
    paul

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    1. of coarse, there will be close ups... I will do those once I have got the lot done, each one is coing out unique though some better than others

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  6. I am flattered of course Gowan. This Paul is built for speed and has natural drag reduction applied to the head.

    Well done and all the best for the new year.

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    1. thanks, also like the other paul I assume you think it looks nothing like you :-D... thanks once again and have a happy healthy, hobby filled new year

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  7. Paul doesn't need guns! Anne and me will protect him against trouble! ;-D
    Nice work again Gowan and go on in 2013!
    Happy New Year!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.be/

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    1. protect her peter protect her... the HMS Peter can always protect Paul as I am sure you yourself protect Paul from harm

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  8. Awesome work Gowan!! Very impressed. Happy New Year!

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  9. A great work on all accounts!
    Seemingly 'whites' can only reach Oronegro by sea? As far as I know by the mid-18th c. at least no land expedition from another 'white' settlement ever reached it? Could it if passing under an aurora?
    Is the Kaxad empire aware of any other 'white' population? Intriguing....

    Compliments and best wishes.

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    1. yes, oh and I explained it on the other blog, however I am not sure who reached them as well

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  10. For (large) native boats would not Umbar-type ones with 'bat wings' sails be inspirational in their 'exoticism'?

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    1. yes I loved those boats, its a shame I lot the little magazine that hat their tutorial, I know there are a few out there so I'll keep looking. Oh and yest Umbar style boats would be cool. perhaps once I have got the Oronegrean navy done (needs to be bigger for a veriaty of situations) and then I can focus more on the enemies and allied navies

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