first up the spitfire, Oronegro is home to some very, very rich men who can afford to buy their own private armies. during the civil war many did, but even before there were a few who had access to a few vehicles and soldiers to force, I mean, help people to get to work. sadly for them the government chose to do little to stop them, this was one of the causes of the rebellion as oppressed workers were ignored by the government.
planes are expensive and jets-fighters are nearly impossible to buy if your not a billionaire. many oil or manufacturing giants therefore needed to settle for something cheaper that was also more effective in attacking a lone truck on the road or a small village. to this end spitfires and other aeroplanes from the old Oronegrean air force were quite useful. with a bit of a repaint and some black one way windows so that the pilots (quite often the rich men themselves) could not be seen, with some newer guns thrown in for good measure this once gracious and beloved aircraft became a sinister instrument of exploitation.
|the plane gracefully moves though the sky the engines song hides the hideous purpose of the plane|
|blue crosses mark it out as a plane from one of Oronegro's corporate giants|
|a sight that all poor villagers fear as the plane roars over the houses|
|all the colours are acrylic with a wash and some PVA here and there|
|you can't see in but they can see out.|
|a look at the underside and the make shift base I made for it from some clear spure, plaster and a lid from a jar with some grass, rocks and bushes thrown in for good looks|
|over the wing at the table were I am working.|
Now if you have been around the last few post and/or you have been looking at the other blogs you will have noticed that I have been contemplating doing some stuff based around Oronegro in the 18th century. Well the project is getting underway with the classic symbol of the era, the sailing ship. now if you read this post on the colonisation and expansion of Oronegro you will know that it was founded by a real mix of people and cultures and especially that there was a strong Arab influence in early Oronegro. this is reflected in this ship which is a small ship which is influenced by the shape of dhows and of European ships. I have made it out of card and a foam core like material with some paper and string thrown in for the sails and rigging, there is also some metal so super glue was in use. Now this is far from complete and the sails will not be black I am just painting them black like this so that the finished sail will have some nice shadow... I hope.
|the foam core like material is perfect for this type of thing it cuts easily and shapes like a cloud|
|here is the shot that shows off that Arab features of the ship|
|sailing down the river news paper the ships captain spots a giant computer in the background where a blog post will be posted later that day :-D|
|a view at the captains shed, which has some stairs down below deck and the steering handle that turns the rudder (not then attached but it is now)|
|a Zvezda Numidian from their Carthaginian infantry set... he will get converted into a local tribesman at some point.|
|oh the guys seems a bit sea sick. I hope that the new coarse will not send the ship into some rocks.|
|the old and the much older together in a photo... another ship is planned for the building (same type hopefully)|
|if you have this I would like to trade/pay you for it :-D|
thanks archduke for spotting the, um, mistype