Scourge of the High Seas! I have acquired a Sophie's Revenge from Reaper's last kickstarter. This is pretty much a complete fantasy as far as pirate ships go but its going to be fun game piece. To be honest I haven't been really excited about anything miniature related for sometime but this one has so much potential that I might be willing to put everything else aside for a bit and start work on this huge ship.
Let's unbox this conglomeration of plastic.
|Pretty well packed. My box has a hole in it from shipping but no damage to the ship. That's all I really cared about.|
|The ship right out of the box|
|With the poop deck and cabins removed|
|Down to the gun deck. I already see a problem here as the side planking is attached to the upper deck. Will make it hard to detail correctly. I might try and cut the side walls off and glue them to the gun deck. Looks like pretty major surgery.|
|Bags of parts|
|Followed by a pile of cannons, 20 in all.|
|They don't look to bad with the rest of the barrel slotted into place.|
|The massive anchor comes in three pieces|
|Lids for the gunports|
|The figure head, there are six pieces. The legs are a separate piece and there is another interior piece to hold them in place.|
|Deck pieces. Will have to add a lot more or its going to be a very open deck.|
|Crows' next platforms|
|tops of the masts, they are abbreviated in height, probably a good thing.|
|Mast Components. I might rethink how these will actually be attached. As it stands each mast has a magnet in the base and there is a matching magnet in the deck to hold it in place.|
Of course I have grandiose plans for this one. It will get its own base so it can be displayed in the appropriate watery environment (something I also plan for the USS Arizona). I would like to work in some additional interior detail but the decks are put together the opposite way I need them to be. That will definitely take some major surgery to re-work so I may have to rethink my approach on that. I would also like to include a certain amount of rigging, which would mean the masts would not longer be removable.
Will definitely require some thought before I move forward with construction.