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Made in us
Ork Boy Hangin' off a Trukk





USA-RUSSIA

Hi to everybody
It is quite busy subforum and although I am a big fan of warhammer as all of you
blog here will be about something absolutelly different

Trully speaking when I started this project after so many years of standart mini worshiping I felt....refreshed. Hope you will be as well

I always admired skyships and guys from Catalyst games created a whole game "Leviathans" , box filled with such splendid ships, map with sea, village:







It brought a lot of old good memories, I bet you had, about some other great works filled with skyships such as Laputa-castle in the sky, Last Exile, Porco Rosso, Stardust. (I hope you heard about it)))

all these steam dragons, clushing Empires, flying pirates of course:



I dont like psudorealistic setting of Leviathans world- dont care about England, France alternative history. It will be fantasy steampunkish world tributing to above mentioned sources.

It will be actually altetred Warhammer universe - era of industrial revolution came after Dark Ages of Fantasy Battles
A big dominating superpower - Republic versus dying magic, Kingdom of dwarves, Elves in reservation

Map:


BIG MAP:
http://i551.photobucket.com/albums/ii471/kirsan1980/DE2/guide-empire-map-full4.jpg?t=1318009102


What I will include:
-Small and Big skyships
-Evil Empire
-Flying Village of thunder traders
-Sky pirates!!!!



Part: Prologue

Here their standart ship:



What I like in their minis:
-they convertable -easy plastic to cut -very important thing
- glass stands

What I don't:
I hate boiles/pipes on the side - yep it looks scientific, but it is so unpractical - enemy will be hitting then, they look fragile
Relly on side skyship needs armour/heavy superarmour amd guns, many guns

I dont like design of the bottom -nondetailed, gives ship impression of casual sea ship levitated from ocean (maybe it is background). Imagine how many can be placed on bottom -again gunnnzzz, decks, radars et cetera

But again -deep respect to authors for actually existing models of flying ships

Part 1 Materials:

I already started exorcism of pipelines:


As working materials -I bought additional 1:1200 ships - Revell, MicroMax



So, will be updated very soon

If you have inspiring art, which can be put in what I am doing -please, share


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Octavus aka Decoy


 
   
Made in us
Ork Boy Hangin' off a Trukk





USA-RUSSIA

[img]Near 50 looks, for severe WH40k forum, very well
lets continue after hard day of converting-

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So project #1 - sky dreadnought "Nymeria" - tilean federation border patrol ship
as I wrote -I dislike how sides and bottom made in original crousers ,so lets change:



Idea of something like this, side armor taken from russian tank BT:





So, with the help of greenstuff and polysterene:



I gonna use those guns..from Bismark I believe





Something like this for now

Project #2 - Village of lightening traders

Initially for base I glued severel lists of styrofoam:



several sets of small houses were bought:


need a lot of finishing:


That is it for now.
Again if you reently saw interesting art for steampunk/skyships -share )

Octavus aka Decoy


 
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Ask for interesting, here's a 28mm one being built on the forums.

Lots of pics with step by steps, lights, and skill out the wazoo.
Here's the link to most recent page.
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/1260/310208.page#5899880
He started the blog with it, but put it away for a long time.

Sorry if not what you were looking for.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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USA-RUSSIA

It is great, thanks
As I understand it is orkish - can go to sky pirates style )

Octavus aka Decoy


 
   
Made in us
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Affton, MO. USA

It's actually imperial guard, he does lots of builds, but this is definitely imperial.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in us
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USA-RUSSIA

Thank you all for support!

Ok, let's continue construction: =|9)

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1.Nymeria - Tilean Federation border patrol dreadnought:

Bottom of the ship as I said earlier -is quite large space to be abandoned - I will put additional decks and bombarding guns - as skyship is an ideal weapon to show height supremacy:



Side shield testing:



and finally -upper deck with return of command tower from original ship:



That is it for now, and I have feeling that half of the work is done )

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2. Flying Pirate Mothership "SwarMa" (Fire Fishez clan)

Yep if you have pirate hunter you should have pirates )

For them idea will go completely aside -to area of Russian helicopters as we need something bulky "fish-like":



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3. "Baator" - Super heavy siege battlecruiser , class "SkyFortress" - or good buy my "Lave"

again -will start from complete eradication of pipes on the sides:



There should be guns batteries , many of them

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Octavus aka Decoy


 
   
Made in nl
Never Forget Isstvan!





The Netherlands

Wow!!!! I was already waiting for you to come back! This ...is...awesome!

By the way, isn't it maybe an idea to get your hands on some bits from BFG and Dystopian Wars, turrets and such might come in handy and would add that extra level of detail the Leviathan kits seem to kinda lack.

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USA-RUSSIA

Thanks man
We are only fans of steampunk here )))

Octavus aka Decoy


 
   
Made in gb
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Earlobe deep in doo doo

Going to second the Dystopian Wars suggestion. Also Aoshima do several 1;700 weapons sets which may be worth looking out for.

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
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WestCoast

Subscribed! I like seeing something totally unique here! Looking forward to updates

Cheers
Rawson

The 104th Vostroyan Mechanized
Rawson's Reboot

Viktor von Domm: nope... canĀ“t do that for the sake of all lving creatures that dwell on earth....
dsteingass: That's like saying "I forgot to tell you who your real father is"
nerdfest09: Rawson speaks the truth! 
   
Made in us
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USA-RUSSIA

Yep -dystopian wars -are cool for terrain in 1/1200 scale. I actually bought some
The only thing is irritating - how come in such small format they put such detailing -even frames or bricks




Octavus aka Decoy


 
   
Made in us
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USA-RUSSIA

Thanks to everybody for support. Please send me mooore of art! )))
Let's continue our journey!

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1. " Nymeria " -tilean federation "Hunter" class dreadnought. Finished

how it was:



And how it became














Would you agree that my variant looks better )))

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2 . "Baator" superheavy battle-cruiser ,class "Skyfortress" , tilean federation

To the altered hull lets add some fire batteries :







Should give more armed and solid look )


3. SwarMa -sky pirates mothership or continous torture of the helicopter hull

"Landing mouth"



Cannon balls )





Hangar entrance



If you have any thoughts, moreover if you have any ideas, art etc -please dont keep inside. Prologed keeping of good thoughts provoke actual constipation -will say as MD !


Octavus aka Decoy


 
   
Made in nl
Never Forget Isstvan!





The Netherlands

Some possible inspiration:

Ian McQue - he's basically one of the big boys when it comes to drawing airships. Maybe not super steam/dieselpunk, but it can offer some inspiration.

Random stuff I found:



Really digging the Tilean Federation, seem like you're fleshing out the Old World more and more!

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Made in us
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USA-RUSSIA

Wow!!!!! Thanks a lot- super sky fortress!

Octavus aka Decoy


 
   
Made in it
Regular Dakkanaut




Bastia U. (PG)

Wow, nice woirk! i love your ship and how they look!
   
Made in gb
Avatar of the Bloody-Handed God






Inside your mind, corrupting the pathways

Some pretty interesting conversions - I do like the idea of big armoured air ships, I have to say

Love the idea of airship carriers, so look forward to seeing what you do with the hanger ship.

   
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Never Forget Isstvan!





The Netherlands

WIll you also be doing fightercraft? Did GW ever bring out fighta bommas for BFG?


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By the way, if you do decide to make some Ork infantry, check these out:

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Made in us
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USA-RUSSIA

Thanks - very cool art for abordage team)

Octavus aka Decoy


 
   
Made in jp
Ship's Officer






The Land of the Rising Sun

I wanted to get into Leviathans but the price plus the mail to Japan sadly put it out of my reach.
But I like what you are doing even if my heart says that you over-gunned the ship

M.

Jenkins: You don't have jurisdiction here!
Smith Jamison: We aren't here, which means when we open up on you and shred your bodies with automatic fire then this will never have happened.

Raxmei wrote:24ps is the range. 24". If that were the points cost then lasguns and plasma guns would cost the same amount and flamers would have a cost of "Souffle".

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USA-RUSSIA

Thanks. I actually thought about it- as we dont lnow power of the levitation engine- that mass of guns can be ok))

Octavus aka Decoy


 
   
Made in jp
Ship's Officer






The Land of the Rising Sun

A suggestion to make them less gun heavy would be to use single gun towers like destroyer size rather than double ones. That way it would fall closer to Miyazaki's flying designs.

M.

Jenkins: You don't have jurisdiction here!
Smith Jamison: We aren't here, which means when we open up on you and shred your bodies with automatic fire then this will never have happened.

Raxmei wrote:24ps is the range. 24". If that were the points cost then lasguns and plasma guns would cost the same amount and flamers would have a cost of "Souffle".

Every year Golden Week Tournament at www.nagoyahammer.com 
   
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USA-RUSSIA

Thanks -actually will see in Baator

Ok, let's continue -I decided to greypaint everyting -for better perception , pathos!!! tons of pathos

Musical theme




it was this before:


aaaaaand:








Octavus aka Decoy


 
   
Made in gb
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Inside your mind, corrupting the pathways

Love it.

   
Made in gb
Conniving Informer




London, UK

These look amazing. I've got a load of 1:1200 model ships sitting around (a lot unbuilt!) and think I might give something like this a go.
   
Made in us
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USA-RUSSIA

Sky pirates : SwarMother


















Octavus aka Decoy


 
   
Made in gb
Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps





Earlobe deep in doo doo

Looking good if rather orky.

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
Von Gherens This Rough Magic Lackey, Flint & Freer
Mekagorkalicious -Monkeytroll
2017 Model Count-71
 
   
Made in nl
Never Forget Isstvan!





The Netherlands

I always hated the flying goldfish design of the Ork BFG ships, but for some reason a flying fish airship is totally awesome!

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Boom! Leman Russ Commander






Oslo Norway

Really cool stuff, that Tilean ship is ace.

   
Made in us
Ork Boy Hangin' off a Trukk





USA-RUSSIA

to LIamahead,illumini, Malika2 -thanks

Let's continue, this time with terrain:
I have an idea to make fluing city or at least village. Type and why this type of village can be flying -a big question -should it be some type of flying crystal (ala Laputa) or mechanic /physic based leviattion (ala Columbia)?
But for now I started from some big ship which spent almost 5 years on the shelf

Greet funny combo of two 1:350 ships:

http://imageshack.us/a/img545/4517/mbsq.jpg" border="0" />

should be some type of flying ancient titan, idea taken from Spice Hulk



So, let's take some damage:



then damage to the hull



instead of vulgar "modern" guns let's put protoss type super cannon:





Ok, painted versions:









Something like this for now )))


Octavus aka Decoy


 
   
Made in nl
Never Forget Isstvan!





The Netherlands

Holy [expletive]!

If you'd make more of these pieces you'd have an excellent table to play on, sort of a ship graveyard if you will.

Will you also be including fighter craft?


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Will you be building whole fleets and playing games with these?

As for the factions, note that there's also Cathay and Nippon. Whilst there isn't much official info on them, this might give you some other options as well. Maybe Cathay trade ships, the Nippon might have the largest warship in the warhammer world, that sort of thing.

You mentioned Elves, perhaps they would have some sort of wind powered airships, the sails kind of like the BFG Eldar ships or the Dark Eldar sails on their Ravagers or Tantalus. Which reminds me, can't help but think of the Cathay when seeing these designs...

As for the 'Evil Empire', does this mean a return of Chaos?

You mentioned a 'Spice Hulk', you know this means your next project is going to be a game of 'Spice Hulk' right? Some heavy armoured Spice Marines hunting down Skaven hiding in an abandoned hulk of an airship or something...

By the way, some more inspiration!

Dune - Atreides - I really love the space ship in the background, could be some sort of airship meant for nobility of the wealthy?










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Lets see if you'll get annoyed by my constant posts!

More inspiration!

Divinity, it's a web comic, kinda dieselpunk, with supernatural elements in it. Kinda inspiring for what you're doing.














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OH, and this guy! http://voitv.deviantart.com/







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