The steamer Bellota is finished

I finished the parts of the steamer Bellota in the last days and did the molds yesterday. Here are the components of the ship:

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These parts are cast separately to be able to use the hull for different layouts and to make the individual molds smaller.

This is what the steamer looks like:

And here is a size comparison with a warlord vosper hull:

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As you see it is quite big but not as big as the trumpeter liberty ship. More when the first parts are cast. Hopefully tonight.

 

Am I still gaming and modeling?

Yes, of course! Sorry that I haven’t written anything in the last week but real life came in the way. As i am sure happens with you lot often enough, too.

I have done a little more work on the generic steamer Bellota. I started work on the bridge area. this will be the bridge for a cargo vessel . I will do a bridge structure for a tanker and a passenger liner too. The aim is to build one hull and different superstructures to build many different steamers. There will be different funnels, too. Furthermore the cargo holds will be single peaces so that they can be left of when building e.g. a tanker. The tanker will get single peace fuel lines for placing on the deck.

So here is the start of the cargo bridge structure. The railing on the hull has to be cut away on the cast later to place the bridge correctly.

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More to come

A little bit more progress on the Steamer for Cruel Seas

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I did a little bit more with the Rheinland steamer. basically more sanding and filling. I added the funnel and the life boat racks. now only the fine detail like windows , anchors etc are missing. Then molding will commence .

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I will be at the Kiepencon on Sunday with a cruel seas participation game more info on the con here.

Hope to see you there!

The next ship to be build for Cruel Seas will be a 1/300 cargo steamship . It will be a bit bigger then the Rheinland.

Cruel Seas game at the Kiepencon in Münster Germany

Just to let you know why I haven’t posted a lot in the last weeks, I rather had a lot to do since the beginning of January as I will do participation games with the cruel seas set at Kiepencon on the 27th of January .

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You can read more about the Kiepencon here.

The game is called sink the tanker and is one of the scenarios from the rulebook. As an incentive Warlord Games will sponsor a boat model for every participant in the games ( as long as stocks last)!

So hope to see you there!

The venue is:

La Vie Treffpunkt, Dieckmannstraße 127, 48161 Münster Gievenbeck

The convention lasts from 10:00 to 18:00 ( 10:00am to 6pm)

Pictures of the models I am working on at the moment to follow

 

Cruel Seas

I preordered the Cruel Seas game at this years Crisis in Antwerp. it is a game depicting small boat action in coastal waters. The game is by Warlord Games.

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“In Cruel Seas, you take on the role of a naval crew manning their fragile coastal craft as they head out day and night to take on both the sea and the enemy. Command your flotilla of small ships as they head out to attack a convoy, drop off Commandoes for a behind-the-lines mission or task them with one of the other myriads of missions this small and versatile craft would perform.

Be it the Coastal waters of England or across the Channel to France, on to the Mediterranean waters or on further to the vast Island chains of the Pacific, Cruel Seas will ensure your small ships see plenty of adrenaline-fuelled action.

Cruel Seas is a 1/300th scale tabletop miniatures game where you command flotillas of small ships in battle. Action in the game is fast-paced – with six or more ships per side, a thrilling seaborne dogfight can be fought in forty-five minutes or less.” According to Warlord Games.

Here is a video about the game mechanics :

And an interview with John Stallard about the development of the game:

As soon as I have the game at home i will do an unboxing here on wargamesgazette!

Some pictures nicked of the homepage of Warlord Games :

How to build the boats: