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illustration from GW's game, "Man'O'War."
The ship started off as a length of 1-inch blue foam that was cut down into a hull shape. Then I got several feet of basswood and started laying planks! It took a while, but it was worth it; this is still my favorite Warhammer piece (though I have a watchtower that's pretty sweet, too. I'll post that on another day.)
Everything on this ship is hand-painted. It took a while, but it was fun. I remember my plan was to build a full three-ship squadron. I don't have a lot of space in my apartment, but it would be worth it to make space for these ships (if I should build the other two.) The intention with the squadron was to serve as a large display base for my Empire army -- though, I don't know if three ships would be enough to hold my army -- No, I WON'T be making an Empire Greatship -- like I said: small apartment:)
Don't forget to scroll all the way down and see some land shots of my "Neptune Legion" in all it's glory.