Posted 29 March 2012 - 03:47 PM
For now the crew counts 12 painted miniatures; Sergeant Blackknife, Sergeant Grim Pete, Jackie, four Bone Marines, two Zombie Recruits, a Chain Gang, a Cannoneer and a Skeletal Crewman.
The miniatures I’m actually painting are; Razig and Crow, the Dark Maiden attached at the ship bow, Baron LeBone, Mister Blood and Clarissa the Banshee.
The models I still need to prepare and paint are; an Harpooner, Salty Saber, Scurvy Dog, Scuttlebones the Undead Crab and some Canons.
I also have four Skeletal Swordsman and Razig Weapons Pack which I could use to create some original character.
Posted 29 March 2012 - 03:58 PM
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 12:51 PM
I love the maiden on the front. I can't wait to see this fully painted up!
Mini Painting Goal for 2013: 50 Minis! 2012: 13 Minis Completed...
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Posted 23 May 2012 - 08:23 PM
It doesn’t show much but there is 11 Razig crewmen mini on the first picture of the post.
Scuttlebones is primed now but I decided to paint Salty Saber first.
I completed the painting on Clarissa and also retouched the Skeletal Crewman for the Forum Contest.
Posted 26 May 2012 - 01:03 PM
Dread Eye's Phantom is perfect for use with Razig & Co, but only with a bit of work with a Dremel and some putty.
Basically, you'll need to take a Dremel to the many, many pegs on the decks, to flatten them out, and then use some putty or air-dry clay to fill the resulting holes and blend in the textures. A nice feature of all the Mega Bloks toys is that you can fairly easily remove the masts for miniatures play, or pop them back in for looks (i.e., so you have something nice-looking at your table at the start of a game to draw interest from wandering players at a convention).
Here's a picture of the Dread Eye's Phantom minus all the masts (but with one extra mast base added in the center):
One thing that's definitely necessary when converting the Phantom is that you'll need to plank over the "sacrificial pit" in the cabin area, or you'll almost certainly have miniatures falling down there left and right. For my conversions, I also filed down the tabs that hold the aft deck in place, so I can more easily remove it to access the area underneath -- either for miniatures placement, or to give me some opportunities to change the look of the ship.
By comparison, "Captain Cutlass's Stormstalker" (the ORIGINAL one, that is), is an easier conversion, if you use a bit of mat board and some craft sticks (for planking) and raise up the deck area to level it out and make it flat for miniatures placement. If you can find "Admiral Scathe's Predator," that's practically the same base ship but with different colors and details.
The Mega Bloks "Pirates of the Caribbean" ships (NOT to be confused with the Lego ships that came out more recently) also work nicely, but unlike the Phantom and Stormstalker, they don't enjoy a single, solid base; if you're going to carry them around to games, you'll probably have to glue a few pieces permanently in place, lest they pop off at inopportune times. Technically, the "Black Pearl" in that line is far from proper scale, but this is "toy scale" we're talking about: The ship as a whole should be far larger in order to be realistic, but individual features (hatches, doors, the ship's wheel, etc.) work well next to 28-32mm figures (or, more specifically, my Reaper pirates, living or undead).
The newer "Captain Cutlass's Stormstalker" is actually the same basic ship as the "Pirates of the Caribbean Black Pearl" but with some altered ornamental details, rather than sticking to the original ship model. It's also usable for game play, but I'm still of the opinion that the original "Captain Cutlass's Stormstalker" is a more ideal toy for quick conversion for miniatures-gaming use.
I have a gallery of some photos from my Pirates RPG games, including some of the Bloks ships: https://plus.google....966577107209361
Posted 18 June 2012 - 04:04 PM
And now I am going to steal all your good ideas.
Posted 25 November 2012 - 10:26 AM
I have four models on their way and several more to prep and paint.
14402, Skeletal Harpooner
14029, Captain Razig
14271, Mister Blood
14218, Baron LeBone
Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:20 AM
... nevermind I just saw what these are going for >,>
Warning: I am a Noob, Follow my advice at your own risk.
Posted 25 November 2012 - 02:53 PM
EDIT: Or one could pick up a Mega Bloks ship to use as a reference and attempt to scratchbuild one's own ship instead. Could be interesting...
EDIT #2: found you some cannons for that thing: http://www.reapermin.../sku-down/03147
Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Dark Maiden, Skeleton, Razig, Pirates
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