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Author Topic: Dragon Pirate Ship - Completed  (Read 1501 times)
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« on: January 18, 2016, 05:01:57 pm »

Started a new airship.  Figure this to be a pirate ship with major armament.  10 cannons on the gondola portion. Here it is after a few days.





Note the dragon figure head.
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2016, 05:18:57 pm »

Like it so far!
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2016, 09:32:59 pm »

Looks promising- and without no doubt deeply martial. No quarter. Even for one's foot, if it falls dawn, I guess  Wink. A massive heavy-duty metallic piece.  Indisputable advantage of welding, unlike gluing.
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2016, 06:48:14 am »

Thanks for taking time out to take photos of the process
...and for sharing them here for us to drool on.
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2016, 06:57:48 am »

cool, just needs a nice big oldy worldy hot air balloon on it.I wish I had your talents, I dont do too well with metal.
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2016, 03:34:17 pm »

Thank you all.  I have had this one spinning in my head for months.  Finally have a chance to work on it.  Hopefully more pictures soon.
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the dragon's called Salmacis


« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2016, 08:29:14 pm »

Looks great :3 ill be following!
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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2016, 08:39:06 pm »

Nice and shiny! Is the forward spike for ramming and grappling the pirate's prey?

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Miranda.
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2016, 12:38:50 am »

Thank you kindly.

The hook is part of the rigging.  I am planning on something to act as a balloon ripper for the pirates to disable their prey.

Trying to decide if I should put doors above the guns?  Any thoughts?
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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2016, 03:26:39 am »

A few more pictures.  Gas bag with fins and prop.  Part of the engine visible. 


Nose and place for bridge.


Bridge shell and one of the booster rockets.
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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2016, 09:16:03 am »

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
Oh, this looks like it's going to a lovely, lovely iece.
Thanks for sharing the build with us.

I remain yours,
Prof. Cecily
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« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2016, 09:32:08 am »

this is going look awesome, cant wait to see the end product Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2016, 10:28:04 pm »

Thank you both. 

Here is a pic from the several days ago.  Nothing but plowing the drive for the last two days.  Piece is actually almost done.  Need to take a few more pictures.

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the dragon's called Salmacis


« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2016, 11:44:44 pm »

so pretty!
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« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2016, 01:25:07 am »

Thank you kindly.

Here are a few close ups.  Not only that but you get to see a bit of the mess, I call a shop.







I still need to make a big flag and a stand.  Now is the time to add anything else that comes to mind before I give it a good spray.
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« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2016, 05:52:29 am »

Serious artillery going on.
Looking good.

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« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2016, 06:03:26 pm »

Thanks.

Took care of the flag and a couple minor details.  Still need to spray and make a stand.

Counted up the number of pieces welded or screwed on,  Currently comes to 158 pieces.  In that I count the fan as one piece not the five it actually is.  Same with some of the other parts. I am counting the individual rungs on the ladders since they are welded on one at a time with four welds for each rung.
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« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2016, 10:52:25 pm »

As ever, lovely work sir!
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« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2016, 02:10:40 am »

Thank you sir.
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« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2016, 11:14:21 am »

Love the portlids!
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« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2016, 01:51:01 pm »

Thanks.  I almost didn't put them on, but very glad I did.
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« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2016, 06:35:36 pm »

Added a few more details this morning.  Sprayed it all up. Now to get some good pictures.

A little about the Dragon.
This is an older vessel as can be seen by the main guns. This style of cannon had long been abandoned by the military, but it is effective enough for the pirates to get things done.  A more modern weapon is mounted on the roof of the bridge.  This vessel also uses an older drive system as evident by the protruding engines on the gas bag stern and the collector on the gas bag port.  Some of the more modern airships can collect lightening via the lightening rod at the bow, but this vessel does not have such capability as seen by the blunt nose.  Needed electricity is produced by the on board generator at the bow of the gas bag.  Less efficient, but still effective. The spines on the gas bag bow can be used to rip the gasbag of their victim.

An of course she flies the Jolly Roger.
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« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2016, 07:59:02 pm »

looks amazing  Smiley how big is it?
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« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2016, 09:09:26 pm »

Thanks!  It is 32 inches from stem to stern 31 inches tall (excluding the stand) and 17 inches in width. Probably weighs in at 50 lbs.

All welded construction. No glue or added paint.  Clear coated with a lacquer.

Just took some pictures.  I'll post them later this evening after I get a chance to crop and size the pics.
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« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2016, 10:30:41 pm »

Here are some pics of it all finished.















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