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Portrayal Artwork Thread
« on: January 11, 2012, 09:34:32 pm »
Stella suggested a map of things on board the ship, so here's a portrait of her first, from which I'll work up a sort of 3d -ish map in a little while (pardon the teensy pic, I'll try to make the map larger than that):



The bridge with its outside obs deck, the forward maxims, port forward rocket tube, and the portside  2-pounder (or was it 4-pounder?) gun deck in casemated half-turrets (both the forward rocket tubes and the gun deck have starboard counterparts; a stern rocket tube exists but is not shown) are shown, as well as the 'landing deck' aft, and the topside obs deck that Pvt. Weasel mentioned. Historically, the RL British admiralty were still obsessed with masts and flying the Jack from them in the 1880s, so I included one here on the Marigold.

Smoke and excess vapors are expelled via a stack built into the dorsal tailfin. That's not a jet engine, but rather a 'ducted' fan powered by the steam plant within the envelope; I imagine at least two, if not three such devices, all powered by the same engine(s), each with variable rpm control afforded by special gearing (thus making it possible to steer and maneuver both by control surface and by variable thrust, in addition to ballasting and cell pressure). I have a thing for deck guns, so the topside obs deck has two small ones; I would imagine that there would be a centralized ammo elevator somewhere toward the middle of the deck.

I just now realized, this bears a slight resemblance to the St. Elmo, from Realms of Aether...
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Re: Portrait and Map of HMAS Marigold
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2012, 07:30:01 pm »
That looks so neat.  I wish I could draw more than just cartoon squids well.
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Re: Portrait and Map of HMAS Marigold
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2012, 03:05:38 am »
Thanks, it's just a quick-n-dirty pen over pencil rough; I was thinking I might also use it as master for a graphite transfer for an undersketch (*counts on fingers*) for a painting.

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Re: Portrait and Map of HMAS Marigold
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2012, 01:36:19 pm »
Any chance of a larger copy of that? If you don't have webspace of your own, send it to me via e-mail and I'll put in on my Flickr.  :)
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Re: Portrait and Map of HMAS Marigold
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2012, 02:30:05 pm »
Anyone reckon they could add some colour? I wouldn't mind printing myself a poster of this...
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Re: Portrait and Map of HMAS Marigold
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2012, 03:27:41 pm »
First let me post the map and see if I can get it into a big format...



clicking on the thumbnail should result in a GIGANTIC pic ;)

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Re: Portrait and Map of HMAS Marigold
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2012, 08:30:53 pm »
Oh WOW!!! This is beautiful! I love it!  :)

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Re: Portrait and Map of HMAS Marigold
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2012, 09:58:40 pm »
I'll see about coloring the portrait like a coloring page over the next couple of days, see if I can make it  presentable; the painting'll take a bit longer, as I need to replenish a couple of colors in my paint kit, get a new tub of acrylic medium, etc.

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Re: Portrait and Map of HMAS Marigold
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2012, 12:18:55 am »
it's beeeeaaaauuuuuutiiiiifuuuul

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Re: Portrait and Map of HMAS Marigold
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2012, 02:29:15 am »
I love it! So great to actually see it!
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Re: Portrait and Map of HMAS Marigold
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2012, 05:34:46 am »
Awww... Thanks folks... ;D

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Re: Portrait and Map of HMAS Marigold
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2012, 08:29:06 pm »
OK, here goes with a 'coloring-page' rendition. hopefully it makes a big pic as well...



Hmmm...

Ick. Need to redo some inking on that, looks like...
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Re: Portrait and Map of HMAS Marigold
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2012, 08:52:27 pm »
Ahhh... Much better...



amazing what a little ink'll do...

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Re: Portrait and Map of HMAS Marigold
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2012, 09:17:31 pm »
I think I must find someone with a plotter, then I can print it and hang it on my wall! :)
(This house needs more pictures of airships anyway! And air kraken!)

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Re: Portrait and Map of HMAS Marigold
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2012, 10:38:42 pm »
I think I must find someone with a plotter, then I can print it and hang it on my wall! :)
(This house needs more pictures of airships anyway! And air kraken!)



Fine by me... ;)

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Re: Portrait and Map of HMAS Marigold
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2012, 11:01:57 pm »
Thank you Sir!  ;D

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Portrayal Artwork Thread
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2012, 10:50:07 pm »
Post Your Roleplay Artwork in this Thread.



Cutaway Map of HMAS Marigold




 Colored Portrait of HMAS Marigold




There're bound to be other folks with their own artwork to contribute. ;)
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Re: Portrayal Artwork Thread
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2012, 02:44:30 am »
A latter-day rendition of the RTAF St. Elmo from the Sequel to Steam London, entitled Realms of Aether.

Acrylics on 8 x 10 el cheapo canvassed and gessoed cardboard (standard art supply stuff).




The St. Elmo in the Tropics
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Re: Portrayal Artwork Thread
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2012, 07:41:44 pm »

The Russian Ship of the line
RAS Fyodor Apraksin, run aground and destroyed in the foothills
 of the Caucasus Mountains along with the frigate RAS Potemkin
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Re: Portrayal Artwork Thread
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2012, 08:33:03 pm »
From Steam & Sand, An Earlier RP on this Forum:



My somewhat inaccurate depiction of the 7-7,
on its mad dash to Brizzle from White Island.
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Re: Portrayal Artwork Thread
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2012, 03:46:05 am »
I was about to say 'Hot damn! Is that from Steam and Sand?'
Then I read the first bit...


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Re: Portrayal Artwork Thread
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2012, 10:56:10 pm »
I was about to say 'Hot damn! Is that from Steam and Sand?'
Then I read the first bit...


I'm now really tempted to resurrect Steam and Sand somehow...


It was one heck of a good RP while it was going. The pic above is OK, I like how it came out and all, but in actuality the 7-7 was supposed to be a steam-converted and heavily-modified Bandvagn (two-or-more-segmented tracked exploration vehicle).

I'm not actually sure what was referred to originally, but what came to be described in the RP may have looked something like the device in the link below,

http://www.army-technology.com/projects/viking/viking2.html

Which is in fact not a bandvagn (so far as I know, at any rate) but something called a 'Viking.' Not that it really matters, of course. Add a boiler , sandplow (cowcatcher) and all the important plumbings and bobs and the end result might have turned out like my drawing, so I guess it's all good...
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Re: Portrayal Artwork Thread
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2012, 02:38:20 am »
The Privateer Aethership, AS Sabertooth, from The Stars Await!


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Re: Portrayal Artwork Thread
« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2013, 01:00:38 am »
The pirate-turned-rogue trader airship Cloud Shark from Wind in the Sails.

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The Cloud Shark and similar ships in the skies of her world are powered entirely by sail.

The gondola, outer deck, masts, and some internal framework are constructed of thin light wood. The construction method uses laminates and plywood-type reinforcing to make the framework strong and light wherever possible.

Water is used for ballast (stored in skin bags under the gondola) as it's heavy, easy to obtain (even in the sky by flying through storms if needed.) and also functions as the ship's water stores.

Because traditional cannons or large guns would be too heavy, the ship is armed with four ballistas (huge crossbows) which are capable of shooting flaming or explosive bolts. The ballistas are stored along with their bolts in compartments alongside the gondola hull to protect them from the weather. When in use they are fixed to mounting posts that give a wide range of motion both horizontally and vertically.
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Re: Portrayal Artwork Thread
« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2013, 02:27:53 am »
Now that's quite a ship!