So here you can sort of see the Poop Deck and Mizzen Mast. My cat, Monkey, decided that the Pirate Ship was perfect for a nap spot. This would be the beginning of the Pirate Ship becoming a cat bed when it was not being used for games or demos. Looking at the picture you can see the Lemax gargoyles (not yet painted in this picture) and the leering skulls on the side of the ship. I also included a ladder that was taken from a WARHAMMER Siege Tower set. The railing is a toy ladder that I found in my bitz box.
Below the Poop Deck is a boarding plank. You can see that it fits (just barely) even Heavy ‘Jacks. There is a small railing made from HO scale stairs. Looking at the above picture you can also see the planking I used for the side of the Pirate ship. I used thin cardboard, cut to size by hand, and glued into place. I then used push pins to secure the cardboard into place and to simulate rivets. I used over 200 push pins as rivets. My fingertips were killing me!
And on the second ship I chose to use large balsa ships to form the the deck. As you can see, the second ship is not complete in this picture. It needs planking in the front, and needs to be slapped with paint.
Above you can see Eyriss on the Poop Deck. More imortantly, you can see the small magnet that I secured to the deck with super glue. The magnets allow for the Pirate Ship crane (made for me by my friend Gary … thanks again Gary!) to different locations on the deck. Also, the crane can be removed during storage and transport. In the picture below you can see a Khador Manhunter manning the ship’s crane to move a Khador ‘Jack from ship to ship. Using the magnets allows for the crane to be placed in different places in different games. The crane is made from a fire truck toy’s crane. The crane line is made from steel wire, and the hook is metal as well.
Below is an action shot. The crane is dropping a ‘Jack on the deck of the pirate ship from the Supply Ship.
Below you can see the finished Quarter Deck. The ramps are for the ‘Jacks to move from deck to deck. I intended to install stairs as well, but never did. The Khador ‘Jacks are standing over the grating. You can see the planking pretty well in this picture. I wanted the deck to look like some of the planks were damaged, replaced, and so forth. Plus, ‘Jacks are crashing around on the deck too right, so the planking would be somewhat damaged during combat … I would think.
Below you can see more of the planking as well as the painted Superman toy that is supposed to be part of a steam engine jutting out of the deck.