Sometime ago I built a tramp steamer for my pulp games and and at the time thought it might be fun to build a pulp submarine. But I didn't until now.
So with BLAM '16 rapidly approaching and the potential need for a submarine I set about the task. This was going to be crude, a bit crazy and fun. Believe it or not this is first piece of terrain I have built in almost six months ! Well with the shed finished there's a lot more ideas to follow this one.
I forgot to take some early photos of the build but will try and explain in words.
First up I cut a hardboard base for the shape of the waterline model. Its about 50cm long. You can see that the waist of the boat is wider in the middle for the floatation tanks?
The hull was then made from shaped pink foam stuck to the base board with 'Hard as Nails adhesive. The floatation tanks were off cuts from some framing timer I had knocking around and to get the rounded shape I used balls of greenstuff.
Onto the conning tower - this is just some simple wood dowel (about 3cm wide) and a slab of timber behind. I then wrapped around a piece of plastic card. The periscope tube is a piece of junk plastic.
The ladders are some old 10mm siege ladders from Kallistra and railings are just simple 5mm mesh
The deck has built up using some timber moldings. Again fixed with glue.
Finally the hatches are 25mm washers with tiddlywinks counters stuck on top
The Sub has then been given a complete paint job in black. Quite please with the result so far.
and then a grey basecoat
finally given a wash with brown ink and then highlighted with light grey. To finish off I painted a dark hull line around the base of the ship.
I mentioned that this was to complement my pulp steamer so it only seemed appropriate to put the two together...if interested in seeing the build of the steamer head here...