Sunday, March 05, 2017

Arab dhow complete...

So just over a year after I first started the build [clicky] the Arab dhow is complete.. I suspect they don't take a long as that to build a real one... 

Quite pleased though..  I really couldn't justify spending the cash for a proper one and this was fun to make..


Masts are a bamboo barbecue skewer, and a plant pot support from some pot plant the current Mrs Steve the Wargamer got for Christmas, and which had now handily died..  sail is printer paper, drew the pencil lines on, then painted with Windsor and Newton Chestnut ink...


Hull and masts spray coated black, and then successive coats of mud brown in lighter and lighter shades..  the deck cargo came from one of my spares pots..

The intent with the crew (who are Peter Pig 15mm)is that the two bases will form one whole unit for the rules I use when they come storming ashore, commando-like, as a raiding party..


...so... somewhere in the Sudan, on the Nile just above the third cataract, an Arab dhow with it's crew of Dervish has nosed aground and sent a raiding party to the nearest village for supplies...



13 comments:

  1. Smashin' job and well done that Christmas plant :-)

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    1. Norm - serendipitous indeed.. and given the base for the craft was originally a fig tray, there's a real Christmas theme going on with this vessel... :o)

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  2. Worth the wait, but did the plant expire in suspicious circumstances I wonder?

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    1. David - I had my eye on that stick the moment I noticed the nice finial.. :o))

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    1. Happy with it Ray.. rough and ready but good wargame standard...

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  4. A very nice little project and addition to your collection

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  5. A very nice little project and addition to your collection

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  6. dhow thats really good, nice scratchbuild job

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    1. Cheers Alan - very old school - plaster of paris doesn't feature enough these days... :o)

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  7. Nothing more satisfying than building a model boat!

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    1. Leagtus - agreed - guarantee you this one won't float though... :o)

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