A chance comment at a meeting and a post on an internet forum and I'm off on another diversion. This time it is the resurrection of my Ancient and Renaissance fleet action rules. To be precise, its me getting diverted in generating a set of ship bases that I can print out and use with the rules (since I've been working on updated versions of the rules for a while now). The models are roughly 1/2400 scale and fit two or three ships on a base (although the Galleass for the Renaissance set will probably be an individual model).
These are the first test prints I've completed. I tried texturing the bases but they looked pretty awful so I'm sticking with plain bases so I'm assuming the battle is fought in calm seas :) I need to have a think about paint schemes as well. These look OK but I'd like to make the ensemble a but more striking. (any ideas?)
The parent model is a galley model made by Captain_Ahab_62 on Thingiverse. I've amended the model here to make a cataphract version, and additional versions with towers.
I've also used the basic model to make a small set of Renaissance galleys. I'll be aiming to print off a test set tomorrow.