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"Black Moon's Bane": A Spelljammer Ship (New Pictures, post #27)

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That is an awesome idea Last Knight!

 

I'd almost recommend something like a giant seashell with a ship coming out from the opening...  Or a giant horseshoe crab shoe...  The possibilities are endless for Pingo's next boat . 

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I left off some details that help show off the ship.

 

I painted little control panels at the back of the poop deck (if that's the right term; I'm afraid I'm still learning terminology).  For this photo I removed the ship's wheel. (And you can just see the painted-on reflections of the lights from the control panels on the deck flooring.)

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Illusionistic gems are painted along the balusters of the main rail.

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Transparent organza made pretty good-looking ocean waves, and lets you put minis under for convincing underwater effects (but would probably be too annoying to deal with for actual gameplay with things under it).

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Here are clearer details of the freehanded painting on the sides of the hulls.

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And though it looks small on the table, there's lots of room for figures.

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OH BABY...MORE PHOTOS! As a fellow detail fanatic, you made my day; there are some WONDERFUL new enhancements to admire. AND the added closeups of the Crew are appreciated. They are as BEAUTIFULLY painted as the Ship herself. Again, VERY WELL DONE!

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Wow!  Just WOW!

 

ED: accidental double post!  Obviously because I was so blown away by the beauty of the ship.

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Just read through the WIP, and...I, just...I don't even... How?

 

I had a life-art professor that once joked (while lampooning a student) that talent between humans is a Zero-Sum game, and that if one person draws too much from the creativity pool, it leaves less for the rest of us. He was joking of course. At least, I thought he was until I saw this.

 

So congrats, you broke my brain, and aparently you have all the talent. This is literally the most creative thing I have seen in a D&D or miniatures forum. I almost feel like we should contact a museum just in case your Black Moon's Bane goes missing somehow and we have to send government agents to track it down.

 

And so you know, I just started a slow-clap to aplaud your jewel-and-star encrusted ship, and I'm in my office's cafeteria.

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This is an awesome project there is only one thing missing that I really wanted to see...Where is the Spelljamming helm/throne?  I'm guessing its below decks or something it wouldnt make much sense to put in top side lol.  I JUST ordered my 2nd ed Spelljammer boxed set and it comes with cardboard mini ships for space battles but I am thinking I want to make smaller sculpts for them instead.  I love the paint job!

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This is an awesome project there is only one thing missing that I really wanted to see...Where is the Spelljamming helm/throne?  I'm guessing its below decks or something it wouldnt make much sense to put in top side lol.  I JUST ordered my 2nd ed Spelljammer boxed set and it comes with cardboard mini ships for space battles but I am thinking I want to make smaller sculpts for them instead.  I love the paint job!

I thought Spelljammer was OOP?  What are these cardboard minis like?

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Just read through the WIP, and...I, just...I don't even... How?

 

I had a life-art professor that once joked (while lampooning a student) that talent between humans is a Zero-Sum game, and that if one person draws too much from the creativity pool, it leaves less for the rest of us. He was joking of course. At least, I thought he was until I saw this.

 

So congrats, you broke my brain, and aparently you have all the talent. This is literally the most creative thing I have seen in a D&D or miniatures forum. I almost feel like we should contact a museum just in case your Black Moon's Bane goes missing somehow and we have to send government agents to track it down.

 

And so you know, I just started a slow-clap to aplaud your jewel-and-star encrusted ship, and I'm in my office's cafeteria.

 

Thanks for your kind comments.  I enjoyed making the thing and I appreciate others' appreciation.

 

This is an awesome project there is only one thing missing that I really wanted to see...Where is the Spelljamming helm/throne?  I'm guessing its below decks or something it wouldnt make much sense to put in top side lol.  I JUST ordered my 2nd ed Spelljammer boxed set and it comes with cardboard mini ships for space battles but I am thinking I want to make smaller sculpts for them instead.  I love the paint job!

Thanks.  I gave some thought to the Spelljamming helm, but ultimately decided to leave it belowdecks, as it were.  I like to think it is behind the blue cabin door, visible towards the back of the ship:

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This explains the unearthly glows coming from the rear cabin windows.

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As long as I'm throwing up more pictures, this was my setup before I laid down the fabric and the ship.  You can see the nice soft egg crate foam which made the wave forms under the fabric and cradled the ship while I took photos.

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This is the view you don't wish to have.

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And I like how these look spacey and the sail looks glowing.

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I finished this two months ago, but apparently I'm still basking.

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OH BABY! MORE PHOTOS! There, that about says it all...a WONDROUS creation like yours never gets old & new views offer things that I had missed before. FANTASTIC WORK!

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This is an awesome project there is only one thing missing that I really wanted to see...Where is the Spelljamming helm/throne?  I'm guessing its below decks or something it wouldnt make much sense to put in top side lol.  I JUST ordered my 2nd ed Spelljammer boxed set and it comes with cardboard mini ships for space battles but I am thinking I want to make smaller sculpts for them instead.  I love the paint job!

I thought Spelljammer was OOP?  What are these cardboard minis like?

 

It is OOP as far as 2nd ed goes anyway but I got a good copy from ebay.  As far as the cardboard minis that come with it go I think they are just pieces or thin cardboard with a monochrome picture of the different types of ships so nothing really special.  I will post pictures if you like when it arrives

 

 

Just read through the WIP, and...I, just...I don't even... How?

 

I had a life-art professor that once joked (while lampooning a student) that talent between humans is a Zero-Sum game, and that if one person draws too much from the creativity pool, it leaves less for the rest of us. He was joking of course. At least, I thought he was until I saw this.

 

So congrats, you broke my brain, and aparently you have all the talent. This is literally the most creative thing I have seen in a D&D or miniatures forum. I almost feel like we should contact a museum just in case your Black Moon's Bane goes missing somehow and we have to send government agents to track it down.

 

And so you know, I just started a slow-clap to aplaud your jewel-and-star encrusted ship, and I'm in my office's cafeteria.

 

Thanks for your kind comments.  I enjoyed making the thing and I appreciate others' appreciation.

 

This is an awesome project there is only one thing missing that I really wanted to see...Where is the Spelljamming helm/throne?  I'm guessing its below decks or something it wouldnt make much sense to put in top side lol.  I JUST ordered my 2nd ed Spelljammer boxed set and it comes with cardboard mini ships for space battles but I am thinking I want to make smaller sculpts for them instead.  I love the paint job!

Thanks.  I gave some thought to the Spelljamming helm, but ultimately decided to leave it belowdecks, as it were.  I like to think it is behind the blue cabin door, visible towards the back of the ship:

attachicon.gif30-BlackObliqueFront.jpg attachicon.gif32-Blue-door-and-cabin-railing.jpg

 

This explains the unearthly glows coming from the rear cabin windows.

attachicon.gif65-StarboardSternFigs.jpg attachicon.gif61-BlackStern3.jpg

 

As long as I'm throwing up more pictures, this was my setup before I laid down the fabric and the ship.  You can see the nice soft egg crate foam which made the wave forms under the fabric and cradled the ship while I took photos.

attachicon.gif1-photo-setup.jpg attachicon.gif18B-Prow-with-sea-lion.jpg

 

This is the view you don't wish to have.

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And I like how these look spacey and the sail looks glowing.

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attachicon.gif20-BlackStarboard.jpg attachicon.gif74-UnderdeckStarNursery2Vertical.jpg

 

I finished this two months ago, but apparently I'm still basking.

 

 

I was thinking that is where it was it really wouldn't make much sense for it to be above deck this makes me really want to undertake something like this but I am just now learning to paint skeletons with my Bones L2PK so something like this paintjob is FAR in the distance lol

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