Friday, 29 December 2017

River sailing barge ... (construction)

A pen tray, (surplus Xmas present) - could there be a use for it ?
 I thought it would make a nice hold for a river barge, so sketched out some ideas
I worked out a basic hull shape, made a half piece template and marked out two hull shapes (one for the base and one for the deck)
 a section was removed from the deck to provide access to the hold; base and deck fixed to the pen tray
I added sides from thin cardboard...
 and made up a removable mast with spars (mast - paintbrush handle, spars - hibachi skewer and cocktail stick)
 sail added using paper, a small cabin for the crew and a removable cover for the hold - ready to ply its trade up and down the river
 to show it when docked the hold cover is removed and a stowed sail/mast assembly is used
 now have to work out a suitable paint scheme ....

4 comments:

  1. Well done!!! I could use half a dozen here at some point. ;-) Enjoy using the new barge in your games.

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  2. Allan, it looks good, a fine conversion project.
    Michael

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