Thursday, March 3, 2022

Terra the Ship as Home:12th Annual Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge (12)

A ship is usually how one travels away from home but for some it becomes a home and here are two examples from the Audrey-Matuirn series.
So I present HMs Surprise and HMS Leopard. Both ships are 3d prints (both Simmon Mann I believe).
HMS Surprise is what I consider the 5th key character of the series (Jack, Steven, Sophie and Diana being the others). As Jack say Surprise is a "Fine Sea Bird.. Stiff, weatherly and very fast if well handled." Steve calls her the "Dear Surprise" and goes so far as to buy her as private yacht (privateer) when she is sold out of the Navy. She is always spoken of with reverence and love. Jack especially seems more at home on board then he ever does ashore. One of Surprise's characteristics is a tall mainmast and you can see her here with Leopard who's height she almost matches.

Unlike many other 3d prints this one has a fine stern gallery. She's a fine 6th Rate to add to my English Fleet.
HMS Leopard is possible the most famous 50 gun ship in history thanks to it's attack on USS Chesapeake. Jack gets command of her some time after this but before the war of 1812. He and Steven both refer to her as the "Horrible old Leopard" but do so with what can only be called increasing affection. The suffer one of their most grueling cruises in the Leopard but despite almost sinking several times she gets them to safety a good ship despite her age and checked past.
I used some old plastic stern windows to finish her look. This is a great addition to my collection 4th rates of this type where a mainstay of the Royal Navy in the American Revolution.

Another 3D print a sh shore fortification based on the Château du Tourneau. You can get the file here
It's a simple design and paint job not a lot to talk about but it's the last piece I need for a game I am running on Friday.

Based on the dimensions I think it's fair to ask for 2 points. And one more ship...
So Evelyn has been asking me to let her paint a ship... After some discussion she agreed it would be Ok for her to suggest the colors to use. Purple and teal (changed to sky blue) So I present the First ship of the D'Argent Navy the Princess Evelyn.

The ship is a 3D print based on Santisima Trinidad. I did some modifications and added a figure head (where I used the sky blue)
The stern was another leftover from my plastic 3rd rates. Evelyn is quite happy with how Her ship looks.
The D'Argent Navy flags are still in development but I may rechristen her the Infanta Evelyn and have her join my Spanish fleet.

HMS Surprise 15 Points
HMS Leopard 15 Points
Terra 20 points
Château du taureau 2 points (?)
Princess Evelyn 25 points (and 1 Squirrel if you let me count her D'Argent Imagination Navy 'persona')
That comes to 77 points

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