Sunday, December 17, 2017

The Fight for New Texas: Saturday Morning Space Aircraft Carrier

G'day M8's!  I have some exciting news for you today.  A joint project proposed by the Governor Gen. of Sector 6 and yours truly.

So in roughly 6 months time there will be fighting among the stars....read on for more dear friends. 

The plan is to each build a ship and then reuse his old one The Mary Shelly. Also each ship will include around 6 aircraft.
The Governors own Mary Shelly heading to Graveskul as we speak!


From the dear Guv's blog:
So my friend Mike, owner of Goldmine Games, (and longtime Ork player… nobody’s perfect) was lamenting the fact that years and years ago, he was dumb enough to sign up for a tournament at a major convention and missed out playing in a huge Ork battle with lots of yelling an laughing. He has always regretted it.


I asked him to describe the event, and he said the only thing he knew for sure was that there was an aircraft carrier involved.

Well I did some researching and found some old pics of the game.  
Apparently it was a huge game of orks vs tau with the ork planes dropping stormboyz into the fray.  Sounds exciting....but I think we can do it better.

Now I knew right off the bat I wanted my ship to be for my Warhammer Chaos army.  It has lately, along with my setting really taken on a heavy dose of Rogue Trader.  So it wouldn't be to much of a stretch to make this work.

But where to find a fantasy aircraft carrier for inspiration?

I give you Thundarr the Barbarian!


As soon as I saw this I knew it had to be done.

You can read more about the episode here, or watch it here.

So now to get busy...here is my rough start.  I am attempting to use as much materials as I can find around the house.  Using mostly Styrofoam and cardboard is the course for now.


I wanted the flight deck to have an elevator like the Mary, then the hangar deck would hold the other aircraft and hopefully have enough room to battle through as well.
I knew I wanted part of Snake mountain as the command tower, so in game I can use the microphone.  LOL
As you can see below I have started trimming the decks to give them their aircraft carrier shape.  My initial thought was to keep it around 2'x4'', it grew to 3'x4'. 


In the end I did need to buy a few items, and I purchased them from these 2 places:  Scotiagrendel
tiny-furniture as well as a new fleet of 6 Wind Raiders of eBay.

The plan is to have some sort of travel between Sector 6 and Graveskul, with a murky Bermuda Triangle type place in between.  Taking the narrative of his 4th Reich and partnering them with Count Grabbo and his Nazi Zombie horde, it seems fitting that they would be in cahoots.

 I've decided that Graveskul is now located on the planet of New Texas. Bravestarr has heavily inspired my setting, and I thought it fitting with the cow town feel of Graveskul.

So there you have it, 2 crazy bloggers, with one zany plan, and just enough hobby steam to hopefully see this thing through.

If you can't tell I'm really excited about this project, and it's really going to test my hobby skills.  I hope to have more for you in the next week or two.  So stay tuned.  Also do check out the Guvs blog for campaign updates as well.  ;)

28 comments:

  1. Fucking hell Grover this already has my nips hard, I can't wait to see it progress you glorious bastard!

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    1. Luv it! I dont think you will be disappointed M8!

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  2. Is Garbbo going up against two carriers? He's got solid Brass Bollocks! This entire endeavour needs to be thoroughly documented. Or else my Pirates are going to coming to find your ass and rob it!

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    1. Grabbo is in cahoots with the 4th Reich now so there will be adversaries with better tech and mek, then Grabbos Zombie Horde now. Nazis.....man I hate those guys!!!! But i think someone will be able to scrounge up enough kredz to hire some space pirates.

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    2. Look at me....I'm the Kaptain now

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  3. Beautiful lunacy.

    Without any bullshit, the two of you are the best guys that I can think of to engage in such a spectacularly absurd project.

    Well done lads!

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    1. Awe shucks....Thanks Cheetor. I hope to be running this campaign for a long long time, as does the Governor. Stand by for shenanigans and mayhem! ;)

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    2. Thanks Cheetor!
      Space Carriers with Chaos Warriors.
      Someday they'll be a movie, and people will say, "Weren't there two guys that did this before? I wonder what happened to them?"
      :)

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  4. It's really looking great Grove. Playing on this multi-level tabletop, combined with a linked campaign will be almost impossible to top. Hope you didn't get yourself into any legal trouble by breaking your silence one this project :P

    That GI-Joe aircraft carrier toy is fucking amazing too! Never knew they existed till now. Imagine having that as a kid?

    Great work mate :)

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    1. It should be pretty fun, I’m excited anyway. Hahaha secrets out.
      Ya the USS Flagg is sweet, goes for stupid money now tho. Which is why we have to build our own. I’m glad for it tho as this has been very rewarding so far. I may change my mind once I start painting lol.

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  5. I am absolutely loving this! what a great project to work on. I truly do wish you all the best and will be following your progress with eager anticipation.

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    1. Thanks Bryan. I’ll have more progress very soon.

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  6. Off the hook dawg! This idea is just bonkers enough to work. You may have to fly over to New New Texas and storm the Alamo though. And here I thought Graveskul was the name of the whole planet.

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    1. Thanks Sean. Nope Graveskul is just a town on New Texas. So there is much yet to explore. I know Brian planted the Alamo seed way back. It may be a purchase in the near future.

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  7. Holy crap! You guys are the most lovely sort of nuts. A Flat Stanley, as described to me by the Guv is one thing, but this? This is madness! (Of the very best sort.)

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  8. Complete insanity that will doubtless end badly.......I approve! LOL

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  9. Bonkers! And the microphone use is key I think to a proper gaming experiance!

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    1. Lol thanks Lasgunpacker. Oh ya the microphone was a must!

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  10. The sheer scale and ambition of this build terrifies me - it's a full on gaming board in the best fashion. I can't wait for the sky pirates to swoop down in their blimps on a lightening raid!

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    1. Thanks axiom! Ya Whiskey Priest needs to get going on some sky blimps to invade! LOL

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  11. Been wondering what Grabbo's voice would sound like.... But now I can hear it, through that cheap arse microphone, sounding like Skeletor on a bender.

    Cant' wait to see this come to fruition mate.

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    1. Hahahaha Ya you got his voice down perfect. There will be lots more dont worry. ;)

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  12. This is so F-ing cool I have gone right back to the beginning to trace it through both blogs until I am up to date. Awesome stuff! :D

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