Thursday, March 29, 2012

Steamboat - finished

The upgrade to the steamboat is now done. Some photos down below show the end result.

The militarized version - 12pdr BL on the foredeck, 3-barrel Nordenfeldt on the upper.

Armed and dangerous!

And the civilian version, carrying passengers and supplies for stations and settlements upriver.  

Doughty Dutch explorer Kallida van Wert stands in the bows, ready to see off hostile natives and wildlife alike. 


The gun position in the bows is covered over with a square hatch. All the sandbag emplacements are removable as is the upper deck. Both guns can be dismounted to give more space on deck for troops and/or military supplies. It can carry at most a ten-man section of troops - enough to be useful.
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I'd normally jigger around with the images in PhotoShop, but we've recently upgraded our PC to run Linux. It has its foibles, and a definite learning curve! Any suggestions on how to smooth the process are welcome.

4 comments:

Fitz-Badger said...

Well done! Looks great and quite versatile, too.

Bluebear Jeff said...

The River Boat looks great, AJ!

As for Linux, A friend loaded PCLinux on my computer for a while . . . it looks essentially like Windows, but is Linux . . . anyway, it has a very active "user group" . . . and I suspect that whatever version you have does also. You should check because they probably have a lot of good information relating to just HOW to do things in Linux.


-- Jeff

Rosbif said...

Very cool steamboat!

Sorry, no advice about LINUX, though :(

tradgardmastare said...

Excellent work -looks great and brimming with gaming potential...

 

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