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    Hobby Weekender 26th of April – Yargh Mateys!


    I be an hour or so early!


    Argh! This be a pirate themed weekender thread, says I. Thar wont be room for parley, alas, here be the guidelines! Scallywags Assemble!


    To all the pressganged, this is an online hobby chat cabin on this here forum. Tis a merry time of silly fun, not just showing off your hobby bootie. And not that kinda booty before ya get excited! Yar har! So pull up a chair for some rum and bones, as we sail the hobby seas on oceans o’ paint and glue. All are welcome to this motely crew (crue? Yar!!!). Follow the rules, lest ye walk the plank! Keep bickering, flame wars (bad for the ship, wood and all) trolling (they be land beasts that dwell under bridges, they don’t belong at sea!) and the like away. If this thread or the like aren’t to yer taste, best stay on dry land!


    (1) Make o’ pledge for the weekend. It can be painting, assembly, priming, converting, background writing, terrain, you name it. Just gotta be relevant to hobbying or gaming.

    (2) Chat with people. Be friendly. A mute pirate can tell no tales! Do get to know one another, be kind, provide positive reinforcement and constructive criticism. Do not post up your real name, credit card, bank details or home address info.

    (3) I will list out questions. They be an ancient nautical tradition. Answer them. Longer answers = more points. Also, points are being assigned to something else as it confused some folk for a while.

    (4) Awards will be given out at the end of the thread and you shall be awarded XP, added to your account profile by Quartermaster, one-eyed @lancorz . Think of him as the ever vigilant Batman of the forums who keeps a careful eye on the status quo, but also acts in a way, like Alfred; with a calm disposition and the attentive nature of a concierge.

    (5) Scottish Pub Law rules: no discussion of religion or politics**. Keep it clean. Behave. Be nice, be kind. Walk away if you get angry. Don’t be a dick. Be a pirate!


    And to ye who say I have done a pirate thread before, well…. Arrrrgh!


    Also there are bonuses for the following ‘Achievements’:
    · Most Valuable Player (most engaged with topic)
    · Fire Starter (topic starter, encourages the member circulation)
    · Hobby Champ (most hobby over the weekend)
    · Meme Lord (ryhmes, funnies & memes)
    · Pun-Tertainment (best pun)
    · Brush Licker (painting & terrain)
    · Headliner DJ (most eclectic music)
    · Armchair Commander (weekend battle reports)
    · Community Usher (helpful & engaged)
    · Storyteller (weekly discussion & story)

    Note: All points are awarded in fictional currencies… sometimes

    Question time. So answer me these questions, er, two…

    1.    What would you name your ship, would-be captain?


    2.    What does your ship look like?


    3. What pirate themed hobby products/campaigns/scenarios anything have you fond memories of, currently play, or wish to acquire through honest privateering will ye talk to us about on this fine weekend?


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    1. What would you name your ship, would-be captain?

    Elizabeth Dane

    2. What does your ship look like?

    Metal plates and spikes all around

    3. What pirate themed hobby products/campaigns/scenarios anything have you fond memories of, currently play, or wish to acquire through honest privateering will ye talk to us about on this fine weekend?

    Sewer Pirats, one of the first real games my daughter played with my wife and me. Not being counting kids games.

    It’s 00:38am here, my alarm clock goes in 4.5 hours… so good night!

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 3 months ago by  sundancer.

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    On a night shift, only an hour behind you.


    10 points for first response.


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    @sundancer <40 points>


    (1)   10 points, whats the significance of the name?

    (2)   I like the design, a tad dwarfish. 15 points.

    (3)   Sewer pirates? It has minis! 15 points.



    My own pledge:



    (1)   Post pictures of my finished Primaris Captain in Gravis Armour and Primaris Lieutenant, both from my Minotaurs army. My light box appears to be busted, somehow (probably my father doing photos of vintage dinkys in it) so I will attempt to do better photos.


    (2)   Finish my Primaris Ancient and post pictures of him


    (3)   Do more batch painting of the army. After 1 and 2 above there are 23 Marines left. They are at a stage where details and touch ups need to be done with more focus so batch painting isn’t working very well anymore. With that in mind, Im doing one unit at a time, kind of. So it went Captain, Lieutenant Ancient. Then it will be Lieutenant, two sergeants, a 5-man squad, with the bulky Inceptors being last.


    (4)   Post pictures of my friends almost finished Moria Goblin horde.


    (5)   Finish my D&D Goliath Fighters (I needed a bit of a break from all the Grimdark, Astartes, Bronze Scifi stuff).


    (6)   Assemble my last two issues of Conquest (terrain pipes, a rhino and some death guard).


    Answers to Questions:



    (1)   The Blue Jester! After all, who ever heard of a sad clown? It strikes fear into the hearts of men and women alike!


    (2)   I want a long, lithe, engineringly-implausible elven style ship fashioned from marble and bone, and of course using magic to float.


    (3)   I want this:




    Take On Seabound Adventures In D&D Ghosts Of Saltmarsh


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    @mage the name has many references. Mine was personally that song I added. Plus it’s the ships name in 1980s “The Fog” so there is that 😉



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    Morning  chaps.

    1. Ooo, a toughy. I’ve a penchant for names from myth or legend when I have to name ships (for example my Star Trek: Online hanger includes the USS Aegis, USS Hood & USS Durandel).
    2. Either a small, fast ship that relies on the quality of the haul over quantity, or a brutish juggernaut that gets through by sheer brute force….
    3. I do rather adore Black Scorpions Cutlass! range of pirate minis. I’ve got a smattering that I need to finish painting but exceptionally crisp sculpts, almost uniformly monopose resin…

    And the hobby pledge for this weekend:

    1. Finish off the Knight Preceptor and Armigers
    2. Decide on a Spring Cleaning project – came across a few other bits this morning:

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    And then salvage what’s left! 8)



    Yes, Pirate Metal is a thing!

    Will pop in later to answer questions and stuff…

    Rumahoy are new to me, and I pray I never have to listen to them again.  Running Wild, on the other hand, were awesome until the 00s.  Alestrom aren’t bad, just a bit too cheesy even for me!


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    (I’m away ’til Tues but thought I’d just leave this here. Interesting pirate stuff….)



    I have answered some of these questions when I wrote a little thing for the Weta works Dr. Grodbort weapon tesimonials

    1: El Nuncio De Dolor.. and I think I would avoid being captain, rather to be Second Sub-Commander (all the rank and little responsibility other than to see that the rum supply was sustained and that there was ample trade/bribe material in Venusian frictionless stockings).

    2: Mine would be a fine aethernatutical craft modeled after the tallships of old. A three masted behemoth made of carbon impregnated epoxies covering a nanotube super structure and reinforced with a reactive automatic gel repair system. Armed with lateral Hades class rotating tripart ion particle cannons, rapidfire Cutlass belly guns and the foremounted mass accellerator named Armageddon. Gliding along the solar winds on sails built to collect their energy with a slipstream engine folding space along its intended travel path this would a foreboding sight to all those that would engage it. Bwahahaha!

    3: Piratical related product, huh? I’d say 7th Sea was great in its original incarnation. Drive Thru RPG has a great collection of the material and I still have a couple of the figures for Vodacce {Vo-dah-chey}(Italian inspired nation). I’ve thought about getting the second iteration since I missed the KS long ago. It was a great highseas/swashbuckling game that I had quite a bit of fun in. Unbeknown to me at the time the GM for our game was a member of the Novus Ordo Mundi (NOM) that was the group AEG got info from to influence some of their writing. I’d like to play it again as the rules were overhauled and the books looked beautiful. Unfortunately my current group is stuck in GURPS and have been for decades.

    I did throw two of the small rowboats from Freebooter’s Fate out to warzan when he got his care package. I think I’d dig into the Freebooter’s Fate line a bit more as Werner Klocke has been a favorite sculptor of mine for a while. I think that the Amazons would sit well on some of the resin bases I’ve come to own. I’ve looked at some of the other Venitian looking models and thought that those would be cool to base for display/competition purposes.

    My pledge is to work on my Spring Clean Project some more and catch Avengers Endgame before the evening rush.

    @sundancer Get your sleep as you can. As far as Death from Above I’d rather outfit a MASC system to run away (as long as I don’t rip the legs off in the process). I should upgrade my computer to be able to handle the graphics of games since I’m using a friend’s hand me down pc.

    @mage I think that there is quite a bit there to work on

    @dawfydd I’ve got an airbrush on the bazaar for grabs if you’d be interested as I see all that metal needing coverage. I see a couple Mad Cat Mk. II’s, Atlas’, a Rifleman and a copy of my favorite Vulture (or Mad Dog for Clan Wolf).

    I’d outfit one in either the D or H configuration



    I could be busy this weekend as my sister is visiting, but hopefully I’ll get a few things done.  Currently stink of Dettol as I have been stripping paint from an old tank!  I’ve also been experimenting with hot glue and some scenery.  If it works I will post pictures.

    1. RRN Nelson – Named after my favourite historical admiral.  RRN stands for Robert’s Royal Naval, so watch out for when I take over the world.

    2.   Probably a viking longboat, just so I can pretend to be a viking.

    3. Manowar is the only ship game I can remember playing aside from Battleships.  Battleships is actually quite fun, though.  I’ve always been a bit surprised that I’ve never seen any of the Star Wars versions in the shops, as I have never bought it.  I did like Manowar as well.

    And my favourite song about a ship and the sea…



    So I was in the shed this afternoon, listening to an album I had not listened to yet (I do have quite a few of those…) and was rather surprised when this song came on.  Very appropriate for this weekend’s theme…


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    @sundancer ah, so you’ve seen me playing the Battletech videogame then? 😀 (but in all seriousness that is a pretty rad interpretation of the tabletop game – now on sale 🙂 )

    @horati0nosebl0wer if only I had space for an airbrush setup >_< and yeah, I’ve got Mad Cat’s / Timber Wolf’s mk I, II & III here, just wish there was a decent model of the IV (although I do have a few of the pre-paints from Dark Age knocking around). No Rifleman but a Robotech Excaliber Destroid standing in for a Warhammer, a Tundra Wolf, a Raven, Catapult, 2 takes on the Atlas (plus a third unbuilt), and a clutch of others. I still have no idea how I want to paint any of these though….


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    @dawfydd I backed it back when they went to Kickstarter… one of the best KS investments I ever made 8)


    Ok, just got back from Avengers Endgame. It is worth the money. There are a couple moments of groan but the overall film was well executed. The Brie Larson interviews with the rest of the cast make sense now. Go watch and enjoy. I’ll hold my piece to not spoil it.

    Oh, I forgot to add in the first iteration that I picked up an easy build Primaris Redemptor Dreadnought, the one that doesn’t open, from my FLGS. I have plans for converting it despite my better judgement to avoid new things at the present. I really really want to do a conversion job on it for a Star Phantoms piece. I have no grand intention for playing but it could well go up for competition in a vehicle category. It’d be the first one I ever set out to do.

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