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Saturday, 19 November 2016

Imperial Skies Scratchbuilds

Hello again all,
I actually was never into Aeronef before but.... after having bought Gruntz , which I like a lot , I decided to pitch in the Imperial Skies during the Kickstarter .

Imperial skies has the looks of a very interesting game though I wish that the author would make the Pdf version available to buyers so that one can print any cards one wishes. A set of official counters would be nice also . This was done for Gruntz so why not for Imp Skies ?

Anyway I decided to build my own ships to have more personalised fleets.

3mm White PVC sheet ( though Lollipop wooden sticks can easily be used also ) , Empty Ball pen ink tubes for funnels & sprue turrets. Very fiddly to build but I think well worth the work.
With hindsight , my advice would be to get turret sets from Brigade , as I had done with the planes & bombers ( which are too small to scratchbuild anyway ).

I used the same Ship model dimensions found on the Brigade site. My first 3 models represent a British Torpedo Nef ( 23 x 8 mm ) a Patrol Nef ( 38 x 12 mm ) & a Cruiser ( 64 x 18mm ). Now all I need to build is a Battleship & an Aircraft Carrier.(ready) - Next I built German versions . Last I built 4 Digs using missiles from a 1/32nd scale aircraft kit.

Now I have the basis for 2 fleets.

Enjoy & may you be Inspired
Z












The metal Airplane on the right is a Brigade model's one.