I know starships don't really have or require a keel but these are "ships" so why not. Years ago, actually decades now, I purchased the little book Traders and Gunboats. I really liked the Far Trader so I took some graph paper and made a scale floor plan for use in many Traveller adventures.
|A Far Trader deckplan.|
|Drawn back in the early 80's with pencil then drawn over again with pen.|
I always wanted a Far Trader n 3d. So I have officially begun the process of making one to 15mm scale. First I copied my old deckplan, then I glued it to a sheet of 1/8" plywood. This will give me a guide to cutting out the decks and someplace to attach the outer hull to.
|My copy of the deck plans glued to the plywood.|
The materials that will be used in construction are s follows:
1 sheet of 1/8" plywood
1 sheet of paper covered foamboard
an undetermined number of 1" x 24" wood strips for interior walls
|The sheet of foamboard.|
The ship has not been named as of yet, no I am not looking for names. I hope to have it ready by summer. I am out of my knowledge and comfort zone with certain aspects of this build. I have never attempted to bend foamboard and not have it crease.
I am working on other projects such as a 10mm Hittite army and my Cygnar forces for Warmachine. It may be a little time before I have more on this ship build.