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The edges should hang over Bestial Brown the back by 1" and the sides by 1. the original strips are flat and featureless. 1/24"looked like it had been thrown together. ask your parents for help) Hammer Sprue Clippers . Simply cut along the edges of each strip to make it Sharp modeling knife look like a Beast of Chaos took an axe to it. Primer Graveyard Earth Now you have to mount the poopdeck on the main hull. The main hull section is 12" long and (2) Chaos Vehicle 4" wide. 1/4"-diameter balsa wood dowel is such a thing). Once you know how it Scorched Brown should be placed. The whole base of the boat needs to be lined with balsa wood. 36"-long. However. 1/4"-wide attentions of those malicious powers than to balsa wood strip (no build them a floating shrine. You'll need a jig saw or circular saw to cut (Item #99390102001) out these sections. How do we give Tools these boring balsa wood strips that loving Beastman touch? (kids.5". I shall guide you in wood square strip the ways of Beastmen naval engineering (if there 8"-long. while the poopdeck (yeah. Be very careful – these tools are dangerous if handled incorrectly. you heard me) is the same Accessory Sprue 1 width and 7" long. Make sure you Circular or jig saw (kids. ask your parents You need to use your sharp hobby knife and whittle the wood for help) slightly. a Beastmen shrine? thinner than 1/25") Yes. Bubonic Brown Bleached Bone This next part is where things get a little tricky. Measure in 3" from the aft of the main hull and make a mark. I started with the idea of a river barge that 16"-long. Ask an adult for help if you're Chaos Black Spray under 18. I wanted it to be unlike anything ever seen for a dowel Beastman army. even those forest-dwelling Chaos beasties 34"x1/8"x1/8" balsa need boats to raid and pillage the weak inhabitants of the Old World. Remember to wear safety glasses Paints whenever using power tools. start with the hull. and what better way to gather the 20"-long. Snakebite Leather Desert Yellow Place the 7"-inch deck perpindicular to the main hull so it lines up with the mark you made. 1/2"This project is very different they anything I have ever diameter balsa wood worked on. diameter balsa wood dowel Construction 1/4" brass finishing nails Packing string Superglue (1) Warhammer Siege Tower (Item #64-02) (2) Chaos Marauder Shield Sprue (Item #99360201002) First. too).Supplies 20"x4"x1/2" balsa wood sheet 1/2"-wide balsa wood strip (enough to cover Chaos is coming this summer with Storm of ~100 square inches) Chaos. glue the two pieces together with superglue Boltgun Metal (woodglue will work.
you are going to need the base of the Siege Tower. Take the 34"x1/8"x1/8" piece of balsa wood and cut it into four 8. Ramp's Away! So far. You are going to use most of the sprues from the boxed set to make the ramp and bridge canopy. You don't have to prove your devotion to Khorne by bleeding on your boat. it is time to place the railing were the oars will be mounted. Finally. For the ramp itself. Rough the wood as explained above and then glue them to the deck so that they are flush and square with the deck's outside edge. glue them in place. Cut off two of the three wheel axles on each side of the tower base. This remaining axle will serve as the pin for the ramp hinge. this looks like a nice riverboat where you might find your grandparents playing bingo. hammer multiple brass nails in appropriate places on the planks. Once you have the planks made for the deck and sides. Since these strips need to cover the entire boat. I came up with the idea of a boarding ramp. . After talking to my friends and gathering a few ideas from popular movies.5" segments. It still needs that hardcore Beastie look. After all the decking has been glued and nailed down. usually around the joints.cut away from yourself and watch your fingers. you want his boat to have the angry-but-not-so-clever Beastman look. so be loose and creative when placing the deck boards. as well as the ramp and mid-level deck that leads to the ramp (see the photo to the left). leaving the axle farthest from the "teeth" intact. you might find it easer to cut the strips to fit on the deck and sides before you rough them with the knife. This is were the Warhammer Siege Tower comes in. Remember.
Now it's time to put the ramp together. since these struts will bear the weight of the boat full o' Beastmen. Also add the railing around the bridge using bitz from the Chaos Vehicle sprues. . Simply cut up the top hoarding (that's the castle-like wall stuff) so you have two pieces that are three planks wide. You will have to to cut off a few deck planks to make it fit over the tower base piece. and make sure not to place rails along the aft of the deck since the canopy base will go here. Make sure the grain side is facing out and visible. Glue both pieces to the underside of the boat. Then center each strip so that there is a 3" overhang on both sides of the boat. Attach the ramp to the prow of the barge by the hinges (see the photo below). To finish the ramp. See the picture to the left to see how I did it. Now. The hole doesn't have to be neat – it will be covered in a second. These shields will keep the hinges in place. Check the fit to make sure the ramp pin can fit through the hinge bracket. Make sure to glue them in several places. glue four more shields on the side of the ramp where the axles used to be before you cut them off. Use your hobby knife (or drill if you have one) to make the hole through the center plank. While you're at it. Cut the 20"-long. put the hinge brackets in place and glue two Chaos Marauder shields on the pin (do NOT let the glue run down into the hinge assembly). 1/4"-wide balsa wood strip into two pieces that are each 10" long. Next are the hinge brackets. use a few more plank sections from the Siege Tower sprues to make stairs leading up to the bridge. It is time to add the outrigger struts. Leave a 1/2" gap on the outside edge of the bridge. Glue the decking pieces to the bottom of the tower base to cover up the exposed rafters.
This step will . Cut the 32"-long dowel into eight 4" sections for the oars and glue them in place on the oar rests. take the 8"-long. make four small indentations for the oar rests. To make the back wall of the canopy. take the large bit with the skins on it from the front of the tower and place it on the back wall and supporting dowels. Glue the pontoons to the outrigger struts and then lash them with the string.5" from the side of the poopdeck and make a mark (one on each side). 1/2"-diameter pieces. 1/4"-diameter balsa wood dowel and cut it into two 4" sections with a saw. add a few Beastmen and Chaos bitz and your canopy is complete.5" in from the back wall and 1. Glue the dowels you just cut on these marks to form the canopy support struts. use the leftovers from the hull and cut out a 2"-wide. Add balsa strips to this back board like you did to the hull and glue the whole thing to the bridge deck.75" from the bow (not the ramp) and make a mark. For the oar rests on the side rails. With a little trimming with your hobby knife. Whittle this down so it looks rough and is tapered at both ends. From the Siege Tower boxed set.5"-long piece. Add a few hoarding and ladder bitz from the Siege Tower to the pontoons and you're done! The boat has been assembled and now comes the real fun: painting! Painting Time to paint this beast! In a well ventilated area. Glue this down. 5. Now. Okay. To make the pontoons. Basecoat the entire barge with Graveyard Earth. take the 36" dowel and cut it in half to make two 18"-long. you should be able to get this to fit. Measure back another 1" and make a series of four marks in total. The canopy is fairly easy to assemble. prime the entire thing with Chaos Black Spray Primer. measure back 2.Time to add the canopy and other finishing touches. here's the final stretch. Measure 3. With your hobby knife.
too. Paint the deck nails with Boltgun Metal to finish off the decking. As for all the Chaos Marauder shields. kill. make sure to hit the nails with Boltgun Metal if you missed them from before. Basecoat them with Scorched Brown followed by a heavy drybrush of Bestial Brown (click the image to the left for a larger version). To finish the spikes.take a while. So. happy sailing and remember to pillage before you burn because it just doesn't work the other way around. Next. Next. On to the skins on the canopy. drybrush the whole thing with Snakebite Leather followed by Desert Yellow. I painted them with a basecoat of Scab Red highlighted with Gore Red and then Blood Red. However. and then hopefully set something on fire. Here she is – one finished Beastman Barge! This project was a lot of fun. but it's worth it for the water-aged look it gives. paint the spikey bitz on the bridge with Boltgun. While you're at it. paint the skulls in any manner you like and wash the metal with watered-down Black Ink. Working with Chaos always seems to give you the freedom to really do something wild. . I painted the metal areas with Tin Bitz followed by a highlight of Dwarf Bronze. board. you can paint your sheilds to match your army theme as you see fit. I think this boat captures the mentality of the Beastmen: just ram. To add contrast.
Crew & Speed. regardless of how far the Barge moved in the Movement Phase. they have effected one nautical innovation: the boarding ramp. models using the boarding ramp may leap to any spot on an enemy vessel within 3” of the ramp and need not jump straight across per the normal rules for Leaping Aboard. if it normally could do so). Though the Beasts of Chaos are worse engineers than they are shipwrights. which makes Blocking Actions difficult and defending the ship from boarders a challenge. On the shoreline. any model that uses the boarding ramp can move its full Movement distance to disembark (and may double this distance to March or Charge. some of the more clever Gors and Bestigors will cobble together a crude barge and force the Ungors to pull the oars. Models using the boarding ramp always pass Leaping Aboard Tests. The following rules apply only to Small. This crude ramp is mounted on the bow of the ship and swings down for easy boarding of enemy vessels and rapid disembarking during shoreline raids. Models using the boarding ramp can even leap over the heads of enemy models. Enemy models never get the Difference in Deck Heights bonus when attacking a model on a Barge equipped with a boarding ramp. Dinghysized Barges follow the normal rules for Rowed Dinghies. Whenever a Beastmen Barge makes contact with an enemy vessel or the shore. and Large Beastmen Barges. Beastmen Barges are Rowed Ships and. but occasionally. Per normal rules for Rowed Ships. In a boarding action. the boarding ramp is dropped into place. follow the rules for Rowed Ships as described on p. except where noted below. 136 of The General’s Compendium. the barges sail well enough for shoreline raids and coastline boarding actions. . While these Beastmen craft are not vessels that more intelligent races would consider particularly seaworthy. Medium. Beastmen Barge Special Rules Boarding Ramp.Beastmen Barge Rules The Beasts of Chaos are not known for being a seafaring race.
139 of The General’s Compendium. the ship has difficulty moving and turning. The shot hits the hull instead of the pontoon. 3-5 The shot strikes the pontoon. The pontoons stabilize the ship. the resulting flying splinters and shrapnel cause D3 S4 hits on the crew. If 1 6 or more Damage Points are caused. Except for the pontoons. Roll to wound as normal. Without them. the ship’s maximum movement is reduced by 1”.No Cannon. Damage & Specialty Target Areas. They can just about understand the Stone Thrower and the Bolt Thrower. The shot strikes the pontoon. but the secrets of black powder elude them. Pontoon Chart The shot falls harmlessly into the water between the pontoon and the hull. oars. roll a D6 and consult the Pontoon Chart to determine what has occurred. The Beast of Chaos are not a technologically adept army. Each pontoon has a Toughness of 7 and 3 Damage Points. and pontoons). When a hit is scored against a pontoon. Thus. all of these target areas function exactly like those of other Rowed Ships. Beastmen Barges have the following target areas: Crew. Roll to wound as normal. Hull. Beastmen Barges cannot be equipped with Cannon per the rules on p. 1 . and the ship can only make a single turn of up to 45 degrees in the Movement Phase. Roll to 2 wound the hull as normal. Per normal rules for Rowed Ships. If one or both pontoons are reduced to 0 Damage Points. Maneuvering a Beastmen Barge. and Specialty Targets (war machines. rudders.
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