Buying a BSB and a QAR - can I convert one of these to Imperial vessel
Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:23 PM
I'm currently aggressively bidding on a Black Seas Barracuda on eBay, and I've also ordered a QAR from Amazon. I currently own an old Renegade Runner and numerous boats, but also 4 hull pieces that I got from a boot fair years ago (bow, stern, 2 middle sections). I possess a metric tonne of pirate figures and about 10 imperials. My aim is to have a single large imperial ship that can combat the pirate horde - having never built a custom ship before, I need some help! Is it easier to convert the QAR to an imperial vessel, or modify/expand a BSB and take off the pirate flags? Ideally the imp ship would have a 4+ cannon broadside, 3 is acceptable.
I've seen the Imperial Flagship (102010) but at £245 (Amazon, cheapest I've seen) it is just too much money I think.
NB. If you think the BSB is less suitable than another ship, please say so and I'll stop my pursuit of one :)
Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:46 PM
Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:03 PM
Infact, you could even add two on both sides, making a total of 8 cannons.
That would make 4 studs between the cannonports, very reasonable.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:57 PM
Hi guys, thanks for the advice.
I have ordered a QAR from Amazon (had a £50 gift voucher so it cost £40 in the end) and also won an auction for a BSB from eBay (£58) so I'm quite happy.
I was considering buying a second BSB and demolishing it for parts so that I could turn my first BSB into a larger Imperial ship. Is this plausible, or total overkill? I already have the hull sections and a single mast /w rigging but not much else.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:14 PM
I found a couple of good examples of rigging for expanded BSB's:
In case you don't know, I found these in the Ship Index
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:34 PM
Edited by CaptainBermuda, 20 April 2012 - 10:35 PM.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:41 PM
I too can't see why you couldn't convert the BSB but the sails and stained glass give the QAR the edge for me out of the two.
Posted 28 April 2012 - 12:39 AM
As a compromise, she'd make a mightily good privateer vessel also I'd guess!
Posted 30 April 2012 - 01:45 PM
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