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Hi there, fellow BoBS'ers,

I'd like to present my Challenge V - Category D entry:

 

Fish from Above

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In their efforts to weaken the Eastern Bumbel Tuna Trading Company, the Garvian High Command had declared the waters around the Isla de Medio hunting grounds for their privateer fleet. As a result, especially the Tuna Strait quickly turned into a more and more dangerous place for the Marderian fishermen to go about their business. Fortunately for them though, the waters of the Tuna Strait were not only filled with fish, but also covered in thick layers of fog most of the time, thus still presenting a tempting area of operation for fishermen who were courageous enough to set sail.

As it so happens, the crew of the Tuna Spirit was made up of especially brave men, and the thought of staying ashore in fear of Garvian privateers wouldn't cross their minds. And even when they became aware of an enemy raider closing in on their position, they didn't think of running away. Instead, they used their fishing gear, ropes, nets, and painted sail cloth to disguise their tiny boat as a menacing ship of the line. Sure, it wasn't a perfect disguise, but in the spirit of the best defense being a good offense they decided to engage. And so one of the most... unusual... naval engagements of the entire war took place. Unaware of any large ships in the era, the crew of the Garvian raider was caught by a complete shock when the fog revealed a mighty two-decker ship of the line right before their eyes. In utter fear they tried to break off and get away, but it was too late as the large predator was obviously in firing range. And then, it rained down fish on the already terrorized Garvians... shortly after, the privateers had all jumped ship, and thus this day the Tuna Spirit hauled in their greatest catch ever.

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About:

Well, this was a lot of fun to build, although I had to do the final details using a laptop :wacko: Anyway, as usual all can be build... the vessels are based on cb4's full hull technique, and a special thanks to all who gave me some WIP input :classic:

 

Thanks for watching, C&C welcome! :classic:

 

Vive le Roi!

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Hahahahaha, you really got the sense of humour, KB!:pir-laugh:

Poor privateers, they should not be well received when they come back to their port, captured by fishermen, the shame.:laugh:

Everything is awesome in this build, the ships, the sea, dudes throwing fishes and abandonning ship. Nice job!

 

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:pir-laugh:  We've seen some pretty funny ideas for this category and here's another - very creative and well executed... although, it did take me a bit to figure it out!  What's with the bubbles though?  Some big fish down there... or is it a boiling sea?  Either way, I wouldn't have jumped ship if I had been a Garvian! :pir-grin:  Speaking of Garvey, that flag on top of their ship looks really really good!

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On 4/17/2017 at 8:32 AM, Kai NRG said:

What's with the bubbles though?

I'm pretty sure it's supposed to represent fog.

Nice work KB. :thumbup: 

Best figurehead ever. :pir-laugh: 

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Haha, very amusing entry, KB! :pir-grin: I am not too sure I would venture to sail a vessel with what will essentially work as a large fore and aft sail that can't be trimmed anyway, though! :pir_tong2: I'd love to see more of those two vessels, as the details are somewhat lost (in the fog? :pir-tongue:) in the current presentation. The privateer appears rather wide, and its seems to be using some interesting techniques, and I'd like to see more. Those curved catheads are great, btw.

Keep up the good work!

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