36" from tip to props, The Rim Greaper is a VSF/Steampunk Victorian SciFi flying ironclad ship built from a plastic aircraft carrier toy.
In-universe, flight is achieved by electrically charging the Unobtanium plating on the hull, the arc cannons on deck work off the same principle, and the Aetheric Lance on the prow works because the Story Says It Does.
She was comissioned by Her Majesty's Royal Navy, constructed by barrister-turned shipwright Sir Andrew St. George, and assisted by the local Mechanaether Guild.
Construction took about three weeks of evenings, and painting took maybe five evenings. My son helped a great deal with the concepts and making sure it was a playable surface. The top comes off and attaches to the hull by magnets. The bridge fits inside the superstructure.
More pictures posted here: www.facebook...77153135&type=3
The construction is detailed here: forum.reaperm...lds-an-aeronef…
I wont be building one as it takes up way too much room.
"Don't change anything on the design," said Engineer 1.
"Why not?" asked Engineer 2.
"It won't work if you do," replied Engineer 1.
"Then how did Professor Aetheric get it to work in the first place?" demanded Engineer 2.
"Even he didn't know, it just did," smiled Engineer 1.
On a technical note, do I detect some door hardware in her construction?
I'm not sure if it's my system or not but the two links provided won't open for me. I get a "Site can't be reached" notice on both of them.
Engineers throughout time and genre have had conversations like that yeah.
And yes, there is door hardware on the deck.