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The Rim Greaper by Spielorjh The Rim Greaper by Spielorjh

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…

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steamflunky Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016
Nice work.
I wont be building one as it takes up way too much room.
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Spielorjh Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, it really does.
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JordanGreywolf Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fascinating and inspiring!  I so want to rush out and build an airship now.  (I'm not sure what I have to make one out of, but I guess I'll be on the lookout for anything in the thrift store that might serve as a good starting point.)
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Spielorjh Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Go to it and good luck!
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ShadowRaven2006 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I still can't believe you named her the Rim Greaper.
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Spielorjh Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Snrk.
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nomyai Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016
She's a beauty and must be a menacing sight coming over the horizon!  I love your explanation of how the bow mounted "Aetheric Lance" cannon works!  I can just hear the engineering conversation now ...

"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.

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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.
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Spielorjh Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! 
Engineers throughout time and genre have had conversations like that yeah.

And yes, there is door hardware on the deck.
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pearwood Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I particularly like the Aetheric Lance. Because.
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Spielorjh Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
And for reasons specific to our family I find that weapon system particularly hard to consistently spell.
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pearwood Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, I thought of that.
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Yari-Ashigaru Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic Ship
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Spielorjh Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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