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The HMAS Furious! This is airship is easy to build and looks great when finished.  Designed with 28mm VSF/Pulp gaming in mind.
The HMAS Furious! This is airship is easy to build and looks great when finished.  Designed with 28mm VSF/Pulp gaming in mind.
The HMAS Furious! This is airship is easy to build and looks great when finished. Designed with 28mm VSF/Pulp gaming in mind.
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43 backers pledged $7,000 to help bring this project to life.

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Airship for Victorian Science Fiction and Pulp Gaming

$7,000

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HMAS Furious

A VSF Airship

HMAS (Her Majesty's Airship) Furious is a great vessel to patrol the skies of Mars or an alternate version of Victorian Europe.  It was created to be used for gaming but would do just as well on display in your home. I have tried to achieve something that is both useful and beautiful with this ship.  I have scaled it to work with 28-30mm miniatures.

The HMAS Furious
The HMAS Furious

Construction

Care has been taken to ensure the model will be a fun gaming piece.  The Furious is a combination of MDF, chipboard, acrylic, dowel rod, string, and a couple lengths of PVC pipes. 

All pieces are laser cut and come flat packed on sheets to be punched out and assembled. The entire ship can easily be built with only Elmer's glue and patience.  To make your life easier, a few binder clips and some masking tape will help hold things in place while the glue dries.

Space for action to take place around the bridge.
Space for action to take place around the bridge.

 

The rear of the ship.
The rear of the ship.

 

HMAS Furious and sister ship HMAS Audacious
HMAS Furious and sister ship HMAS Audacious

Size

The HMAS Furious is 25 inches from bow to stern and has a beam of 15 inches from side to side.

Dimensions
Dimensions

The Interior

The interior of the ship is gameable as well.  Both levels of the super structure are removable.

Bridge Level
Bridge Level

 

FIrst floor with boilers.
FIrst floor with boilers.

Add-ons

A few add-ons have been planned for the time of the launch.  Feel to back with the base amount and I can invoice you for add-ons after the campaign is over.  There is a 'pledge manager' form I send out to help keep everything straight.

  • Display Base - $20
  • Each Display Base after the first - $12
  • Economy Base - $9
  • Each Economy Base after the first - $6
  • Additional Ship - $65
  • VSF Fins - $5
  • One-piece main hull - $6 (US)
  • One-piece main hull - $27 (Rest of World)

The additional ship may be another HMAS Furious or an HMAS Audacity.  Either way, two ships and bases will fit comfortably in the box for shipping, so the shipping fees won't increase.  If three or more ships are ordered, then shipping will be charged at actual cost.

Display Base and Economy Base

I have created a base that allows the ship to be displayed as if it were floating in the air.  It is not required to enjoy the model, but will be an optional add-on for those who wish to purchase it.  There is also an economy base for those wishing to display it on a budget.

The clear acrylic Display Base is $20 and is cut from 3mm acrylic and fits together with no glue necessary.

It is very hard to take a picture of a clear object.
It is very hard to take a picture of a clear object.

 The Economy Base is $9, it's made from MDF and can be glued together.

The economy base.
The economy base.

VSF Fins

These fins are available for those who want a more conservative, angular look to the ship.  It is $5 for the alternate fins.

A more angular version of the fins.
A more angular version of the fins.

One-Piece Hull

In order to fit the ship in a Medium Flat Rate Box, I had to split the hull into two pieces.  It's a fine solution, but a one-piece hull is the best solution.  A one-piece hull is $6 more to ship in the USA and $27 more to ship to the rest of the world.  In order to give folks the option, I've price the base shipping for the two piece and given the option to pay more for the one piece.

One Piece vs Two Piece Hull
One Piece vs Two Piece Hull

Audacious Variant

After a few outings of the Furious, it was evident that the design was solid and very serviceable, the crew loved it. Shortly after it left the shipyards a more efficient side by side boiler system was developed and rather than make a faster ship, more armor was added and now we have the Audacious.

This sister ship was designed to allow people to have more variety in their fleet.  Backers can choose which ship they prefer to receive and can order one ship, or two ships in any combination.

Front View
Front View

 

Rear Side View
Rear Side View

 

Audacious Profile
Audacious Profile

 

Audacious Interior 1
Audacious Interior 1

 

Audacious Interior 2
Audacious Interior 2

Additional Photos

Here is a variety of photos to show the ship's features off and some photos with figures on the ship to help show the scale.

 

 

View from the top.
View from the top.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Every project has some element of risk. I have done everything in my power to minimize this risk, and I've used what I have learned the last six times to reduce that even further. I have a great track record of fulfillment happening either early or within a week of the listed time.

So what you've got now is an experienced person who has produced miniatures and MDF projects through a Kickstarter seven times before, ready to do it again. I have a lot of happy backers and I can't wait to make more people happy this time.

In order to make this happen, I'm only opening up a few fulfillment slots for every month. When March and April are full and I've decided I can't produce any more that month, I'll open up the next month, and so on. I'm planning to ensure that everyone gets their reward when they should.

The only factor that would slow down reward shipping is a disastrous health issue or accident for myself or someone in my family. Let's hope that doesn't happen!

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