I have finally got the main deck stuck on! With that the shape of the boat really starts to become more apparent and I started thinking back to some of my earlier sketches where I had a shark’s Jaw at the bow. With the help of some card, I had a go at mocking up what it could look like if, rather than just painting teeth at the front, it was made to look like the Orks had constructed a big metal jaw and bolted it to the front of the boat.
I think it looks pretty menacing. Once you consider where the waterline will be, it should in theory look like a shark’s head coming out of the water. There are of course a couple of practical considerations. Firstly, it interferes a bit with the anchor box on the port side bow. And secondly, it could make lifting the boat out of the water rather interesting!