The Build So Far

To bring things up to date with progress so far…

Most of what I have achieved seems to have involved making holes in the hull.

My first task was to mark out and drill the necessary holes for the propeller/rudder assembly. I’ve yet to fix all the pieces in place as its a quite a major task to get everything square and true.

I have also cut the holes for the bow thruster. I’ve chosen to go for a working version at a little extra cost rather than simply using the supplied piece of tubing.

The anchor box has been assembled and fixed in to place. There was a size discrepancy between the template for marking the aperture and the box itself so the hole was simply cut larger to accommodate it.

And finally I have drilled out the cut-outs in the stern and am in the process of filing these to there finished size.

Introducing Our Lass II

This is the Our Lass II from Model Slipway, the kit I have chosen to be converted in to an Ork warship.

After a few weeks on a waiting list for the kit, due most likely to its sudden popularity after appearing in a magazine review, I finally received a huge box of parts on the 8th December. Here they are sprawled across my desk…

To give a little idea of the model’s size:
Length: 900mm
Beam: 300mm

The Big Idea!

Sometimes a crazy idea just appears in your head.

Last month was such an occasion. During a conversation with my dad who was busy working on his latest radio control model boat, I some how stumbled upon the notion of how cool it would be to build an Ork warship.

I should explain at this point that I’m quite a fan of Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40K… the modelling and painting of the miniatures as opposed to playing the tabletop games.

I continued to explain a few ideas of how it might look if a bunch of Orks were to build themselves a boat to take to war. Soon enough we started discussing which boat kits might be a suitable starting point for such a conversion. My dad mentioned a magazine review for Model Slipway’s Our Lass II and as soon as I saw the photos of it I felt the shape of the hull would be perfect. The rest as they say, is history.

Anyway, I’ve set up this Blog to record the process, where ever it may end up.