Wednesday, 2 September 2015

28mm Harbour Crane from Fenris Games

We will soon play a Pulp Alley game set in the harbour of Soerabaja in the Dutch East Indies. What would a harbour be without a big crane? Not much of a harbour, I say. So I had to find one.
Fenris Games had just what I was after - Ichabod Crane – a resin and laser-cut plywood kit.
The tutorial on the web on how to assemble it could have been a bit more clear, but I managed to get it together without too much fuss.
Painted it with Vallejo 972 Light Green Blue and drybrushed with Citadel Chainmail. After that I applied a Vallejo rust wash where appropriate and followed that with different pigments to simulate rust and dust.
Now it’s ready for daring adventurers to swing in the chains and rain death down on unsuspecting enemies. I guess we could get a real Indiana Jones feel in the Soerabaja Harbour scenario.
Fenris just announced that they will temporarily suspend production of laser cut kits, so you won’t be able to get your hands on this kit in the near future, unfortunately. Sad news, as I had my eyes on their nodding donkey oil rig. Wanted a couple of these for pulp games, but that will have to wait.

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  1. Very nice! I have a similar one in 1/87 plastic, they are really iconic.

  2. Just discovered your blog....fantastic!

    I really need one of those cranes for my port project...can only hope fenris get sorted soon...

    Keep up the great work!

    1. Oh, and I'm following your port project. Very inspiring. We seem to have the same interests.

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    1. Thank you, Gordon. It did turn out rather well.

  4. Nice work! A harbour's not a harbour without one of those.

  5. Extremely cool model! You've made a beautiful result of this kit with your very talented rust-effects! Look forward to seeing it at the club.

    1. Thanks!
      My 'talented rust-effects' were a first try with these, actually :-)
      I've got a lot to learn there.
      Anyway, the model is among my stuff at the club now.

  6. Very cool indeed! Great addition to the harbour.