Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Faering.

From Wikipedia:
"A faering is an open boat with two pairs of oars commonly found in most boat-building traditions of Western and Northern Scandinavia."
These boats date back to the Viking Era, and several examples were excavated with the Gokstad ship.

These may have been what Tolkien had in mind when describing the boats of Lake-Town.
I have a master plan to design a whole Lake-Town set, with docks and boats and buildings, but you'll have to wait for that one...maybe for a long time....
These boats were also the inspiration for the Elven canoes from Peter Jackson's LOTR.
Maybe I'll texture a version to match.  So many little time.....

So, here's a small faering boat model, suitable for Viking, Dark Ages, or Fantasy gaming.
Or just to have floating around your docks.
Its a waterline model, scaled for 25-30 mm figures with room for a few figures to stand inside.
There's three different coloured versions, the third one is slightly longer.
Each one prints on a single 8.5x11 page at full scale.
With instructions.

Download the jpg's here...

Hope you like,

Grendel's Mother

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