The Tervak’Nar Cometh…

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The Tervak’Nar Cometh…

Written by Spartan Chris | Tags: ,

There are many ships across the Uncharted Seas that strike fear into the hearts of fleet admirals when they are seen on the horizon. There is a special curse among the Orc Raider clans for Imperial Human martyr vessels who rob hard won victories from even their fiercest captains. Dwarven engineers spit at assignment to piston ram cruisers, for their precision engineering requires endless maintenance in sweltering and dangerous conditions. There are ships which are known for good luck and safe travel and there are ships cursed for everything under the sun, but there are some reputations that go beyond simple hatred.

The Ralgard Tervak’Nar Flagship (with Vantak Battleship)

The Ralgard Tervak’Nar Flagship (with Vantak Battleship)

In recent times the Ralgard Flagship has, since its sails first appeared on the horizon of the Uncharted Seas, become the scourge of enemy fleets, making it cursed from the ports of Treymar to Aron-Delf. The ship has become known as the Red Ruin to sailors across the seas, its seemingly endless rows of cannons sound in a cacophony like a storm on the water, its towering hulk sits like the fortress it is, daring the foolish to meet their ends. The brave and the foolish alike have all gone to the depths against this beast, and the wise are quick to flee.

The Ralgard Tervak’Nar Flagship (Fore)

The Ralgard Tervak’Nar Flagship (Fore)

I shared the sailor’s curse when making the flagship, all those guns are as daunting to put on to a model as they are to face in battle, but the real nightmare was all the latticework which required painstaking effort to put it into all the little corners of the ship. As tough as it was, it’s also very rewarding to see the final shape, as all the Ralgard ships are: both a joy and a curse to make. The end result was a massive hulking behemoth, one of the single largest objects we’ve made to date for the Uncharted Seas, a ship so big it could crush the opposition, even when accidentally dropped!

The Ralgard Tervak’Nar Flagship (Fore)

The Ralgard Tervak’Nar Flagship (Fore)

The Ralgard Tervak’Nar Flagship

The Ralgard Tervak’Nar Flagship

The Ralgard Tervak’Nar Flagship

The Ralgard Tervak’Nar Flagship

The Ralgard Tervak’Nar Flagship

The Ralgard Tervak’Nar Flagship

The Ralgard Tervak’Nar Flagship (with Vantak Battleship)

The Ralgard Tervak’Nar Flagship (with Vantak Battleship)

The Ralgard Tervak’Nar Flagship (with Dralnak Balloonship)

The Ralgard Tervak’Nar Flagship (with Dralnak Balloonship)

The Ralgard Tervak’Nar Flagship (with Balloons)

The Ralgard Tervak’Nar Flagship (with Balloons)