|MAIDEN OF THE HIGH SEAS|
|Format||SKU||Genre||Product Line||Scale||Released||File Size|
|PDF Download||wwgtm||Fantasy||Classics||1", 1.5", zero grid||January 6, 2004|
Whether you're gamers are die-hard swashbucklers or you simply need a ship for a crucial plot point, the Maiden will fill a long time void in many RPG genres
A proud item to display on the gaming table and equally suited for the fireplace mantel ;) But what makes the Maiden especially unique is her ability to separate decks "on the fly", allowing for multiple, simultaneous levels of game play and combat!
The sterncastle, forecastle and main hull are all independent sections. Each has a roof that is easily removed to access interior elements with ease. Combat and general movement can take place on all decks simultaneously without the need to re-order other sections. The lower decks even accommodates a number of ornately detailed free floating walls, allowing you to create practically any interior hull layout.
With the Maiden's unique mast and yard design users can configure their ships sails in any number of ways in "real time". Simply drop on the sail of your choice to change the look and feel of the ship. Even show "raised sail states" with a number of raised sail designs. A great way to give players a sense of what state the sails are in during a bad stretch of weather ;)
As usual WorldWorks has provided you with a number of highly detailed interior props to "dress" the inside of your ship and give it a rich pirate flair! From the captain's desk strewn with maps to the sweat stained hammocks, each element and texture have been carefully crafted to give you an authentic nautical feel. Bed trunks, tables, chairs, cargo crates, weathered cannons and of course the dreaded "plank" all add to an environment that will make your players feel like they are really there!
WorldWorks has incorporated the use of Ink-Jet transparencies for elements such as complex riggings, knotted roping (ratlines) and windows, which have been rendered with incredible detail specifically to be printed on transparencies.
To create a convincing ocean worthy of your creation we've put together a large format area of water with specular lighting, reflectivity's and wave effects.
Extend the central hull as long as you like, add more masts, change sail designs, make her stubby, make her long. There is monstrous kitbashing potential here. Build one, build a fleet!
So what are you waiting for? Get sailing ya scurvy ridden scalawag!
What Makes a Classic?
WWG Classics is a special area dedicated to products which have continued to excel despite their longevity. Many of these products carry with them their own unique format and remain highly useful for their intended purpose.
Michael Proteau said:
Intimidating, but so worth it! The forums were a great help for me to get past any parts I had questions about. It's a really beautiful model, very sturdy, and rich in detail.
Review Posted: October 25, 2012
Lily Bruggeman said:
This is awesome. 1 of the best. Not simply to build but so very nice. Just buy it and try it out.
Review Posted: July 30, 2012
Craig Yack said:
After purchasing a Brother 4150cdn color laser printer (which so far has taken 65# cardstock just fine), I figured I'd buy this cardstock model to try it out.
As the other reviews have said, this is a very fine looking set piece. A very rewarding effort.
A couple of cautions:
1. If you want the squares on your deck floors to be the proper size, make sure you print with NO scaling. My ship ended up 1.5" short because I didn't notice I was printing "Fit to Printable Area" the whole time. Still, it's 95% what its size should be, and everything fit together, so I won't complain.
2. There are a few places where lines should be scored but aren't noted, and where others should be scored on the opposite side of the cardstock instead. Do your homework and evaluate how things go together before you start scoring.
3. The left staircase on the sterncastle has its boards printed backwards, so they don't match up in color with the main deck. Not entirely noticeable unless you are looking for it.
2 and 3 only very slightly mar an excellent cardstock project for anyone starting out with cardstock modeling or wanting a beautiful ship to display or use in their games.
Review Posted: June 19, 2011
Dennis O'Brien said:
This is the best World Works set to date - If you are considering a pirates game - whether role play or a game featuring boarding actions then this is indispensable. If the rating system allowed I would give it six out of five stars.
The Maiden is a massive square rigged ship, of indeterminate class, typically seen, when built, as a three master. In length she is over twenty eight inches, more if you include her masthead and jib.
The Maiden dominates a table in a manner that is very seldom seen with cardstock terrain, the masts towering over even ogres standing on her deck, the cannon along her sides promising destruction if she is brought to battle. Bigger than anything likely to be on the table, aside form a castle or fort.
Five out of Five stars.
Review Posted: June 18, 2009
Jason Picheo said:
A very detailed and beautiful rendition of a sailing vessel. Highly detailed and moduler. This model is at home either on your gaming table or over your Mantle.
Review Posted: June 3, 2009