|MAIDEN OF THE HIGH SEAS|
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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.
David Yaklin said:
Simply stunning, by far and away the best looking of any card stock gaming model I've ever seen. Its irrelevant whether or not or not its going to be used in a game. All WWG fans should build one as a display piece.
Although its often sighted as the most complicated build I disagree. Its made almost entirely of sandwich folded pieces that are VERY simple to make. And the great instructions make assembly straight forward.
Such a loved set it has received any number of great kitbashes to elaborate and customize.
Review Posted: May 31, 2009
Erik Pede said:
Of all the models I build in my years of cardboardfolding, this is still the one that gave me the greatest satisfaction. There isn't one single model that can even come close to it:)
It's not only a nice piece for roleplaying purposes but also a great eyecatcher for visitors whenever it's not in use.
But be adviced...some experience in cardboardfolding is adviced before starting on this one.
If you have that experience...well, then there's no excuse for you...get it now, you won't regret it.
Review Posted: June 27, 2006
Michael Flanagan said:
Yes I too agree that the Maiden of the High Seas is one of the best models all around. First off even if you don't have a need for it you can still use it as a display piece, and if you do have a need for it well this boat just ROCKS!!!!!(no puns intended LOL) Second this is by far the most fun I ever had modeling ( Just look thur my folder and you can see how many models I've done! Here is a link to it http://wwgallery.pcinfoman.com/index.php?cat=10053 )So to sum it up just buy the ship and you will see what got me a excited!!!!
Review Posted: June 3, 2006
Chris Rood said:
BUY THIS SHIP NOW!!!! I don't care if your game system or campaign doesn't have a use for it, or if you aren't presently playing... This kit is the kind of immersive building project that brings back those childhood days of wonder and obsession over a "pet project". The instructions are clear and concise, the parts and textures print clean, and the build...
...Well, the build is rewarding, to say the least. Just take your time and don't "cut corners", so to speak. If you've built cardstock before, no worries here, and if it's your first foray, the "DOH!" moments will soon be replaced by smiles and pride. Just make sure you have the space to display this puppy, so your friends/fellow gamers can drool...Pick up some foamcore as well, as it is ESSENTIAL for this build.
Review Posted: May 24, 2006
Kai Teck Ng said:
A time and supplies consuming build but despite the complexity of the model kit, relatively easy to build thanks to the clear instructions, good geometry of the set (everything fits!) and well thought out design.
The ship itself once built is fairly sturdy and should survive gaming relatively well.
Very impressed. It is huge btw...
Review Posted: September 25, 2005