with the introduction of the new miniatures released and the new design line, i have started to work on my dwarf flying fortress
i will use the following for help:
white dwarf 306, has a nice article on lotr-style ship (loaned from a friend)
this very useful website: http://portsofpelargir.webs.com
this thread from warseer: http://www.warseer.c...Airship-project
these are my sketches and i hope to match them - not the most competent when it comes to scratch building
oh - and i need a better name for it!
the zeppelin has a bomb bay (below deck), 2 guns mounted on each side for self defence, a pilot (in the front) and a commander (rear). the front "balloon" section is larger, because i think this part will be heavier, as the bomb bay is more towards the front. the balloons are protected with "sheet armour plates", and the front has some sort of battering ram made of sloped metal. shields are there to protect the wooden hull. the weird shield is supposed to have a metalsmith duck-billed pliers or something like that.
upper view (not very detailed)