Thursday, August 9, 2012

War Galleys and Canoes...some progress!

Khmer War Galley (top) and Canoe (bottom) - cast by JTFM

Jeff Trnka of JTFM sent me these pictures today of the Khmer War Galley and War Canoe models. He has cut the prow and stern off about five of the plain versions. The bits will be sent to Andrew May in the UK for him to add some funky Khmer detailing similar to the examples below:

The idea is that the prows, body and stern will all be interchangeable to allow for maximum customization. Once that is done, I'll start thinking about crews. These are intended for the Garden of Kama setting so there will be Kamjola (Khmer), Champakou (Cham) and the Amazon nations of Ologog and Aoa.

The galleys were sculpted by Tony Harwood. The galley is about 12" long, and the canoe about 8".

Oh, yeah, almost forgot - the Mara are going off for molding and casting tomorrow. :-)


  1. I have placed a link on my Blog.

    Great to see them cast up and I look forward to seeing the Dragon Sculpted prow.


  2. Hi Tony! The plan is for 2-3 versions of prow and stern, plus plain and Makara-headed hulls. And I've been discussing doing some Dong Son versions using the same hulls. The Dong Son are bronze age Vietnamese from the Red River area. Only the vagues of art (from bronze drums) to work from however...