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Weatherdirk: Ship
The fourth installment of Weatherdirk, an exciting story set in the steampunk world of Sir Balamorgineas.
About this creation

In the chilly sky, Weatherdirk soared .

With her engine at half-speed, the ship glided through the dark clouds.

She pushed through the clouds, her propeller churning up a wake.

On deck, two of the crew, the young pilot and the cabin-girl, keep the night watch.

Wes took his stand at the helm and stamped his feet in the cold. He knew that he must be on his toes tonight. This was his first time steering a larger vessel and he was determined to keep her straight on course.

Laura gathered her thick skirts around her. She always enjoyed night watch. Laura loved to lean back and feel the air soaring beneath her. Though relaxed, she always kept her eyes on the darkness. Having spent most of her life in the sky, she knew how to be cautious.

An updraft shook the ship.
Wes: "Laura! Was that anything to worry about?"

Laura: *sigh* "No. There's nothing ahead. It was only air rising."
This jittery new pilot was worse than Burns, and he had only lasted a week. As Laura settled back against the beam, something caught her eye.

The towering rock face loomed out of the dark sky! The moonlight lit up its hard edges.

Laura: "Pull up! Rocks dead ahead! Hard to starboard."

Wes cut the engines and desperately tried to control the wheel.

Laura: "Get the captain!"

Wes ran to the bell.

Bong!

Laura: *gasp* The air flotsam carried a passenger.

Laura: "Man overboard! We need to bring her closer."

Cap'n Adolf Steele assessed the situation.
Adolf:"Raise the engines to quarter power and flip the side vents! Keep her straight on course while she slows!"

Wes hurriedly obeyed the orders as the cook, Gaston, emerged from the cabin.

After a few seconds of hesitation,
Gaston:"This spire isn't the point of impact. The flotsam floated a ways. Soldier boy looks like an Imp. Careful!"

Adolf: "Steady!"
Wes: *ulp*

Weatherdirk loomed nearer and nearer to the cold rock.

The Imperial airman shifted on his icy chain.

The stiff figure wrestled closer on his stranded raft.

Erikson: "What's the commotion?"
Gaston: "The Spines are early and they have caught an 'Imp.'
Adolf: "Get up top and help Laura pull him in."

Erikson: *grunt*
Laura: "We need to be closer. Soft to port!"

Adolf: "Alright Wes, calm and steady."
Wes: "Aye sir!"
The airship edged closer. The Imperial gathered himself and..

..jumped for the dangling chain.



The momentum of his swing stopped short.

Gaston: "Drop the starboard vent!"

The violent motion of uneven vents was enough umpf to swing the airman to safety!

Erikson: Pull out!

After Erikson helped the Imp down to the deck and Wes regained confident controll of the vessel, The crew turned to their guest.

Adolf: "You have had a harrowing evening. What are you called and how did you come to be in such dire straights?"

Erikson: "Your uniform is Imperial, are you?"
Winston: "My name is Winston and my loyalties are my own. If you want my story, I suggest getting me to a warmer and softer place than this."

Adolf: "Very well than."
Gaston: "The secondary engine room should be suitable."
Adolf: "We shall await your story with great interest."



This is the fourth segment of the Weatherdirk Story. If you want to start at the beginning, you may meet the cook, Gaston, in Airship Kitchenette. This episode displays my largest airship yet. The ship Weatherdirk took roughly three months to build and contains 2,392 light bley 2x2 rounds. I also attempted to do dramatic lighting. It is patchy in some places, but I think it sets the eery mood.



Soli Deo Gloria



Comments

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  August 21, 2012
Brilliant!!!! I love the balloon bit of the diridgible!
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  July 5, 2012
Nice work "sir"! =D
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  May 13, 2012
wow! I never have seen an envelope as big as that!( or as good!)
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  May 6, 2012
That's a lot of 2x2 cylinders... O_O
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  May 3, 2012
What a massive project! It should have more likes! Awesome job here!
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  May 1, 2012
Wow that's about as cool as the zeppelin in my steam punk adventure manga Stefan von Reichenstein the Sky Pirate.
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  May 1, 2012
Nothing like some good ol' fashioned steampunk goodness! That ship is enormous, and it looks very nice, especially the balloon!
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  April 30, 2012
Great ship and a cool storyline! Can't wait to see more!
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  April 30, 2012
Wow I am in awe of you round plate collection lol Really nice airship! nice storyline too. Very well done!
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  April 30, 2012
Wow.
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  April 30, 2012
That is just magnificent.
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  April 29, 2012
I can take some of those flat round 2x2s off of your hands since you obviously have too many. :p
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  April 29, 2012
Very original design and technique, and the detailing on the ship is good too. Most impressive of all, though, is the size. That is one impressively sized airship.
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  April 29, 2012
Awesome! I like the story, and that's a cool ship.
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  April 29, 2012
Majestic! Great ship, and cool story!
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  April 29, 2012
The balloon technique works vey well, and I like its originality. Keep it up!
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  April 29, 2012
Cool story! The air ship is so awesome!
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  April 29, 2012
Really cool! Nice story!
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  April 29, 2012
I don't think you have enough 2x2 round plates :P A very interesting design.
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  April 29, 2012
Great job! The build is excellent and the story is great! :D 5/5!
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  April 29, 2012
That ship is.....HUGE!!!! I never expected this amazing story! I am dying to know more.
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  April 29, 2012
Wonderful work. That airship is gorgeous.
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  April 29, 2012
Engaging story and wonderful ship! :)
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  April 28, 2012
I actually found my self reading the story, and I never read the story. Good job! Both the story and the build are top notch, keep it up!
 
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