Geetings, friends. I hope this finds you well.
Here’s a bit of nonsense. I said a while ago that I had an airship in mind for my Rockies Ablaze project, and in my mind it was going to be some sort of Zeppelin. I had acquired Revell’s 1:720 scale Hindenburg model and some of Bob Murch’s Pulp Figures Zeppelin troops, which seemed like the perfect villains fo my stalwart Mounties and mountain men. But things got a bt out of hand and this thing appeared.
On Twitter there is a bit of a fictional airship community which mostly exists to tell silly stories about implausible airships, with some blog spin-offs, like this one. I played along for a while, creating a Twitter account, @hmcawolf, dedicated to telling the story of the Royal Canadian Airship Service and is flagship, Her Majesty’s Canadian Airship, Timber Wolf. The idea was an alternate Edwardian history where the Dominion of Canada used airships to patrol the coasts and skies, with they crews who would be a mix of sailors, soldiers, mounties and scientists. The idea comes in part from Chris Stoesen’s Thomas Deveraux series, set in an alternate history where the Confederacy survived and the majoir powers use airships.
HMCA TimberWolf combines the Revell Hindenburg model with bits and pieces from an Academy Models 1/72 scale B17-F model (guns, canopy, etc) with some surplus decals from Airfix 1/72 scale Typhoon kits. I’s a bit of a dog’s breakfast but it amused me.
I am sure that HMCA Timber Wolf will need a German nemesis and that they will do battle in the skies over the Rockies. Stay vigilant, chaps!