GMM SHOWCASE: Building the Boat – The Rime


To wrap up the Merchant Marienburger, we needed some swag and a poem based on Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

Hello BoLS readers!

Recently on my Instagram page I have been running a series on past large displays for Adepticon – big monsters of miniature I have been doing over the years.  They decorate my house well, but it feels good to dust them off and get them out there in the world again.  Plus it is a good opportunity to go over points I never shared, and revisit the past.  When making something so big under time pressure, it leaves a lasting imprint on a person. Can still hear the Alestorm and taste the Kraken rum late into a cold March night, plugging away on this beast.  I want to share that with you, the love and experience of building something at the edge of one’s abilities. So sit back and enjoy – crack open the Kraken and pour a little out for my man Coleridge.



To wrap things up, here is the poem based on Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner.  Always been a favorite and it seemed so appropriate for the project.  It tells the story of Van Der Krall, Manaan captain and his searching for the Kraken, and the lure given to him from some sketchy man on the docks.  I am not much of a writer but it sure was a fun break from all the work to rewrite the poem with a Fantasy twist.

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Thank you for following along in this series, and hope you enjoyed!  See you in the next one.


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Thanks, and until next time!

  • Madlants

    A pretty fantastic piece.
    Almost makes you forget that Marienburg doesn’t exist anymore. 😛