Did you build the ship from plans or straight out of your head? I'l extremely impressed by the boat and shoreline - looks like very few historical periods they wouldn't be suitable for. Do you play/collect a particular army?
Haha, Captain Finch would be a little weird as I thought I was going to use this ship as a gun boat for my 28mm Brittish Napoleonic army.
Too much Hornblower + Sharpe while painting I guess..
About the gameboard piece, as I play warmahordes, 28mm BP, 15mm in ancient to ww2, and a little modern 20mm I try to make my gameboards to fit all those periods/scales.
Thanks for all the kind words!!
Edit: Sorry mike! I generally have a sketch or a picture as a general direction to my projects, but in the end it's always my brilliant/insane mind that prevails and it more often than not end up becoming something way more awesome than I first thought out. I was once going to to a gauntlet for a LotR cave troll in greenstuff, it ended up like this: