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Khusrau22 Jan 2012 6:03 a.m. PST

Have been working away on some Houstons British Pre-Dreadnoughts, pictures are on my blog here:

Personal logo Texas Jack Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2012 6:47 a.m. PST

Those are just beautiful! I particularly like Dreadnought, even though she is not as famous as the later ship bearing that name.
That is also a most handsome volume of Conways you have. Mine isnīt in nearly as good condition. Okay, I am officially jealous :)

afilter22 Jan 2012 7:39 a.m. PST

Excellent work, Thanks for sharing.

CorporalTrim22 Jan 2012 8:49 a.m. PST

Nice work, those are looking very good already.

SteelonSand Inactive Member22 Jan 2012 10:37 a.m. PST

Lovely job, some characterful ship there….

justBill22 Jan 2012 11:05 a.m. PST

Wow. I love the impressionistic look of the decking.

KniazSuvorov Inactive Member22 Jan 2012 3:25 p.m. PST

Agreed, love the ships, especially the decking. Care to give a how-to?

hindsTMP Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2012 11:24 p.m. PST

Very nice; I hope the things (popsicle sticks) under the hull are temporary, however.


Khusrau23 Jan 2012 12:06 a.m. PST

All the ships were first undercoated matt black (car spray paint). Then painted the decks a dark yellow colour (I used the GW Foundation Colour 'Evander darksun' as it has excellent coverage.

Then quite a heavy wash of GW Devlan Mud to give it variation and depth. Finally, a Kaiser Colour Pale Beige (cream colour) was stroked on irregularly.

I used quite short and fine strokes with the Pale Beige, so that as I loaded my brush the first stroke was reasonably intense, and the next two or three noticeably less so.

Yes, the Popsicle sticks (actually dental tongue depressors) will be going! Once I complete the hull and the rigging.. After I finish the Ayyubids for this weeks games..

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