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"Painting Russo-Japanese ships in 1/6000" Topic

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alan lockhart Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2017 12:20 p.m. PST

I have the Russo-Japanese fleet packs from Hallmark.

Would welcome suggestions on giving these a reasonable paint job to get them on the table, without super-detailing, preferably using Vallejo acrylics.



Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2017 12:42 p.m. PST

And here is probably the best available: link

Although aimed at their 1:2400 scale ships, the colors and instructions should work with your 1:6000 scale ships.

I used their suggested colors (modified for acrylic craft paints) on my Panzerschiffe 1:2400 pre-dreadnoughts. link


Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2017 7:36 p.m. PST

Go a few shades lighter for 1/6000 scale ships. For my WWI vessels, I used medium gray as "dark", light gray as "medium", and a light-medium gray base with a lot of grayish off-white as "light gray".

Exception: black is still black, in every scale. :-)
(However, I still recommend saving actual black for holes, and using a dark gray with a black wash for "black" things like ship sides.)

- Ix

McKinstry Fezian10 Feb 2017 10:15 p.m. PST

I've painted both and as Yellow Admiral says, going lighter helps. I also agree that at that scale, a black wash helps followed by a drybrush back up to pop detail.

alan lockhart Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2017 7:17 a.m. PST

Many thanks

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