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Weirdo07 Jun 2017 10:38 a.m. PST

Here's the various 1/2400 ships I've managed to actually get painted over the years:

Private Matter07 Jun 2017 10:54 a.m. PST

Very Nice

Bozkashi Jones07 Jun 2017 11:00 a.m. PST


I do love to see pictures of modern naval models. Yours are an inspiration Weirdo.


jgibbons Inactive Member07 Jun 2017 5:42 p.m. PST

Beautiful work!!!

dragon607 Jun 2017 9:45 p.m. PST

What colours do you use?
What is your Haze Grey? Deck Grey?
What is your Soviet deck colour? Hull colour?

Weirdo08 Jun 2017 5:36 a.m. PST

For the Soviet decks, I just use whatever rust-colored primer was cheapest at the store the last time I went shopping. Some of them are too old for me to remember, but I believe the most recent ones were Rustoleum. If any touch ups are needed, I use a bottle of Burnt Sienna by Delta(i think, the label has long since fallen off) that really needs replacing at this point. For the haze gray, I use Delta's Drizzle Gray. I think you can guess my preferred brand of acrylics at this point. :) Deck gray is, uh…I forget the name, but it's a GW one that's a shade or two darker than Administratum Gray. My phone really hates the word gray, I've had to fix it from three different autocorrect suggestions in this post alone.

After the base painting and detailing are done, I'll give the whole ship a wash with some very thinned down whatever GW calls I-Can't-Believe-It's-Not-Badab-Black these days to give the details more depth, and finish off with some drybrushing to bring the hull and major superstructure greebles back up. I use the same gray for all the ships.

Subs are easy. A very dark gray(in my case, Delta's Charcoal), covered in a wash of straight not-Badab that's so overkill it might as well have been dipped. Bing, bang, boat.

Unless there's a specific color that's worked really well for me over the years, I usually just use whatever's handy at my desk instead of hunting for a specific shade.

Andrew Walters08 Jun 2017 8:23 a.m. PST


pericles311 Inactive Member11 Jun 2017 6:24 p.m. PST

Very well done, Weirdo. I see a few GHQ and Viking Forge miniatures. Curious who makes each. Thanks for sharing.

Weirdo12 Jun 2017 6:01 a.m. PST

Americans: The Tico, Burkes, and Perry are GHQ, the rest are Viking Forge.

Russians: The Kuznetsov and subs are Viking Forge, the rest are GHQ.

The French are all from Shapeways, specifically Amatuer Wargame Figures. His spelling hurts my thinky parts, but he does some damned fine ships. I'm currently working on a recent order from him, giving both my French and American fleets some sub support, plus a Mistral.

(And before anyone asks, it's FUD or nothing. The price has gone down a lot lately, and WSF is completely unacceptable for me, except for living up a convoy of dirt cheap merchant ships.)

pericles311 Inactive Member12 Jun 2017 5:13 p.m. PST

Thanks, Weirdo.

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