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cjcafiero17 Apr 2019 8:54 p.m. PST

The fleet…

CSS Alabama (front), USS Kearsarge

USS Weehawken (front), CSS Atlanta

The dark colored ironclads are tricky, sort of hard to see here, but grey primer, washes of gun metal, black, and some rust and I think it came out pretty good!

Next the Nahant and Tennessee…my goal is to slowly build-up to Mobile Bay!

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2019 6:08 a.m. PST

Nicely done! If I may ask, what material/techniques did you use for the rigging?

cjcafiero18 Apr 2019 5:04 p.m. PST

Simple nylon thread, run through beeswax. Works on bigger ship models, figure it would work here. Also, covered in a final flat clear coat, which stiffens a bit more.

GROSSMAN18 Apr 2019 8:51 p.m. PST

Nice work.

cjcafiero19 Apr 2019 8:45 a.m. PST


Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2019 5:36 p.m. PST

Nice work!

Bozkashi Jones21 Apr 2019 10:30 a.m. PST

Oh, lovely!

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