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Personal logo foxbat Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2023 4:35 a.m. PST


I just finished painting the GHQ version of CL 51 USS Atlanta. On a side note, that mini had sat forgotten in my stash for years, after it was given to missing its turrets by a friend who switched to 1/700 naval gaming. And since I'd barely enough 5" turrets left from my Columbia class cruisers, I could complete it.

I also decided to do an how to about naval camo. It's on a new blog i opened, as it appears I have reached the stowing limits on the olds one ;)


Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2023 8:16 a.m. PST

Nice tutorial. Thanks,


Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2023 8:19 a.m. PST

Very nice article. I don't use the wash, which seems to work well for you, and am having s trouble with such fine camouflaging. Tremors are heck!

Personal logo McKinstry Supporting Member of TMP Fezian30 Sep 2023 11:07 a.m. PST

I appreciate the tutorial. I wash all my 1/6000 and 1/4800 WW2 and WW1 ships using the old Futura mix wash after a base coat in addition to my 1/3000 and 1/2400 stuff that is pre-dreadnought and earlier with a drybrush right after. I do the decks after the drybrush as with the 1/3000 and up, you are going to do some clean up but I want to try your method on my 1905 to 1870 stuff in 1/2400.

Personal logo foxbat Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2023 11:55 a.m. PST

Thanks, Gentlemen.
McKinstry, can you post a link to your work please? I'm also doing pre-dreadnoughts, here is the result on RJW ships (old War Times JOurnal prints)

Personal logo McKinstry Supporting Member of TMP Fezian02 Oct 2023 10:36 a.m. PST

Hi foxbat. I don't have a Flicker photo thing and don't really have anything online. I've rarely taken photos but I can drag out some Span-Am 1/2400 and RJW 1/6000 and see what is involved.

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