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Craig
03-07-2014, 03:59
I'm a useless painter and haven't done it in years, but thought that the ships could get a lot from a minor touchup. So I got a brush and some black, brown and white paint and went to work. A few hours last night plus an hour or so tonight doing final touchup (white/brown/black cover each other nicely in this situation).

I blacked the yards and "wooded" the masts.

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The sails had a thin brown/black (mostly brown) wash.

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I had a go at the mast banding on the 74s.

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Overall, I'm quite pleased; they look way nifty at playing distance.

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Craig

7eat51
03-07-2014, 08:27
Very nicely done. They look much better. Everyone who has painted the ships, thus far, has enhanced them, quite a bit, in my opinion. It transforms the ships from game pieces to minis, somewhat.

Will you try your hand at any rigging? I haven't tried yet, but I question whether my hands would be successful.

Nightmoss
03-07-2014, 09:32
Excellent job, Craig! It is amazing to see how these plastic ships transform from toys to acceptable minis with a minimum of effort. Your fleet looks very impressive! :salute:

Craig
03-07-2014, 18:05
Will you try your hand at any rigging? I haven't tried yet, but I question whether my hands would be successful.

Got my ratlines on pre-order, and I might try some bristle/PVA basics after those go on.

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Craig

John Paul
03-07-2014, 19:35
It's always amazing how even those of us with modest painting skills can, with just a little effort make these ships go from "toy boat" to "stand outs from the crowd"!!

Great job Craig!! :hatsoff:

Пилот
03-09-2014, 06:30
Well done!

Cmmdre
03-09-2014, 10:41
Nice fleet Craig. Your ships will stand out on the playing table.

Wartrain
03-13-2014, 02:08
Very nice:thumbsup: