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Painting dreadfleet

Painting dreadfleet

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The Heldenhammer – Part 2 The figurehead and the details

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The figurehead

The figurehead is hard to miss on this ship. It’s a big statue of a man holding a huge hammer. In the game this hammer is used to hit enemy ships with. I will paint the figurehead to look like a bronze statue. Not to lose any details on this statue, I thinned my paints sufficiently on a wet pallet.

Step 1: Model Color Natural SteelStep 1: Model Color Natural Steel
Step 2: Model Color Bronze (not on the hammer)Step 2: Model Color Bronze (not on the hammer)
Step 3: Game Color Black Wash. First time I use this wash. The result looks good.Step 3: Game Color Black Wash. First time I use this wash. The result looks good.
Step 4: Dry brush the statue with The Army Painter Greedy Gold. And step 5: Edge highlight the hammer with The Army Painter Plate Mail Metal. Finished!Step 4: Dry brush the statue with The Army Painter Greedy Gold. And step 5: Edge highlight the hammer with The Army Painter Plate Mail Metal. Finished!

The details

This ship contains so many details a perfectionist could spend a lifetime painting them. I won’t paint the sculptures on the ship. It takes too much time and I want to preserve the look of a wooden ship.

I did paint all the cannons black. Those on the deck as well as those sticking out of the beam and stern. I did paint all the cannons black. Those on the deck as well as those sticking out of the beam and stern.
The decorations on the stern contain a (relatively) large shield. I painted it in blue and white, to correspond with the flags and sails.The decorations on the stern contain a (relatively) large shield. I painted it in blue and white, to correspond with the flags and sails.

The base

Painting the water on the base had been done earlier. You can read about it in my entry “To paint the sea”.

The base of each ship contains extra details. The base of the Heldenhammer contains a small cog. I painted it with the same colours as the hull of the Heldenhammer to make them look harmonious. The oars are painted in Panzer Aces New Wood. I made use of the opportunity to paint some details on het bases of other ships as well, while I had the right paint on my brush.

The Heldenhammer – Part 2 The figurehead and the details

This entry will be followed up by part three about the sails and flags of the Heldenhammer, once I’ve finished them.

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flatbattery
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Great project, will be following so hopefully it will inspire me to paint up my Dreadfleet.

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