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Painting dreadfleet

Painting dreadfleet

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Grimnir’s Thunder

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This dwarven battleship was base coated Plate Mail Metal (The Army Painter) earlier. Several details were painted in Model Color Bronze. I didn’t paint to many details in bronze to maintain the look of a steel ship. Then black paint and Game Color Black Wash was used for the recesses. All the cannons were painted black.

A dry brush with Plate Mail Metal followed and the occasional edge highlight with the same paint where necessary. The runes in bronze received a second coat of bronze paint. The dry brushing had made much of the bronze paint disappear.

Grimnir’s Thunder

The balloon coming with the ship, was painted following the same steps. So was the little steamship on the base of Grimnir’s Thunder.

This ship was a fun and quick to paint.

The sunken battleship

The last terrain piece to be painted is a sunken dwarf ship. It looks just like Grimnir’s Thunder. I painted it following the same steps as above. Then I added a few steps to wheater the ship, making it look as if it sank long ago. First I used Vallejo’s Model Wash Brown. This didn’t have to much effect. I switched to pigment powders.

The clean wreck without pigment powdersThe clean wreck without pigment powders
After using Mig Old Rust.After using Mig Old Rust.
After using Vallejo Pigments Rust Oxyde and a bit more Mig Old Rust.After using Vallejo Pigments Rust Oxyde and a bit more Mig Old Rust.
To create the impression of algae having formed on the wreck over the years: Mig Faded GreenTo create the impression of algae having formed on the wreck over the years: Mig Faded Green
Last pigment powder: Mig Black Smoke. I used this a bit everywhere, but mostly around the top of the chimneys.Last pigment powder: Mig Black Smoke. I used this a bit everywhere, but mostly around the top of the chimneys.

The end result looks very different from the clean and shiny Grimnir’s Thunder. I don’t think the same result can be achieved with paint and certainly not in such a short time. Wheatering with pigment powder was done in a matter of minutes and is very easy to do. The trick to good results with pigment powders, is to use several colours on top of each other.

Grimnir’s Thunder

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