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KoW Armada

KoW Armada

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Project Blog by ugleb Cult of Games Member

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About the Project

I recently attended my first Deadzone tournament, where I won an Armada starter set! With a bit of trading among friends, I offloaded the IRC fleet and picked up a bunch of extra Basileans. I am loathe to leave it all sat in my backlog so, here we go!

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Basing

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And now on to basing.  Obviously flat bases are dull, so I adopted the toilet paper and PVA glue technique.  It is very simple, you tear up strips of loo roll, mush them up a bit with the glue to break up the texture, ram the boat in to get the prow shape and push the paper up against the hull.  Take away the ship and paint!

This video shows it off nicely and is what I followed.

Sculpted and primed.Sculpted and primed.
Night Blue base coatNight Blue base coat
Cayman green for interestCayman green for interest
Electric blue highlightElectric blue highlight
White highlight for those breaking wavesWhite highlight for those breaking waves
Ships on parade!Ships on parade!
Magnetic strip applied...Magnetic strip applied...
The fleet so far magnetised and stowed!The fleet so far magnetised and stowed!

Progress shots!

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The fleet so far!  I have more to get painted, including sloops and a pair of Abbess battleships, but there is plenty here to get a few games in.

The next step shall be bases!

Progress shots!
Progress shots!

Elhoi - Ships of the line

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Elhoi - Ships of the line
Elhoi - Ships of the line
Colours used for (wild) fire and bronze prowsColours used for (wild) fire and bronze prows

Gur Panthers

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Gur Panthers
Gur Panthers

Gun Brigs

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Gun Brigs
Gun Brigs

The paint scheme

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I wanted to keep it simple but punchy.  And maybe to play with yellow and white.  And black, because apparently I hate myself.

To save time and use a thing I bought but didn’t use, I bust out a can of yellow spray primer.  Which did not adhere to the minis properly.  It started running and as soon as I tried to paint it also began to flake off!

So I had to strip that off and start over.  I did wash the resin before spraying so I don’t really know what happened there.  Maybe it’s a yellow paint thing, maybe it was a bad can.  Who knows.  Either way the can went in the bin!

Going back to white primer, I used Demonic yellow on the sails glazed with Hot Orange, and Ivory glazed with Bonewhite.

The woodwork is Beasty Brown basecoat with other browns used to pick out random planks.  The trim is Golden Yellow and Heavy grey then the whole thing was given a wash of Army Painter Strong tone.

The paint scheme

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