New brand project today!
In the nexts entries I'll be showing you what I did to my Dreadfleet ships.
|Fantasy naval battles. Pirates, monsters, undead and much more|
First of all I painted all the bases:
|It took days long with different layers of blue|
I put my hands on the Heldenhammer first. Mostly because it looks like a real ship -at least more than others from the game. I painted all the pieces separately, without mounting anything:
|Superbly detailed minis, painting them is a real challenge|
The next item I required for my project was just thread. Yes, I mean thread:
|Can't you imagine what I'm trying to do...?|
Aaaand let's go for it. Thread two pieces under the mainmast and glue it to the deck:
|Yes, I'm crazy enough to do what you have realized|
Then glue the hull and masts:
|There you have, stayes|
|Scissors and glue. And lots of patience|
|And new threads from the lower mast sail to the base of the mainmast|
|And so on, threads to the rail of the deck|
|The the yardarms|
|Does it look better now?|
This is the aspect of this monster pouncing on you:
|Why is it called "head"? It's half a body! With a hammer!|
|A stern view|
|A closer view to the rigging|
Well, that's most of it. Sticking threads one day after another one is a hell of a work, yes, but I think it's worth it, it makes the ship unique, it's different from anyone else's.
Of course the rigging is not "realistic", I didn't even try. This is a fantasy ship, so I just wanted to get the idea of rigging, but not getting it into too much detail. I tried to make it kinda logic decisions, the cables distributing pressure all over the hull, but nothing else. This is just for the show.
While gluing threads and threads, you can go on painting the accessories of the game. So did I:
|Obverse, the wind gauge|
|The back side, the Maelstrom marker|
Okay, arrr, that's all for today. What do you think, sea dogs?