Sunday, May 8, 2016

Squadron of misfit steamships

Not every project starts or ends as well as we'd like. Some you just get through and say 'good enough'. What follows are a few of those from a time that I just needed to get the models 'table ready'. Not my best work and they likely need to go back into the painting queue to be redone.  (But still...table ready!)

Okay, the port stack snapped off during a game. So it was good enough to play with. The paint around the gun ports is ill defined, the deck planks need black washing to bring out the details and the hatch covers should be painted.

Where to start? Deck painting uneven. dripping/bleeding from casement onto fore deck. Excess glue where stack joins deck. WHAT is going on the with the pilot house? Need to paint the texas and the fittings on the upper deck.

The prior ship in profile.

Another tinclad. Nice mold line down the wide of the top deck! Pilot house painting is a hack job. Casemate is too dark. Sloppy painting around the funnels on the casemate roof. Didn't even attempt to paint/wash the windows and doors off the promenade deck.


I think the  only thing I like is the paddle wheel.

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