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Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Dreadfleet: Shadewtaith and the Flaming Scimitar
Two more ships down! The Shadewraith definitely takes the award for quickest ship to paint. A few weeks back, I spoke about it's sub-assembly and spraying it with a grey undercoat and white top spray. Then, it was just a matter of applying multiple washes and shades into the recesses and picking out a few details. The entire ship only took an evening to finish.
The Flaming Scimitar, on the other hand, took a little longer. First, I finished the hull and tower with the elementals.
The masts were painted separately. (Those are the Heldenhammer's masts on the right; stay tuned.)
The sails took the most work. I primed them white and sprayed them with a cream color. Then some lighter drybrushing brought up the color to white in the center and on the edges, and a shadow color was painted into the folds at the corners.
Next I had to paint the icons very carefully to avoid marring the white background. They came out pretty good, and I particularly like the air, fire, and water theme on the rear sail. I just with it was visible on the assembled ship; once the sails are in place, they practically touch each other and the rear sail is mostly obscured.
With the completion of these two ships, my Dreadfleet set is nearly finished.
Only the two command ships remain, the Heldenhammer and Bloody Reaver, along with the smaller auxiliary boats.