|100, 36 and 74 gun French ships|
This is something completely different for me. About 10 years ago when I first started painting figures, the Warhammer Trafalger ruleset came out. It sounded interesting, so I ordered the book and with it came a starter package of 12 ships in 1:2400 scale from Figurehead. At the same time I bought a sea terrain mat from Terrain Mat. The stuff all looked quite nice but languished in my gaming area until about 6 weeks ago when I decided to open up the box and have a look. The little ships looked cool and were in only 3 pieces so I said why not, lets get them painted.
|120, 80 and 20 gun British ships|
I then scoured the web to see how to paint the little blighters, did not find much. But then I happened on the thought that Warhammer books usually have painting guides and lo and behold there was quite an excellent guide in the Trafalger book. It is aimed at 1:1200 scale but it gave me a basic outline on how to proceed.
So there you have it my final submission to this my fifth Painting Challenge. I did not get everything done I had planned. I binned the plastic Arab Spearmen from Gripping Beast. I hope have learned my lesson.......do not buy plastic figures! I also had two figures from the the Empire of the Dead line that I had hoped to paint but all in all I accomplished what I set out to do.
Anyway congratulations to all the contestants. Some really fantastic work has been submitted. It is amazing that of the 72 contestants, the number who failed to make any submission was limited to single digits. Fame was also obtained as the contest was mentioned on Meeples and Miniatures.
Finally many thanks to Curt and the long suffering Sarah. Really quite a splendid show and a job well done.
Well John, for your first outing with Napoleonic naval models you did a pretty fine job. I think they look great, though I can completely sympathize with the challenging combination of superglue and mastworks - usually a good recipe for hobby-rage.
That sea mat is beautiful! Are the islands a part of the layout?
AND congratulations on slipping across the line for your points target. Well done!
You are my old grognard John! The only Challenger who has been through every one of these silly events to date. You should get a medal. Thanks for your support and enthusiasm. I look forward to seeing you in the ranks for the next one my friend!