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Friday, 11 January 2019

Warlord Games - Cruel Seas Finished Boats

Yesterday I completed the remaining vessels for Cruel Seas. All have been painted with a mixture of Acrylics (Vallejo & Citadel) followed by firstly a coat of Army Painter Satin Varnish and finally a coat of Anti-Shine Matt Varnish.

Vosper MTB I
Paints etc. used finishing both the Vosper MTB I & II were:-

  • Poundland Grey Spray Primer - overall undercoat
  • Grey blue - Deck & upper surfaces
  • Light Grey - Cockpit, Torpedo Tubes and any other above deck fixtures
  • Sky Blue - windows
  • Desert Yellow - wooden features (i.e. poles)
  • Yellow - Inflatable Dinghy
  • White & Red - life belts
  • Black - MGs
  • Camo Beige - ropes
  • Light Grey Vallejo Wash - over all surfaces of the  model
  • White - very light dry-brush
Vosper MTB II
The pennants from the starter set were simply cut out with a scalpel, folded and glued with PVA. Once dry they were attached to the mast with a thin bead of superglue. Finally the cut edges were blended into the printed surfaces with light grey Vallejo wash.

The ID Number decals were from some old Dragon 1/144 AFV kits.

S38 S-Boat

Paints etc. used finishing both the S38 & S100 S-Boats were:-
  • White Spray Primer (Wilko's) - Overall undercoat
  • Dark Grey - Deck & upper surfaces
  • White - Cockpit and any other above deck fixtures
  • Chain-mail Silver - Torpedo Tubes
  • Sky Blue - windows
  • Desert Yellow - wooden features (i.e. decking)
  • Black - Torpedo tips, Cannon Barrels & MGs 
  • Light Grey Vallejo Wash - over all surfaces of the  model
  • White - very light dry-brush
S100 S-Boat
Once again the decals came from my spares box. 

To fly a pennant a mast has to be added to the model. To do this I cut 20mm lengths of florist's wire, heated them in the flame of a candle and positioned them just behind the bridge. A small bead of superglue was added to ensure they never fall off.

The rust effect is obtained using a 50/50 mix of Vallejo Flesh wash + Orange Brown. This can then be added at likely rust spots (joins, edges doors etc.) and some "runs" added for effect.

Elco & Higgins PT Boats
And lastly my two free PT boats were finished in a Pacific Theatre finish. I've since learnt that they were supplied to the RN for use in the Mediterranean. So I could have painted them up the same as the Vospers. Oh well, not to worry. They'll come in for something one day.

Paints etc. used finishing both the Elco & Higgins PT Boats were:-
  • Poundland Grey Spray Primer - Overall undercoat
  • Brown Violet - Hull, Deck & upper surfaces
  • Dark Green - camouflage pattern
  • Light Grey - Torpedo Tubes
  • Leather Brown - ship's boat
  • Sky Blue - windows
  • Yellow - inflatable dinghy
  • Black - Cannon Barrels & MGs 
  • Black Wash - over all surfaces of the  model
  • Iraqi Sand - very light dry-brush
So there you go. All finished and ready to go. Hope its of some interest to those who have yet to start their paint jobs!



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