Sunday Gaming: Cruel Seas, Warpath, KoW

Pretty diverse day of gaming! Cruel Seas (1500 points, Royal Navy vs. Kriegsmarine), Warpath: Firefight (Forgefathers vs. GCPS), and Kings of War (1600 points, Undead vs. Halflings). Good times.

 

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Showcase: Cruel Seas Airplane Re-Basing

Apologies for the iPhone photos. Wasn’t happy with the base that came with the British Bristol Beaufighter Mk Ic airplane from the Royal Navy Fleet box for Cruel Seas, so I decided to try something different. 1/8″ acrylic rod superglued into a drilled out 60mm MDF base. Applied some layers of Vallejo Water Effects Texture (Pacific Blue) over airbrushed blues, then I added some washes and highlights for waves. My first attempt at water effects, so I’m happy with the results. Still need to finish painting that boat though!

WIP: Cruel Seas Royal Navy Ships and Re-Based Plane

Wasn’t happy with the base that came with the airplane from the Royal Navy Fleet box for Cruel Seas, so I decided to try something different. 1/8″ acrylic rod superglued into a drilled out 60mm MDF base. Applied some layers of Vallejo Water Effects Texture (Pacific Blue) over airbrushed blues. Two layers so far with some wash and highlights applied between them. Needs some more highlights and wash after the next coat dries clear.

 

Showcase: Cruel Seas, Vosper MTBs

Four British mid/late Vosper MTBs all finished (minus flags) for Cruel Seas. The cloth mat here is from GW’s old naval game, Dreadfleet, and I think it works perfectly for now! These models were a nice, relaxed experience painting – very enjoyable! Now on to the rest of the Royal Navy Fleet boxset while I wait for my starter set and rulebook to arrive.

 

WIP: Dystopian Wars FSA Fleet, Pt. 3

GW Castellan Green – All over base coat.
GW Loren Forst – First highlight, leaving the edges fading into Castellan green.
GW Straken Green – Final, smaller highlight within each panel.
GW Balor Brown – Wooden planking (tested Vallejo Brown Ink and don’t like it)
Vallejo Metal Color Gunmetal Grey – Metallics
Vallejo Metal Color Gold – Stars
GW Seraphim Sepia – Wash, all over.

Next step: Brass metallics, metallic highlights, and water.

 

WIP: Dystopian Wars FSA Fleet, Pt. 2

Airbrushed multiple highlights on the individual panels intended to be green.

GW Castellan Green – All over base coat.
GW Loren Forst – First highlight, leaving the edges fading into Castellan green.
GW Straken Green – Final, smaller highlight within each panel.

Next steps: painting the wooden deck paneling (deciding between Vallejo Air Burnt Umber and GW Balor Brown) and a wash of GW Seraphim Sepia on the decks and paneling.

Apologies for the iPhone photos … One day I won’t be so lazy.