Thursday, August 18, 2016

Gunboat - Finished!

Yes, after several weeks the gunboat has finally rolled down the slipway into African waters.

I applied an overall wash of sepia and black ink to weather her, then followed it up with a rough strip of darker green ink around the waterline to represent times when the gunboat pushes through more stagnant waters. The ink I diluted with water and Future polish for durability.

Once the wash had dried it did appear a bit too dark, but on the other hand these were the days before pollution control and smokeless coal. I'm sure the average Victorian-era steamboat looked a lot dirtier!

So here she is, a hard-working and hopefully hard-fighting vessel of the Scotch class, the epitome of Victorian engineering and Colonial Might.

Now I need to work out some rules for gaming with her...


Michael Awdry said...

A triumph Sir, I have thoroughly enjoyed watching this build.

Captain Darling said...

Looking forward to seeing your steamer in action.
Thanks for the detailed build...I think I need (note not want) to build something like this!

Fitz-Badger said...

Looks great all weathered like that! It looks like it has seen some action and didn't just come right off the shipbuilder's drydock.

A J said...

Thank you gentlemen! I hope to have it in action soon. I plan to work on some rules for it.

Ogilvie VC said...

I'd be keen to see those gunboat rules if your happy to share once youve formulated them. Luvly gunboat.


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