Sunday, May 29, 2016

Building a scale fleet

One of the campaigns we are planning for a future in our Defiant Principality setting is supposed to run around the adventures of a group of Catalan settlers in the Spanish Main. Having this in mind I've calmly started to build a fleet of 1/450 scale ships from various Nations. The idea there is to reach a point where I can put on tabletop some of the most likely ships the adventurers may meet in the Antilles. I've started with the traditional arch-enemy of the Principality, whose ships are the most prone to get engaged by our revengeful gamers... I've managed to complete a first batch of three models: a brig, a full-rigged ship and a sloop. Three else are on the way --I'm finishing assembly process right now.

Here you have the Spanish brig:



And this is the full-rigged ship:



Some captions of the growing fleet:


After some trial and error, this has been my first ever serious experience at assemblying and painting scale sailships, so plentiful of some unavoidable planning mistakes, palette misjudgements and other kinds of error. Nevertheless, I'm quite satisfied with them --take it as the newbie satisfaction at the mere thing of having survived the experience!

6 comments:

Peter Douglas said...

A good little squadron and well executed. Are those Peter Pig models?
Cheers, PD

Allan Tidmarsh said...

Nice work on the ships

Soldadets said...

Thanks for your comments, Sirs :)
Yes both ships are Peter Pig white metal models --unlike the small sloop around, that comes from a dollhouse ;)

Capt Bill said...

Very nice, indeed!!!Bill

A Miniatures Hobby Room said...

I agree with Capt Bill, very nice indeed!
Regards,
Vol

A Miniatures Hobby Room said...

I agree with Capt Bill, very nice indeed!
Regards,
Vol