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About me - I'm a Christian (Pentecostal), Married to Wendy, two step children Thomas and Natalie, dog and rose-crested cockateel(Beauty). I've been a miniature hobbyist for over twenty years; I occasionally wargame at my local club or at home with friends. I set up my commission painting service in 2014, so I spend a lot of time painting!

Monday, 20 May 2013

Step-By-Step Guide - Kingdom of Britannia Naval Battlegroup

After a couple of day’s contemplation, I have finally decided on the colour scheme for my Kingdom of Britannia naval fleet for Dystopian Wars. Below are a couple of pics of the paint test Frigate along with a basic painting guide. Once fully completed I will post the completed fleet.

1.   Assemble and clean the miniature 

2.   Undercoat Black 

3.   Airbrush (using 1.5 needle) the Hull 1:1 mix Dark Green:Black(V), leaving the upper decks black 

4.   Airbrush (using 1.5 needle) highlights to the Hull 2:1 mix Dark Green:Black(V) 

5.   Airbrush (using 1.5 needle) building the highlights to the Hull Dark Green(V) 

6.   Paint the portholes Regal Blue(C) 

7.   Paint the decking Calthan Brown(C) 

8.   Highlight the Portholes Lothern Blue(C) 

9.   Highlight the decking Tausept Ochre(C) 

10. Clean-up/paint the black/metal areas with Black(V)

11. Paint the metal areas 1:1 mix Liquid Gold Copper(V):Isopropanol

12. Clean-up the black areas with Black(V)

13. Paint the upper deckDheneb Stone(C)

14. Highlight the HullGretchin Green(C)

15. Highlight the upper deckWhite(C)

16. Shade the sturginium engines with thinned Magic Blue(V)

17. Airbrush on a layer of Gloss Varnish(V)

18. Black-line the where needed Black(V)

19. Airbrush (using 1.5 needle) the Tesla weapons Magic Blue(V)

20. Airbrush (using 1.5 needle) highlights to the Tesla weapons Electric Blue(C)

21. Airbrush (using 1.5 needle) further highlights to the Tesla weapons Glacier Blue(C)

22. Airbrush (using 1.5 needle) extreme highlights to the Tesla weapons Dead White(C)

23. Apply red/blue ID stripes with Mephiston Red/Kantor Blue(C)

24. Apply decal roundels

25. Apply a layer of matt varnish

(C) = Citadel Paint (V) = Vallejo Game Color Paint

As always if you would like a closer look at any pictures above, click on them. If you have any comments or would like to ask me questions or provide feedback, please fill in the comments box below (this will be moderated before being published on this blog).

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