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Saturday, 6 July 2019

Tumbling Dice Napoleonic Naval (2)

Taking a break from the WWII stuff I completed a couple more 3rd Rates for the English fleet.

The one on the left is a 64-gun and the one on the right a 74-gun, both from the Tumbling Dice range.

After cleaning up the parts I stick bowsprit on and the molded base onto a 60mm x 20mm MDF and texture with acrylic gel, nothing else is stuck at this point. The whole is sprayed with with white primer.

The deck is painted with Deck Tan and the hull and masts with Gold Brown. The sails are painted Pale Sand and some spars in Gold Brown, others in Black. The strakes are painted in Black and if I am doing Nelson Checker then the gunports are also painted black. 

The whole lot is then stuck together with superglue and coated with AP Strong Tone. Once dried I go over the sails again with Pale Sand then Ivory and re-do the Gold Brown.

The rigging is added with bristles cut from a nylon brush and then any tidying up needed is done and the ensigns painted.

The base is Prussian Blue highlighted up and then everything is sealed with a coat of Testors Dull-cote.

There are a couple more French 3rd rates on deck at the moment, but they do seems to have been pushed to the back of the queue as I prepare for Danecon.