Copyright © 2020, Paul Scrivens-Smith

Copyright © 2020, Paul Scrivens-Smith

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Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Barrage Miniatures Clinker Boat


During last years Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge I was lucky enough to win one of the Threshold Prizes last year and Alf at Barrage Miniatures kindly provided a voucher for some of his great stuff.

I dilly-dallied a while and eventually ordered myself a trio of boats including a couple of the 30-Foot Clinker Boats for my collection.


These are superb castings with lots of good detail on the boat, but I wanted to add a bit more, so a mast was created from some dowel, with a sail of PVA coated tissue paper. A bench was added from thin plywood and a few crates from a Great Escape Games 'Fistful of baggage' pack.

Paint job was quite simple, from a dark brown primer a couple of highlights, while a couple of the brass-bound crates were done as oak and the lighter one done as pine. A wool-pack completes the cargo. The sail was done in a dirty white colour.


I kept the painting as neutral as possible so that the boat would be useful across many gaming periods

13 comments:

  1. Nicely done. Very useful for many different periods.

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    1. Cheers Allan, that was the hope, although I now ought to build something to sail it on ;)

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  2. Great model - very useful for many periods/scenarios.

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  3. Nice piece, great for any period almost.

    Cheers
    Matt

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  4. That looks great. Would make a great piece in any ancient, medieval or blackpowder era game. A proper Viking might appreciate it too... maybe?

    Jim

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    1. Thanks Jim, I think it would fit well with many of the periods I play

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