Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Royal Navy Ironclads Finishing Stages





I've finished painting the kitchen and almost finished painting the RN ironclads, with only the base dry brushing and matt varnishing to go before I can add the ship name labels, ready for an actual game. I'm a bit disappointed with the overall end result but it's perfectly good for gaming, so no worries. You may notice that one of the big Minotaur class ironclads has black and white spars and masts rather then buff coloured ones but this is deliberate, as HMS Northumberland was used as a flag ship and had all of her masts painted black for identification purposes. 

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  1. I'm finishing off my WW1 British ships (update on my blog https://philbancients.blogspot.com) and it's amazing to see the difference in ship design from the 1860's to 40+ years later. Iron ships, low profile, coal powered with turrets. The challenge in the 1860!s was having guns powerful enough to puncture with solid shot iron clad timber of 4 - 5' thickness. High explosive shells and fully iron ships creating a protective iron box and watertight compartments created challenges that completely changed ship design.

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  2. They're looking great Jim

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  3. It's really shocking that these are only 30 or so years away from pre-dreadnought battleships with 12'' and 13'' multiple turret mounted guns with steam turbines and torpedoes as well!

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