|A Venetian Galley with the wind at its back.|
So, what about these ships then? Skull & Crown offers a full range of laser cut birch plywood ships that cover all the main ships and factions involved in the period (Venetians, Spanish, Papal States, Genoa, Knights of Malta, Turks and Corsairs). There are ship models for Galleass, Lanternas, Galleys and Galiots (and Fustas which don't have any game effect but are used behind the ships to hold two dice indicating how many hull points remain).
In this post I'm going to paint up a regular Turkish Galley. The pictures below along with their captions will guide you through the steps I used to paint up this particular Galley. I've also included some additional photos of the other Galleys I've painted up as well. All paint references are for Wargames Foundry paints unless otherwise specified.
|This is what you get in a single Galley model kit. There|
are several different sets of color sheets for each of
the factions as well as different crew markers. You can
choose to use a mast with or without sails.
|Step 1: I do two coats of a brown wash over the wooden|
deck areas of the Galley and Fusta. The first coat absorbs
into the wood while the second will fill in the details
stronger than the first coat.
|Step 2: I assemble the hulls. The washed wooden deck|
is now mush cleaner than before. Only the mast remains
separate at this point.
|Step 3: Paint the base colors you've chosen for the ship. In|
this example I'm using Foundry paints: Prussian Gun
Mid Blue 106A (Shade) and Yellow 2A (Shade).
|Step 5: I highlight the deck colors using:|
Prussian Gun Mid Blue 106C (Light) and Yellow 2C (Light).
|Step 6: I paint the water blue and give it a black wash|
to fill the details around the oars:
Deep Blue 20C (Light) and GW Black wash.
|Step 10: Paint the base colors on the crew, captain and|
prize markers. I paint the base color on the mast while
using black on the rope/rigging line areas:
Prussian Gun Mid Blue 106A (Shade),
Yellow 2A (Shade) and GW Black.
|The finished product. A Turkish Galley ready for action!|
|Another Turkish Galley. I used Foundry French Dragoon|
Green 70A & C as the color for this ship.
|For this Turkish Galley I used black with a highlight|
using Foundry Charcoal Black 34B.
If you want to see the large number (42) of ships Thomas Foss did for me, check out his post here (here be more pictures!).
So there you have it folks. That is how I'm painting up my ships for Galleys, Guns & Glory! I'm really happy with the results. Pictures don't do the ships justice when you see a fleet arrayed before you and ready for action! I'll of course post lots of pictures from Pacificon of the many games I'll be playing in and running.