Tuesday 21 June 2011
Rams and Gunboats....ACW Painting Part 19
Well the next 16 models are under the brush - without the funnels - and so this evening I painted the decks. I did intend using a variety of shades for them but have gone with what will be the standard colour for each side - Humbrol Deck Plank for the Confederates and Mast Oak for the Union. Most of them will be pretty straightforward to paint - the only challenge will be the Peter Pig deck guns on all of the Confederate vessels and the stern wheel on two of the Union vessels.
I have not yet decided how to tackle either of these but am leaning at the moment towards a black undercoat on both the guns and the stern wheel and then drybrushing the appropriate colour over the top. The guns will be good practise as I plan to make use of some of the Peter Pig 3mm troop blocks for the land aspect.
I will also be making use of my new 'printed details' technique using the clear plastic address labels so it should be an interesting experience.