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Author Topic: Painting Methods for Oak & Iron Ships  (Read 526 times)

Offline DeRuyter

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Painting Methods for Oak & Iron Ships
« on: March 17, 2020, 06:02:13 PM »
Now that mostly everyone has their KS ships and I bought more at Cold Wars, I wanted to ask painting questions. I have heard that contrast paints work well.

So how are people painting these - standard prime black/white/grey, colors then wash? 50/50 application of colors? Contrast?

I was wondering if you could leave the plastic as is and apply color/wash/varnish over it. Hate to waste the already brown hull and white sails by adding extra paint layers. The plastic does appear to be softer than the standard model (Warlord for example) plastic.

Thanks for the advice!


Offline Jan

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Re: Painting Methods for Oak & Iron Ships
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2020, 10:23:52 PM »

late to the pary?

i would prime them with spray paint!
I used a white spray paint for sails and hulls (paint them seperatly).

I used Snakebite Leather Contrast for some wooden parts. It works realy well. Paint a second layer on the bottom part to get a good color gradient. I highlited some planks on the upper part.

For the Sails i used Snakebite Leather Wash. Realy good stuff.

I know a guy who just coloured them with contrasts in one evening:

« Last Edit: November 09, 2020, 07:51:11 AM by Jan »
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