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Made in ca
Regular Dakkanaut




Edmonton

So I managed to pick up a copy of Dreadfleet second hand which I am very excited about. I remember when the game first came out I thought it looked awesome, but for whatever reason I never got it and then GW swiftly killed it.

It seems in very good condition, the kids who owned it before me didn't seem to use it much I guess, many of the ships are still on the sprues, but many pieces are just flying about the inside of the box! Spent most of the last two hours organising the pieces, but did manage to build the two flagships. I must say I'm not a fan of the Bloody Reaver, all the sails don't line up very nicely at all despite my best efforts, but I am a huge fan of the Heldenhammer.

I think I plan to build all the components, then start the painting. I think I'll spend some time painting the ships individually, but the tokens, range rulers, and scenery Ill likely do very simply with a spray and drybrush.

As always, if anyone has any advice or criticisms along the way let me know! Anyway, here's some grey plastic.

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Made in us
Fixture of Dakka




CL VI Store in at the Cyber Center of Excellence

I can't wait to see your progress. The ships can really paint up nicely.

Every time a terrorist dies a Paratrooper gets his wings. 
   
Made in jp
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

I have yet to actually play the game, but between release and July 2018, I managed to get everything painted up. I look forward to seeing what you do with your set.

Now showing more Mantic dwarfs, and also some hills!




Painting total as of 10/17/2019: 119 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
Made in ca
Freaky Flayed One






The models are fantastic, makes one really wish they had expanded it to be more similar to Battlefleet Gothic with full rosters, rather than just a single box

   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

Boats! this is one of the many games i missed out on, it's a shame it didn't last because those figures are very nice

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in ca
Beast of Nurgle






Looking forward to seeing your progress. I only finished the Heldenhammer and the Kraken ship. I got halfway done the Bloody Reaver, wasn't pleased with how it was going, and have yet to go back to it.
Someday, someday I'll manage to get to it.

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My first and only painting log.
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Made in us
Junior Officer with Laspistol




pontiac, michigan; usa

 amazingturtles wrote:
Boats! this is one of the many games i missed out on, it's a shame it didn't last because those figures are very nice


I shelved mine years ago. I probably wouldn't mind just giving the game to you myself for free since we live in the same state. Dreadfleet tanked pretty hard and after building all the ships i just got bored immediately and didn't bother trying to play.

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Made in ca
Regular Dakkanaut




Edmonton

Fully assembled. A very daunting pile of grey!

I did set it up and have a quick practice run to see how the game works. I wasn't very impressed with the mechanics. It seemed very slow and it ended up as just a game of cat and mouse around the board. Perhaps that will improve with the addition of more ships? Either way, I'm more of a painter than a gamer anyway, so I fully anticipate painting everything up and then playing the game maybe once. But that's ok, I'm comfortable with that!

Now, to learn how to use the spray paints!


   
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Speed Drybrushing





San Francisco, CA

I had lots of fun painting this up. It's fun with the right crowd, and lots of folks. Like at a convention or something. And it does paint up really nicely.

I play...

Sigh.

Who am I kidding? I only paint these days... 
   
Made in ca
Regular Dakkanaut




Edmonton

Wow its been way too long since my first post!

I finally got the rocky terrain done. Initially, I decided I wanted to just do something quick and simple so I could get the terrain done and out the way so I could focus on the ships. Unfortunately... I am not so good at sticking to the plan and every time I sat down I had lots of ideas I wanted to play with! So I've ended up with a cool looking glow on the skull's eyes, stripes on the ship sails, and (for whatever reason) I used a green wash around the bottom of the rocks to make it look a bit slimy and seaweedy. Pretty happy with the outcome.

Ships bases are primed and ready for a few quick drybrushes. Hopefully I won't spend too long on those!













   
Made in jp
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

Very nice. I like the glowy eyes, but I wonder if the waves shouldn't be lighter-- they are hard to distinguish from the rocks.

Now showing more Mantic dwarfs, and also some hills!




Painting total as of 10/17/2019: 119 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
Made in ca
Freaky Flayed One






It is a very realistic North Atlantic ocean colour though, that steel-blue-gray ocean water.

   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

Excellent work on all of those, the turtle skeleton with the castle is probably my favorite

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Terrain looks fantastic. Love the volcano and the glow around eyes. Can't wait to see the ships.
   
Made in us
Speed Drybrushing





San Francisco, CA

Bravo! The models for this game were so good. Shame the game was only just fair - good for a Convention game after a long day, over beers. Way too random to be taken seriously

I play...

Sigh.

Who am I kidding? I only paint these days... 
   
Made in ca
Regular Dakkanaut




Edmonton

JoshInJapan wrote:Very nice. I like the glowy eyes, but I wonder if the waves shouldn't be lighter-- they are hard to distinguish from the rocks.


Gwyn chan 'r Gwyll wrote:It is a very realistic North Atlantic ocean colour though, that steel-blue-gray ocean water.


Thanks! Good advice with respect to lightening up the waves a little. Adding contrast in that sense is always a good thing. In this case though I was kind of trying to have everything looks the same sort of washed out tone. The idea being that the terrain is a backdrop for the ships, not the main event. It also has the added benefit of being in keeping with the narrative. The graveyard is supposed to be very dangerous, and the rocks (in my mind) should be difficult to distinguish.

amazingturtles wrote:Excellent work on all of those, the turtle skeleton with the castle is probably my favorite


The turtle is definitely my favourite also!

youwashock wrote:Terrain looks fantastic. Love the volcano and the glow around eyes. Can't wait to see the ships.


Given how long you had to wait for the terrain I'm not sure how long the ships will be! But I'm excited to have a crack at them.

pancakeonions wrote:Bravo! The models for this game were so good. Shame the game was only just fair - good for a Convention game after a long day, over beers. Way too random to be taken seriously


Agreed on both counts. I had a quick look at the rules and the event cards and damage cards seem to me to be the main offenders. It's a shame, but this is more of a collectors/painting and modelling exercise anyway so I'm ok with it!
   
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Cool models. Nice paint jobs.

   
Made in gb
Deadly Dire Avenger




The Webway

Terrain looks great, can't wait to see the ships.

Laugh with the Laughing God. Outplay the Great Enemy. 
   
Made in ca
Regular Dakkanaut




Edmonton

Got those bases finished. Very happy overall. I love the look of the dark blue ocean and the bright highlights on the waves. Gives them a very mysterious and magical effect.

I also had to make a couple of decisions on how to paint the ships. Specifically on the Skaven bloat fish thing, which I've decided to do in the classic pallid skin tone. Did a real rough job of it since most of it will be hidden under the main bulk of the model anyway.

Also had to paint up the tentacles on the Kraken, and again opted for the classic dull, dark steel look. I'm hoping that with the bright metals on the Dwarf ship.

Lastly went for a OSL glow effect on the ghost ship base. Looks very stark right now but I'm hoping it will look more subtle and plausible once the full ship is done.








   
Made in jp
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

Wow, you're being remarkable systematic about this project. I painted all of my ships individually, including bases, over a period of many years. At this rate, you'll be finished in no time at all.

Now showing more Mantic dwarfs, and also some hills!




Painting total as of 10/17/2019: 119 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
Made in ca
Regular Dakkanaut




Edmonton

 JoshInJapan wrote:
Wow, you're being remarkable systematic about this project. I painted all of my ships individually, including bases, over a period of many years. At this rate, you'll be finished in no time at all.


Haha yes... That is partly in the pursuit of uniformity though. I wanted to make sure that all the terrain was painted in the same style, and all the bases looked the same to tie everything together. Since all the ships are unique in shape and colour image last thing I wanted was to inadvertently end up with 10 bases painted at different times which all look subtly different. This way I can avoid that!

The tokens and small monsters are all primed now and ready to go!

Rest assured though that I will be taking a lot more time over the ships. Want to try out some new things and take the time to make them really stand out.
   
Made in ca
Regular Dakkanaut




Edmonton

It's been a while! Took a few weeks on a vacation and have been building and painting up a Kill Team for a new league I joined. Painted up these guys nice and quick between projects though. Nothing too fancy, just a quick base, shade, highlight situation.

Apologies for the blurry images... The models are just so small, especially the blimp thing!





   
Made in jp
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

Nifty. Dreadfleet is a project that seems to lend itself to taking a long time. I still have yet to play a single game...

Now showing more Mantic dwarfs, and also some hills!




Painting total as of 10/17/2019: 119 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
Made in ca
Regular Dakkanaut




Edmonton

 JoshInJapan wrote:
Nifty. Dreadfleet is a project that seems to lend itself to taking a long time. I still have yet to play a single game...


Haha! Yes, I was talking to a guy yesterday who agreed it's difficult sometimes to get in to the smaller GW games. It can be so difficult to find someone to play with...

Anyway, as I said before (I think) I'm in it more for the challenge of painting it than anything else. Maybe one day I'll end up playing at least one game.. but I've not heard great things about it so who knows...
   
Made in ca
Regular Dakkanaut




Edmonton

A little more progress today! Pretty pleased with the results especially given I do not normally like painting with gold. I can never seem to get it right but I think it turned out well for me here. My only slight disappointment is with the sails on the purple boats. I wanted to paint the "bad guys" with the purple sails and the runes but I think I've accidentally done it to the "good guy" ships! May have to paint the Heldenhammer in purple now too to tie it together! At least that will provide for a more unique paint scheme than the traditional red and gold. Pretty happy with the effect though over all.

Just the monsters to go now and I can start on the ships!









   
 
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