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Firestorm Armada Commission Update #3 – Complete January 29, 2015

Posted by Jason Bergunder in Army building, Firestorm Armada, Painting.
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And here, the Great White Fleet launches into the void.

The last of this Firestorm Armada commission comes to a close. The Syndicate fleet is complete. Inspired by the theme of “American Great White Fleet” and retro show cars, these ships have an off-white glossy finish that I think is quite shnazzy. The battleship will be the centrepiece of the fleet, so I did some blending of white as well as bone shading all along the hull of the ship. Unfortunately, it doesn’t show up too well in the pictures (white on off-white). But the shading of the brass features does! The Syndicate cruisers got highlights along their hulls to help accentuate the off-white instead.

I used the Winsor & Newton gloss varnish finisher on these. It was my first time working with a water-based oil paint, but I think it ultimately worked out. Got the shine I was looking for.

I left out the fighters when putting on the varnish, because I felt they didn’t have the same retro style or feel as their parent ships. Also, they are very tiny and adding gloss could have obscured some detail.



1. Jason - January 29, 2015

These are magnificent. Just spectacular!

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