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Eye Candy / My painting ships learning process (2)
« Last post by Lluis of Minairons on March 17, 2018, 10:17:38 PM »
It was with my fifth ship that I managed to settle an ultimate palette of colours matching my personal tastes. After having built and painted up to four Bourbon Spanish warships for my WSS naval wargames, it was the time now for an Austro-catalan vessel. So I chose to build a second galleon from Peter Pig to represent the Catalan ship Sant Josepet. This was a merchantman owned by a clergyman from Eivissa island ("Ibiza" in Spanish) who was a devote supporter of Archduke Charles' cause. When Catalonia was left alone in 1713 after Utrecht peace, the man gave his merchantman to the Generality of Catalonia, for them to re-arm it and assign to it escort duties of the convoys sailing from Majorca and Naples carrying supplies for Barcelona town, besieged by The Two Crowns.

Not any painting master piece, but I'm very happy with this job, because it allowed my to settle an overall painting pattern for my fleets henceforth. Such palette matching my personal tastes consists of applying the following:
- a mixture of Vallejo 912 Tan Yellow + 819 Iraqui Sand to upper decks,
- another mixture of 819 Iraqui Sand + 918 Ivory to sails,
- and for the first time, 872 Chocolate Brown mixed with a drop of 992 Neutral Grey for painting hull and masts. A small portion of grey does lighten a bit a dark brown indeed, but it also does give an ashley shade to it, similar to that one of wood left outdoors for a long time. And that's the effect I was seeking!

Having noticed thorugh 17th century paintings that ships' inner side of rails were often painted in bright colours such as red (for safety reasons perhaps?), I also gave a try to 908 Carmine Red for them --but after finishing up this ship I refined the option to a quite more satisfactory mix of it with 956 Orange.

Please allow me a last word about flags. I chose for this ship a still unreleased set from Minairons for a 17th cent. to 1714 Catalan privateer. I expect to release it before Summer (data about Austro-catalan flags of that period are hard to find, so that I committed myself to hold its launching for some time, while consulting to History scholars about the matter).

Hope you like it!
AK47 Republic / Re: Toyota's
« Last post by Sean Clark on March 17, 2018, 09:36:30 PM »
They look a bit rough.
AK47 Republic / Toyota's
« Last post by Leslie BT on March 17, 2018, 08:44:34 PM »
Here's a good reason to support Martin's production of vehicles!!

PBI / Re: How do HMG armed tanks work against infantry ?
« Last post by martin goddard on March 17, 2018, 11:03:12 AM »
Thought I would just "dip in" here.

There are always going to be players who "just want to win at all costs". These players don't seem to care about the gaming experience as it relates to history .  Instead , they will find some perceived loophole to get them the all important win. Examples might be the "20 Pz " when only a maximum of 8  are be allowed by the rules. Another example is using a wave of MG armed trucks to lead an attack.  These players seem to care little for having an historical game but rather getting the win at all costs.

I will not play against such people, as they destroy any sense of "social gaming". This is obviously my problem, not theirs. Being my problem means that i will not be able to take part in PBI events if they are also playing.  I would instead use that time to play games against opponents who wanted a good game in terms of  social enjoyment and tactical "on table" skill. So i will probably not be at any PBI events, which does seem ironic , me being one of the rule creators. 

Having said that, I hope the participating players still have a great day out at Arnhem or PBI days.
PBI / Re: tank morale - by buildings and woods
« Last post by Smiley Miley 66 on March 17, 2018, 09:08:20 AM »
Yes these scumstance are correct,but you forget that first you have to shoot at the tanks to force a moral test?
PBI / Re: How do HMG armed tanks work against infantry ?
« Last post by Smiley Miley 66 on March 17, 2018, 09:02:49 AM »
To be honest though if you know there are HMG about static or mobile then most players won't risk clustering a square.
Eye Candy / Re: Scots Lowlanders
« Last post by Smiley Miley 66 on March 17, 2018, 08:39:04 AM »
I 've got the Dremel with the LED readout to change the speed. It was a bit more expensive at the time but worth it's weight in gold.
PBI / Re: How do HMG armed tanks work against infantry ?
« Last post by brianw on March 16, 2018, 11:50:26 PM »
Thanks for that
Pieces of Eight / Re: Hex mat for pirates
« Last post by martin goddard on March 16, 2018, 10:45:41 PM »
All good points that contribute to the discussion. Thanks
The Men of Company B / Re: New NVA figures
« Last post by martin goddard on March 16, 2018, 10:44:49 PM »
Yes, they are the ones.
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