Over the last couple of months I have much enjoyed painting my first Age of Sail miniatures. To be honest, they are the most enjoyable minaitures I have painted in quite some time. In the last few years, my focus has been on gaming and terrain and much less so painting, which in most cases I have been happy to hand off to the professionals.
These miniatures, however, are a lot of fun and once assembled look great on the table. I have also played a couple of games of Black Seas and that has been fun as well. To prepare for a game this Friday, I decided to paint up and assemble (the assembly is the more challenging part of the process) some more ships for my Spanish fleet.
1st Rate (yet to be christened)
|Lots of guns|
|This is a resin and metal model, I have heard some complaints about the metal masts and they are a bit more of a challenge with the rigging but I think it came out OK.|
3rd Rate (the Montañes)
|An all plastic model|
|Single Medium Cannon in front.|
|I did these in Salem, but my mat was in Montreal so I will have to darken up the base a bit.|
|My Spanish fleet|