I had an hour or so spare last night and while fighting off a cold that just will not quit, I decided to get a few ACW ironclad ships painted.
So, through sniffles and watery eyes I managed to get paint on half a dozen ships, including the USS Monitor, USS Essex, USS Switzerland, CSS Tennessee, CSS Tuscaloosa and the CSS Planter.
They are not great, but they are the first ACW ships I have ever done before… actually the first ships I have ever done!
I wasn’t 100% sure about the colours needed for the ships but looking at a few pictures on the internet of other people’s models I got a basic idea.
I just used Gunmetal for the basic metal parts and Oak Brown for the darker wood and a mix of German Camouflage Beige and a Desert Yellow for the light wooden deck panels, and Dead White for the white painted panels.
And finally, a good wash of dark tone on all the metal and dark areas and a soft tone wash on all the light wooden stuff.
As I said not the greatest painted miniatures, but I think good enough for table top gaming.
So at least now I have some fully painted models for some ACW river action.