My love of boats has been rekindled as late, and I got the nip of something very elusive at times when it comes to my hobby. Inspiration. This time, it came from my latest addiction, World of Warships.
Throughout January / February this past year, they had a public event called “Project R” or Restoration of a Warship, in which the players ground out certain achievements to be given in the end a fully functional (and admittedly very good ship) the Kamikaze R, most noted for its fancy paint job.
I personally think Project R was designed to give out free stuff to reinvigorate the player-base which had become somewhat stagnant. It worked.
Anyways. I recently visited my childhood home, and dug something out of storage. Here is my “Project R.”
It was given to me as a Christmas present in 2006. Most of the work on this thing was completed in early 2007 and set down shortly thereafter likely due to short comings with the test-patches and my painting skills. I wouldn’t revisit modelling in general until I picked up the Imperial Guard in early 2013.
The sins are quite heavy… I didn’t know quite how bad it was until I started dusting it off which took quite a while.
Now, in fairness, I think i did do some things quite well.
I really like the colours and proto-freehand I did on this Arado Floatplane. I’ll likely revisit it and touch it up some.
I also really like the colours and work I put into the baltic camouflage on the starboard side of the ship. I think I masket it relatively effectively, and once I start to go to town on some of the details should work out in the washes. I do need to paint on the false wake however, I guess I only finished about 5/6 of the elements on that side of the boat.
Anyways. I’m in the process of colour matching and trying to figure out how best to proceed with this massive, MASSIVE boat. I’m also trying to determine if using a general washing technique as I often use for my imperial guard will work on this model. I’ve sacrificed the Bruno turret as my guinea pig in this respect, and the initial results are encouraging.