the Golden Hind in a rather bright and fanciful color scheme
and the Black Swan in an intensely dour paint ob
After a brief pause to honor Mother's Day I once more returned to the workshop and knocked out the last two galleons; one a Pirate Ship and the other a Golden Hind. I intentionally painted them to lok very different from the other models of their type to make it easier to keep track during a game. I won't bother you with the step-by-step of the build as they have already been covered when I first built the type; follow the links for a look at a review of the kits and my first build of that type.
viewed from another vessel the black hull is dark and menacing
but, from the crew's position, there is plenty of bright cheery colors
arrg! the Captain is a master of psychology!
again, I ditched the topgallants and moved a sail
out onto the bowsprit to give the ship a more 1610 sort of look
the Golden Hind did not need such trickery
but the colors might be a little over-the-top for the period
the last copy was painted in a rather more historical manner
the decals really show better with a bright paint job
the entire fleet in review