I’ve just finished repainting some of my Imperial Navy fleet for Battlefleet Gothic. The old ships (as you can see) were not painted in a consistent colour scheme, so I decided to strip them off and repaint them.
About half of the original fleet remains unpainted. I think that I will turn them into a Rogue Trader fleet: I have some old Space Fleet ships which are quite characterful and would work well in that faction.
One innovation in my painting technique for these ships was the use of Sharpies metallic pens to do a lot of the metal. It’s much faster and easier than brushing on paint, and the finish is perfect. I recommend investing in some!
More pics below the fold!
2 thoughts on “The Warships of Battlefleet Vastus”
What was your method for painting these? What paints did you use? I love the color scheme.
I’m glad you like them!
TBH it’s been long enough that I don’t have a firm recollection of the paints I used, however I *believe* the paint scheme was as follows:
* black undercoat
* drybrush of Mechanicus Standard Grey followed by a lighter drybrush of Administratum Grey
* Khorne Red on the prow
* Gunmetal/Leadbelcher on the metallic parts, washed with Agrax Earthshade
* Gold metallic sharpie for the raised areas, also washed with Agrax Earthshade
Hope this helps!