The Warships of Battlefleet Vastus

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!

Cobra-class Destroyers
Cobra-class Destroyers
Cobra-class Destroyers
Cobra-class Destroyers
Sword-class Frigates
Sword-class Frigates
Sword-class Frigates
Sword-class Frigates
Dauntless-class Light Cruisers
Dauntless-class Light Cruisers
Cruisers
Cruisers
Dictator-class Cruiser
Dictator-class Cruiser
Mars-class Battlecruiser
Mars-class Battlecruiser
Dominator-class Cruiser
Dominator-class Cruiser
Retribution-class Battleship
Retribution-class Battleship
Retribution-class Battleship
Retribution-class Battleship

2 thoughts on “The Warships of Battlefleet Vastus”

    1. 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!

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