Saturday, February 18, 2012

Gnomish Sailing Vessels... Just About Done!

With a house full of sick women, it finally allowed me some time to finish up painting the ships Jim sent me for our games at Cold Wars. Funny thing is when I snagged up the 192 shades of brown Jim uses on these, I grabbed a decent large brush, thinking it be better. In the end, the best brush I used was one out of my daughter's 20 pack I had picked up for a buck!

Without further ado,I present to you the SCS (Swiss Confederation Ship) Indubitably and SCS Inconceivable!

The Swiss Navy practicing boarding actions while on manuevers. No, this isn't an oxymoron.

Famed Gnome Explorer/Zombie Hunter/Celebrity Chef Bruce Carmezind gets a rare opportunity to be a civilian partaking in military operations. Let's hope someone told him that everyone else is firing blanks and wooden practice weapons.

The Inconceivable (sky blue trim) still needs a little work. There's one spot barely noticeable in the bottom pick that needs the series of dry brushing again.

I painted the color on the boat this way to differentiate them from the ones Jim did.

Next, it's time to see if I need to assemble sails, or if Jim went nuts and did them all himself. While I wait for an answer, I shall finish the British Marines tonight *knock on wood*. Then, I'll just have my Imperial Guard of California to paint. Someday, I might even be able to justify buying more lead!


  1. Lovely work Eric. Nice to see progress. Can't wait to see the Californian guard.

    By the way Eric at Eureka Stockade, two hundred Americans, the Independent Californian Rangers, under the leadership of James McGill were involved in the uprising and armed with revolvers and Mexican knives and they possessed horses. Had they not unwittingly moved out to intercept rumoured British reinforcements they would have been involved at the stockade and the event may have turned out differently.

    So there you have it Californians at the door step. I was posted to Ballarat with the army and spent many a session at the site.



  2. The Independent Californian Rangers! Most excellent! I now have (a) a much better backstory for Californian independence and (b) an excuse to use my Park Ranger gnomes with the American/California contingent. Rangers are rangers, right?

  3. I am not so sure that that word means what you think it means.

    Yeah, Rangers are they from the North or Airbourne or Forest...LOL.


  4. The masts, sails, and cannons are done....

    ....and you herzogbrian - friendless, brainless, helpless, hopeless! Do you want me to send you back to where you were? Unemployed, in Greenland?

    "The Gnome Guy"