Legio Wargames

Painting 1:2400 scale ships

I am not an expert on anything naval, let alone how to paint model ships.


Our 345th anniversary game of the Battle of Sole Bay (see blog) raise a great deal of interest with several people asking how we went about painting the tiny 1:2400 scale ships.


This was a group project with each of us painting up a squadron or two using our own individual approaches.


I painted the French squadrons using a similar technique to how I paint 6mm figures.  I placed the flags as if the ships are heading into the wind as this was the case at the start of the Battle of Sole Bay.


Dave Allen used a very different method for his English and Dutch squadrons.


Clicking on the photos below will link to a downloadable pdf for each method.


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