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Painting Log: Franco Spanish fleet, part 2

August 6, 2009 9:57 PM - Posted by Robartes - Category: Painting Log

I just finished the remaining 14 ships of the Franco-Spanish fleet at Trafalgar. That’s 14 points, or a total of 24 points so far this month. Next up in the painting queue is a new Skaven Blood Bowl team (basically a new set of figures I’m painting in the same colours as the ones I did over ten years ago - should be interesting to compare them).

Pictures of the ships to follow once it’s light again :).

And I’m now sure that I did not get the right mix of ships for the engagement. I think I got the mix that is stated on the website for the Franco-Spanish fleet, but that does not correspond to the actual ships present at Trafalgar. As I’ve said, there’s only one three-decker and two ‘full sail’ two-deckers, while at Trafalgar there was one four-decker and three three-deckers. Oh well, in this scale, it’s not really noticeable.

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Bart, you do remember I sold a 1st edition BB Skaven Team last year at Crisis, don’t you? If I had known you were ‘into’ BB Skaven, I could ‘ve kept them for you.

As for the right mix of Trafalgar ships: clever commercial ploy or just ignorance on part of the seller?

August 7, 2009 9:47 AM - Posted by Phil

BTW, what’s the deal with the Olley points anyway? Isn’t it just another unit to measure how many figures painted?

August 7, 2009 10:08 AM - Posted by Phil


I’m afraid I don’t remember those Skaven — too busy at Crisis, I guess :). Too bad, they look like nice figures (I like the pointing thrower type).

Wrg to the Olley Points - yes, that’s indeed just a way to measure painting output. Phil Olley is the one to first use it on the web, so he gets the ‘credit’ :). I find it to be oddly addictive — last month, I painted up 73 points worth of figures and I’m already looking for ways of bettering that this month. As this results in more painted figures, that’s a very good thing :)

August 7, 2009 5:10 PM - Posted by Robartes