Why is this here..

A Lead Odyssey is about my hobby, collecting, painting and playing with toy soldiers. It will cover the various rulesets I use, the figures I am painting (very slowly), and some games. Thanks to Harry Pearson for the Achtung Schweinehund reference. The uniform jacket in the picture was adapted from a safari suit, the weapon is a wooden sub-machine gun made by me and my dad. Cool eh?

I play a range of scales, rules and periods.. scales are anything from 6mm, through 15mm to 28mm for little men, but I also use 1/1200 for Napoleonic Naval, and 1/3000 for Pre-Dreadnought period Naval.

My tastes are eclectic, but I have avoided most 'Fantasy' Games for a few years, as I couldn't get into the usual suspects for Fantasy Battles, and didn't have a decent group to play role-playing style games.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Galleys & Galleons Update

So the naval modellers best friend has to be this stuff....

Gloss Acrylic heavy gel. Apply thickly...   use a paint brush, or knife to work in peaks and ripples.

I finished up my models - although I suspect I will be purchasing a few more ships..    I have already sourced some 1/1200 scale Valiant 'Spanish Main' from Noble Knight Games.

These ones still need another couple of coats of the gel. What I normally do is put down a sloppy base colour (this is the old Citadel 'Space Wolves Grey') then add a layer of gel working it into the wave formations I want. I then go back with very thinned down white to pick out the texture, matt varnish everything, then go back and add another thicker coat of gel, focusing on those areas that I have painted white. 


  1. Sounds like a useful product. I shall keep an eye out for it for when I work on water features.

  2. Hi Vince. It's good stuff, This one tub has done 1.2m of coastline, half a dozen junks, a load of 1/1200 Napoleonics plus Houston's Pre-dreadnoughts and now the G&G stuff. Most serious art shops sell it, and the other variants.