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Galleon WIP – Blood & Plunder

Back in May, Firelock Games sent me a shipment of miniatures to check out for this website.  Among those items was a ginormous Galleon scaled to their 28mm game – Blood & Plunder. Now that it is August, I wanted to give an update on that ship.

Blood & Plunder Galleon WIP
A look at the Galleon sent to me by Firelock Games on my work desk. Since May, I sent this ship off to a painter to see what he would do with the ship (see Arrivals Article).

Since that day, I held on to the mini for a while and then sent it off to Jeremy Cada of Forbes Hobbies for painting. Jeremy runs a network of painters from his store and happens to do commission work himself.

Recently, Jeremy sent me photos of the ship in progress. In this post, I am sharing those pictures.

The Galleon – In Progress

I always like it when commission painters send me pictures as they work on my models. Both the painters that I reached out to through Forbes Hobbies (Andrew Claessens and Jeremy Cada) have been very good at sending me WIP pictures. Aside from May’s picture (above), Jeremy Cada took all of the pictures in this article.

Now, let’s check out the ship!

Painting a Firelock Games Galleon
The first image sent to me by Jeremy of the Galleon. He works with both Airbrushes and traditional brushes and I like what I see so far.
Blood and Plunder Galleon Painted by Jeremy Cada of Forbes Hobbies
The second shot. It’s coming along. In the background is Dave Garbe of Wargaming Tradecraft. I love that website, and Dave does some excellent painting work of his own too.
Painting a Blood and Plunder Ship
Here you can see Jeremy paying some attention to the details of the ship. I see the addition of some blue to the wood.
Blood and Plunder Galleon - Work in Progress
Another coloured strip goes down the wood and a cannon takes on some detail.
Galleon Work In Progress - Firelock Games - Painted by Forbes Hobbies Jeremy Cada
The final Work-in-Progress shot that I was sent – at least for now. Looks great so far!

As you can see, the ship looks good so far. It is a big job and I am very happy that Jeremy has taken it on. I can’t wait for the final product!

Wrapping it up…

As you can see, the Galleon sent to me by Firelock Games is coming along very nicely.

Normally, when I think of Forbes Hobbies, I think of the best gaming space in town. Now, I know they have some excellent painting services available too. I really appreciate this service as I am super busy and don’t have time to paint all the minis that I want. Having people help me out, like the team at Forbes Hobbies, really helps with the presentation of this website and the products sent in to us to review and showcase.

If you like what you see and are busy too, be sure to check them out. Who knows, maybe they can help you with your unpainted minis too.

Until next time, Happy Gaming Everyone!!!

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Andrés F.

    It looks gorgeous! Is Blood & Plunder a ship to ship combat game, a skirmish game or both. In other words, is this (beautiful!) galleon scenery or an active participant in the game?

    1. Jacob Stauttener

      Blood and Plunder can be played on sea or on land or a combination of the two. This beautiful ship can be an active participant in your games. 🙂

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