Recently I got some work done on a group of 28mm MDF Boats that I built a long time ago.
That is one of the downsides of doing a lot of posts on the internet. You don’t get as much time to work on miniatures projects as you would like. I spend my time writing posts and building models instead. That said, it is awesome to write about one of my passions.
Finally, I took these 28mm MDF boats through the next step. Now, let’s take a look at what I got done.
The Ships – 28mm MDF Boats that I Plan to Use for WW2
A long while back, I built these three 28mm MDF boats. My intent is to use them for WW2 gaming. Let me show you them before I sprayed them with paint.
The Next Step – Sealing the Ships with Shellac
After building these great 28mm models I shellacked the ships and cargo containers. Whether you need to do this differs by who you ask, but I don’t mind the extra step. It helps with the paint adhering and not soaking through the MDF material.
If you want to know more about sealing your MDF terrain before painting them, I have an article about it here.
Spraying them with Grey Primer
After spraying the boats with Shellac, I let them dry and then hit them with Grey Spray Paint Primer.
What’s Next for my 28mm MDF Boats?
At this point in time, the ships look good enough in my eyes to hit the tabletop, but I have further plans for them. I bought some craft store paints and I plan to dry brush on some lighter shade of grey onto the models. I might also use some other colours to pick out some details.
That is work for the future though. For those of you interested in these ships, let me share some links with you.
Links of Interest – 28mm MDF Boats for WW2
If you haven’t checked out my reviews of the Sarissa Precision Landing Crafts, please check them out. The links to them are at the start of this article. If you want to check out all of the great products that Sarrisa makes, their website is here. You can also check out TT Combat too. They are a fantastic company if you are after value.
If you are in North America, one of the friends of this site (Cardboard Dungeon Games) has a great amount of TT Combat terrain in stock, and it happens to be where I bought that Extended Cargo Ship from too.
Wrapping it up…
Thank you for checking out my 28mm MDF Boats Work in Progress article. It is good to get out there and actually getting some painting done. I’ve wanted to do these up for a long time.
After a little bit of dry brushing, these boats will be ready to go on the tabletop.
Until next time, Happy Gaming Everyone!!!