I put the finishing touches on my first batch o' cogs. This is the finished project. I painted the beads, er, fighting tops simple colors. The hulls are pretty basic. Tried dry-brushing them, though it isn't my long suit, and I think I'll need to find a better dry-brush color. I really like the sails, even the plain ones, because it adds something too them, including disguising some of the masts that didn't quite end up perpendicular.
I put them on Litko bases. They're actually modified Litko bases that began life as 80mm X 40mm and were chopped in half. I painted them Ceramcoat Midnight blue, added a little foam, and coated with Liquitex gloss gel--miraculous stuff.
I've begun working on the block 20 cogs with the properly faced bow and stern castles. I hope to have them up to view next week. Consider the block 10 vessels a down payment on the Battle of Sluys.
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