Battlefleet Gothic WIPs

BFG WIP Imperial ships
Front  – Dauntless Class light cruiser and Cobra Class Destroyer ; Rear – Gothic Class and Dominator Class Cruisers


I painted these up as follows.

Main Hulls

  1. Coated in Cote d’Arms Barbarian Leather (GW Snakebite Leather) mixed randomly with chesnut ink and burnt sienna ink.
  2. Drybrushed with Barbarian Leather mixed with increasing amount of white all the way up pure white


  1. GW Evil Sunz Scarlet shaded with red ink and chesnut ink.
  2. The gold is Barbarian Leather then Shining Gold then highlighted with GW Mithril Silver.Lined with chesnut ink where needed.

The guns were all painted black highlighted with Mithril Silver. Lights and other details were painted Sunburst Yellow highlighted with white.

I will go back and add further details and paint the domes on the bridges and superstructures like gems, but I’m not sure whether red, or smoky grey will be best.

They are an attempt to ape John Blanche’s scheme from the Battlefleet Gothic cover painting which he produced also in miniature form. I think it is passably recognisable, but who can compare to the Great Man, really?

John Blanche Dauntless and Cobra BFG rule book page 63
By John Blanche – from page 63 of the original Battlefleet Gothic rule book.
BFG WIP John Blanche style Cobra Destroyer
Cobra Destoyer – my favourite ship from the game, and so fucking expensive on eBay now!