Been a little while, but I have not been idle. About a week ago, I put a nice basecoat of paint on the junk:
Nothing too fancy, the paint scheme was loosely based on the Ralgard fleet in Uncharted Seas. The colours are just the simple craft paints you get at any craft store - and they look a bit too bright at this point. Solution? How about some wood stain:
I think that's a tremendous improvement. I used the minwax polyshade 'Antique Walnut' - now all I really need to do is go over it again with some highlights. That and paint up the sails, but one thing at a time, eh?