This was the very first dreadnought I ever painted, which is a bit ironic. I think I painted 2-3 more scratch built dreadnoughts before I ever painted a 'regular' plastic or resin dreadnought.
This was built primarily from sculpey, but there was some brass rod as well. The subsequent scratch builds were done a bit differently, where the parts were sculpted separately, and then assembled after baking. On the other hand, this particular dreadnought was built from the 'ground up'.
This shows what it looked like prior to painting:
This drawing is something I am working on for the future...