I wasn't terribly interested in Dreadfleet when it came out a few years back. It looked pretty slick, but despite having been in the Navy ship-based strategy games have never appealed to me. It did have some interesting sculpts though.
A few years back I was on a conversion kick, and troll bits websites for cheap or easily converted minis. It's where I got my $8 Ethereal's body, Amber Mage, most of the terrain I add to bases, and several weapons for swapping.
I'd also noticed they offered Dreadfleet bits. While I wasn't going to spend $9-14 on a ship I'd never have any practical use for, I did notice the Sea Giant was a paltry $2.70, and it was about the right size for a regular D&D miniature, so why not?
I wasn't sure what direction to take the miniature other than watery. I started by wet-blending areas of Incubi Darkness with Warpstone Green to create a shifting palette, then worked up to Sybarite Green, and a final highlight of Sybarite Green/White Scar mix. Finally I hit the entire thing with a wash of Biel Tan Green/Asurman Blue mix. I think it gives it a fairly nice liquid look.
The bones were basecoated in XV-88, then added layers of XV-88 with Nurgling Flesh to add a greenish color, then white to that mix then i gave it a final highlight of bleached bone.
Now all I have to do is find a good encounter to use it in. More specialist games tomorrow.