Saturday, September 19, 2015

Flee from the Cylon Tyranny!

Behold, my newest fleet of ships from Ravenstar:  A Cylon Base Star with 4 squadrons of Raiders!

The base-star is unpainted - I don't feel it requires anything more to make it look authentic.

The Raider fighters are quite small (the base is maybe 1 inch across), so took some time to paint.  I decided to mount them on small pegs made of black paperclip pieces, and the effect is pretty nifty!  I will probably paint the Base-Star's base black to match.

This ought to prove a match for any Battlestar!  By your command.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Covenant Seraph Fighters painted

Added some light markings to my Seraph fighters:

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Covenant ORS Heavy Cruiser

Presenting the largest Covenant ship in Halo: Fleet Battles: the ORS Heavy Cruiser!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Covenant Seraph Fighters

Short post today: got some Seraph fighters from Shapeways!  Plus, my ORS Heavy Cruiser is base-coated!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Covenant CCS Battlecruiser

Today, I painted up my CCS Battlecruiser from Halo Fleet Battles!

I went with Grape Pearl to match the rest of my fleet, with varying shades, with white lights/windows painted in.  My little Corvette now has a big brother!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Covenant SDV Heavy Corvette

I finally have the first ship of my Covenant Fleet painted! This was all done with brushes since I don't own an airbrush.  Testors Grape Pearl base coat, with most of the details done with Deep Sea Blue (dark) or Intermediate Blue (light).  Really happy with how it turned out, considering how tiny these models are!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

This is the Battlestar Atlantia

Well, it took a month of work, but it's finally finished!  My build of the Moebius Battlestar Galactica model kit, constructed as the flagship of the fleet, the Battlestar Atlantia:

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Mech details, washes, highlights

This week I've gotten my Battletech miniatures washed and highlighted, and they're looking pretty good!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Modeling update - Mechs, Discovery One

The biggest update this week is acquiring a Micron pen!  It's super tiny, great for small details like panel lines:

I think the ship really "pops" now with the windows and panel lines!

Yesterday, I also received a beautiful model of Discovery One (from 2001: A Space Odyssey) from Shapeways.  I'm very impressed with the detail and quality.  

I used the micron pen on the windows, but beyond that haven't touched it.  I may do a wash in some places like the pod bay doors, or maybe some grey panel lines, but the ship in general is very pristine white and I may just preserve that.  The ship is very large for a miniature!

And this weekend I'm working on some Battletech miniatures from Ironwind Metals.

Unpainted pewter.  I have two Vulture variants, a Madcat, and a Marauder, some of my favorite mechs.

I decided to go with tan as the base color, and I'm considering doing a green camo or striping pattern on top once the details are finished.  This is still very much work in progress, and I'll share more pictures as these models progress.  I'm hoping to use these as a testbed for weathering techniques.

Finally, I have a few pictures to share of my collections:

My table of Enterprises, featuring the 1707, Refit, 1701-B, 1701-C, 1701-D, and 1701-E.  Towering over them all, of course, is my gorgeous Diamond Select Excelsior NCC-2000, and my Galaxy Quest NSEA Protector.

On a shelf of my desk at home is my Star Wars display (and my router :P )  These mostly come from the X-Wing Miniatures game, and came pre-painted. This is a collection of my favorite ship models, and has one of everything (I do have several multiples packed away).  I absolutely love the giant Tantive IV!  Also featured in the center is my Star Destroyer from Studio Bergstrom, and my Darth Vader miniature from the old Star Wars Trivial Pursuit, which came with pewter figures of several characters to use as game pieces.  Sadly, the other miniatures have warped over time, but Vader stands strong.

That about does it for this week, thanks for checking it out!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Painted! One Narn Cruiser and two Minbari Fighters

I got my most dreaded ship painted up: my Narn G'Quan Heavy Cruiser, from Babylon 5.  The striping pattern I decided to just freehand, on top and bottom, which took a while!  I had to sacrifice some specific details on this ship, which I'm prepared to live with: Each black stripe pattern ought to have a thin white outline, and I simply don't have the tools for that right now; also, right through the center of the ship beneath the pylons, there should be a green stripe with Narn characters that I presume are the ship name or serial number.  I could not paint that on, as the bridge pylon was already glued on.  I still think it looks pretty darn good!

The red color is Testors Insignia red, and the black striping is simply flat acrylic black.  I also used a black wash for the metal sections in the middle, to give them more depth and detail.  The rear of the engine nozzles are also painted black, although not shown here.

Reference Picture

I also have two Minbari Nial Heavy fighters.  The paint scheme was not difficult: I mixed a base coat of blue, then used a darker blue shade for the detailing along the center and weapon pylons.  The cockpit and gun ports are detailed in black.  Because it's an organic ship design, I actually really enjoyed painting it, because you don't have to worry whatsoever about straight lines.  I could just move the brush around to paint those little lines and blotches and it all looks great without too much effort!

Reference Picture

Monday, February 9, 2015

My Centauri and Colonial Fleets, fully painted!

From Left to right: TOS Tiger Destroyer, TOS Battlestar, Nu Tiger Destroyer, Charon Escort, Berzerk Gunstar, Charon Escort, Nu Battlestar, Moobreaker Dreadstar, Starslayer Dreadstar, Peltast Gunstar.
Based on my ship designs in Full Thrust, this Battlestar Fleet is 4,469 fleet points in total.

Side view.  All ships are from Ravenstar Studios except the Nu Tiger Destroyer, which comes from Iron Wind Metals

Two Vorchan Warbirds in on the sides, a Primus Battlecruiser in the center, surrounded by four Sentri fighters.
Based on my ship designs in Full Thrust,  this Centauri fleet is 995 points in total.

Side view.  All ships are from Agents of Gaming

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Moebius Colonial Viper Mk. II

You know you hear the theme song in your head looking at this :D

Monday, January 12, 2015

Painted Models! Plus, the Great Experiment

I ordered a decent Testors paint set and brushes last week, and this weekend I finally began putting some paint onto my models!  I have 3 mostly finished, with only a little detailing work left to do.

Brakiri Avioki Cruiser (left)
Shadow Battlecrab (bottom)
Battlestar Galactica (top)