Sorry about missing my weekend post – my local club (the ANU Wargaming Society) ran a whole-day event on Sunday, which involved a lot of games and two BBQs. So, here’s a post about the things I’ve finished recently (although a lot of this stuff has been done for a while – it’s just only now that I’ve gotten around to giving them all a coat of matt varnish).
Since I liked the Amera Plastics I bought before so much, I bought some more! Two more T-junction trench sections from Combat Company later, I now have enough trench sections to span a 6 foot table. All for $40, which is a bargain IMO. I obviously haven’t gotten around to painting the extras yet.
Also, I finally put together and undercoated the two skyfortresses for my Britannian and Antarctican Dystopian Wars fleets, so I’ve nearly finished those armies as well. Except that the small flyers just came out, alongside the passenger liner for Britannians. Hrm.
Anyway, that’s my workbench at the moment. I’m (slowly) working on the Infinity models, so I’ll hopefully have some progress to post about on the weekend!
After being promised for a while (and these photos are months old as well, which shows just how lazy I’ve been), I finally present the Lazy Luke method of painting Dystopian Wars Kindom of Britannia ships. I picked a scheme I found on the old Spartan Games forums – which means I can’t find it anymore and therefore means I can’t link to it – which in turn was inspired by the Nelson Chequer paint scheme.
Since the GW paint range has now changed, the colours I describe will be the old ones – but you can find rough equivalents on the GW website here. I won’t translate the names myself, since apparently some of the colours are quite different, and I haven’t had a chance to test them all out (I still have enough old paint that I won’t be switching over for my Dystopian Wars models).
Anyway, on with the steps!
A quick weekend post for stuff I’ve finished recently – first up the Imperial Guard advisors. Primary colours and black wash to make them fit in with my Valhallans, not really much special about these (but they’re very very nice models, lots of little details to pick out!)
From back to front: I’ve finished the Kingdom of Britannia medium flyers (there’s 4, I only included 2 in the picture), gunships (very nice models! I love the rear torpedo turret), and corvettes (there’s 6, included 3). They’re done the same way as the rest of the KoB fleet – the guide I would link to, except I apparently haven’t posted it up yet! Hrm.
Finally, here are the Covenant of Antarctica which I’ve finished: The two naval callimachus orbs, the three gunships (162 ball turrets total!), and corvettes (again, 6 total, 3 pictured). These I can link to the painting guide for, although I’m not sure how well the new GW paint range will translate (I’m glad I have enough old paints to finish these guys off, since if the new blue wash is even slightly different you’ll be able to tell).
I’ve only managed to make a minimum of inroads into the pile of stuff on my workbench from last week, so there probably won’t be a midweek post this coming week. I’ll post up something (probably the Kingdom of Britannia painting guide if I haven’t done anything else) next weekend.
Just a little update post – I’ve done up a bunch of teleport homers (they’re all from the Space Marine terminator sprues and bits which I bought for my 1st company). These will be used for terrain for RPGs mostly, as objectives.
As for the stuff that’s in progress, I’m slowly painting up the Imperial Guard advisors, as well as slogging my way though all of my Dystopian Wars stuff.
It remains to be seen how fast I’ll actually get these done, but at least I’ve done something!
Here’s a quick mid-week post of the stuff that’s recently arrived and is still sitting waiting for either undercoating or assembly on my workbench:
Here are the December-January releases for the Britannians and Antarcticans for Dystopian Wars – large flyers, gunships, and corvettes for both, alongside tiny flyers and orbs for the Antarcticans.
And here is my forgeworld stuff from a order I put in with a couple of mates – I got some BFG space marine destroyers and a Mars Alpha pattern leman russ to build and paint as a commissar tank (and as my 11th leman russ). The worst part is that since the kit comes with a full leman russ sprue, I now have a spare top hull and turret, which means all I have to bits order to get a 12th leman russ is a set of tracks and a lower hull…
Only a mini-update this weekend (yeah, I’ve been bad with updates for the last couple of weeks – being busy with work during the week and Christmas parties and other get-togethers during the weekends means I haven’t done too much modelling or painting, hence the lack of midweek posts).
Anyway, I’ve finished most of my Britannians, but unfortunately I haven’t managed to take photos of most of them yet. Here’s a few: Continue reading
You might have spied these in the last couple of pictures from the weekend post – they’re nearly finished Britannian models for my second Dystopian Wars fleet (the subs need their detailing, the others just need final washes).
However, I’ve still got lots of stuff on the workbench, as you can see above.
I’ve just finished painting up my first Empire of the Blazing Sun frigate, in my test colour scheme of red and white. Since my friend’s gone with mostly white, I went mostly red instead.
I’m not too sure about the dirtiness of the white – it does look a little too dirty to me, although that may just be on the smooth surface of the funnel – but apart from that I think it works. I’m thinking of going with red for the background of anywhere there are guns (so, broadsides and the tiny turret for this frigate), black for the (fuel?) tanks on the back, and white elsewhere.
Thoughts and comments anyone?
Spartan games just released images for the Kingdom of Britannia Illustrious Class Sky Fortress model for Dystopian Wars on their blog, and wow, I like! Flying aircraft carrier of doom indeed!
Unfortunately, it’s not coming out until January. Boo!