Sunday, 16 June 2013

The Space-Pirate Dreadnought Ramona

Hey Internet,

The other night I finished my most recent project, the Space-Dreadnought Ramona. 

Named after the most beautiful flower of them all, she is currently serving as the flagship of a band of Space Pirates in the outer reaches of the known Universe.

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Very soon (in fact, as soon as I finish uploading this post) she will have statistics and rules so that she can be used in games of 'Full Thrust'.

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The model itself is a Spur Class Heavy Cruiser from Spartan Games' 'Firestorm Armada' line, part of their Syndicate faction. In my humble opinion, this is one of the most fantastic looking space-ships that I have ever seen what with its sleek, evil looking 50's curves and big ball-shaped turrets.

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Because of its retro design, I thought I'd paint it in a nice two-tone 'classic car' colour scheme like the one here;

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I'm really happy with my handy-work, but what do you think?


Friday, 14 June 2013

Admiral Lazarev and Greig.

Hey Internet,
I painted some more ships and thought I'd put them up on me old blog.
In an effort to make my Ironclad games a little more balanced, I've done two of the most powerful warships in the Tsar Alexander's navy, the Admiral Lazarev and the Admiral Greig.

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Both were interesting ships, both triple-turreted Frigates. Despite their appearance and low freeboard they were not monitors but sea-going warships.

The models are triple-turreted ACW monitors from 'Tumbling Dice's 1/2400th Range. Like all ships in this scale that dont have sails they were a joy to paint and took near to no time to get finished.

I've also, well, glued a little bit of paper to, the my model of the Great Eastern, meaning that she is now finished and ready for battle.

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Ive got some more bits on the go, will post them once they are done.


Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Kimagure Class Pursuit Cruiser

Hey Internet,

Although I was sort of happy with the spaceship that I posted up the other day, I felt that plain green was just too boring, so Ive added a few yellow highlights to jazz it up a bit.

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Also, Ive identified the model as a Battletech Kimagure Class Pursuit Cruiser.

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What ya' think then?


Friday, 7 June 2013

Assorted Painting

Hey Internet,

I did some painting and thought I'd blog it up.

First up, a large siege howitzer for my Russian Colonial project. Its a foundry model from their Franco-Prussian war range. It used to be painted a nasty blue, but now its a nice green.
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I've also been expanding my minor horde of Russian infantry over the last few weeks...
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and adding to my assortment of 'other Victorian and vsf things' Automaton....Nicola Tesla....the Tsar of all of Russia.....Miss Marple.....
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Ive also got a pair of 1/2400th scale Ironclads painted, the HMS Dreadnought and the HMS Ajax. Both are new models from Tumbling Dice, and are really rather nice. The Ajax in particular.
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My last little effort to show off is a bit of an odd ball really - a space ship. Ive not done any space ship gaming in yonks (at least 5 years!), but I saw this model a bit roughed up at the bottom of a box and thought Id give it a lick of paint. Ive had the model for ages. I think its a Battletech something-or-other, not sure what thought.
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Using my crappy, highly dangerous Dremel like thing that I got from Lidil ages ago I mounted it on a nice acrylic flying stand (from Spartan Games).
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Its Green with green and red bits because I watched an old episode of Star Trek recently and felt like painting something up vaguely Kingony.
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I'll need to play some Full Thrust now....