Sunday, 16 September 2012

Picking Up Where We Left Off

Right, that was a slightly longer hiatus than I'd intended.  It was due to a few things, lack of motivation, an inability to focus on painting for longer than 10 minutes at any one time, government sponsored training courses and nothing really to show or talk about being the main culprits.

Thankfully I've broken through to the other side now, mainly thanks to Spartan Games' Uncharted Seas and Westwind's Empire of the Dead game which got me able to focus on painting again, but more on them at a later date.

Right now I have a slew of models painted and I'll be showing them off over the next week or so and I thought I'd start with the last of Charlie's Dystopian Wars EoBS ships that I had to paint along side the Ika I posted last time.

First up is the Tenkei Class Sky Fortress:

Sky Fortress plus flight of planes

A bit of a botched casting meant I had to do a fair bit of prep work before I started painting as the top and bottom of the craft were out of alignment, I had to do a lot of filing as well as fill in grooves that didn't meet and re-carve new ones.  In the end it's not too bad, I did have to get rid of a lot of the rivets on the model though which was a shame, but over all I'm ok with how it came out.

The deck is based of actual WWII Japanese aircraft carriers, with a bit of artistic license thrown in and I'm really happy with how it turned out and think it makes the model look the part.

And finally the Hachiman Class Dreadnought:

This ship is ridiculously big, similar in length to the battleship but twice as tall, she's a big model compared to the rest of the ships in the fleet but really straight forward to paint (you just need a LOT of paint).

The 2 types of shield generators as seen in the above pictures are a much easier fit than on the battleship, Spartan have obviously learnt their lesson there thankfully.

I like how both have come out, and Charlie was pleased with them when I handed them over which is the important thing, I hope you like them as well.

Next time out I have the latest batch of Richard's Chaos Marine characters painted up a Thousand Sons, so keep an eye out around Wednesday for them to appear.

Take care and I'll speak to you all then.



pulpcitizen said...

Very nice, and good to see the boneyard back in blogging action Jon. :)

undead_jon said...

Thank you sir, I may even have a few Pulp City models to show off in the near future, hopefully in time for the revised rules open beta :)

Hendybadger said...

Nice minis. Just getting into Dystopian myself.
Looking forward to seeing the PC stuff!