So I've decided to get into Dropfleet Commander and the fleet I've chosen is the PHR fleet. I like the look of the long sleek hulls and they have a nice high tech feel to them. When I first looked at the hulls they reminded me of the long head of the 'Alien' monster. So I decided to paint mine black instead of the standard white. I've started with a corvette pack as a test-bed for the colour scheme.
Originally I went with a gloss varnish on the black hull but it ended up looking like dog $hit. So I repainted them and have kept the matte black look. They turned out alright I guess. They're definitely no where near the quality of work seen on the Edmonton Dropfleet page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/DFCEdmonton/
I also finished the launch assets pack.
On my table right now are a pair of cruisers for Dropfleet. We'll see how my paint scheme works on bigger ships.
Been a while since I've posted anything. Have been slowly working on some figures and haven't really been in much of a paint mood lately. Hopefully I can pick up the pace. All the figures in this post are metal and are from Kingsford Miniatures. I'll start off with two bases of Teppo (Ashigaru with arquebuses).
Next up is two bases of Samurai cavalry.
And lastly is a mounted Samurai general.
On my paint table right now are figures for Dropfleet Commander. I've decided to get into it and I'm going to be doing a PHR fleet. The figures are amazing and I'm not sure my paint skills are quite up to the task of really showing off these excellent sculpts. I'll be starting with a group of corvettes to test out the paint scheme I've chosen.
It's been a slow month but I finally got a few figures completed. First up is a couple bases for my ongoing lifetime samurai project. These are metal figures from Kingsford Miniatures. This is a pair of Ashigaru skirmish archer bases.
I'm hoping to get a lot more of this project completed this year. My end goal is to have two samurai armies and an Ikko-Ikki army. I've got a couple more Ashigaru Teppo and a couple Samurai cavalry bases on my table then I'll probably switch to working on some Ikko-Ikki bases.
Next up is a collection of Frostgrave figures. Almost all of these are wizards and their apprentices. I'm sure I've got enough wizards to do at least a dozen warbands. I definitely don't need any more! Figures are all metal and are "official" Frostgrave figures.
First set (l to r) is a Beastcrafter and apprentice followed by an Elementalist and apprentice.
Second set (l to r) is a Soothsayer and apprentice followed by a Lich and apprentice.
The last pair of figures is a tunnel fighter and a trap expert.
Next on my paint table (as I stated above) is some Teppo and Samurai cavalry. It will probably be a number of weeks before I get these finished, although with the bloody weather being awful, there's not much incentive to go outside and do anything.
The other day I finished up a number of World War 2 German early-war infantry. These figures are plastic and are from Warlord Games.
I have to say that I prefer working with metal figures over plastic. I like the versatility of plastic sets but wow, for me, they take forever to build. Much prefer metal figures and metals I find tend to be better sculpted. At least plastics are cheap!
Next on my paint table are some War of 1812 figures.
Just the other day I finished up a number of French early-war vehicles. These are from a Kickstarter that Mad Bob Miniatures ran last year. The figures are all resin, but it's not the usual resin I'm used to dealing with. It's like a 3d-printed plastic. I'm not really a big fan of the material, I prefer conventual resin. First up is a Citroen Kegresse P19 staff car.
Next up is a Citroen Kegresse P19 25mm Portee.
Next is a Citroen Kegresse P104 armoured transport.
Next is a Somua MCG artillery tractor/troop transport. This vehicle is kind of big compared to all the others, which is odd.
Next up is a Panhard 179 armoured scout/transport.
And finally this is a Panhard 165/175 armoured car. This is my favourite vehicle of the lot. I'm kind of a sucker for the Panhard armoured cars.
Also this week, I completed a number of fantasy adventurers that will be used for Frostgrave. These figures are all metal and are from a Kickstarter run by Red Box Miniatures last year.
Next up on my paint table is some more early-war Germans and probably some more figures for Frostgrave.