I had intended to post something a few days ago, in order to keep to my rough schedule of 2 updates per week. However, a combination of things has delayed this. Firstly, I had a cold and was feeling a bit washed out as a consequence. Secondly, our computer was playing up and would shut itself down at seemingly random intervals. This has been traced to an intermittent fault in the keyboard, so trying to type anything was interesting
Previously, I showed you my first 2 sets of painted fighters for "5150 Fighter Command": here
. Later on, I bought some "Space Battleship Yamato" plastic kits and asked for help to decide how to paint my 3rd faction of fighters: here
Well, it should be obvious from the pictures that I decided to go with the yellow and black scheme for these models! These are light interceptors from the 5th Chutai
of the Frontier Pacification Force
, belonging to the Empire of 1000 Suns
I've also completed one of my "Space Battleship Yamato" plastic kits. This is definitely my favourite vessel of the ones I have, so I painted it first. The colour scheme is loosely based on a real-life airline's livery (from memory, it was some Chinese freight outfit?). Anyway, here is the spaceship "Minotaur"!
I haven't yet decided whether to use here as a capital ship in "Fighter Command" (at around 5"/12.5cm long, she's out-of-scale with the fighters, but then so is pretty much any practical model). Alternatively, I could use Minotaur in Full Thrust - she's got "bulk freighter" written all over her, I think. Perhaps I'll use the ship in both
That's all, folks! Hopefully I'll have something a bit more interesting next time...
Nice paint jobs, especially the characters on the fighter wings, I can actually read them.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Sean. Do you speak Japanese, then :-) ?Delete
Chinese, but the characters have the same meaning, if not pronunciation. For Hiragana and Katakana I'm worthless.Delete
Well done Colgar, unsurprisingly, I quite like the Minotaur :DReplyDelete
Yes, I was pleased with the way the ship turned out. Thanks, Mathyoo.Delete
Nicely done, really like the flame effect from the Minotaurs exhausts.ReplyDelete
It worked better than I had hoped, I think. I was trying out some blending, attempting to do concentric circles of successively lighter colours. However somewhere along the way these became rather irregular and produced the effect you see now!Delete
I like the yellow on the fighters and how you painted the capship and its engine's on effects. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Blacksmith. Personally, I think the fighters are a bit average, but I'm pleased with how the bigger ship turned out :-) .Delete
The minotaur is great! I am just concerned that it looks like the typical spaceship who dies first in the manga.ReplyDelete
For the fighters, let's see if the dice gods will reflect what is written on them.
Thanks, Cedric. I intended to give the fighters suitable names to reflect a bit of boasting and exaggeration. However, my Japanese/Chinese is limited to Google translate, so I hope the glyphs I've used are appropriate!Delete
Good addition to your fleets, but the Minotaur really does stand out as an exceptional ship, easily adaptable for both games.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Joe. I think the Minotaur worked out much better than I had hoped!Delete
Nice repurposing of our Blizzard SPACs, and I like your adaptation of the Space Battleship Yamato Bolar warship; those kits are a real handy way to build up a fleet on a budget. ;)ReplyDelete
Mind if I link to your blog photos from our Metal Express site?
Thanks, BWP. I'd be delighted if you wish to link to anything in this article.Delete