I must say i do love the retro look of these models. A classic blend of 1930s with more "modern" lines from SF movies and illustrations form the 50s, and a touch (especially with the Imperials) of the 80s - you can almost hear the Queen soundtrack whilst you are painting them!
So, Imperials first and it wouldn't be right to paint them in anything other than a classic red and gold detail scheme. These are my favourites form the bunch and I'm thinking of either converting one of the Class III ships into a closer representation of the "Ajax", or perhaps scratch building one (unless some clever soul on Shapeways does one, of course)
Next up the Galacteers. I went for something similar to the "official" scheme, but was looking at a model of Gerry Andreson's "Stingray" at the time I worked out the details and that has obviously had an influence.
Latecomers to the party were the Valkeeri. There is something very aquatic about these, and I may end up with a few more for my planned "Stingray" game (which has been "planned" for about 6 years now). Anyway, I went for something completely different for these, virginal white with shocking pink trim. Ideal to lull their enemies into a false sense of security, as these are no fluffy bunnies in combat! Paint scheme I guess influenced by "Girls und Panzer" - which I think would make an ideal subject for an SFSFW parti game....
Finally, those pesky pirates. A smaller "fleet" this time, as befits their irregular status. They have rather nice, menacing lines. And the red bridge windows help the effect I think
Once I've found the rulebook.
Which is in "the pile".
I especially like the cool take you have on the Valkeeri.
And when you do find the rules and give the game a try I think you're in for a real treat. I found because the rules are so elegantly simple that the play is fast and fun, yet the simple set up of each fleets different movement and fire arcs allows for lots of strategy.
Those look great...watch out Buster Crabbe!
Brilliant! I love your color schemes. (You can tell I am from the States because I spell "colour" incorrectly) Thanks for posting!ReplyDelete
Beautiful ships! I can almost hear them them buzzing through the sky, spitting sparks out of the engines.ReplyDelete